On Monday morning, Steve Spagnuolo checked out his Rams’ injury report and subsequently told the good ol’ media that it was the worst he’s seen in his three years with the Rams.
Quarterback Sam Bradford has a bruised right index finger, but he’s expected to play next Monday night against the Giants. Steven Jackson, on the other hand, is going to miss the Monday night football spectacular because of a strained right quadriceps. Think that’s bad? The Rams’ best cornerback, Ron Bartell, is likely out for the season with two fractures in his neck.
The Rams’ top receiver from last season? Danny Amendola… out indefinitely with a dislocated left elbow.
I’m not going to write about the game. You already know the score — the Eagles whipped the collective tails of the Rams. An emotional start that saw the Rams’ defense make a big stand, and the offense put together a 40+ yard Steven Jackson run for a touchdown on the Rams’ very first play, the lead was permanently taken away a couple of series later when Bradford lost control of the football and the Eagles took it back to the house.
The first half of the Rams’ season doesn’t get any easier for the team. They still face the Baltimore Ravens, Green Bay Packers, New Orleans Saints and Dallas Cowboys.
Brace yourself, fellas.