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Sean McCann
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Sean McCann

Former Philadelphia Eagles beat writer for Gannett

Rams Shackled

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I'm looking at my colleagues reasoned responses to today's question with one thought: is there something about the St. Louis Rams that I'm missing?

St. Louis has got to be the answer, and while it's unlikely there will be another 0-16 team for quite a while the Rams will have to improve quite a bit to win two games this season.

This is the team that got shut out, 28-0, by a Seahawks squad that dropped its next two games. In Week 2, St. Louis almost beat a decent team. At least that's what we all thought at the time, and then the Redskins lost to Detroit in Week 3.

Incidentally, those same Lions are St. Louis' best hope for a victory, Nov. 1 at Ford Field.
First-year head coach Steve Spagnuolo will probably get the St. Louis defense playing at a high level at some point, but the offense is a shambles. The Rams have one great player -- running back Steven Jackson -- and so little else that they turned to Kyle Boller at quarterback last week.

Let the Sam Bradford watch begin.

Even if St. Louis wins a game this season, the Rams have a chance to approach Detroit's feat of futility anyway.

Since the advent of the 16-game season, no non-expansion team has ever failed to win more than three games in three consecutive years. Nine other teams have gone 3-13 or worse two seasons in a row, and all -- except for the expansion Browns in 2000 -- lost their grip on suckhood.

I believe the Rams' putridness is made of sturdier stuff. Such is the legacy of Mike Martz.

By Sean McCann  |  September 28, 2009; 2:08 PM ET  | Category:  St. Louis Rams Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati  
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