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FarNorth

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I get the angst from the last couple weeks.

There is reason to vent. No doubt about it.

But let's all keep in mind why we're here....to support our team and bullshit with each other like friends at a bar.

This board was started by @-X- to be the antithesis to the Post Dispatch forum and frankly all other Rams boards.

So please do "Think before you post."

I think we all want what's best for the Rams. Some express it differently. But we are all - with the exception of a few - Rams fans. Treat each other and the team members and family with the respect you would want for yourself and your families. You don't need me telling you what that means. You already know.

Cheers and GO RAMS!!!
ROD began with and has an ongoing tradition of outstanding posting that is respectful of the team, the game, players and coaches, and all other posters.

As someone who grew up in St Louis, I like to think this is related to the attitudes of the great fans of the Rams and Cardinals from the midwest and the longtime fans of the old Los Angeles Rams. And I'm equally sure Dodger and Laker fans have the same approach. A bit of old school.

At it's best this is a great fan site with many knowledgeable posters and more than a few true football gurus. The exchange of views can be a high level with great points made all around despite differences of opinion. And other serious people follow this site for both its views what the team should be doing and as a reflection of the Rams' fanbase.

It's sometimes hard to maintain our balance at a point in time when frustration and anger seem to be our national pastimes. And then the team loses a couple of games. Ouch!!

But imo ROD can and will continue to be a great, positive site for Rams fans everywhere.
 

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I don't how many of you guys have coached football and lost one of the most
important pieces of your offense shortly before a game, but I have, probably
a few times over the years.

The first thing it does is cuts your playbook wayy down and the plays you think
you can run, usually don't work well, because of the nervousness of the poor guy

that has had to cram the last couple of days, only ends up remembering about half
of what you think he does.
Some of the ugliest losses I have been part of are games like these.

I know that pretty much just describes the 9er game.
But I just wanted to bring it up for those who have not been put in this situation.
that it is beyond difficult to pull off, unless you have experienced, qualified depth at the position lost.
Getting up to speed without Woods is gonna take some time.

on the flip side I saw OBJ getting serious separation against coverage on several occasions


This is a good point and I'm familiar with this too.

There's another reason that I believe we laid a turd Monday night that I haven't heard yet...

The team knew before this game that we are going to have a Bye the following week. That week also happens to be the Thanksgiving weekend. What an excellent time for a Bye if you are an NFL player. The season is a marathon, not a sprint... and don't think for a moment that the players aren't eagerly looking forward to this extra time off and the fact that it's happening at a great time (the Thanksgiving weekend).

It's natural for players to overlook opponents some when they are opponents who have poor records and have been struggling. Top that off with the thought of wanting to jump right into the extended time off with the Bye week following this "should be easy win".

I believe this had something to do with our turd too. Your point is a real part of the reason as well.

These really aren't excuses... I believe they are real reasons.
 

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Yeah, there's a reason I don't normally post here after losses. I'm just positive about the Rams by default, and tend to avoid the vent thread.

Thanks for this thread, Stu. I think we all need to look at the bright side because as all of us should know, it can always be worse.
That’s what I keep telling myself. I like to use the grocery store checkout stand approach in times like this.

Try sharing your story with someone in line at the grocery store and see how they sympathize with how shitty your team is. Those people can be Lions fans, or Jets fans, or fans of even marginally better .500 teams. You really think they won’t say something like, ‘Gimme a break. Try being a life-long Lions, Jets, whoever fan where we expect to lose. And you’re 7-3 and just lost to your hated divisional rival? Cry me a river.’

Same with my job or anything else in my life, whatever. Compared to other people, I still have it pretty good, even when it’s shitty.
 

FrantikRam

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Been tough for me too.

But the other day, I thought about 2016 for some non football reasons, and I was reminded about that season....

After that, I'm good
 

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Been tough for me too.

But the other day, I thought about 2016 for some non football reasons, and I was reminded about that season....

After that, I'm good
I keep thinking of the 1 - 15 season where all I could do was laugh at our hopelessness
 

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I think that the personnel acquisitions we made this season along with the urgency of our "all in" approach has heightened everyone's expectations. Would help to try to dial it back a little.
 

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The only thing that really bothers me is taking Atwell instead of Creed. That was just a colossal, long-term blunder.
Yep

I can handle all their other transactions.

That is the only one out of the McSnead era that really really bothered me.

I didn't like giving up two firsts a third and Goff for Stafford but I have gotten over that one fairly quickly.

The Tutu pick will probably bother me for years.

Especially when I keep seeing Creed Humphrey as the all-pro for the next 10 years

Kinda like Detroit Lion fans are still upset taking Eric Ebron over Aaron Donald - but that one is much more extreme lol
 

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The only thing that really bothers me is taking Atwell instead of Creed. That was just a colossal, long-term blunder.

Yep

I can handle all their other transactions.

That is the only one out of the McSnead era that really really bothered me.

I didn't like giving up two firsts a third and Goff for Stafford but I have gotten over that one fairly quickly.

The Tutu pick will probably bother me for years.

Especially when I keep seeing Creed Humphrey as the all-pro for the next 10 years

Kinda like Detroit Lion fans are still upset taking Eric Ebron over Aaron Donald - but that one is much more extreme lol

another time another thread..lets not go there in this one
 

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Speak for yourself, I’m stone cold sober.
 

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Yeah, there's a reason I don't normally post here after losses. I'm just positive about the Rams by default, and tend to avoid the vent thread.

Thanks for this thread, Stu. I think we all need to look at the bright side because as all of us should know, it can always be worse.

i am not that positive but i do think you are right about avoiding posting after a loss. so i am going to try not to post until after we win a game i think my post will be more positive. as far as it can always be worse is there a point to being worse that being negative is acceptable after all the squeaky wheel gets the grease in other words if no one complains does 1 and 16 become acceptable. any way see all you after the green bay game hopefully.
 

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i am not that positive but i do think you are right about avoiding posting after a loss. so i am going to try not to post until after we win a game i think my post will be more positive. as far as it can always be worse is there a point to being worse that being negative is acceptable after all the squeaky wheel gets the grease in other words if no one complains does 1 and 16 become acceptable. any way see all you after the green bay game hopefully.

I look at it this way: we were 4-12 not too long ago. McVay, while he definitely has warts, is still an amazing coach, especially considering that he has not yet had a losing season, has not yet lost a game that he was winning by halftime.

We could - and have - been a lot worse.
 

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I look at it this way: we were 4-12 not too long ago. McVay, while he definitely has warts, is still an amazing coach, especially considering that he has not yet had a losing season, has not yet lost a game that he was winning by halftime.

We could - and have - been a lot worse.

Well - 1-15 was never acceptable & if we went what 2-14 the best thing is Jason Smith will not be the #2 pick overall. For that matter even if Les Snead trades Matthew Stafford away for the a first round pick it has to be better than Greg Robinson.

Oh yeah all these crappy lineman that will be gone after the season so there is that. Just to stay positive.

Really don’t understand all the hate & disappointment.Now 1 & 16 thoughts? The Rams were just 7-1.I don’t know what will happen in Green Bay,but he comes another one of Mcvay coaching tree staff.

I remember the last game in Green Bay & wonder where all the Jared Goff anti fans? My guess is AD99 gets another 15 yard penalty,but a loss ?
If Raheem Morris’s defense can’t score The Rams could be in Trouble.The Hags got shut out & first time in Russell Wilson’s career.
 

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I don’t know where you’ve been sticking that bouquet,but have you smelt it!! Way to dish it out there.
 

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I get the angst from the last couple weeks.

There is reason to vent. No doubt about it.

But let's all keep in mind why we're here....to support our team and bullshit with each other like friends at a bar.

This board was started by @-X- to be the antithesis to the Post Dispatch forum and frankly all other Rams boards.

So please do "Think before you post."

I think we all want what's best for the Rams. Some express it differently. But we are all - with the exception of a few - Rams fans. Treat each other and the team members and family with the respect you would want for yourself and your families. You don't need me telling you what that means. You already know.

Cheers and GO RAMS!!!
Thank you. Well said and a much needed message. There are many new faces lately with the 2 game losing streak. Yeah....

Anyway, the board culture here is not like any other Rams board. It's not for everyone but for those who get it, this is home. For those who don't fit into the culture and approach it like Twitter or a Youtube comments section, you won't last here.

Respect each other and the organization we love. Right now our Rams need to do some self-scouting. I think sometimes it's a good idea to occasionally self-scout your own contributions here, myself included and i have...especially following a loss.

Cheers.
 

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Good move Stu, Thanks Brotha:clap:
After 50 plus years and many bad, I can easily summon memories of looking to next season after 10 games.
Good to be in the race for any playoff seed including #1.
You just never know

Amen, I've broken a remote or 4 in the past.
 

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Amen, I've broken a remote or 4 in the past.
I tossed my phone across the house the other night after the 4th and 5 TD...my wife yelled at me."its only a game"

gave her "the look" and she went straight to bed "


Monday night hurt in a big way, but over it now