ST. LOUIS, Mo. -- Perhaps one shouldn't complain about any defense that holds Aaron Rodgers to a pair of field goals.
But I'm going to, anyway. The Rams' defense, after all, is not supposed to be just any defense. As defensive end Chris Long has said, "Our goal has gotta be a top-five defense. Top 10 is the minimum expectation."They won't sniff their goal or come close to their minimum expectation if they tackle in the regular season like they did when the first-teamers were on the field Saturday night at the Edward Jones Dome. The Rams know it as well as anyone in the crowd of 53,375.
"One thing everybody's talking about in this locker room is we didn't tackle well enough early in the game," Long said. "Hopefully, that will get better. It is the preseason but we need to work on it.
"We were in the right place a lot of times but when you don't tackle and you give an offense like that extra opportunities, it can hurt you."
And while they can take some satisfaction in holding Rodgers'...