(FootballStL) -- After scoring only one touchdown in the red zone this season, the St. Louis Rams put in extra red zone work during their first practice since the 28-16 loss to the New York Giants on Monday night.
The Rams had scored a touchdown only once in four trips to the red zone in New York which included being stuffed at the Giants one-yard line.
“Once we get in the red zone we’ve got to finish,” Rams quarterback Sam Bradford said. “It comes down to execution. I’ve got to be better. I missed a couple throws this week that would have resulted in touchdowns and when you get down there it’s just too important in this league to score touchdowns and not kick field goals.”
The Rams offense is 1-for-5 in the red zone through the first two games of the season.
“It’s been tough,” Rams center Jason Brown said. “It’s truly disappointing. I cannot tell you how frustrating and upsetting that is. And we’re doing everything we can right now to make sure that our preparation is perfect so that we will not be denied.”
Rams head coach Steve Spagnuolo is preparing the team by having the Rams defense play the Rams offense in the red zone rather than in the middle of the field in hopes that the team will get faster on both sides of the ball.
“The only way I know how to get better at something is to go back and work at it,” Spagnuolo said. “The speed was good which is what I think you need. The closest we can make this more like a game, the better off we will be.”
by Scott Bierman, FootballStL
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