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Sam Bradford and the Rams QB situation- While this might not be the most pressing of the numerous negative issues, it is first for the most obvious reason. This organization will not be in the playoff picture as long as there are excuses for the lack of top quarterback play. Yes, Sam had start to put up top-ten numbers prior to his injury. And that is just it, he's missed too much time for all the $'s the Rams have paid him. Stop using the lack of personnel, the coaching and point the finger right at the reason. Sam Bradford has NOT performed to all the bling given him and this coming year should and may be the last chance for him to take the Rams to the "promised land"!
The Rams must draft (or at least make a play for) 'Johnny Football' or trade for a quarterback that will push Bradford to earn the starting position. I give Kellen Clemons credit for stepping in earning his very high back-up salary and leading the Rams to some wins. That's just it though. He will never be the big playmaker we want Sam to be. And the icing is only that #10 knows the playbook. And that leads to another issue. EVERY and I mean EVERY other team seems to fit the offense around the quarterback on hand. This team however, pushes the West Coast on a Quarterback who has proven to be more effective in the no-huddle and/or faster paced offences. I'm sure he has told the coaching staff "I will run any offense you put in front of me!". That just isn't going to happen in this era of so many excellent quarterbacks. And how many times did we hear that as a excuse for the lack of devolvement before? I say pay Josh McCown what you paid Kellen this year and see what happens.
Now you see me now you don't- This season the Ram's defense has entertained, controlled games and proven itself worthy of being talked about league-wide. And the very next week undisciplined, can't tackle to save their lives and makes mistakes that a 0-for team would be ashamed of. I don't get it! Are the Rams being outcoached? Lack of good coaching? Or just too many different sorts of personalities to mesh together every week? Well, the last one seems to hold true in the last few weeks. By the samples of thought here on this site, wholesale changes in the defensive backfield are going to happen. Some due to the obvious overpaid underplaying performances, namely you C. Finnegan. Man, you seemed like a world saver in the first four weeks in 2012 and then what happened? Figured you earned that big contract based on that? Has the injury to Sam Bradford effected Chris ( I know he has been slowed by bumps and bruises) Longs' play or am I the only one who sees this? There is plenty of good talent to play with here. It's getting the right mixture to WORK together.
Get Jeff Fisher his tool-belt and crying towel - Man, does he have plenty of work to do for next season. First Jeff, the dead meat needs to go. Dahl, Finnegan and Wells top my list. While a good idea at the time, these gentlemen have not got it done this year by performing or at least being on the field. And what has eaten at me the most is the lack of discipline this year. Football is supposed to be 'controlled chaos', not KAOS. "Sorry 99, my secret code ring doesn't work without playing "smooth operator". You have always ran your teams on the edge. Did the year off mellow you or cause a meddled mind. You have the teams' ear, but that hasn't translated down the coaching pecking order. I would like to see changes on the coaching staff except the d-line, o-line (great job with all the injuries) and the most improved from last year, special teams. Re-sign Roger Saffold. It might be tempting to make a move regarding him. But he has stepped in this year and has done more than expected of him. Should the Rams make Fisher the G.M. even if it appears than he doesn't want the job.
What I was happy to see this year- The running game. After Bradford's injury, it seemed the team lost it's purpose. But it was the gas to run the ball. It didn't matter who carried, the success of the ground game went back to a Fisher trademark- Run the ball to open the pass game. Player development. Say what you want about the front office this year, the last two Rams' draft classes are among the best in N.F.L.
Get that fleet footed quarterback and be 'The FRANCHISE that every teams inspires to be'.