Friday, November 17, 2006

Rams and Panthers Both Want a Turnaround

Our St. Louis Rams and the Carolina Panthers we'll face next Sunday in Charlotte both need a jolt of energy to restart the seasons that looked so promising only a month or so back. The Panthers lost out to Cincinnati and Dallas, and almost as devastating, they looked like they were going into the tank again in the first half of their encounter last week with the lowly Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

But St. Louis needs to win this one even more. We were on a roll at the start of the season when we got to the 4-1 point. Since then, Seattle has knocked the wind out of our sails not once but twice, and let's not talk about San Diego or Kansas City. The Rams haven't lost five in a row since 2002, and we don't need to repeat that now.

Our QB, Marc Bulger, has been looking sharper than Carolina's Jake Delhomme has of late. Defense, you gonna be ready to do your part?

Monday, November 06, 2006

Rams Need to Create, Not Endure, Turnovers

Our season so far seems split into two chunks: our 4-1 beginning, and our three losses in a row. Besides the final scores, the most distinguishing factor has generally been who has the turnovers. Take our outing against the Kansas City Chiefs, for example. It wasn’t just that we had three turnovers that cost us 17 points.

The Chiefs fumbled a couple of times, too, but the people who came up with the ball were…not our defensive guys. Corey Chavous made a comment I agree with, that our Rams need “a defensive mentality and it starts with the guys who put on the blue and gold.” Since this very Rams roster started the year as the best in the NFL with regard to maintaining possession for themselves and forcing turnovers by the other guys, we clearly have the capacity—we need to regain the mental outlook.

Thursday, November 02, 2006

Give blood, save a life...

The American Red Cross and the St. Louis Rams are teaming up for a boold drive. On Monday Novemeber 6th Safety Corey Chavous will host this 7th annual event. Being held at the Heights in Richmond Heights from 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. To make an appointment for the drive, call 1-800-GIVE-LIFE. This is such a great cause and a great thing for any community. Be sure to make it down.