Originally posted on The Penalty Flag  |  Last updated 11/10/11
The St Louis Rams, formerly ‘The Greatest Show on Turf’ – mostly because of their very fast and oft-open receivers took another blow last Sunday with the season loss of WR/ PR Greg Salas, whose rookie season so far had been top shelf. It’s been a terrible season for the Rams, injury and execution plagued – the latter condition displayed last week on a punt return coverage failure to lose the game in overtime against the Cardinals. And despite the occasional flashes of strong play they have shown in close games and their sole tromping thus far this season against the heavily favored Saints, the Rams just can’t stay healthy and get it together. To add to their woes Sam Bradford and Steven Jackson were limited in practice this week, both of whom are absolutely necessary if the Rams want to salvage anything respectful out of this year. So now the Rams are going to be depending on the protection of their offensive line, which hasn’t been good, as well as a patchwork of rookie and just off the injured list receivers to fuel any semblance of an aerial attack. The rookies include Austin Pettis, and the injured include veterans [...]
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