St. Louis Rams coach Steve Spagnuolo yells on the sideline in the first quarter of an NFL football game against the San Francisco 49ers in San Francisco, Sunday, Oct. 4, 2009. The 49ers won 35-0. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez) By Marcio Jose Sanchez
By Bryce Moore
St. Louis Rams head coach Steve Spagnuolo stands on the sidelines during the first quarter of an NFL football game against the Arizona Cardinals Sunday, Nov. 22, 2009, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Curry) By Jeff Curry
St. Louis Rams head coach Steve Spagnuolo leaves the field after the Rams lost to the Chicago Bears 17-9 an NFL football game in Chicago, Sunday, Dec. 6, 2009. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh) By Nam Y. Huh
By Bryce Moore
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- The St. Louis Rams are losing fans while struggling through another long season. Coach Steve Spagnuolo says he tries not to pay attention whether the stadium is half-empty, which was the case for Sunday's 16-13 loss to Houston Texans that dropped the Rams to 1-13.
Spagnuolo's first season has been tough to watch after the Rams cleaned house from the failed Scott Linehan regime, including veterans who probably would have helped the franchise win more games. Attendance at the last two home games has been the lowest since moving to St. Louis in 1995 and Sunday's crowd was announced as just over 46,000.
Spagnuolo said he's received a lot of supportive cards and letters from fans. His favorites come with designed plays on small index cards.
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