Monday, September 30, 2013

Rams Should Tailor their Offense around Sam Bradford

After Week 4 in the 2013 NFL Season, the St. Louis Rams are currently 1-3 and loosing the last three games on average of 18+ points and as a Rams fan it's very disappointing. I have re-watch all four games to check what went wrong and I come into conclusion: The offensive scheme doesn't bode will with Sam Bradford's skills sets. 

Skillset-wise Sam Bradford is a product of a no-huddle spread offense in Oklahoma and running the no-huddle practically WON the game for the Rams. 

Personnel-wise, Isaiah Pead, Tavon Austin and Stedman Bailey all thrive into a similar type of no-huddle spread offense. Even Daryl Richardson fits as a scatback in a spread offense who is better in space. 

The only runningback that fits Brian Schottenheimer's offensive scheme is Zac Stacy yet they didn't gave him opportunities in the last game. 

The Rams are about to face a then mediocre team in Jacksonville Jaguars yet their past performance would make it more of a grudge match rather than a clear cut win unless the Rams gave in to the facts that the no-huddle would give them a much better chance to win games. 

If I were to quote's Bryan Burwell: "The Rams need to unchain Sam Bradford".

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Coaching Revamps that the Rams can explore

After a quarter of a season the Rams just manage to post a 1-3 record with the last two games losing in a blow out.

As of now the Rams are in recovery mode for 10 days to fix their problematic offense and defense and here are some of the suggestions that MIGHT help

Hire Mike Martz: One of the most successful offensive coordinators in the Rams history is Mike Martz and it won't hurt to hire him as a consultant for now. With the personnel the Rams have I'm sure coach Martz would love to create some plays off of them.

Demote Tim Walton to DB Coach and promote Chuck Cecil as DC: The Rams have a bevy of experienced Defensive Coordinators in the current coaching and I'm scratching my head why up to know they promote any of them, in this case Chuck Cecil gets my vote to be promoted as DC and Tim Walton taking his place as secondary coach.

These are only my personal opinion but if the Rams wants to win their remaining games these suggestions are by far the best moves they can do.

Friday, September 27, 2013

49ers trampled the Rams 35-11

As if the Week 3 beat down by the Cowboys was not enough, the Rams got their butt kicked by a 49ers squad that has no Patrick Willis and Aldon Smith on defense and Vernon Davis at 85% at best.

As usual the reasons the Rams list is the same: failure to establish the running game, the defense can stop the run and pass, penalties on key plays, etc.

The good side after the loss is that they will have at 10 days before they face the next opponent which are the lowly Jacksonville Jaguars. 

the 10 days off should give the Rams time to view the tapes of the last two games. It's also a good time for the Rams to add help at the secondary because of the injuries to TJ McDonald and Cortland Finnegan. 

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Keys on How the Rams can beat the 49ers on their Week 4 match

Week 4 match is the is big one for the St. Louis Rams as they battle a division rival in San Francisco 49ers at the Edward Jones Dome. Both team are coming of a similar blow out losses and this match is considered a turning point for both teams. Here are some keys on how the Rams can beat the 49ers:

Score early and fast: 
For the last three games, the Rams have not scored in the first quarter and the win against Arizona was come from behind victory. If the Rams can score early and fast that would help them control the clock more in the later part of the game.

Establish the running game:
Regardless of not having an establish/talented runningback in the roster, the Rams should always establish the running game to keep it balanced. If they are to run a "running back by committee" approach then it's high time they do so by giving Daryl Richardson, Isaiah Pead and Zac Stacy some reps. That way they can exploit mismatches. They can even include Tavon Austin on this if needed.

Offensive line should step up
The offensive line has been good in pass protection but they have problems opening running lanes for the runningbacks. Giving the Richardson and Stacy some good running lanes would help the play action plays.

Go Vertical:
The Rams have three of the fastest receivers in the roster in Wide receivers Chris Givens, Tavon Austin and Tight End Jared Cook. Sam Bradford should take advantage of his weapons and not always to resort in check down passes.

Reduce Penalties: 
As always one factor that the Rams lost in the last three games is penalties. If the Rams can plays smart football for 60 minutes the chances of winning are high.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Time to Use Zac Stacy

Since Steven Jackson left for free agency and subsiquently signing with the Atlanta Falcons, We expect that the Rams running game would suffer because of the inexperience in the runningback unit.

Before the regular season started Daryl Richardson was name starter with Isaiah Pead as the main backup with Zac Stacy, Benny Cunningham and Chase Reynolds rounding up the group. After three games the running game is still very subpar to the point they become one dimensional. The Rams usually dresses 4 runningbacks every week and Stacy is usually the one in the inactive list.  

As I recall during the offseason, Les Snead and Jeff Fisher was very high on Zac Stacy to the point they traded up and pick him in the fifth round because he's a 2,000 yard runner against a touch SEC conference in college. Zac Stacy is effective runner specially in between the tackles and since Daryl Richardson is currently ineffective due to his foot injury why not Coach Fisher make good in his "runningback by committee" approach and de-activate Daryl Richardson so that he can recover from his injury and dress Zac Stacy to backup Isaiah Pead who has finally shows his skills against the Cowboys.

Monday, September 23, 2013

Rams killed themselves (again) lose to the Cowboys 31-7

After a near win against the Atlanta Falcons on Week 2, the St. Louis Rams got blown out by the Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium in Dallas Texas. Inconsistency, porous defense and penalties are the usual culprit why the Rams fall to 1-2 on a short week as they will face an NFC West division rival in San Francisco 49er who also got blown out by the Indianapolis Colts. 

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Rams sign Max Starks for OL depth

Today the St. Louis Rams signed Max Starks to a one year deal. The signing of Starks shows that the Rodger Saffold will be out for several weeks due to a sprained MCL. Joe Barksdale will start at right tackle vs. the Dallas Cowboys. 

Keys On How to the Rams can beat the Cowboys

I apologize for my lack of update on this blog due to my hectic workload and family obligation but this doesn't prevent me in watching my favorite NFL team, the St. Louis Rams. As the season goes on the Rams were able to win a game against a division rival (Arizona Cardinals) but fell short on their first game on the road (Atlanta Falcons). This week the Rams are to face the Dallas Cowboys at Dallas, Texas. And here are the keys for the Rams to win the game: