Comrade Meier, fan of the blog, sends along an article from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch about new Rams owner Chip Rosenbloom. You see, Chip became the owner in January upon the death of his mother. Sound familiar? The Rams have started the season 0-2 after getting embarrassed in their first two games. Yep, that sounds like something I can relate to. But, then in an interview yesterday, Rosenbloom made it perfectly clear that losing was not acceptable and wholesale changes would be made if needed:
"Obviously, the game of football is about winning," Rosenbloom said. "The level of play is not acceptable to me or anybody in the organization."
GOOD GOD. Can you EVER imagine Mike Brown saying anything resembling this? Instead, Mikey hides from the media in his bunker underground at PBS that was paid for with YOUR tax money and makes Marvin take the heat from the media.
But Rams coach Scott Linehan gets it too - after being told about Rosenbloom's comments, Linehan said:
"It's the way it works. I've told you that from the beginning. I've accepted that — only as part of the job, but not as part of where we're going. In my mind we're going to beat Seattle. I'm not making any guarantees — you can call it what it is — but in my mind we're going to beat Seattle and we're going to right this ship. Because we don't have a choice. I don't have a choice, and neither does anybody else around here."
Actually Scott, it doesn't work that way in Cincinnati.
In Cincinnati, Marvin Lewis sugarcoats every loss and generally insults Bengals fans intelligence. This week, he claimed that the Bengals didn't have 12 men on the field, when Comrade Buck showed here that they most certainly did.
And check out this gem from his post-game interviews with C. Trent:
I thought we did a good job on both sides of the ball on the line of scrimmage, and that was the No. 1 goal. That was, now they had some plays, we had some plays, but I thought up front we did a nice job of staying on our feet. Offensively, we did a nice job of getting the right hat on the right guy. A couple of times we got into a bad match on a play. We were down on the play clock and couldn't get it flipped over. That happened a couple of time. Other than that, we did a pretty good job. We still had two explosive runs, which, at the end of the day, caused a change in field position. And when we had a chance to do a couple of those things, we got it to nine yards instead of 21 and 55 or 51, whatever they had."
A PRETTY GOOD JOB? HOW CAN THE BENGALS EXPECT TO WIN ONE GAME THIS YEAR WHEN THE BENGALS PEROFRMANCE IN WEEK 2 WAS 'A PRETTY GOOD JOB?" DOESN'T MARVIN LEWIS SEE THIS? I FEEL LIKE I AM TAKING CRAZY PILLS.
Blue Steel? Ferrari? Le Tigra? They're the same face! Doesn't anybody notice this? I feel like I'm taking crazy pills!