Burwell: Rams' lofty ambitions have been shattered to smithereens
Summary of 2 articles · Updated Nov 4, 2013
This was another hopeful Sunday smashed to smithereens. Shattered pieces of a once-promising image strewn everywhere. An hour earlier, as the Rams streamed back into the locker room after suffering yet another bitter, down-to-the-wire loss this one an agonizing 28-21 shortfall against the Tennessee Titans defensive end William Hayes took out a season’s worth of unfettered frustration on an unarmed, full-length bathroom mirror. Hayes’ angry forearm smashed into the mirror, leaving a pile of debris and a pool of his blood all over the carpet. Before the media hordes descended on the place, Hayes was swept into the training room to take four stitches and the mess he left behind was covered up by rubber mats and piles of towels. But if you’re into metaphors or symbolism, this pretty much said it all about the rapidly declining fortunes of this football team.