Hello Rams faithful. MaPatsFan here from PatsPulpit doing the cross-blogging Q&A thing. We've found these to work better than the "5 Questions with..." as in previous years; it seems to generate more "immediate" access to our fanbases.
So, it's been an interesting week in Foxboro, MA. Starting RB Laurence Maroney was IR'd hours before Monday night's Denver game, backup RB Sammy Morris was taken off the field with a knee injury (no word on this), and SS Rodney Harrison suffered a season ending quadricep tear that could end his career. Oh, did I mention Brady's out for the year?
Matt Cassel has been doing a serviceable job behind center, but he simply doesn't have the pocket presence and confidence in his reads that we've taken for granted. His learning curve seems realtively flat which worries me. Our offensive line was horrible allowing 6 sacks. Some of that could be Cassel not getting rid of the ball fast enough, but it still indicates defenders are in the backfield.
Our defensive secondary improved for the Denver game, but I'd like to see a good performance for a few games before I'm convinced. I would like to see more pass rushing from our defense, but it appears NE has chosen more man-to-man or zone coverage schemes to take away the targets.
There you have it. Fire away and I'll check back often to answer your questions.