Good afternoon, fellow rams fans. This is my first "fan post". I am currently the only Rams fan that I know of in the city of Boston (actually on the entire East Coast) and have noone else to debate with considering I usually get laughed at when I mention who my team is. Regardless, I'm here, now, writing this, mainly because I can.
I think its safe to say the season is over. Sure the Rams can build little "moral" victories and get some confidence for the 2014 season, but playoff chances have unfortunately come and gone. So that belies the question, 'Where do we go from here'.
In my personal opinion, the rams need to get their rookies some touches. Zac Stacy has proven to be a solid running back, even though he just won the starting job a couple weeks ago. He's putting up numbers comparable to Eddie Lacy EVEN THOUGH he was backup to Richardson for the first quarter or so of the season. Stacy = ROY if he can keep this up. Keep handing it off and he'll keep busting through opposing DLs like its his job (which it is).
The set of rookies is a little tougher in terms of how to get them touches. Tavon Austin had a good day yesterday. His punt return in the 4th quarter set us up in good position to tie the game. Had his foot not barely touched a piece of white grass, he could have tied the game himself. Also there was a play in which he was wide open, 30 yards down field and Clemens over threw the ball. If Clemens throws a better ball....TOUCHDOWN! Stedman Bailey also had a nice catch yesterday, scampering on all fours to get the first down. This was his 1st career reception. I'm not sure I understand how he only has 1 reception this season, and was our 2nd WR selection. He has proven through college to be a weapon, and from the catch he made yesterday seems like he has the athleticism to be a quality receiver in the NFL. We need to get him more touches.
Now while its a nice thought and seemingly possible to do this, Clemens is making this as hard as it can be. He can't complete long passes, and barely completes intermediate ones. I understand the coaches think he's the best option for winning football games, but what about the best option to further the talent of our receivers? They aren't going to get better by catching short 3 yard passes. This also falls on Schottys hands as well but he can only call plays that his quarterback can complete.
I feel like now I'm ranting. Probably jumping a little bit all over the place. What do you think? Keep going for wins? Or look ahead to 2014?