I do have to agree with those who think the 3-back rotation is a mistake. Unless, he was saving Jones for the second half, then I think it's dumb. If he plays Jones the majority of the secon half, it might not be that bad.
No one gets it, to be honest. Especially today when there is no excuse for a "big deficit" to prevent runs.
Eight rushes for 44 yards for Aaron Jones.
Williams did - and it was an aggressive read - he ran up and jammed up the rusher at the line of scrimmage to give Rodgers a real clean step up lane.
The simple answer is you have Aaron Rodgers. He's better than any running back. But - to the overall point - they have had success there and the game is a tight one. Coming out and getting Jones going again should be the priority in the second half.
It was an excellent special teams play to down it there. Hekker has been fantastic. It's hard to continually march long fields against this defense.
Mixed bag at best today. I think there was some nicely designed plays early, but plays like the dive at the 1 (Phillips called a run blitz off Bulaga's inside shoulder) and the play action incompletion before Wlliams' TD run seemed a little ... eh. There have been some chunk plays, and I think the Packers receivers have been winning. Rams pressure has been pretty consistent.
It was easy, early. Simply went Williams, Montgomery, Jones and repeat. Now it seems like Jones-Williams-Jones-Williams-Montgomery is the preferred rotation.
Packers have been trying this, to varying degrees of success. They are a smart front seven - it's worked (long pass to Graham), and hasn't (sack early).
Hard to argue with that stall.
Fair. They always say their two-minute is a strength. I think a "sugar" huddle (no huddle, but not hurry up) would perhaps keep them in a bit more of an offensive rhythm.
No doubt best first half of football the defense has played. Even over the shutout in the first 30 minutes against Buffalo. Rams came in averaging 30+.
Packers will kick off, of course.
Good time for an onsides.
Not that we're aware of or have been announced.
Rams seemed ready for it the way they lined up.
Thanks all! Tom is back. My coffee needs a top off.
There's the first end-around today.
Pettine brings Tramon Williams off the edge. Should have been a sack. Now the Rams are quick-snapping it.
Another blitz off the edge, this time Josh Jackson.
Great coverage by Kevin King. Corners are playing lights out today.
#Rams receivers Robert Woods and Brandin Cooks have been targeted eight times and have caught three passes for 59 yards.