(FootballStL) - How many times have we seen this movie? The Rams have one or two plays go against them at some point in the middle of a well played game and then, poof, they disappear. Gone. It’s like an NFL team gets replaced by a bunch of replacement players.
The Rams led 14-0 over the 49ers at the Edward Jones Dome but surrendered 31 the rest of the way and drop the Monday Night Football matchup 31-17, falling to 1-4 on the season.
The loss to the Vikings was bad. The collapse against the Cowboys was worse. The near comeback to the Eagles gave a little bit of hope that this group could rally. But this latest loss to the 49ers shows just how far away – still – the Rams are from being a true contender in the NFL.
Heck, they’re a ways away from being true contenders in their own division.
Jeff Fisher’s group gives up 432 yards of total offense to San Francisco in 66 plays, it commits eighmore penalties for 38 yards (including a questionable offensive pass interference call on Jared Cook in the 1st half) and surrenders big play after big play when the opposite is required.
Translation: The St. Louis Rams just do not make enough plays. Point blank.
And why is that? Why isn’t a Jeff Fisher coached football team making more big plays? At the very least they should be finding a way to win some of these games. But with just one win on the resume this year – and that’s against one of the worst teams in the league in Tampa Bay – this 2014 has been nothing short of a disaster.
Austin Davis is showing enough potential to be a franchise QB in the future but he’s still making too many mistakes to compete in 2014. Maybe he’ll be good enough next year?
But, then again, will the Rams even still be in St. Louis then for everyone to benefit from this losing?