First LA Rams Game 2016 – Very Bad Indeed

In an attempt to prepare myself for the upcoming season…I need to get a few things off my chest.

Lamest national anthem ever.

ESPN’s B-team sucks…I have not seen coverage like that since the dark days of watching the rams play some hapless AFC team on CBS. 6 missed plays, never saw one WR route the entire night, and Boomer/Young were irritating as fuck….but oh did they did cover Kaepernick, pissing on the one thing left in this world that can unify us.

Fault goes all around…but Case really didn’t seem like the culprit until the fourth quarter…after being battered for 45 min. I say ‘SEEM’ because the ESPN didn’t show me the routes or progressions…dickheads. He seemed to hit his marks…but drops and HORRIBLE O-Line play made us look like an undisciplined High School team.

Tavon…you can have the fair catch…that’s fine…but 4 drops when it hits your hands…give some of the money back.

Defense…I saw lots of positives…super-fast and very disruptive…Ogletree will be a good middle linebacker someday…but we may have to wait until game 3 or so. The defensive penalties were standard fare and corrections can be made…I am not willing to fault Aaron Donald in the 4th…he just did what I was feeling. The last score was just handing them the ball and saying we are done. So with only a few fixable middle-field mistakes, I was happy with the defense.

Are the 49ers that good?…No…I feel they will still have a losing season…but they were (and maybe ‘are’) better than us.

Once Sunday night football started…I think the Monday night game became unneeded…all last night’s coverage did was prove the point.

I think Manion should have been put in the 4th…only because Case was getting knocked around too much…not because he was necessarily bad…It is still his job.

If I could see the routes (fucking ESPN) I would have a better line of criticism for the play calling. But as my friend Punxatani said…”that was discipline…and that starts at the top”. And he is right…Fisher has a lot of blame here.

On Goff…Ok…I trust Fisher to bring him at a time when he can win for us…he is not ready… I could see that on Hard Knocks…He will be a great pocket passer. But if we lose the next 5 Road games (thanks NFL)…it will be time for some on the job training.

Seattle seemed weak on Sunday…so not too far-fetched to be able to tighten it up.


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