Around the NFC West: Rams can't finish

September, 15, 2008
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Posted by ESPN.com's Mike Sando

Bernie Miklasz of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch says Rams coach Scott Linehan should step down two games into the season. Executive Jay Zygmunt should also step down, Miklasz writes. 

Brian Burwell of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch says Zygmunt, not Linehan, is primarily responsible for the state of the Rams. As for Linehan's postgame meltdown: "Scott Linehan walked into the postgame interview room and immediately you could tell that we were about to witness an awkward gold mine of material for the next Coors Light television commercial."

Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch says Torry Holt held on to a touchdown pass he had no right catching, but the Rams couldn't hold on against the Giants. Holt, when told the Rams had given up nearly 1,000 yards in two games: "Wow. That's all I can say is, 'Wow.' They've got some cleaning up to do. And we've got to do a better job of trying to score some points."

Jeff Gordon of stltoday.com says something about the Rams must change, but what?

Turf Show Times hands out detailed grades for the Rams, giving the highest marks to special teams and, perhaps surprisingly, receivers. Holt and Dane Looker made plays.

Steve Korte of the Belleville News-Democrat offers slightly lower grades for the Rams' receivers and special teams.

Also from Korte: Rams rookie Chris Long was more relieved than happy about getting his first NFL sack.

More from Korte: Rams coach Scott Linehan showed anger during a short postgame news conference. His team heads to Seattle with an 0-2 record.

Norm Sanders of the Belleville News-Democrat says the Rams' offense has one touchdown and three field goals in two games. Tight end Randy McMichael likened quarterback Marc Bulger to a piņata after the Giants sacked Bulger six times.

Rod Kloeckner of the Belleville News-Democrat says the Rams' special teams were a rare bright spot for the team. Josh Brown kicked a pair of 54-yard field goals.

Todd Hefferman of the Southern checks in with Rams rookie Chris Long, who collected his first NFL sack against the Giants.

Dan Caesar of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch breaks down the stats for former Rams Kurt Warner and Isaac Bruce, who enjoyed big days in Week 2.

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