St. Louis Rams Get Crafty

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Jason Craft who was picked up by the St. Louis Rams on September 24th was the star of the game today, a 23-20 loss to the Seattle Seahawks. Some of the official stats are different on sites but I believe he had five tackles, a sack, forced two fumbles, and recovered one. It seems very odd that one of the Rams best players this year was picked up off the street after week 3, when he was cut by the New Orleans Saints. Craft now has over 60 tackles on the season and seems to be one of the more inspired players on the field for the Rams. Craft is 32, and was a 5th round draft pick of the Jacksonville Jaguars. Craft has missed only a handful of games in his 10 year career. The Rams need more players like Craft and more effort like Craft is providing.

The Rams played a 3-3-5 for most of the game today. This allowed Craft to basically play a roaming position and to blitz off the corner quite a lot. Craft has been very successful blitzing since coming over to the Rams. Overall this helps that Rams D because instead of having Corey Chavous up at the line of scrimmage every play the Rams can send Craft in to disrupt the other teams passing game. This also allowed Adam Carriker to have his biggest game of the year with 4 tackles playing nose tackle. The Rams are not built to play a 3-4 so don’t expect the 3-3-5 to work to much for them. I believe the Seahawks should have just challenged the middle more with Maurice Morris who averaged well over 5 yards per carry but since they trailed most of the game the Rams were able to stay in the 3-3-5.

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