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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Three Reasons Why the St. Louis Rams are Legitimate Contenders
September 17th, 2013 at 7:30 AM
***PHOTO1***Two games into the season, many St. Louis Rams' fans are still trying to figure out what they've got in this 2013 version. Is this the dark horse playoff contender that many pundits talked about in the preseason? Or are these the "same old Rams" who haven't sniffed the post-season...

Sam Bradford Among “Elite” NFL Quarterbacks for Week One
September 9th, 2013 at 9:09 AM
***PHOTO1***It's only one week, but St. Louis Rams quarterback Sam Bradford stepped up in a major way in a moment where he was desperately needed. Bradford's performance in Sunday's 27-24 victory over the Arizona Cardinals was exactly what Rams fans were looking for in the former number one overall draft...

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...

Sam Bradford and Carson Palmer Face Similar Challenges
September 3rd, 2013 at 9:13 AM
 ***PHOTO1***Carson Palmer knows what it's like to be the savior. In 2003, the Cincinnati Bengals drafted Palmer, fresh off winning the Heisman Trophy at USC, to turn their franchise around. The hopes and dreams of a city hinged on his performance. In his second full season as the Bengals' starter, Palmer...

Solution for St. Louis Rams Backup Quarterback Problem: Protect and Pray
August 30th, 2013 at 1:11 PM
St. Louis Rams fans seem concerned about the backup quarterback situation behind starter Sam Bradford. The consensus viewpoint is that should Bradford go down, the Rams will be hurting. You know what? That's right. You know what else? That's true in almost every other NFL city, too. It's true that neither...

St. Louis Rams Offensive Identity Should Be Revealed This Week
August 5th, 2013 at 7:30 AM
***PHOTO1*** With the first preseason game occurring in less than a week, the St. Louis Rams have now installed most, if not all, of the offensive playbook, and are close to unveiling the new look, “spread ‘em out” offense glimpsed by fans and media during OTA’s, training camp and the...

Three Reasons Why the St. Louis Rams Could Win the NFC West
July 22nd, 2013 at 8:00 AM
 ***PHOTO1***The national media may already have anointed the San Francisco 49'ers and the Seattle Seahawks as the favorites to win not just the NFC West, but the NFC. St. Louis Rams fans should know, however, that Jeff Fisher's team just might have a little bit to say about that. While the...

Fantasy Football Projections: St. Louis Rams’ Offense
September 3rd, 2012 at 2:07 PM
For those of you who haven't yet conducted your fantasy football drafts, I encourage you to take a closer look at the St. Louis Rams' roster. For those of you who've got your team set, I encourage you to take a closer look at the St. Louis' Rams roster. (more...)

St. Louis Rams Training Camp Preview: Quarterbacks
July 26th, 2012 at 1:56 AM
***PHOTO1*** After a tumultuous 2011 season that saw them -- unfortunately -- secure the #2 overall pick, the St. Louis Rams look to rebound in 2012. As with most good football teams, the first step in finding success usually begins with the quarterback position. Entering training camp, former #1 overall pick Sam...

St. Louis Rams Reviving ‘The Greatest Show on Turf’?
May 2nd, 2012 at 9:29 PM
The St. Louis Cardinals will continue to carry the torch for the city, despite Albert Pujols’... departure (yes, it still hurts). Currently sitting in a second-place tie in the NL Central with upstart Pittsburgh, the Redbirds’ are in good shape to routinely be a contender for the pennant after ending a...