As the game clock tick its final moments away while Kousins and Washington celebrated their victory over the Rams, those knee jerk reactions took over my emotions. Even though this was one loss, I felt something drastic had to be done to save the season, but which knee jerk reaction would turn this Rams team away from another season of self destruction?
My first knee jerk reaction was to pull QB Nick Foles from the starting position. It did not matter that he had completed half of the passes that he had thrown or that he had thrown a TD, yet I wanted him replaced with Keenan.
The kicker here is that all I know about Keenan is that he had a good preseason against second team players. I never saw him play against starting players, so how do I know how well he would play? For all I know, he’d probably throw not one interception, but two. All that did not stop me from wanting Fisher to do the unrealistic and put Keenan in the game just do something.
Just do to something. Do you know how that sounds or better yet, vague? But, it did not stop me from wanting Foles replaced with Keenan, and it did end there. I wanted Frank Cignetti and Gregg Williams fired for I thought was terrible play calling. Like I would know what terrible play calling even looks like, yet just to do something, I wanted both fired.
Though, I must confess that I have my doubts about Williams’ defensive coaching abilities. I just can’t wash, “Bountygate” and his suspension for it from my mind, but that is for another post.
You ever notice how after good night sleep, all your problems or thought were problems disappear or look different? This is when your are glad that you did not embarrass yourself on social media by posting your knee jerk reactions. Well for me this is one of those times that I am glad to have kept my knee jerk reactions to myself.
So to answer the question, should we panic? My answer would be no for now. and for two reasons. This first answer would be the young offensive line which did not help Cignetti do what he wanted to do by not blocking, plain and simple. For the second reason, what would you expect would happen when you have the Rams’ 23rd ranked running defense going up against Washington’s run heavy offense? It would collapse and for Williams, I will not let him off that easy. Its his job to make sure it does not collapse.