With the switch to the new NFL schedule that includes Thursday Night Football, it seems as though we are never truly too far from seeing someone play. Tomorrow, the Philadelphia Eagles take on the rising Kansas City Chiefs, where the underrated, other Missouri defense will have to contain the explosive Chip Kelly offense.
Since our loss to the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday, all eyes have been pointed towards Sunday, when the Rams face-off against the regularly over-hyped Dallas Cowboys in Jerry World. Naturally, over the last couple of days, there has been plenty of content analyzing last week, and even more preparing for this coming week. Here is the best stuff from this week…
Those who don’t understand their past are doomed to repeat it… or something like that. While most want put the Falcons game in the past and act like it didn’t happen, it is important that the St. Louis Rams learn from the mistakes made on the field last Sunday. ESPN’s Nick Wagoner breaks down his thoughts on the offense, and gives his observations from the game.
Robert Quinn was a monster against the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday, although this stat line will only credit him with a single sacks on the night. Quinn managed an astounding 10 pressures on Matt Ryan, including four hits on the quarterback and five hurries. This piece, courtesy of Joe Soriano at NFL Spin Zone, breaks down Robert Quinn’s performance, and goes into some detail about the misunderstood concept of pressures vs. sacks.
After seeing Sam Bradford and the St. Louis Rams storm back from a 24-3 deficit to nearly tie the game in the 4th quarter, many fans were clambering for the team to switch to the “no-huddle offense.” Over the last two season, we have all seen Bradford have success in that system… in spurts. Jeff Fisher rightfully shot down those hopes earlier this week, explaining his rationale here…
Typically, grading individual players or units is a mindless task, used to churn up page views or electrify NFL fans from around the league. However, Bleacher Reports’ Jamal Collier is not one of those writers, and gives his fair analysis of each position grouping here. As you might expect, there are only a handful of units that graded out positively against the Atlanta Falcons. Which ones were they? You’ll have to read to find out!
Tired of hearing about the Atlanta Falcons and the St. Louis Rams’ loss? This analysis might not be in-depth, but it should be enough to get you excited about the Week 3 matchup against the Dallas Cowboys.