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Alec Ogletree comes through after calling team meeting Saturday night

LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 18:  Alec Ogletree #52 of the Los Angeles Rams tackles quarterback  Russell Wilson #3 of the Seattle Seahawks on the third down in the fourth quarter of the home opening NFL game at Los Angeles Coliseum on September 18, 2016 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images) Getty Images

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 “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.

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12 Responses to “Alec Ogletree comes through after calling team meeting Saturday night”
  1. jjb0811 says: Sep 19, 2016 8:08 AM

    Still can’t get that #1 pick on the field, LA?

  2. jimmyt says: Sep 19, 2016 9:32 AM

    How long has it been again since the LA Rams have scored a TD? The St. Louis Rams had The Greatest Show On Turf, two SB appearances and a SB win. The LA Rams will never have The Greatest Show On Turf and likely never have the other.

  3. fumblenuts says: Sep 19, 2016 9:44 AM

    Ogletree called the day a “historical moment”

    The Rams won their Super Bowl for the year.

  4. kane337 says: Sep 19, 2016 9:50 AM

    Those old LA Rams colors are so much better than the gold St. Louis ones.

  5. kjdoyle58 says: Sep 19, 2016 10:18 AM

    Historical in the fact that it was the first game back in LA…if you think the Hags are a SB team…keep dreaming.

  6. janvanflac says: Sep 19, 2016 10:20 AM

    The Rams always play well when they wear those unis. It’s like they are 2 different teams. They should wear them all the time, they look great and the team wins with them.

  7. 3yardsndust says: Sep 19, 2016 10:31 AM

    They should stick with the throwback uniforms. The darker St Louis ones are cursed. Cursed!

  8. motleytrap says: Sep 19, 2016 10:36 AM

    Nope, LA didn’t have the GSOT, but those 50s offenses were just as dominant, and they won the 1951 championship in a similar manner to the 99 Rams.

    Rams have moved around so much there’s no point in being territorial.

  9. therealtrenches says: Sep 19, 2016 10:42 AM

    The Seahawks had already demonstrated in week 1 that their offense is not in synch, but kudos to the Rams defense for pulling it together.

    As for the offense, if they don’t find a way to get Gurley going, then they are screwed. With a top draft pick at QB, I think the plan all along should’ve been to start the kid either week 1, or after the bye, spend the spring and summer solidifying the run game, and give the kid a small menu of pass plays to master. Then play action would work.

    For all I know, that’s what they did, and Goff still wasn’t up to the task.

    But without knowing what’s going on in their practices and meetings, the only think we can say is that the whole offensive coaching staff and Jared Goff himself deserve *very* low marks for the state of things right now.

    On the outside looking in, it doesn’t even appear that they have mapped out a plan for him. And if they have, he hasn’t come close to hitting the benchmarks they set for him. That wouldn’t surprise me. He has appeared lost ever since the day he heard his name called in Chicago, donned a Rams hat, and had a mic stuck in his face. Until further revelations come out, it looks like the coaching staff and the kid have both botched this, so far. There’s still time to turn it around, but it doesn’t look good.

  10. bobthis says: Sep 19, 2016 11:56 AM

    I was at the game Sunday and my thoughts were a lot different than the guys on radio after the game. The offense had NOTHING to do with this win. It was all defense! The Ram problems start at the top with Fischer and the offensive coordinator. Keenum is not the long term answer. Mannion is a much better passer and he didn’t even suit up. Fischer’s comments after the game showed he was happy with Keenum and just wanted to keep the game close. That’s not the attitude of a head coach. He’s had several seasons and still has only two over .500. Gurley will never get started as long as the opponents have no respect for the passing game. There is absolutely no threat of Keenum throwing deep. Lack of skill and a really bad offensive coordinator will play right into the hands of the opposing teams. The 49’s figured that one out in the first quarter last week and they stink.

  11. thingamajig says: Sep 19, 2016 12:15 PM

    Alec Ogletree for H/C.

  12. bobthebillsfan says: Sep 19, 2016 1:57 PM

    They are right on schedule. Next week they will suck and fall to 1-2, then win the week after that. Eventually they will be 8-8, or thereabout.

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