Special teams not carrying water
For the season, the Rams are among the worst special teams units in the NFL.
However, coach Mike Martz downplayed the score saying there were mitigating factors and that special teams coach Bobby April was not at fault.
"Bobby's situation, in this case," Martz told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, "(he) is more a victim of circumstances, what he has available, trying to get ready for a game, handcuffed to some extent because you can't afford to lose Pisa (Tinoisamoa) on a kickoff when you only have three linebackers. You can't afford to lose Bryce (Fisher) because he is a starting defensive end and Tyoka (Jackson) because we don't have anybody else. We have so many kids on the second level of defense who are injured, it's difficult to cover kicks.
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