This wait for the first game against the Cardinals is killing me. This preseason has got me really excited that finally the Rams will pull it together and start climbing back to respectability. This FO looks like its making all the right moves cutting the dead weight but there are so many unknowns starting for us in crucial positions. I can't stop thinking about last year's 3-1 preseason finish. Most of these players we're getting excited over and pinning our hopes on really haven't done anything in the regular season. There is nothing I want more than to crush the Cards this weekend and show the league that the Rams are back but other than our favorite punter/kicker duo only Jackson, Atogwe and Jason Brown have really ever performed at high level when it counts.
Bradford, our recievers, D-line and corners are really all just maybes at this point, even our tight ends that hopefully will end up a team strength have had no real regular season success. Bajema is a great role player but wouldn't be my first choice as number 1 TE. Even with all that, IMO our season's success will come down to the O-lines play. Smith and Saffold hold this team's future in their hands, cue CoachConners with some reassuring comment about Jason Smith. I haven't forgot the Vikings game, we could easily drop back to that once the real games start and the other teams are coming for blood. Any major injuries to the O-line and we are in big trouble. Also, since RamChops gone soft, people gotta calm down on the Danario hype, this guys got one knee and might not ever play in the NFL.
Not trying to burst anyone's bubble but we've got just as many potential problems going into the season as the Cards and Seahawks. Hopefully the preseason play this year isn't as deceiving as last years. On a more hopeful note I think only the Saints game last year got me as excited for the Rams as beating the Patriots this preseason, dirty Patriot sleazebags. 21-17 Rams this Sunday and all my doubts are erased.