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1 ST. LOUIS RAMS
Jim Trotter
September 05, 2011
While the offense settles, a rising D holds the postseason key
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September 05, 2011

1 St. Louis Rams

While the offense settles, a rising D holds the postseason key

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"A lot of the time, especially the first two years in this system, you worry so much about being in the right gap because there's a lot that goes into playing this defense," Laurinaitis says. "Now that I'm comfortable, it allows me to be more aggressive. Spag's thing is, don't worry about being gap perfect. Just trust your instincts and go downhill. Instead of seeing a power run and getting to the spot and shuffling your feet and waiting on the ballcarrier, take a chance and go."

If he can do that, he might wind up not only in the opposing backfield, but also in the playoffs.

PROJECTED LINEUP

WITH 2010 STATS

OFFENSE

2010 Rank: 26

QB SAM BRADFORD

ATT 590

COMP 354

PCT 60.0

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