2006 St Louis Rams and football betting
2006 football betting season review: The Rams were a tough team to figure in the 2006 football betting year. They started 4-1, lost five straight and then went 4-2 on NFL betting stats. Running back Steven Jackson had a breakout football betting season and Marc Bulger was superb as always.
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The defense for that football betting season was again a major problem. Defensive coordinator Jim Haslett could be another problem as he was expected to upgrade the defense but did not do much during the football betting time period. Football betting players couldn’t get a handle on the Rams either. St. Louis went 9-7 against the NFL betting spread and 8-7-1 on totals for football betting players in the 2006 NFL betting season.
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The 2006 football betting season was not the year for the St Louis Rams. A lot of change was taking place last football betting season and it had little positive effect on the team. Although, when all the dust finally settled, the team finished at .500 which was much better than many analysts expected this team to do at the beginning of the football betting season. This was a scrappy squad that kept fighting and wouldn’t be outdone by anyone or any team in NFL betting. The Rams played in one of the weakest divisions in all of football betting history, which certainly helped the cause but pound for pound there was no other team in the NFL betting league that did more with its talent level, or lack there of, than the Chiefs.
One of the first moves of the off-season heading into the 2006 football betting season was the firing of Mike Martz and the hiring of Coach Scott Linnehan. The difference between the two men was like day and night. Martz was, and is, an offensive genius but he lacks the people skills and the finesse that have become requisites to dealing with millionaire athletes. His presence seems to have had a calming effect on the team and inspired them to do better during the football betting season.
The team didn’t light the world on fire statistically in football betting, but at least on the offensive side of the ball this was dangerous team. Linnehan is also something of an offensive guru and was the mastermind behind the successful Randy Moss and Daunte Culpepper attack in Minnesota, and although much of that success had to with enormous talent, Linnehan showed last football betting year that his schemes work. The team finished the football betting season last year ranked sixth out of 32 teams in total yards per game. In total points per game the team ranked tenth. Running the ball wasn’t this team’s strong suit, although they have a very good running back, but throwing the ball, the team did very well, finishing fourth in total passing yards per game with 247 yards per game average.
The focal point of the attack was starting QB Marc Bulger. Bulger had an excellent football betting year, one of the finest in the NFL betting history and was quietly overlooked in preference for other big name QB’s like Brady or Manning, when it hard to find anyone with better numbers than the West Virginia grad. Bulger completed 62% of his passes for 4301 yards, 24 TDs, 8 picks, and a stunning QB NFL betting rating of 92.9. It would have been very difficult for Bulger to have had a better football betting season and he was a huge part of why they broke even in their record.
Running the ball the team wasn’t quite as sharp although their young running back stud from Oregon State University, Stephen Jackson exploded out of the gates. A huge back with all the tools to succeed in this league, Jackson can bust through holes between tackles, has a burst to get around the corner and has great soft hands. There is really nothing he can’t do and he proved it when he ran for 1528 yards with 4.4 yards per carry average and scored 13 TDs. These were some of the best numbers in the NFL football betting for a running back and he proved remarkably durable as well rushing for a whopping 346 times.
The Rams receivers have long been known for their skill and big numbers and 2006 football betting period was nothing out of the norm for these guys. Tory Holt and Isaac Bruce both busted 1,000 yards receiving the same as they do every football betting year. Holt caught 93 passes for 1188 yards and ten TDS. Bruce followed close behind with 74 catches for 1098 yards and 3 TDs. And as if Jackson’s running wasn’t enough to wear on opponents, he also caught 90 passes out of the backfield for 805 yards and 3 more TDs for a truly amazing football betting season.With such great offensive stats, you’re probably asking why this team was mired at .500 and the answer was the same last year as it is every football betting year: the defense was terrible. The team ranked 28th in points per game, 23rd in yards per game, while they were ranked 8th against the pass, allowing only 189 yards per game, the run defense was like a sieve and allowed 145 yards a game and ranked 31st. Enough said.