Tuesday, October 4, 2016
With a powerful defense leading an offense that did just enough to win, the Rams from Los Angeles are a starting 3-1 in their season back home.
However, they are not to blow their own horns just yet ,.
Coach Jeff Fisher especially noticed problems Rams Monday when he re-watched a gritty 17-13 victory in Arizona. Los Angeles is only the third of three consecutive victories in the last decade for a franchise long struggle, but Fisher happy person sees on his improbable first place team.
'' You need to take a hard look at it, and we did, Fisher said. '' We have a lot of room for improvement offensively and defensively. Too big games (left) to the defense. The struggles against the run. The lack of a running game offensively and an inability to pick up points when we arrived in the midfield. The players understand. They were very receptive today where we are. ''
But last victory was clearly satisfactory Fisher because it came at the expense of rival Cardinals, the NFC West champions last season. Missouri passage to California has not made everyone forget that the coach of the Arizona Bruce Arians has piqued the Rams in seasons past, calling them '' a team that is still 8-8 '' and '' this team does not please us. ''
Fisher confirmed tell his players in the locker room that Sunday's victory was an early 'Christmas present' 'for the Cardinals (1-3), who visit the Coliseum on New Year's Day for a rematch in the final of the regular season.
'' I congratulate the players. I wanted them to know what a great victory it was, '' Fisher said dryly. '' Often Coach Arians is complimented his players from the same perspective, we just wanted to let them know that this is a big win for us, so we'll see after Christmas. Merry Christmas.''
And while praising the coaching staff of the Buffalo Bills, their next opponent, Fisher seemed to slip into a sly shot on the cards.