Originally posted by GNielsen:
Okay, you make a good point. But, I do think the Rams were underestimated last season. And, you have to admit that the Rams had very good games against the Niners and, on the contrary, the Niners did not play well against the Rams. That last game, the Niners coaches really pulled a brain fart with that play calling and even in spite of that, if Walker catches that easy floater in the end zone or if the Niner kicker makes an easy kick in either game, the Niners win. Akers actually could have won both of those games with kicks NFL kickers make 90% of the time. So, I think the Rams were a little lucky with those games last year and I don't think they can count on that kind of luck again this season.
Yes. I admit to a point. No one was madder than me in the Ed when Aker was about to kick and win. I am forever captured on the NFLSound video mic thing as they featured Fisher with a mic that game, and then the camera highlighted me pissed off right before the kick. I thought you were going to win, my face says it all.
I will not agree that you can call a coaching brain fart a sneak up by the other team. That is par for many games. Best I can say is Niners expected an easy revenge they did not get.
I will agree that the Rams were not expected to play as hard as they did last year, and were underestimated maybe by their division foes. And that that won't happen again. I agree with you on that. But do remember that two of Rams' core players were benched for the tie game.
This year. I think Niners and Hawks are very focused on each other. And, also are paying attention to the Rams. Three good coaches. Two teams stacked with talent, and one young unknown.
You are correct there will be no sneaking. :-)