Redskins vs. Rams: Game Preview with Ramblin’ Fan

Each week we try to get inside the heads of the opposite side.  This week I talked with Brandon Folsom, who is the lead editor at  Ramblin’ Fan.  (Ramblin’ Fan is Fanside.com’s blog that covers the St. Louis Rams.)  After exchanging pleasantries, I wanted to know what this week’s foe was really thinking about the upcoming game.

September 9, 2012; New Orleans, LA, USA; Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III (10) against the New Orleans Saints during the first half of a game at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-US PRESSWIRE

After watching the team’s season opener, how are Rams fans feeling about their team heading into its week two matchup?

BF: Most Rams fans expected the team to lose to the Detroit Lions because St. Louis is going through yet another regime change and Detroit was just recently in the playoffs. However, a lot of Rams fans were pleasantly surprised with how close the Rams kept the score the entire game. There is definitely a buzz of optimism surrounding this team right now.

Where do you think the Rams might have trouble with the Redskins?

BF: The Rams will struggle with pass protection against the ‘Skins because the team is dealing with two key injuries to members on the interior offensive line.  It’s going to be tough for the Rams to slow down guys like Ryan Kerigan, who is used to facing the really good offensive tackles on New York, Dallas, and Philadelphia on an annual basis.

Where can the Redskins find success against the Rams?

BF: The Redskins are going to be able to find holes in the Rams defense where clearly a guy missed an assignment, blew a coverage or brutally missed a tackle.  That is how the team lost to the Lions last weekend.  RGIII should be able to find holes in center field at the second level, especially if the team sends Fred Davis down the seams.  Alfred Morris should be able to break through to the linebackers easily if the Rams defensive line becomes tired by the second half.

Do you expect Robert Griffin III to have a better career than Sam Bradford?

BF: No, I don’t see it.  I think as soon as Sam Bradford surrounds himself with enough competent weapons, he’ll be able to have an Eli Manning of Phillip Rivers type of career.  Robert Griffin III is a talented athlete, but at this point is his young career, I have to side with Bradford until I see ho the rookie’s year ends up.

What is your prediction for Sunday’s game?

BF: I don’t think the Rams have enough to slow down Washington’s defense.  This should be a 24-14 game.  I like RGIII to throw at least two touchdowns and for Alfred Morris to find the end zone on a few missed assignment plays by the Rams defense.

So Redskins fans….do you agree with the Ramblin’ Fan?  What are your thoughts?

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Topics: Robert Griffin III, St. Louis Rams, Washington Redskins

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  • http://www.facebook.com/ohsosmuv Frederick Brown

    I am glad that he wasnt over confident in how close they played the Lions and gave the Redskins some respect for our strengths. I think it’ll be a close game since the Rams seem to be apart of the NFC East now. We aren’t exactly a new team to them. I like it to be a close game all the way through with Washington pulling away making it seem like a blowout late with a couple running TD’s and a pick 6 to give us a 21 pt. victory 35-14.

  • Wyn Reddy

    Wait, how come we asked “how can the redskins find success against the Rams” in this and the preview with Riggo’s Rag? and btw Brandon thanks for not being a homer like Jeff johnson

    • http://www.facebook.com/ohsosmuv Frederick Brown

      It was an interview…that wasnt a good question? Make sure you send us some questions for the Monday Mail bag!!! The more the merrier!

      • Wyn Reddy

        but they asked that in the other preview where we(RAMblin’ Fan) interviewed them.