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Octet Starts on Wrong Foot

QB Austin Davis said it best in his post-game interview: it was a game of two halves. The first half of Sunday’s nail-biting loss to the Philadelphia Eagles brought irritation, frustration, head-in-hands-agony and some of the most disjointed ball we’ve seen this season. The second half brought effectiveness, hope, consistency and, ultimately, heartbreak. Once again,…

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Austin Davis Officially the Starting QB

The smoke and mirrors have finally, mercifully, been lifted. Head coach Jeff Fisher announced this afternoon that for the rest of the season, the snaps will be taken by the talented rookie Austin Davis, not veteran journeyman Shaun Hill. Great move. And what a whirlwind start to his career for Davis: from baseball scholarship at…

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Battle between Good and Eagle

Well, thank Staced God that week is over. The only thing worse than frustrating St. Louis football is no St. Louis football. Fortunately, it looks like we’ll be getting back to the latter this week, as the Rams look to cash in at Lincoln Financial Field on a date with the Eagles and their decimated…

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Texas-sized beatdown

Sorry about that, Rams Nation. This game is my fault. Before the game started, I didn’t exactly have high hopes. But we live in a society where we can manufacture good feelings about an upcoming game. So I booted up my Xbox 360, popped in my most recent copy of Madden (Madden 09, for those…

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Starting Shaun Hill (if healthy) is the right move

I guess there’s no escaping the quarterback controversies, eh? With QB Sam Bradford out for the season, it looked like the starting job would be Shaun Hill’s to lose. And then, “disaster” struck — which turned out to be a blessing in disguise for the Tampa Bay game. Austin Davis, who had previously not shown…

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A tale of two teams

Now that’s more like it. Sunday’s game brought us a team that was much more prepared. A team that made the plays when it counted. A team that got clutch plays from some admittedly unlikely suspects. It also brought a disproportionate amount of flags that still needs to be addressed, a front four that still…

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Buc-king the trend

So, uh, that could have gone better. Now that the dust has settled and the most extreme of viewpoints have been articulated, it’s safe to say that we’re all feeling pretty low in Rams Nation. We’ve lost some pretty big stinkers over the past decade or so, but this one feels different. Unlike other games,…