RAMS FANS UNITED - NEWS FLASH
GET YOUR PIKCS IN:

RFU Suicide Game

RFU Pick 5 DUE BY 6:30 AM PT SUNDAY

RFU Fantasy Football (Set Your Lineup)
CLOSE
24 posts
  • 2 / 3
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
 by aeneas1
6 days ago
 Total posts:   11148  
 Joined:  Sep 13 2015
United States of America   Norcal
Hall of Fame

Will0120 wrote:[color=#000080]I don't think I am really saying that we have to "pretend" that our defense played that badly. I am more saying that I "understand" the challenges that our defense faced when Wilson was straight up in superman/beast mode.

and i get that, and i'm not shooting down your great post, but 4 other teams have faced wilson this year, faced the same challenge, and they all did better than the rams, in fact had the rams held wilson and the seahawks to what everyone else did the rams would have won.

dieterbrock wrote:That TD pass he threw to Lockett was just out of this word. (and the catch was amazing too)
Goff throws a similarly amazing pass to Woods that <justmisses>
Them the brakes
Wilson is an amazing player and I feel under rated. O-line is average and WR core is typically mediocre at best

yeah, that pass/catch was a thing of beauty, but it was set up by the previous play shown in the vid i posted, when the rams let dissly run completely free downfield, wilson could have hit him at any time he wanted, but waited until disly had gone 40 yards, good grief.

 by snackdaddy
6 days ago
 Total posts:   5448  
 Joined:  May 30 2015
United States of America   Merced California
Hall of Fame

As well as Wilson played, and he played one of the best games I've seen a quarterback play this year, the Rams were a chip shot field goal away from winning. I think had GZ made that field goal the narrative would quite different. I know we could look at the moral victory when it looked like all was lost and they almost pulled it out. But It seems like we're not making the plays we need to win games like we were last year. From defense to offense to special teams. Across the board we fell short the last two games.

 by actionjack
6 days ago
 Total posts:   719  
 Joined:  May 19 2016
United States of America   Sactown
Veteran

Will0120 wrote:
Most topics and issues have been discussed on the board regarding the TNF game and frankly beat to death. However, one thing that I have not seen anyone mention is Russell Freaking Wilson.

I don't know how it looked on TV but Russell Wilson was freaking unstoppable that game. Any normal QB would have been sacked 5+ times in that game but Russell was in a zone.

Yes, I know people are griping about our defense's supposed soft zone coverage, but let me assure you, there is NO COVERAGE in the world that will cover the improvisation that Russell Wilson did on TNF. The defense typically had the first couple looks covered well, they were only starting to breakdown once RW started running around like a mad man.

I can't believe that we missed the kick but I came out of the game feeling better about our team.

p.s.: You guys have no idea how incredulous the Seahag fans were at how we were able to move the ball so easily on them. You think we are not happy with McVay/Wade? You thought we made poor coaching decisions? You should listen to the comments from their fans I heard at the game. They know full damn well that they got away with one. They won't get away with one next time, count on it.



Great post, I also came away feeling much better about our team, particularly on offense. it nice to know live that the Rams jsut ran into a buzzsaw with Wilson's play. My only question is in the past (even dating back to Fisher days), the Rams have always done a good job bottling Wilson. He would make one or two big plays with his arm, but generally we had success getting tons of sacks. I am wondering did the Rams just do a poor job of closing in on him, maybe being to aggressive or was Wilson just out of is mind. Probably a little bit of both.

No we jsut have to go beat an over confident niners team, this is the game we must have.

 by actionjack
6 days ago
 Total posts:   719  
 Joined:  May 19 2016
United States of America   Sactown
Veteran

Will0120 wrote:I don't think I am really saying that we have to "pretend" that our defense played that badly. I am more saying that I "understand" the challenges that our defense faced when Wilson was straight up in superman/beast mode. My observation of our defense also was just for the TNF game and bears no correlation to the previous games.

The one TD that really irked me was obviously the play action TD pass to Metcalf. From what I can see in real time, I would guess J. Johnson is the culprit in which he jumped the medium route rather than playing the deep zone but we obviously won't know for sure without knowing the actual play call. If Peters was supposed to be one on one with Metcalf with no help, then he f'd up majorly.

All in all, I think it's fair to say that we have all seen QB's that are just in the zone on a given day and there is absolutely nothing you can do right to stop them. This was one of those from what I can tell. I think our defense played OK overall (I'd give it a 6.75~7 out of 10 if we must put it on a scale).

Weddle fell on the sword for the play you reference, he said so in interviews.

If we however continue make every QB we face look like they are in beast mode, then we definitely have a f*ing issue on our hand.

p.s.: I can't see what video you've linked since I am on the dreaded company network...


 by aeneas1
6 days ago
 Total posts:   11148  
 Joined:  Sep 13 2015
United States of America   Norcal
Hall of Fame

snackdaddy wrote:As well as Wilson played, and he played one of the best games I've seen a quarterback play this year, the Rams were a chip shot field goal away from winning.

not only a chip shot away from winning, but had gurley not fumbled the ball away at seattle's 17 the rams could have realistically hung 40 on the hags.

 by actionjack
6 days ago
 Total posts:   719  
 Joined:  May 19 2016
United States of America   Sactown
Veteran

snackdaddy wrote:As well as Wilson played, and he played one of the best games I've seen a quarterback play this year, the Rams were a chip shot field goal away from winning. I think had GZ made that field goal the narrative would quite different. I know we could look at the moral victory when it looked like all was lost and they almost pulled it out. But It seems like we're not making the plays we need to win games like we were last year. From defense to offense to special teams. Across the board we fell short the last two games.


Speaking of special teams, they havent been special. Natson has been meh in the return game.

 by AltiTude Ram
6 days ago
 Total posts:   1287  
 Joined:  Jul 09 2015
United States of America   Denver
Pro Bowl

This was a good listen as well. J. B. Long said the Rams would've had 10 sacks if it was anybody else playing QB.

Coach McVay show

http://m.espn.com/general/play?id=27796248

 by aeneas1
6 days ago
 Total posts:   11148  
 Joined:  Sep 13 2015
United States of America   Norcal
Hall of Fame

AltiTude Ram wrote:J. B. Long said the Rams would've had 10 sacks if it was anybody else playing QB.

the bengals, steelers and cards each sacked him 4 times this season, the rams? once, but almost 10 times!

 by Dick84
6 days ago
 Total posts:   4344  
 Joined:  Oct 29 2015
Italy   LA Coliseum
Superstar

Sorry, Aeneas, I disagree with you on the *Russell Wilson* issue. He went nuclear. It happens.

Now.. I saw the Bucs beat the Rams up and down the field consistently without the Rams making adjustments. *That* has me worried for this weekend, because Shanahan will exploit that kind of thing. Arians found his vulnerable spots and Shanny will too. Seahawks didn't scheme the Rams into a loss.. Russell saved them.

 by AltiTude Ram
6 days ago
 Total posts:   1287  
 Joined:  Jul 09 2015
United States of America   Denver
Pro Bowl

aeneas1 wrote:the bengals, steelers and cards each sacked him 4 times this season, the rams? once, but almost 10 times!


Don't shoot the messenger!

Oh and Btw it was DeMarco Farr that said it not J. B. Long. McVay did kind of agree with him in that Wilson had a great game.

  • 2 / 3
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
24 posts Oct 15 2019