ST. LOUIS Excuse Rams linebacker Jo Lonn Dunbar for not knowing how to react.
As Rams coach Jeff Fisher delivered the harsh truth to his team following a 36-22 loss to the Minnesota Vikings Sunday, it was a feeling he hadn't experienced since his rookie year in 2008.
Dunbar, a member of a New Orleans Saints team that won the Super Bowl in 2009 and made the playoffs the past three seasons, would not be making a return trip to the postseason this year.
Everybody knew it as they sat in a silent locker room Sunday afternoon. But it wasn't until Fisher came out and said it that it became reality.
"He basically said our playoff hopes are pretty much out the window, which we all knew," Dunbar said. "It's completely disappointing. That's what you play for, that opportunity to go to the playoffs and the opportunity to win a championship. I play because I love it but outside of those things, I don't know what else you play for."
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