Warner Plays Incomplete Game Rams Fall to 5-7
By Rams Nation's Oscar F Lopez
. The disease in fumbles. Since the Super Bowl loss the former MVP has lost six
straight and has not shown any signs of improvements. Sure he looked ok at times,
but this clearly is not the quarterback of two years ago.
The total play of the team was also in question on sunday. The only bright spots
was the defense and secondary keeping it close. The oustanding plays by Grant
Wistrom, Tommy Polley, James Whitley, and Dre' Bly contributed to the team staying
in the game. God knows what would have happened if the defense had not stepped
up when it counted.
The reality of the game was that the running game with Marshall Faulk and Lamar
Gordon was unnoticeable. Gordon even fumbled. The turnovers and incompletions
together with sacks just clearly told the story for the Rams at Veterans Stadium.
Offensively the line was nonexistent all day long. The total sacks tells the story
that there is a real problem. Quarterback controversy was the question of the
week coming off the Washington loss near the goal line.
I love Kurt Warner , but his play lately reminds me of Tony Banks. The fumbles,
incompleteions, and interceptions are just things that Rams fans cringe at. When
I look at the game sheet of the game, the one thing that stands out was incompletions.
Kurt was 20 for 42 for 218 yards and two interceptions. The interceptions have
come lately all near the red zone for easy scores. Bobby Taylor's return for 23
yards resulted in a score with 38 seconds left in the 1st Quarter. And the other
was when troy Vincent intercepted a pass that was underthrown for Isaac Bruce
in the endzone.
The story of the game was that defensively the Eagles gave A.J. Feeley a chance
to win. Bobby Taylor summed up the game by saying," Defensively, we knew
we had to play well. And we had no injuries on defense. We had no excuses."
As for Kurt Warner and Mike Martz, well they feel otherwise. Kurt Warner stated,"
We made mistakes all across the board. In the past, we've always been able to
overcome it. For whatever reason this year, we haven't." Mike added to the
effort by simply saying , "We're trying to win."
Even with an injured hand, I believe Marc Bulger could have played better than
Kurt Warner on Sunday in the 10-3 loss against the Eagles. So now we get Jamie
Martin to start. So you hear it here first ,only a miracle will help this team
win again. Remember the embarrassing loss at San Francisco. Yea ,that Jamie Martin.