Well Rams fans, week 2 is here, and we head to the Raiders home turf to try and pull off our first win of the year. Last week was SO frustrating for me, and i'm sure all of you too.
This had a Rams win written all over it, and we just plain gave it away. Sickening... and oh so familiar.. but somewhere deep inside of me, I have a small bit of "understanding" which kicked in my "patience" meter.
Let's hope this week we get a W.. I donno how many more gallons of Pepto I can chug on Sunday nights.
OK onto the links:
- Don't slam our Sam! Cardinals defensive end Calais Campbell was find $5000 for his roughing the passer play in last weeks game. In all honesty, to any of us, 5k is a lot.. to someone making even minimum NFL salary (not talking practice squad), that really isn't much of a fine. Is it me, or do a lot of these fines seem very light?
- I know how you feel Clifton Ryan. Your fumble last Sunday gave me a massive migraine that lasted until at least tuesday. Ryan is listed as out this week and didn't make the flight to Oakland.
- Bryan Burwell says Vincent Jackson signing would be a big deal for the Rams. You think Bryan?
- Against the Raiders porous run defense, SJAX could get a lot more action. I do agree with this 100%. I'm going to call it right now.. I expect a "2009 Detroitesque" type game.. that is, SJAX, SJAX, and more SJAX. Why not?
- Many of us here aren't the only ones expecting Long to shine this week against a thin Raider offensive line. Sando expects a sack or two... I'm thinking possibly more. Wow that's rather gutsy wouldn't you think? Hey, i'm gaining confidence in this team what can I say?
If you missed my pre-game breakdown displaying why I think Long could have a massive day, check it out here. Have some napkins ready though. You'll be drooling quite heavily.
- If you want to be depressed to start the day, I suggest you check out countdown daily's preview and picks for the Rams, Raiders game. Otherwise for REAL analysis check out 3k's.
- Turf Show Radio was in action once again last night. Many topics were discussed including (you guessed it!) Vincent Jackson. Another fantastic episode.. check it out right now
- The Rams waived Thad Lewis to make room for CB Marquis Johnson. Don't panic, it is suspected Thad will land back on our practice squad (just needs to clear waivers). Basically, just a roster swap due to need.
- I refuse to link to anything related to the Josh Hull injury. He is out for the season with a torn ACL. All I can say is, why do we... why is it every year... why do... I can't even talk.
That's about it for today. Feel free to "shout it out loud" in the comments. Let's make some noise.. if you're wondering how, just type REALLY loud.
Hopefully we get a win, and don't have the second coming of the "Holy Roller" today.
And, as usual, GO RAMS !!