Rams Fall To Giants 28-16 On MNF
By Justin Stine
Another week, and another disappointing showing for the St. Louis Rams, as they fell to the New York Giants 28-16 in New York on Monday Night Football. First of all, I thought it was evident that the Rams were better than the Giants. This is a game we should have won. The fact of the matter is that this team just makes too many mistakes. The offense had their way with the Giants in the first half but tallied just six points. You have to be able to put the ball in the end zone, and the Rams didn’t. The red zone offense looks exactly the same as it did last season after the team addressed that issue in the offseason with some of their additions. Defensively, I thought the Rams did a great job early. Unfotunately, the Giants made them pay on the few times they broke down in coverage. Justin King just isn’t good enough right now. I’m certainly not putting all of the blame on him, but with Ron Bartell out for the season he needs to be better.
As far as the mistakes go, the good news is that they are things that can be fixed. I still believe these receivers can catch a football, but other that Danario Alexander and Mike Sims-Walker they didn’t show it again this week. DX was great by the way. I imagine we won’t be seeing him on the inactives again this season unless he gets hurt. Greg Salas continues to be disappointing, and I know he’s a rookie, but he doesn’t look like he’s ready to play at this level. I think the team needs to seriously consider scaling back his snaps until he proves he is capable of being consistent in both the passing game and return game. More after the break…