It was so good to see the Rams make a concentrated effort to run the ball against the '9ers. The combination of a better coached OL and added help from TEs in the schemes...wow, I saw the future. And it would put fear into the hearts of opposing defensive coordinators around the league.
Now, I don't know much about the Belliache & Brady way of doing things, like using the pass to help the run, but that sounds about as backwards as can be in a football sense. No, I didn't play much, but I've watched a lot for more than 40 years, and it seems to me that the ground game must come first, passing second. I believe the reasons for this are completely about causing the defenses to react for a line-of-scrimmage attack that pulls every defensive player toward the line. If you are successful running the ball, the entire defense is already reacting to your plan of action, instead of us reacting to theirs. It's called ball control, and field control or position, and time management, and so forth...all accomplished through the running game.
And boy do the Rams seem to have a running game. I think Bradford's protection also comes from the running game, and he was the least harrassed of all games this season last Sunday. He showed how much the running game opened up his world to making plays.
IMO, if the Rams continue to run the ball effectively, the remainder of the season will be a big upswing. If they pass too much, then we will suffer the same old disappointments.
By the way, this is my first post, so be gentle fellas. Like I said, I don't have the hands-on experience of having played the game, just watching loyally since Roman Gabriel was a rookie. I've learned from watching, listening, and reading, and I hope this post at least was worth your time.