They haven’t received a lot of media attention, but few teams have been more disappointing than the Rams thus far.
Yes, we know the schedule hasn’t been easy. But they lost by 18 at home to the Eagles (Philly’s only win), 30 at home to the Ravens, and played sloppy football in a road loss to the Giants.
This was supposed to be a year to take a step forward, but St. Louis looks like one of the worst teams in the league. Some of their young players, notably tackle Jason Smith, appear to be regressing.
The No. 2 overall pick of the 2009 draft was benched during another poor performance Sunday.
“It wasn’t my best game. And the coaches pulled me out,” Smith said via the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. “I had some penalties in crucial situations. . . . And I need to play better so I can help the team.”
The Rams drafted Smith to play left tackle and he’s on the right side now. It’s debatable whether he’s even a league-average starter there.
The good news for St. Louis is that they still play in the NFC West. The bad news: No division games until Week Nine.