After the worst loss of the season for the St. Louis Rams on Sunday afternoon, there is reason to believe the issue with our offense could be more than just a short term issue.
Looking at the season as a whole, we just haven’t been able to get off the ground offensively. The only game where we came even close was in New Orleans when we scored 37 points against a team that was hurting badly. I still think you have to factor in the fact that it has been a season ravaged by injuries and that greatly impacts the team as a whole.
However, that means I will be expecting the team to do what it is capable of doing next season, barring any injuries in this coming offseason. The offensive slides are very clear to this point in the season and we need to find a way to score points. The Post-Dispatch points to the two goal line situations we had against Seattle. There was one in the second quarter, and of course there was one in the fourth. In the second, Frerotte kept getting sacked and Steven couldn’t get any gains on the dive handoffs and that’s why we couldn’t score.
On the last possession, there must have been some sort of mixup on the final play, but we definitely should have scored before. The play that ended the game, as I said in my recap, was the terrible throw by Frerotte to Bruce who was wide open. Bulger most likely would have made a better throw.
The bottum line is, this team needs to focus on the task ahead, which is this week in St. Louis against the Falcons. We’ll just wait and see about the offense, as right now the season is lost.
Just wait for next year.