Garnish that game however you want, but it is done. The St. Louis Rams landed at home last night after a 20-19 loss against the Dallas Cowboys. They had a few ups and downs, and unfortunately they show fans that there was still a lot of work left to be done before the regular season starts.
Here's a round up of some of the other reactions to the game.
The 2011-2012 Sam Bradford reared his skittish head. No movement in the pocket just killed him in the first half. I know he's still trying to shake the bad memories of being sacked 36 times in 10 games last season but he has to get more mobile. Which leads me to wonder if his doesn't want to test out that ankle just yet. Wish Bradford had more "escapability." He finished the night going 6 of 17 for 67 yards.
From Mike Sando at ESPN on the return of center Scot Wells:
Wells played Jay Ratliff to a stalemate on an early third-and-7 (left guard Quinn Ojinnaka gave up a sack on the play). The Cowboys' Kenyon Coleman got past Wells with a quick first step, but Wells held on. Coleman did not disrupt the play.
Wells played a couple series and seemed to do fine. There were no botched center exchanges when he was in the game.
The PD focused on the Rams problems in the secondary, which frustrated Fisher, but he did note a few exceptions:
"‘Jenks' lost his footing on the first ball down the sideline," Fisher said, referring to the Ogletree catch. "We had a communication problem on the long touchdown pass (the 61-yarder). Those things I'm not concerned about because they're correctable."
The replacement refs were also terrible in the game, and FIsher pointed that out:
"We gave up way too much through the air," Fisher said. "A number of those situations would've been called back because of holding. It looked like Robert (Quinn) was getting tackled quite often back there. But they didn't (call it)."
We'll have more later in the day.