The Rams offense reached a new low in a season of futility on Sunday.
They were shut out, never advanced the ball past the 49ers’ 35-yard line and gained just 157 yards all day. As bad as that was, things might get even worse next Monday.
Seattle isn’t as good as San Francisco defensively, but the Rams might be starting Tom Brandstater at quarterback. Sam Bradford is battling a high ankle sprain and A.J. Feeley fractured his right thumb in Sunday’s loss, leaving the third-year man from Fresno State as the only healthy quarterback on the roster. Brandstater has never played in a regular season game and was elevated from the practice squad shortly before the 49ers game.
In his Monday press conference, coach Steve Spagnuolo conceded that he’s concerned about the fact that the team has little idea what they will do at quarterback in a week’s time. Spagnuolo is hopeful Bradford will be able to go, but Brandstater will take on a heavier load in practice in the event he’s forced into the lineup.
The only intrigue left in this Rams season is whether the avalanche of losses will wind up costing Spagnuolo his job. Owner Stan Kroeneke wouldn’t give any indication after the game, but Bryan Burwell of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch believes that there will be changes coming to St. Louis when the year is over. He cautions that those changes might “not follow the whims of popular opinion,” but that Kroenke is evaluating the entire organization to decide what changes need to be made to move the team forward.