Faulk is old and slow and on the a serious decline.
Turley out for the year makes for depth problems with the O-line. Pace just signed, that may help. I don't think the O-line was average at best last year, I think they will be worse this year with the loss of Turley.
Not sold on Bulger. In fact, I think they will be on the market for a QB after this season because of all the interceptions he'll be throwing. It seems once he is rattled , he breaks down.
I think the defense has less problems than the offense. They won't be good until they get rid of their stupid coach.
OAKLAND, Calif. -- Rams coach Mike Martz said he thought his team trailed by only three points in the waning seconds of Thursday night's exhibition game at Oakland.
So he called for a sideline pattern with 9 seconds left to set up a field goal, instead of going for the end zone on the next-to-last play of a game the Rams were actually losing by four points.
The Raiders won 28-24.
"I can't believe I was yelling for a field goal," Martz said. "That was the dumbest thing I've ever done as a football coach."
Martz thought he saw Oakland bobble the ball on the point after and thought the Raiders missed it after they took a 27-24 lead on a late touchdown pass.
Thirs-string quarterback Jeff "Smoker yelled at me, 'Hey, coach, we're down by four!"' Martz said. "Can you imagine Jeff Smoker telling me what the score was?"
Martz is notorious for being rough on rookie quarterbacks like Smoker.
http://www.stltoday.com/stltoday/sports ... field+goal