Without question this was exactly the opposite of what desired, desgined, or developed by the Rams Coaching Staff. What seems so mystifying by the management seems crystal clear to the patrons. The Rams into today's game with unknonw expectations, but what developed today is all too much a reflection of what is known. Being Honest this is just one fan's observations:
1) Without any hesitation Richie Icognito needs to be benched or released, that kind of intensity is fantastic, but that kind of thoughtlessness is atrocious. Why in the world would there be any discussion, or hesitation in this decision?
2) The defense gave up... Some played hard, but it was obvious they played some great downs made some great plays and realized the offense was not there. Give credit to where credit is due, and say that definitely the Seahawks have a sound offensive strategy built around key players that they have developed, but anyone who has played or coached in the game knows. If you know your defense or their offense is not allowing any points to be scored, then it is quite easy and comfortable to do your job. The opposite is extremely true for the Rams Defense, knowing not the other defense is playing stellar (which always fired me up), but that your offense just looked anemic (which always brought me down), really puts you in a position where you are wondering how can you score points to bring your team back in it.
3) Bulger should not have started, though I am hoping that he will return to being an accurate passer, I am not sold on him as he only had limited time pre season with his team and he still shows the same jitters. The O line actually played a strong game outside of Icognito's and Bell's missed blocks, they gave him more than enough time in a three step offense. Yes the receivers were not getting seperation, but nothing can change the fact that when he is going to his third or fourth option he is throwing hurried, and this bring up an excellent point in support of the Bulger Supporters. That is when Bulger was throwing to his first read he was putting the ball quite well, but when he reached this third he was completely hurried and not delivering anything close to a clean ball. Though Boller did not impress upon me that he was some form of stud or for that matter a Bulger (first read only), he did seem competant in moving the chains.
4) Why did we not pound this ball? Why did we give up on the run so early, Bulger is fidgety and we put the whole game in his hands. No punch at Bulger, but did we really entrust a guy who saw all of one game this preseason to beat our divisional rival, why wasn't the Stephen Jackson, Gado, and for that matter Mcmichael (Screen game), shown at all?
This game really was about showing the NFL that a new tough, determined, and most importantly changed Ram football team was out there, but thiis looked almost exactly like last year's game in Seattle, except our defense made some great plays to start the game.