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St. Louis Rams, Tampa Bay Bucs Both Thinking of What Might Have Been in 2013
December 17th, 2013 at 10:09 AM
When the 2013 schedule came out, the week 16 matchup between the St. Louis Rams and Tampa Bay Buccaneers looked intriguing: two teams that once jockeyed for NFC dominance a decade ago now looking to rebuild under second year head coaches and promising young quarterbacks. Both teams were coming off...

St. Louis Rams Secondary Holding Back Defense
December 10th, 2013 at 10:36 AM
When teams aren't performing well, the age old debate is how much of that is a product of inferior talent and how much of that is due to poor coaching. The St. Louis Rams most recent losing skid is in no small part due to a secondary that is surrendering...

St. Louis Rams Crossing the Line from Aggression to Stupidity
December 9th, 2013 at 10:35 AM
It's been said that football is a game of "controlled aggression." Unfortunately for the St. Louis Rams, they haven't learned to control their youthful aggression yet, and it's a big reason why this team is 5-8 after 13 games. Sunday's game against Arizona was another page in the same script. The...

St. Louis Rams and Tennessee Titans Will Be a Family Feud
November 2nd, 2013 at 10:24 AM
For 16 seasons, Jeff Fisher was the face of the Houston Oilers/Tennessee Titans. He presided over the move to Tennessee, coached in Memphis and in Nashville, helped engineer the "Music City Miracle," and got the Titans within the "longest yard" of winning the Super Bowl against the St. Louis Rams....

St. Louis Rams Mid-Term Report Card
October 30th, 2013 at 9:35 AM
Monday night's soul-crushing 14-9 defeat to the Seattle Seahawks marked the halfway point of the 2013 season for the St. Louis Rams. Record-wise, they sit at 3-5 (1-2 NFC West). They're a full four games behind division leading Seattle. They're only two games out of a wild card slot with...

Sam Bradford and St. Louis Rams Offense Must Account for JJ Watt
October 11th, 2013 at 8:22 AM
Houston Texans' defensive lineman JJ Watt just might be the most disruptive player in the NFL. When the St. Louis Rams line up across from him Sunday in Houston, Sam Bradford and the Rams offensive line must always be aware of where Watt is. That's not an easy task. The Texans slide...

St. Louis Rams Hope Committee Approach Will Boost Stagnant Running Game
October 3rd, 2013 at 7:30 AM
For all the hype about quarterbacks in today's NFL, you still have to run the football effectively to win consistently. The St. Louis Rams aren't doing the former, and unsurprisingly, they're not getting the latter. To address that problem, head coach Jeff Fisher announced Tuesday that Daryl Richardson probably won't...

St. Louis Rams First Quarter Report Card: Needs Improvement
September 29th, 2013 at 7:30 AM
The St. Louis Rams are a quarter of the way through the 2013 season, so just like in school, it's time to give them a report card. To no one's surprise, this won't be the type of report card the Rams will be anxious to take home to mom and...

Is Brian Schottenheimer the Right Fit for the St. Louis Rams?
September 28th, 2013 at 7:30 AM
With the St. Louis Rams sitting at a disappointing 1-3 record and their offense ranked 30th in the NFL, barely averaging 300 yards per game, offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer is obviously under fire. What we've seen with our eyes through four games is enough to raise questions about Schottenheimer's fit for...

St. Louis Rams Need Locker Room Leader to Come Forward
September 24th, 2013 at 7:30 AM
The talent is there. Fans know it, Les Snead knows it, Jeff Fisher knows it...the St. Louis Rams know it. Yet here they sit at 1-2 with the future of their season hanging in the balance as they prepare to meet the San Francisco 49ers on Thursday.  As dysfunctional as the...

To Huddle or not to Huddle: That is not the Question
September 18th, 2013 at 7:30 AM
***PHOTO1*** For the second consecutive week, St. Louis Rams quarterback Sam Bradford excelled directing the Rams' offense in a "no-huddle" fashion. Of course, it was also the second consecutive week the Rams were down by two scores in the fourth quarter before turning to the more fast-paced offense.  That prompted some to...

Monsters on the Mississippi:Is Jeff Fisher Rebuilding the “Bear” Defense in St. Louis?
September 10th, 2013 at 9:55 AM
 ***PHOTO1*** By the time the Chicago Bears had won the Super Bowl in 1985 and cemented itself as perhaps the greatest defensive team in NFL history, Jeff Fisher's playing days were over. But Fisher spent 1981 through 1984 with the Bears as a backup defensive back and special teams ace. During...

Arizona Cardinals Pressure Defense Open to Big Plays
September 6th, 2013 at 8:33 AM
***PHOTO1***Sam Bradford and the St. Louis Rams offense won't be facing "vanilla" when the Arizona Cardinals come to town for Sunday's season opener. Todd Bowles, Arizona's new defensive coordinator, will bring the pressure early and often in an attempt to rattle Bradford and allow his defensive playmakers to make something...

Rams 101 Season Preview: Do the St. Louis Rams Have Enough to Compete in the NFC West?
September 1st, 2013 at 7:30 AM
***PHOTO1*** In one week, the St. Louis Rams kick off their 2013 season against the Arizona Cardinals. While it's obvious the Rams have significantly upgraded their roster from last year's 7-8-1 team, the question is whether they've done enough to compete in what is probably the NFL's toughest division. The staff at...

Steve Spagnuolo Returns to St. Louis in New Role with Baltimore Ravens
August 27th, 2013 at 9:01 AM
The last time Steve Spagnuolo was in the Edward Jones Dome, it was New Year's Day, 2012. Spagnuolo's St. Louis Rams had just dropped a 34-27 decision to the San Francisco 49ers, capping off a woeful 2-14 season and sealing Spagnuolo's fate. Rams owner Stan Kroenke would fire Spagnuolo and...

Nobody Does Details Like Jeff Fisher
August 4th, 2013 at 7:30 AM
***PHOTO1*** Vince Lombardi would love Jeff Fisher. In this day of the "CEO" approach to coaching football, Jeff Fisher is still very "hands-on." You'll not find Fisher on a tower watching from afar. If you're looking for Fisher at a St. Louis Rams' practice, you'll find him right in the midst...

Summer Vacation Ends for St. Louis Rams Rookies
July 23rd, 2013 at 7:35 AM
If your kids are complaining that summer vacation is ending soon, remind them that at least they go back to school later than the St. Louis Rams rookies. The 30 plus draftees and undrafted free agents showed up for work Monday at Rams Park. For them, it's time to get...

Rams 101 Closer Look – Second-Round Selections Quick, Pead Remain Behind Curtain
October 18th, 2012 at 5:15 PM
Michael Brockers. Brian Quick. Isaiah Pead. Everyone tuned in to the 2012 NFL Draft heard these names called on behalf of the St. Louis Rams in late April, but we haven't heard them much since. Why? Let's take a closer look. (more...)

St. Louis Rams Ready for Primetime
October 4th, 2012 at 12:32 PM
For the only game this season, the St. Louis Rams (2-2, 1-0) will kickoff after 3:30 p.m. tonight on NFL Network against the Arizona Cardinals (4-0, 1-0) at the Edward Jones Dome. The Rams’ lone night game of the season will be the only one broadcast tonight, giving the franchise...