Rams’ run defense remains problem area
The St. Louis
On Sunday, the Seattle
To defensive end
“I’ve been doing this since I was 5 years old,” Little said. “If you don’t know how to tackle, then you might not need to be in this business.”
“There were situations where we had them at the line of scrimmage and whatnot and they broke tackles,” defensive end
Just like last week and the week before that, Spagnuolo cites a combination of poor tackling and mistakes across the board in gap responsibility. Regarding the mistakes, he said it’s not something that can be pinpointed, except for the fact it’s not a case of getting physically manhandled.
“It’s a little bit of everything,” Spagnuolo said. “I keep saying that, but I’m not lying to you. If I thought it was one person every time, that person would be out. That’s not the case.”
Revised totals do not include missed tackles, and Spagnuolo declined to reveal the count from the
“I’m not going there,” Spagnuolo said. “We had enough that caused us to not play good defense. Too many.”
Players are not shirking responsibility after losing their 11th in a row at home and 10th straight against the
“All that matters is the next snap, and we’ve got to have that mentality,” Long said. “Nobody is going to dig us out of a hole except ourselves.”
“He’s not looking to take any time off, but we’re going to be careful,” Spagnuolo said.
Jackson said after the game the back bothered him throughout the game.
“A lot of people questioned why did I play,” Jackson said. “Well, I play because I love to play.”