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    Nick's Mailbag, Stlouisrams.com

    Hello, Rams fans. Tough one over the weekend but we'll keep it moving today as the Packers come calling this weekend. Let's go...
  • Stuart, Scotland

    1:31 PM ET

    Nick,not long till London now and im really looking forward to it,will there be anywhere we will be able to see the players before the game?i know the fans rally in trafalgar sq is on every year on sat but have never been around to see any players?any chance you will be there?
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    Nick's Mailbag, Stlouisrams.com

    I'm still getting a handle on the events that will be going on next week in London. But I promise I will post them on the site and on my blog with updates so please stay tuned. I hope to get out to see as much of London as possible, especially over the weekend.
  • Josh, Iowa

    1:32 PM ET

    How is Zuerlein's confidence holding up? The kid is still a stud so he shouldn't worry. Everyone was talking about 40 and 50 yarders like they were automatic for him. He's only human, some kickers never make a FG from that range, especially outside in poor weather. He had the distance on that 66 yarder, but it looked like the wind pulled it left. Will Fisher give him another chance if the time comes?
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    Best I can tell, he's just fine. And I think the team is still more than confident in him. I have no doubt that when the opportunity arises, Fisher won't hesitate.
  • Mike, Riverside,Ca

    1:33 PM ET

    Nick, was wondering what your thoughts are on the platoon with Jackson/Richardson?Do you think this platoon will stick or are they going to gradually start to give more carries to Richardson?
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    I think the Rams might have found something in the way they are deploying that duo right now. They really do complement each other well. I'd be surprised if the Rams didn't just stick with what is working and right now, that's using the combination in tandem.
  • David, Maryland

    1:34 PM ET

    That fake punt really hurt us. How did we let that happen? Were we not ready for it at all?
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    Nick's Mailbag, Stlouisrams.com

    It did cost the Rams some valuable seconds they could have used on the final drive. Jeff Fisher took the blame for it after the game, saying he didn't think Miami would do something like that in that situation and said he should have left the defense on the field.
  • Mark, LA

    1:36 PM ET

    Is there any news on any tryouts today and what does it say about the DE getting a look last week is that more about depth concerns? And How is conrath feeling now fully ready?
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    Nothing going on that I'm aware of. Wilkerson getting a look was more a product of a just in case scenario. William Hayes had an ailing back and Eugene Sims was coming off a concussion. It was precautionary to take a look at him. I think Conrath is ready and I'm curious if we'll see him Sunday. He's more of a pass rusher and Green Bay is more of a passing team so we'll see if he's active.
  • Mike, Riverside, Ca

    1:38 PM ET

    Hi Nick. Tough loss in a game we should have won. It was upsetting to read a lot of blogs laying blame on Zeurlein (even though 2 of the misses were from 52 and 66 yards with a strong crosswind!) For me it was the 7 penalties in the 2nd quarter alone that was disturbing. Just wondered what you saw the most that you didn't like
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    Nick's Mailbag, Stlouisrams.com

    I'm with you on the penalties, that's really frustrating and it helped kill drives. That's the most frustrating part, though: putting up so many yards and not getting touchdowns. It's been an on going issue. Penalties contribute to that but so do other little breakdowns along the way. Was also the first time this season I believe the Rams have lost the special teams battles. Brutal fumble by Miller and Miami consistently won field position.
  • Justin, St. Louis

    1:40 PM ET

    Keys to winning a tough game: 1) Avoid costly turnovers- didn't do that 2) Don't leave points on the board- didn't do that 3) Don't commit costly penalties- didn't do that 4) Force turnovers- didn't do that How many of these can be altered with better coaching and how many are on the players?
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    I suppose that everyone can share in the blame at least a little on all of them but really it's up to the players to do those things. We've seen the Rams do all of those things well this year at certain points so it's not like they are incapable. I wouldn't put those on the coaches much, if at all.
  • Ryan Williams, Youngstown, ohio

    1:42 PM ET

    No doubt this team has done a wonderful job this year and its a very young team and I do see the mistakes and it will take time for us to learn and get better we are Simba's. But boy I hope for the day that they give Mcleod or Daniels a chance so whats the view on these rookies at safety?
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    Right now, their role is on special teams. The time might come when they get a shot to contribute on defense but I'll say this: Quintin Mikell is playing very well so far this season. And I know people like to point the finger at Craig Dahl but he's also been pretty solid the past few weeks.
  • Jacob, Missouri

    1:43 PM ET

    The Packers are getting red hot. How are we going to stop them?
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    Nick's Mailbag, Stlouisrams.com

    Well, believe it or not, the Rams seem to match up pretty well with Green Bay, all things considered. The Packers have struggled to run the ball effectively, have had pass protection issues and have had some defensive lapses. Plus, the Rams have been very good at home. The recipe is there for a very good, very competitive game, in my opinion.
  • David, Maryland

    1:45 PM ET

    Is Jenkins now a liability in coverage?
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    No, I don't think that would be fair or accurate to say. For those paying attention, I've written multiple times that one of his "bad" habits is he can get caught looking into the backfield and get beat over the top. We've seen it a few times this year but it's important to keep in mind that he's doing it in an attempt to be aggressive and make a play on a ball by jumping a route. There's work to be done in that area, certainly, knowing when to make that move and when not to but to call him a liability in coverage based on his small body of work so far would be unfair and a bit ridiculous.
  • David, Maryland

    1:47 PM ET

    Seems to me like what really hurt us at the end was when Quick couldn't get into the end zone. Then Fisher challenged and we lost a timeout. That would have come in handy on our final drive..
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    Nick's Mailbag, Stlouisrams.com

    The lost timeout certainly didn't help but you have to make that challenge there. If Quick is in the end zone, you need those points. If he's not, then you suddenly have one play to get in there.
  • Steve, Georgia

    1:48 PM ET

    Any chance we consider brining in a Plaxico Burress just to help us out in Redzone situations?
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    I strongly, strongly doubt it.
  • ramforlife, fort lauderdale

    1:48 PM ET

    nick two quick questions 1. As dangerous as jenkins is as a returner he's just as careless and on a team where every turnover is huge do you think we see pead a little on the PR he's our most shifty player in the open field and lets face it he was a second rounder and 2.Do you think L.David would have been a better pick dudes a beast out in tampa?
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    I wouldn't rule out the possibility of Pead getting an opportunity or two on punt returns. Jenkins fumble, even though it went out of bounds, doesn't fall in line with Fisher's first priority in a PR: ball security. I haven't watched Lavonte David at all but I know Jo-Lonn Dunbar has played outstanding football for the Rams at that WLB position.
  • Mike, Canada

    1:50 PM ET

    Hey Nick, heres the thing, we are not ready to compete for playoff spot quite yet but we are moving forward very quickly. Thats a tough loss but lets not forget the big picture here. Still want a high pick to increase the plamakers on the team. Sucks to lose, but at least we compete every weekend
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    You know, I'd actually disagree with you a bit. In looking at the NFC and really the NFL in general this year, why can't the Rams compete for the playoffs? I'm not saying they'll get in or even be in the race until the final weeks but I don't see a team that is going to back down from any challenge and is likely going to be in all or most of the games they play. If they can find a way to win some games on the road, there's reason to believe they can compete.
  • Mike, Canada

    1:51 PM ET

    Hey Nick, Seems like Sam is running more this year and I love it. he is a big dude and mobile, Do we bootleg much? And Id love to see more roll outs
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    Nick's Mailbag, Stlouisrams.com

    They get Sam on the move fairly often and like to do that play action roll out. As for his running, I think he's a pretty good athlete - better than he gets credit for - and he seems to be trusting himself to take off now more than ever.
  • TheDR, Calif

    1:52 PM ET

    Nick - As always, thank you for taking our questions. I would like to point out to those people who were complaining about Sam's stats last week after the Win. He only had 141 yards but two touchdowns. This week he had 315 yards which to the critics is more respectable; however we lost. I think it's time people gave up on the stats and just except a win when it comes. How about you?
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    I think this week should provide a shining example that the only statistic that truly matters is what goes underneath the "W" column. Stats are fine to look at as indicators of performance but there's not a player in the locker room that would rather have some big individual statistical day and leave with a loss.
  • John, OKC

    1:55 PM ET

    Whats the view on Washington on the PS do you think there are other teams out there looking at him. I heard he is one the same level or better than Rok if its not this year then next cant wait to see both Rok and Washington on that line. So how does the coaches view Washington?
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    I really don't have any idea. He works on scout team in practice.
  • Mike, Canada

    1:56 PM ET

    hey Nick,, Tough game on Sunday, tough day for Young GZ. How is his head space? all 3 wide left, anything there? Just a bad day?
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    Nick's Mailbag, Stlouisrams.com

    Just a bad day. He said he thought he was "coming across" the ball. And there was some win involved, especially on the two long ones. Expectation is that he'll be fine.
  • Jim, Indianapolis

    1:56 PM ET

    Thanks for taking my question. Was I seeing things or was the play clock expired for several seconds on the fake punt that Miami did? It was odd that nobody mentioned it.
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    I saw that too and then it seemed like it got reset. I was a bit confused by what happened there. Also, on the last punt that came later, the Rams had a holding call that was supposed to be half the distance from where they had it. They had it at the 9 and the penalty was marked off to the 3. That's more than half the distance.
  • MoBob,

    1:58 PM ET

    WOW! Not much can be said. Rams imploded. I'm beginning to wonder about their mental toughness.Back in the mid 60's my Marine DI said that it's not only the weapons that determine the outcome of the battle, but the mental toughness of those that fight it. Words that have stayed with me for years. Usually we say to forget about the loss and prepare for the next game but this game should be remembered and built on. OLD saying. " If you forget about history, then you are bound to repeat it. Jackson, Amendola and a few others seem to give it all but I don't see the rest of the team doing it. Too many mental errors. Do you think mentally we're tough enough?
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    I think this team is very tough mentally. Are there mistakes? Absolutely. The penalties, for one, are a sign of mental mistakes usually though they can also be made as compensations for physical errors. But would a non-mentally tough team continue to scratch and claw in the fourth quarter and nearly come back to win the game? Sorry, no sale on this argument.
  • Don Riley , New Jersey

    2:00 PM ET

    I think (just putting in my two cents) the only reason the Rams can't compete for a Playoff spot is the Offensive line as it currently stands. I mean Sam Bradford is not a running quarterback and the Rams need a really strong offensive line to take them into the playoffs. The Defensive is good enough, even the receivers, special teams etc. I really think the only problem is the Offensive line. Nick, shouldn't a playoff quality offensive line have opened up enough holes to get us into the end zone, more than once. And that once was barely once. Do you think this line is good enough to put us into the playoffs ?
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    There's some merit to what you are saying but I'd also say this: I don't think it's on the offensive line that the Rams couldn't get in the end zone more. They had a hand in just like the receivers, the backs, the tight ends, the quarterback, etc. It's a lack of execution and some costly penalties at the wrong times. Also, keep in mind, the offensive line should get better and have a much different look as Saffold and Wells get back.
  • Scott, Los Angeles

    2:01 PM ET

    Hello Nick, how are you? As nuts as this may sound, I'm actually quite optimistic about the Rams. Sure, growing pains with rookies, but thats to be expected. I see Sam getting comfortable with the new offense and the defense has a bunch of animals playing on it. This is still a work in progress, but I see it progressing in the right direction. eliminate the silly mental mistakes and we have the makings of a solid team. thanks for taking all of our questions.
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    I don't think it sounds nuts at all. I know it's popular for the doom and gloom to come out after a loss but I'm not sure how any Rams fan, even the most pessimistic, could look at what's going on here and not at least see progress that bodes well for the future.
  • Josh, Iowa

    2:04 PM ET

    Thanks Nick. One thing that impressed me Sunday was Sam Bradford's mobility. He made several key plays with his feet. I have always thought his athleticism was underrated. His scrambles resembled plays that Aaron Rodgers would make. We saw almost none of this with the previous regime. Did Spags allow Sam to tuck and run like that, or was he forced to stay in the pocket as long as possible?
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    I don't think it was a matter of Spags not allowing him to do it. Last year, obviously, he had a bad ankle which made it a non starter. I think he's also doing a better job of feeling pressure and taking off when the opportunity arises.
  • Paul Hart, Medford, Oregon

    2:05 PM ET

    Hi Nick, Any updated news on DA? II must say that I'm Happy with this young WR core. Rome was not built in a day and either will the Wideout position. That said can we please stop talking about TO and any other old receiver?
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    Nothing new on Danny. Still going to be few weeks or so. As for the other old receiver discussion: I can only hope. It really gets old.
  • TheDR, Calif

    2:06 PM ET

    Nick - On the Zuerlein misses, all three went wide left in about the same trajectory. Any idea why he didn't correct for the wind on at least one of them?
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    As he said, it wasn't just the wind, he felt like he was coming across the ball a bit. Just one of those days. And on the long kicks, it's easy to say you are correcting for the wind but it's hard to boom a ball from that distance and expect to be able to correct that much for it.
  • John, OKC

    2:07 PM ET

    Im really concern about Pead and its not like he did poorly to lose his job richardson just out work him and been hearing this from OTA but how is his confident level so far I have a feelings if he get one or two crack he gonna hold on and produce and dont let go.
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    He's fine, as far as I know. He did get a touch on Sunday on a shuffle pass. We'll see if he continues to get some looks, perhaps those touches will come on returns.
  • Robert, Highlands Ranch, CO

    2:08 PM ET

    Hey Rams Fans, Hang tight, and stay close. If the season were to end today we would only be out of the playoffs by one game. With ten games left, and four of those within the division, the division title and/or wild card entry are well within reach. Go Rams!!
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    How good is the NFC West? All four defenses are in the top 10 in total defense and they hold four of the five spots in the top five in scoring defense. Who says it's a passing league where defense doesn't matter?
  • Joseph Devito, New York

    2:09 PM ET

    Nick, how do we get double the total yardage of the opposition and double the first downs and still lose the game? We must find a way to put the ball in the endzone. I think it traces back to the QB. He must find a way for his team to win. We never come back from a deficit. He doesn't get the job done when the game is on the line. Shouldn't we start to focus on a replacement?
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    Come on, Joseph? Really? You really, honestly think that Bradford is the sole reason the Rams couldn't get in the end zone on a consistent basis? It had nothing to do with the bobbled ball Gibson should have had in the red zone? Or the repeated penalties that pushed the offense back at inopportune moments? Or maybe a protection breakdown here and there? I'm not saying Bradford can't be better but it's everyone. And it's funny you fail to recognize that he threw for 315 yards and rushed for 34 more and a touchdown. I think it's time to change the agenda.
  • Josh, Iowa

    2:13 PM ET

    Hey Nick, tough loss. We were better than the Dolphins in a lot of areas. We just couldn't get in the endzone. What do you see as the cause for the Rams' red zone woes? We seem to be unable to pound it in from one yard out. We got our first rushing td on Sam's sneak. Is our line just getting out-muscled every time?
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    As I've said, you can't point to just one thing for those struggles. In tight spaces, everyone has to execute from the line to the backs to the QB to the receivers to the tight ends. Sometimes it's silly penalties, sometimes it's a misfire, sometimes it's a dropped pass or a receiver not getting open. They will all tell you it's a group effort. I know that sounds cliche and doesn't help feed the agendas some people have but that's how it works.
  • Don Riley , New Jersey

    2:15 PM ET

    I thought that was the best officiated game of the year. No complaints. Really, the only difference between this game and the one's we won were in the others the FG's were made. I'm sold on this Fisher coaching staff. I saw this game as just a tough road loss, to an up and coming team. I really like Joe Philbin. I think the Dolphins got a really good coach. But, my question is ................Richardson. What kind of player was he in college ? At this point in the season. He may be the steal of the entire draft. He surprises continually especially with his speed. I really would like the guy to get a 20 carry game just to see what he could do. I find myself wanting to see him run more and more. Although I'm a fan of SJ. I still want to see more of Richardson. Was he a great small college player, he's putting up some impressive numbers compared all the other drafted backs ?
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    It's interesting you ask, Don, because Richardson really didn't have very gaudy numbers in college. He had the same speed and ability but he had some injury issues that kept him out of some games and for whatever reason didn't get a whole lot of touches.
  • Mike, Canada

    2:15 PM ET

    The sign of a good Offensive line is that they can pass protect even when every body in the Stadium knows they are going to pass. We are a long ways from there, would you not agree?
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    I'm not really sure what you mean. Yes, the pass protection could be better and more consistent. It's also been better than most expected going into the season, I believe.
  • Ken, Anaheim

    2:17 PM ET

    Nick, What happen to Givens? didn't he have some big plays in the first half and seemed to disappear in the second half.
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    He had a costly drop and Miami really began to shade some coverages his way too, especially over the top. He's still a work in progress in terms of some of the shorter routes and the Dolphins made it clear they didn't want him getting behind the defense again.
  • Blaine, Montana

    2:18 PM ET

    Im not so much blaming this loss on legatron as I am on the offense. the offense needs to score TDs and not settle for FGs
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    Truth. And there wasn't one player in the locker room after the game who would disagree with you.
  • Robert , Highlands Ranch, CO

    2:18 PM ET

    Hey Nick, Was it just me or were we not aggressive enough when we got the ball back to end the game? I kept waiting for another back-breaking Bradford/Givens deep ball but it never happened. Thinking it should have.
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    Not sure what you were looking for but Miami was playing defense in a way to eliminate the big play over the top. You have to take what they give you in that situation.
  • Steve, Farmington New Mexico

    2:19 PM ET

    Do you think the Rams can continue this defense and what do you think if the Offense gets it game on track
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    Offense is certainly capable of more games like this. What they did on the ground was particularly impressive considering Miami's previously vaunted rush defense. They have to find ways to finish drives with touchdowns instead of FGs now. It's just that simple.
  • Fat guy and a Puerto Rican, Detroit Michigan

    2:20 PM ET

    Why haven't the ST. Louis Rams gone out and signed one of the big named Receivers? with the injury to Danny Amandola thr Rams lose their big play ability. With the Defense playing exceptionally well, why would the Rams not add weapons for Sam Bradford and the Rams offense?
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    Because none of those big name receivers are better than what they have or if they are, it's a marginal difference and would take away from the development of a young receiver with a lot more upside. I just don't get why people continue to clamor for wideouts that haven't been productive in a long, long time. There's a reason those guys are available.
  • MikeRams4Life, Rialto, Ca

    2:21 PM ET

    5 games into the season and everyone wants to throw SJax a retirement party. He had 1200 yards last season for crying out loud. He is playing behind an O-Line that is not opening holes for him. He still has a burst, he can pass protect and he can catch. Jax is a beast and will improve as the season goes on. I hope the fans and the media have to eat their words.
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    He's still running well and the combination of power and speed he and Richardson provide gives the Rams some really nice options in the run game.
  • Ken, Anaheim

    2:22 PM ET

    Nick, How is Brockers doing with the ankle? Is his game getting stronger and more consistent.
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    Glad you asked. Yes, he's getting stronger by the week and he was a real force at the line of scrimmage against Miami the other day, almost an immovable object. Put it this way, there's a few reasons the last two games the Rams are allowing just 1.8 yards per carry. Having Brockers back and closer to full speed is one of them.
  • Ryan Williams, Youngstown, ohio

    2:23 PM ET

    Really happy to see Gibson stepping up been on his bandwagon ever since he been here but what is the vibes from Quick how is he looking and feeling about all of this?
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    He was disappointed in his performance on Sunday and that he was unable to get in the end zone. But he's determined to get it going and contribute soon.
  • Paul Hart, medford, oregon

    2:24 PM ET

    Ok NIck, DA is out for a while and Jenkins gives us the ability for the big play on punt returns,but He is a risk reward guy. I'm not a fan of this theory on returns. My question is Pead being looked at for punt returns. Another Fam brought this up on Fan Chat and I think it is a great idea. Has this been looked at?
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    He was catching some last week and I think that will be re-visited this week in practice. We'll see which way they go on Sunday.
  • Peter, Leucadia, CA

    2:29 PM ET

    Hey Nick, did you cringe when Sammy got bent backwards at the goal line? He is one tough dude..Glad we can joke about him looking like Gumby, scary moment
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    Yes, I think everyone had to hold their breath a bit on that play. As Sam said after the game, though, "It felt a little better with a touchdown."
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    Nick's Mailbag, Stlouisrams.com

    That'll do it for today. Thanks for the questions as usual. Stay tuned for an update on when the next chat will be. I'm going to have to adjust because we'll be in London at this time next week so I'll have to figure out a schedule but I do plan on doing one of these live from London. Have a good week.

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