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Blinkscout Game 12 Lions ...

December 04, 2018 12:05PM
This was an ugly win, but those count too.

I have an inkling that we
1) Went vanilla to save some of our plays for better competition.
2) Figured out what Matt P was doing with his coverage but DID NOT ADJUST to bait teams into trying to use it against us in the future.

Am I sure? No. But it felt like it when I was watching.
What I saw from their coverage was that they seemed to drift into "high traffic areas" ... places where we often throw the ball rather than covering our guys directly. I don't know if anyone else saw that like I did ... but it would explain why Jared was hesitating on his plant foot every drop back.

The Great

1) Aaron Donald is a Ram for the foreseeable future, and honestly could be MVP.

2) Having Talib back. Goodness.

3) (Gurley) Having enough confidence to go down on the 1 for time while knowing you could punch it in a couple plays later.

4) Cook over 1000 yards 4 years in a row, including 3 teams in 3 years ...

The Good

5) The Robert Woods TD ... unspectacular, but a play that not everyone can make. Small window for the target and not the easiest catch, but a play we make with confidence this year.

6) Pass blocking.

7) Run fits on defense.

8) GZ ... consistent.

The Bad

9) Jarrrrrredddd ... whew buddy ... how many passes missed? And the fumble? You're totally cool to put up a stinker once a year ... but I've gotta call you on it.

10) How does Levine Toilolo have a career game against us?

11) Malcolm Brown loss ... yes there's an upside with the youngsters that is definitely needed ... but I like the psychological security of Brown.

12) Pharoh Cooper ... Im not into the running it out to the 20 thing. It's dumb.

13) Refs missing holding calls consistently on our WRs.

14) Overall coming out flat. I'm not a fan. That has to be our last dud. We're fighting for home field advantage.


15) What a couple weeks. Wow. Most of the conference games (save Clemson) were really good. I have been eyeballing edge, CB, DT/5T/NG, TE, and S ... with a little focus on interior OL and backup QB (which is truly plentiful) ... the talent on defense runs high through 3 rounds and at TE and backup QB down through the 5th at least ... I really think the fact that this year's TEs are not on flashy teams is hurting them ... but will serve in our favor whether we want to challenge Higbee or replace Carrier.

16) Want to give a shout out to Jake Fromm from UGA for playing one of the better games at the position all year.

17) Bowl Games ... the setup is weird this year ... but I like it. The CFP is on the 29th (along with MICH vs. UF) ... so thats a party day ... then on the 1st may be the best day of college football we've seen in a while pound for pound ... 5 GREAT games lined up.

18) Trending in my mind ... I think we can get a safety and TE in the third ... or a CB if needed. But edge rusher we'd have to take at 32 or in a trade down. We MAY get lucky with someone like Winovich falling to the end of the third ... but I'm not interested in taking chances with that position anymore. If I had my pick I would even trade up for Josh Allen of Kentucky, but after his bowl game that's unlikely to be possible. If Austin Bryant falls he'd be a nice consolation prize.

Thoughts and comments welcome.


  Blinkscout Game 12 Lions ...

alyoshamucci665December 04, 2018 12:05PM

  Now...I'll be watching...

jemach194December 04, 2018 01:21PM

  Some guys I am gonna pay close attn to

Deadpool174December 04, 2018 03:43PM

  Re: Vander Esch

leafnose109December 06, 2018 08:02AM

  Re: Blinkscout Game 12 Lions ...

leafnose87December 06, 2018 08:35AM

  Minor disagreement; Goff does not hold the ball too long

RockRam96December 06, 2018 10:41AM

  Goff pulled the ball down....

SunTzu_vs_Camus88December 06, 2018 12:30PM

  +1 with an extra + (nm)

zn44December 06, 2018 12:34PM

  Re: It's certain downs

leafnose56December 06, 2018 05:09PM

  Re: Senior Bowl acceptees thus far

leafnose102December 06, 2018 08:36AM

  Re: Senior Bowl acceptees thus far

oldschoolramfan64December 06, 2018 10:19AM

  good list this year

Deadpool88December 06, 2018 02:20PM

  Re: good list this year

alyoshamucci85December 06, 2018 06:11PM

  Re: Blinkscout Game 12 Lions ...

RamsDynasty71December 07, 2018 06:00AM

  a trade down out of the 1st round.....

SunTzu_vs_Camus72December 07, 2018 08:41AM

  Ravens' Lamar Jackson trade in 2018

LMU9366December 07, 2018 09:32AM

  Re: LB corps

leafnose60December 08, 2018 05:19AM

  Re: LB corps

Rams4349December 08, 2018 07:22AM

  Re: LB corps

leafnose53December 08, 2018 09:20AM

  you're right

21Dog48December 08, 2018 09:56AM

  Cowboys ideals ILB

alyoshamucci81December 08, 2018 08:22AM