Just one day after his team’s 17-16 win over the Tennessee Titans, St. Louis Rams coach Steve Spagnuolo held a conference call for media members on Sunday. For anyone who watched the game last night or saw comments by the coach, you know he wasn’t all that happy with his team’s performance. He pretty much felt the same way today, but he did give some insight into what he saw and some of the other issues regarding the team. I can’t put everything on here, but I will hit the highlights.
“After watching the film I won’t change much of what I reiterated last night. I didn’t think we got off to a great start. After the one play I didn’t think the team responded real well. I thought we relaxed a little bit, that led to some problems. I know the questions about the blitz pick-up, it was a number of different things, all the way from the line to the backs to the quarterback. And I know (Offensive Coordinator) Josh (McDaniels) and staff will get that squared away. The cutback ones were pretty much what we thought. It does come back to gap integrity. A couple of them were missed tackles, we need to get those things ironed out. On a positive note, I did think the offense at the end of the game with the two-minute drive, getting us down there, (K) Josh (Brown) kicking a field goal, was certainly a good way to finish the game. I always talk to the players about, if you are going to compete and they keep score, then we’re going out to try to win the football game. So I got to congratulate the team on that. And having said that, we put the two games together, kind of looked at where we are at. Having plans for this week, getting ready to play the Chiefs so with that I’ll open it up.” More after the break…
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