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What Jake Long’s Knee Injury Means for the St. Louis Rams Off Season Plans
December 23rd, 2013 at 10:30 AM
The St. Louis Rams closed out their home schedule with a victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday. The win showcased the Rams young talent with Stedman Bailey scoring his first touchdown and Robert Quinn setting the franchise single season sack record. On top of that, the Washington Redskins,...

The St. Louis Rams Have a Golden Opportunity to Start Over at Quarterback
December 18th, 2013 at 9:15 AM
Rams 101 contributor David Schlager thinks it's time for St. Louis to look in another direction at quarterback.   When golden chances fall in your lap, you've got to take them.  As often as we hear it, you cannot overemphasize it. The NFL is a quarterback league.   Teams that have a great quarterback generally have...

St. Louis Rams Offensive Line Faces Stiff Challenge in Arizona Cardinals
December 5th, 2013 at 7:24 AM
As Sunday's loss in San Francisco wasn't bad enough, the St. Louis Rams suffered devastating injuries along the offensive line, leaving them young and inexperienced heading into this week's matchup with the Arizona Cardinals. Left tackle Jake Long, who came in as a free agent this past off season to anchor...

Three Reasons Why the St. Louis Rams Need to Resign Rodger Saffold…At Guard
November 16th, 2013 at 10:38 AM
Going into 2013, the assumption was that St. Louis Rams tackle Rodger Saffold was playing out the string. The former second round pick had underperformed at tackle, that is when he was actually on the field and healthy. Last Sunday's win in Indianapolis that saw Saffold fill in at right guard just...

Four Reasons the St. Louis Rams Have Slowly Improved
November 12th, 2013 at 11:41 AM
It's been a frustrating 2013 for St. Louis Rams fans. We entered the season full of renewed hope that this might be the year the Rams break through. Through the first 10 games, we've seen uneven performances. One week it's the nearly flawless performances at Houston and Indianapolis; the next...

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...

Is Sam Bradford the Latest Victim of the St. Louis Rams Quarterback Curse?
October 25th, 2013 at 7:30 AM
The Curse started back in 1973. The then Los Angeles Rams had seemingly leveled out under the leadership of 1962 first round draft pick, Roman Gabriel. Even though Gabriel had guided the Rams to three playoff appearances and been selected the 1969 NFL MVP, he didn't fit with new head...

So What’s the Big Deal About Brett Favre?
October 24th, 2013 at 8:52 AM
Normally I try to be somewhat reserved in this space, but this morning I feel compelled to launch into full rant mode. The cause of my consternation: the "outrage" I'm witnessing on my Twitter timeline over ESPN's Adam Schefter's story that the St. Louis Rams contacted Brett Favre to consider...

St. Louis Rams Add Two Quarterbacks to the Roster
October 22nd, 2013 at 4:10 PM
In the wake of Sam Bradford's season-ending knee injury, the St. Louis Rams added two quarterbacks to their roster, as reported by Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Former Rams backup Austin Davis and former Cleveland first round pick Brady Quinn will be the team's newest additions. Austin Davis rejoins...

Sam Bradford Injury Means St. Louis Rams Must Draft QB in 2014
October 22nd, 2013 at 9:04 AM
Two weeks ago, I penned an open letter to St. Louis Rams CEO Kevin Demoff asking him not to give Sam Bradford a contract extension. With Bradford's uneven performances, his already exorbitant base salary and a quarterback-rich 2014 draft, I felt it was foolish for the Rams to commit to Bradford...

St. Louis Rams QB Sam Bradford to Miss Remainder of Season
October 21st, 2013 at 8:17 AM
As if yesterday's chippy, mistake-filled 30-15 loss to the Carolina Panthers was not enough, the St. Louis Rams received a more stunning blow late Sunday evening: QB Sam Bradford will miss the remainder of the 2013 season after tearing his left ACL during the game. Bradford sustained the knee injury late...

It’s Way Too Early to Declare Tavon Austin a Bust
October 19th, 2013 at 7:30 AM
The St. Louis Rams are riding the crest of a modest two-game winning streak, but all is not well in Rams Nation. In the midst of that streak, the Rams first round draft choice, the one they traded up to get, WR Tavon Austin, has been absent.  The rookie who cost...

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...

An Open Letter to St. Louis Rams CEO Kevin Demoff: Don’t Extend Sam Bradford
October 8th, 2013 at 7:30 AM
Dear Mr. Demoff: Not every decision an NFL executive makes has long term consequences, but the one on your plate right now will profoundly affect the fortunes of the St. Louis Rams over the next decade. That's why I'm writing to implore you NOT to extend the contract of current starting...

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 Key to Victory: Offensive Patience Against Dallas Cowboys Defense
September 22nd, 2013 at 8:37 AM
***PHOTO1*** As much as St. Louis Rams fans have been clamoring for Sam Bradford to start taking more shots down the field, today isn't the right matchup for him to start winging it all over the field. The Dallas Cowboys defense, under new coordinator Monte Kiffin, the perfecter of the "Tampa...

St. Louis Rams Stocking up on Offensive Linemen
September 20th, 2013 at 3:06 PM
With Rodger Saffold out for who knows how long (even when Saffold is healthy, he's an injury risk) the St. Louis Rams have stocked up on offensive linemen to improve both the size and depth of the offensive line. While Joe Barksdale will slide into Saffold's spot at RT, the depth chart behind...

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...