Rams at Bears: Five Non-Starters Revisited

Sep 23, 2012; Chicago, IL, USA; St. Louis Rams running back Daryl Richardson (26) during the first half against the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field. Mandatory Credit: Rob Grabowski-US PRESSWIRE

In the original "Five Non-Starters" I wrote before the St. Louis Rams/Chicago Bears game, I alluded to the act of a young man's first sexual experience. On Sunday, The Rams further displayed the inconsistencies of a young team – alluding to a young man's inconsistencies during his first sexual encounter.

If you haven't caught my drift yet, the Rams fell to the Bears. O-line woes, dropped passes *cough, cough, Brandon Gibson*, penalties, and a fourth-quarter pick-six by Bears safety Major Wright ultimately cut the Rams off.

Lets take a look back at the list of non-starters I gave ya before the game:

RB Daryl Richardson

With Steven Jackson starting the game, Richardson spelled the nine-year pro here and there. Jackson had no success running the ball (he ended the game with 29 rushing yards). Hey, what about the rookie! Lets give 'em a shot. On his first run of the day, Richardson busted out a 12-yarder. You'd think he'd continue this trend right? Wrong. With four carries on the game, Daryl gained 16 yards on the ground.

RB Terrance Ganaway

Jackson did indeed start the game and Ganaway ended up lost in the mix. He was a game-time inactive.

WR Austin Pettis

Pettis did see the field at Soldier Field, but that was about it. The second-year receiver out of Boise St. didn't see a ball thrown his way.

OL Ty Nsekhe

Replacement left tackle Wayne Hunter ended up started the game after sustaining an ankle injury against the Washington Redskins. I do not believe Nsekhe saw the field, at least on offense. Not that having Hunter in the lineup made a huge difference – Sam Bradford still got sacked six times.

CB Bradley Fletcher

T'was an up and down game for Fletcher. In the first half, he had a pass interference penalty called on him (luckily it got negated with a Bears holding call). A few series later, he gave up a third-down catch to Brandon Marshall.

On the other side of the coin. He broke up a pass inside the five yard-line intended for Marshall, prevent a touchdown (and bring up a fourth down).

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