As a life long Rams fan I need to get somethings off my chest.
The Rams, once again are off to an 0-2 start. Is this the end of the world? No. The problem is the mentality of our team.
Over the past two years, we have seen the Rams completely rengineer their entire roster. We have added a franchise QB, bookend Tackles, a top tier middle linebacker, and have stock piled pass rushers. There is absolutely no argument that the Rams are better than they were two years ago. I do have a significant problem with the fact that our team never seems "mentally prepared".
I am so sick and tired of seeing our team looking confused and undisciplined on both sides of the ball. Our wide recievers drop more balls than they catch. Our defensive backs can only cover receivers by holding on to them. Our team collects at least one personal foul per game. Lastly, our team is completely incapable of rebounding after a big play. For example, after Michael Boley's 65 yard fumble return, it seemed like the Rams laid down and died from that point on. I mean we made Eli Manning look like a superstar.
This post is not an overreaction to last night but more of a reflection on the past three seasons. Mindless penalties and stupid decisions have become common place for the Rams. To use last night as an example, stupid plays include: Greg Salas' dropped punt, Cadillac Williams watching as Michael Boley recovered the fumble, Dominque Curry's kick off return personal foul, and Justin King and Bradley Fletcher's pass interference fest to name a few.
So all things said, my question is this Rams nation: At what point do we look at our undisciplined, unfocused, and unprepared football team and point a finger at Steve Spagnuolo?
I am a big supporter of Spags and I am very grateful for the positive additions he has made to our football team over the past 3 seasons, but when I watch our team play the bottom line is that I see a poorly coached football team. I can give McDaniels a pass because he has only coached in two regular season games with our offense and does indeed have Sam Bradford looking very good. But our defense, Spagunolo's hand built unit, in its 3rd year in the same system is a complete and utter disapointment thus far this season, allowing an average of 29.5 points a game. We can blame it on everything ranging from our lacking talent at wide receiver (who actually played decent last night), injuries, to our insanely challenging first half schedule, but the fact is that if our team is unprepared and undisciplinedwe can not expect to win in the National Football League. Sorry, Spags but you are NOT cutting it as a head coach right now.
How much of our team's recent struggles do you attribute to Steve Spagnuolo's performance as head coach?
0-10% (Dick Vermeil Category) (3 votes)
10-25% (23 votes)
25-50% (43 votes)
50-75% (18 votes)
75-100% (Scott Linehan Category) (11 votes)
98 total votes