At this point, there’s plenty of blame to go around when it comes to the Rams organization.
But offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer and general manager Les Snead are near the top of the list.
Schottenheimer's unit has been basically nonexistent in every aspect for a third consecutive week. His offense produced just 15 yards in the third quarter and looked deflated throughout the game.
Bradford, the receivers, the backs and the offensive line haven’t come close to being on the same page this season, and it’s only logical to dump the blame on Schottenheimer. The group has talent, weapons and potential, but Schottenheimer has been completely incapable of tapping into any of that.
As for Snead, he was handed an unbelievable bundle of draft picks as part of the RGIII trade. In his two years with St. Louis, he has had four first-round picks and three second-round selections to work with.
Janoris Jenkins and Michael Brockers are among those seven draft picks, and while they had promising rookie years, they’ve been absent in 2013.
Snead also selected running back Isaiah Pead and receiver Brian Quick in the second round last year. Pead did not dress against the 49ers, and Quick has just 15 career receptions.
Tavon Austin and Alec Ogletree are promising rookies, but neither player has made a real impact this season.
At this point, despite an unbelievable amount of draft-day ammunition, it’s too difficult to determine if a single Snead selection is a future star.
On top of that, Snead refused to pursue a running back following the departure of Steven Jackson, which appears to be a tremendous mistake on his part.
Overall, Schottenheimer and Snead have had plenty to work with, but we have yet to see results.