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Saturday, October 18, 2008
Closer look at Rams' offense

By Mike Sando
ESPN.com

Posted by ESPN.com's Mike Sando

The Rams were a different team under Jim Haslett in Week 6, no question. Some of those differences merely coincided with the coaching change, notably personnel issues that reflected Randy McMichael's season-ending injury.

I also saw a team playing with an edge. This was refreshing to watch after seeing the Rams' previous efforts this season.

Here are a few things I noticed when breaking down the Rams' offensive personnel use against the Redskins in Week 6:

I'm taking those observations with me to St. Louis on a flight that arrives Saturday night. In the meantime, here's an Excel file with two sheets: one showing the Rams' production by personnel group, the other featuring a play-by-play log sortable by drive, down, distance, personnel, play type, yards gained/lost and more.