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Way back when on July 14th, I had this to say about Zac Stacy in my St. Louis Rams team preview:
“Player to Watch: 5’8 rookie Zac Stacy has the appearance of a scat back, but he’s anything but. Stacy runs with power behind a low center of gravity, displays excellent vision and makes quick, decisive cuts. Vanderbilt used him frequently in the “wildcat” to best utilize his see the hole/hit the hole mastery. First string offense is not an unreasonable ambition for Stacy.”
After two bench ridings and two inactive weeks, it appears my high hopes for Stacy are finally coming to fruition. Stacy has taken 66% of the running back snaps since being reintroduced to the football field in week 5 (despite a rib injury), including a healthy 81% of the snaps last week at Houston. It’s safe to proclaim that he’s wrestled the starting job away from Daryl Richardson (and the MIA Isaiah Pead). Even a timeshare situation seems highly unlikely given the recen...
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After three losses to the Atlanta Falcons, the Dallas Cowboys, and the San Francisco 49ers, the St. Louis Rams were left to the wolves on the side of the playoff road. But a funny thing happened on the way to Grandma’s house. They won back-to-back games and are starting to show signs of Jeff Fisher’s identity.
A team that had only 193 yards in the first four games on the ground...
Houston Texans DT Michael Brockers, the Rams’ top draft choice in 2012, finished with seven tackles, including three for loss and two sacks. However, Rams coach Jeff Fisher said Brockers, a 6-foot-5, 326-pounder from LSU, was even more dominant than that.
ST. LOUIS -- The St. Louis Rams stayed confident despite a rough 1-3 start to the season.
Now that they've bounced back to win two in a row, coach Jeff Fisher says his club's ability to stay on an even keel through the bad beginning played a key role in the turnaround.
"They really never lost their confidence, they just lost games," he said.
The Rams (3-3) used...
ST. LOUIS -- St. Louis Rams offensive tackle Rodger Saffold has returned to practice after missing a month with a knee injury.
Coach Jeff Fisher says Saffold was a full participant Wednesday as the Rams (3-3) prepare for Sunday's game at Carolina. Joe Barksdale has been effective in Saffold's absence.
Saffold says he got limited work and wasn't sure about his status...
BY J.P. SCOTT ON OCTOBER 16, 2013
Shhh. Don’t tell anyone, but the St. Louis Rams are playing .500 football, one game behind the 49ers.
After what looked like another disappointing season of football for the good people of St. Louis following Week 4, the Rams have rebounded to win two straight — largely due to Sam Bradford‘s effectiveness.
Bradford has not put up Peyton Manning...
(Eds: APNewsNow. Will be updated. With AP Photos.) By R.B. FALLSTROM AP Sports Writer While the St. Louis Rams wait for Tavon Austin to take off, the break-in period has been smooth for their other first-round pick.
Outside linebacker Alec Ogletree has been a big-play guy from Day 1. It was easy to see last week at Houston when he jumped a route, caught the ball like he was the...
St. Louis wasn't surprised by anything the Houston Texans did on Sunday in the Rams' 38-13 win.
They were however, a bit taken aback that they were able to force four turnovers.
''That was the big thing,'' coach Jeff Fisher said.
Indeed, it was.
Houston's turnovers, which included two fumbles and two second-half interceptions of backup quarterback...
We thought the Texans hit rock bottom last week, but it turns out that thought was a bit premature. This game was way more embarrassing as the Texans got blown out 38-13 by a very mediocre St. Louis Rams team.
Arian Foster looks like he is completely back to being the old Arian. He had 198 combined rushing and receiving yards. The offensive line did a good job of opening...
I, of all people, appreciate true fandom at it’s core. Houston fans are furiously committed to analyzing and understanding their team to the fullest extent. That’s never been more apparent than over the last four weeks as our fan base has been struggling with the almost unexplainable and most certainly inexcusable collapse of our team.
While we can’t all come to terms on...
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Heading into Sunday as a 10-point underdog, the St. Louis Rams cruised to a 38-13 win over the plummeting Houston Texans. This gave the Rams their third win of the season, which puts them one game back from the 49ers for second place in the NFC West. The Rams played solid offense and very stingy [...]
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