EDITOR'S NOTE 12:45PM: Thanks to VanRam for posting this Q&A. Also, my Q&A is up over at Turf Show Times. If you feel like answering their questions, go to town.
Greetings fellow beleagured fans of a struggling team. I'm VanRam from SBN's Rams site, Turf Show Times.
I suppose I could give you a hundred words or so about the state of the Rams, but I'd say the best route is to crack open a thesaurus and see how many synonyms for crappy/bad/underachieving you can find. There's three already...
Okay, as usual it's not that simple. The Rams are suffering from a long chain of events going back several years. It starts at the top though, with poor management. Years of bad drafts, letting our best and brightest walk via free agency, and the resulting poor play have put the Rams where they are now.
Things really are picking up, despite what you saw last week against the Jets. The Rams had a good draft this year, and their first and second round picks - DE Chirs Long and WR Donnie Avery - are already exceeding expectations. Firing head coach Scott Linehan really has made a difference. And a new owner - Chip Rosenbloom stepping in for his departed mother - has promised further changes, including a much needed overall in the front office, after the season.
With a third win on the line for both teams, this ought to be a fascinating matchup and I'm sure you've got questions about the Rams...or Mike Martz maybe. Ask away.