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Week 7 Rams Report

Posted on: October 20, 2008 1:32 am
Edited on: October 20, 2008 1:35 am
 

Dallas Cowboys 14 @ St. Louis Rams 34


Dallas is in a world of hurt without Tony Romo, and they figured that out quickly when Brad Johnson got the start.  Despite Marion Barber giving Dallas a 7-0 lead on his 1 yard touchdown run, the Rams would be in control the rest of the afternoon. 

On the opening drive for the Rams, rookie receiver Donnie Avery had a nice touchdown reception for 42 yards from Marc Bulger to tie the game at 7 all.  Steven Jackson would run all over the Cowboys for 160 yards and 3 touchdowns.  Two of Jackson's runs came in the 1st quarter to give the Rams a 21-7 lead.  St. Louis in fact would score 34 consecutive points until Dallas added a garbage score in the final 2 minutes of the game to make it 34-14, which was the final. 

The defense cane up big today and was able to make Brad Johnson's day a living nightmare.  He threw for 3 interceptions and was sacked 3 times.  O.J. Atogwe came up with 2 of those pics, with Will Witherspoon getting the other.  Johnson was never able to get into a rythum and was lucky he was only intercepted 3 times.  Several passes were in and out of the hands of Rams defenders but couldn't hang on. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Rams improved their record to 2-4 while Dallas fell to 4-3.  St. Louis is in 2nd place in the NFC West two games behind the Arizona Cardinals.  With this win Jim Haslett improves to 2-0 as head coach of the Rams after the game after taking over for Scott Linehan. 

Rams Player of the Game

No doubt its Steven Jackson.  He had an amazing game rushing for 160 yards on 25 attempts and scoring 3 touchdowns, including a 56 yarder in the 3rd quarter.  He also added 2 receptions for 16 yards. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Week 8 Matchup

St. Louis travels out east to Foxboro, Massachusettes to take on the New England Patriots.  New England is a lot more managable without Tom Brady, but still feature explosive Randy Moss and a pretty good running attack with Sammy Morris

Comments

Since: Jul 24, 2007
Posted on: October 20, 2008 11:19 pm
 

Week 7 Rams Report

Thanks Rob, You are exactly right. 

When watching games last year Torry Holt made it no secret that he wasn't a fan of Scott Linehan.  Marc Bulger didn't like Linehan's offensive plan because he said he took way too many hits behind a depleted offensive line.  Steven Jackson went on a radio station in St. Louis and told his dislike for the coach.  When your big three offensive weapons come out and say they don't respect the coach, something has to give.  The players didn't want to play for him.  They didn't believe in his philosophy and they are glad to see him gone.  Jim Haslett should be given an extension for next season.  Why?  If Linehan can get 3 dismal years without previous head coaching experience, why not see if Haslett, whom has head coaching experience, can have success for a full season.  If Haslett started the season this year, they could very well be a .500 team. 




Since: Jul 21, 2008
Posted on: October 20, 2008 5:03 pm
 

Week 7 Rams Report

Great game by the Rams.

Indeed, there can be no doubt that the firing of Linehan and the promotion of Haslett has made an immediate and profound difference on the St Louis Rams.



Since: Jul 24, 2007
Posted on: October 20, 2008 3:21 pm
 

Week 7 Rams Report

The talent that the Cowboys have acquired are mostly trouble makers, with the exception of Roy Williams which I rate as a nice guy.  Adam "Pac Man" Jones is not a role model by any means and Terrell Owens is starting to mouth off again.  I understand he is frustrated because he isn't getting the ball, but it doesn't help your cause when you are shown shouting at people on the sidelines.  I thought when Owens came to Dallas he would realize this is his final chance of winning a super bowl and he would keep the distractions to a minimum.  I don't think most people have a problem with him when he's producing.  Romo doesn't look his way as much as he use to.  Owens was held to 2 receptions yesterday and four the week before that at Arizona.  The most receptions he's had all year was 7 against the Washington Redskins and he was targeted 18 times.  The fewest targets he's had was 3 against the Bengals when he caught 2 passes for 67 yards with a touchdown.  Keep in mind before yesteday's blowout loss to the Steelers, the Bengals had the 4th ranked pass defense. 

Dallas is in a world of trouble.  I don't think they would have won yesterday with Romo in there the way the Cowboys failed to tackle Steven Jackson.  With Brad Johnson in as quarterback I would have had a steady attack of Marion Barber whether it be screen passes or rushing plays.  He has the capability to take over games just like Steven Jackson did yesterday. 



Since: Oct 6, 2008
Posted on: October 20, 2008 3:03 pm
 

Week 7 Rams Report

Could not happen to a better team. All the talent and acquire more and they cannot and will not live up to the expectations. America's team would not have laid an egg like that. Hoo RAY for the Rams for beating a mediocre team and that is what the Cowboys truly are, and that is being kind. Too many egos and the biggest one roams the sidelines as the team is on the verge of winning, you never see him when they are geting it handed to them. HOW 'BOUT DEM BOYS ?????



Since: Jul 24, 2007
Posted on: October 20, 2008 2:57 pm
 

Week 7 Rams Report

Thanks don, It was a great win.  I must say I was expecting the Rams to win this game, but didn't think it was going to be a blowout.  Dallas was going to be lethargic with Brad Johnson.  I don't think anyone expected him to light the world on fire with his 40 year old arm.  I didn't expect Steven Jackson to have the kind of day he did.  Dallas had a pretty good defensive line and he was just able to rip through them all day.  I wish Jackson would have gone to camp, because we need him to produce like this.  He is a game changer and I'm glad he was able to get a contract so that he can be in a Rams uniform for years to come.  He wears his heart on his sleeve and it shows in his work ethic.




Since: Oct 15, 2008
Posted on: October 20, 2008 2:19 am
 

Week 7 Rams Report

S-Jax showed his true colors again today. He is and has always been, a beast




Since: Dec 26, 2006
Posted on: October 20, 2008 1:37 am
 

Week 7 Rams Report

You haven't gotten a blog comment in a long time...so I might as well give you one...that was a pretty sweet effort by your Rams

And I can see why you got that writer badge.



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