The Rams heard a lot of criticism after flopping on Monday night against the 49ers in Week One and linebacker Alec Ogletree wanted to make sure it didn’t happen again after their first home game since moving to Los Angeles.
Ogletree called a team meeting on Saturday night to let the rest of the Rams know that they had to turn the page from their terrible start to the season and embrace the chance to play in front of a packed Coliseum in the NFL’s return to town.
“You play the game long enough, you realize how fast the time flies,” defensive end Robert Quinn said, via ESPN.com. “Every game is important. You have to realize it. You want to capture the moment because you don’t want to say, ‘We should’ve done this better, that better.’ He was basically just challenging each other to live up to their potential and not play like we did earlier this week.”
The wait for a touchdown remains after a 9-3 win over the Seahawks, but Ogletree did his part to ensure the Rams would be winners. He stripped Christine Michael of the ball and then fell on the fumble with less than a minute to play to ensure that the Rams would be 1-1 when the day ended. Ogletree called the day a “historical moment” after the game and history will note his role in making it a winning one.