Well, the St. Louis Rams are 0-6, their worst start since the 1960s. The team has had a lot of problems, no doubt but let’s analyze what the problems were on Sunday that led them to defeat for the sixth straight time.
1.) Our quarterback isn’t really good.
Yes, this is somewhat of an understatement, considering just how bad Gus Frerotte did yesterday afternoon. He threw five interceptions in this game, and zero touchdowns. It was the second time, naturally, that the Rams haven’t had a touchdown in a game all season. Let’s just thank god Marc Bulger says he’ll play in this week’s game against the struggling Seahawks.
2.) Our rushing game isn’t really good.
Brian Leonard did start the game, but he only had 18 yards on 12 carries. Plus, the rest of the guys did almost worse as our rushing game only amounted to 67 total yards in this game. Let’s just thank god Steven Jackson is expected to play in this week’s game.
3.) Injuries affect a team’s play.
Yes, it’s very true. Even though the guys on the field aren’t the ones that got injured, the whole team is affected when guys go down. It is hard for an offense to deal with the kind of injuries this offense has had this year. The offensive line was torn apart, our number two receiver along with our starting quarterback and running back both missed considerable time. It’s not going to be easy to play with consistent effort each week when key elements to the team’s success in the past are out.
However, the good thing that comes out of this game is that we lived up to expectations. No one expected the Rams to win this game. The other piece of news worth noting here is that our Rams are still in the race. Yes, amazing as it may sound, an 0-6 team with a division opponent in the next week has a chance to jump right back into it.
With the game against the Seahawks as the number one concern right now, the Rams can be 1.5 games out of first place with a win on Sunday at Quest field in Seattle. We played very well there last year, only losing by two points in each of the two games we played against them last year. Yes, they were very tough games, and we realize how important it is that we win those division games.
For now, let’s look at the task ahead. More news on the status of Bulger and Jackson later in the week.
Also check out our sister site, RAMblings, as Brett Knight does a great job of updating Rams fans throughout the week.