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Although he still insists there is a one percent chance he comes back next season, ironman linebacker London Fletcher seems all but set to retire after a brilliant 16 years in the NFL.
Because he’s been around so long, the average football fan might have forgotten that Fletcher got his start with the St. Louis Rams in 1998 as an undrafted free agent out of John Carroll University. Or that Fletcher left the Rams to sign with the Buffalo Bills in 2002 after the Rams let Fletcher walk in free agency and replaced him with a first-round pick by the name of Robert Thomas.
But Rams fans certainly haven’t forgotten.
Letting Fletcher – the heart of the Rams defense throughout the Greatest Show on Turf era – walk in favor of an unknown commodity in Thomas has to be one of the worst personnel moves in the history of the Rams organization. You could even argue replacing Fletcher with Thomas was one of the worst personnel moves by any NFL team in this millennium.
However, let’s not focus on the ...
BEST OF MAXIM
There are so many guys to choose from when determining who’s the best running back the Rams have ever drafted.
Guys like Brian Leonard, Lawrence Phillips and Trung Canidate pop into mind. Oh, that’s right, those guys were disasters.
No, we’re here to focus on the positive. (Stay tuned later this afternoon when I determine the worst running back the Rams have ever drafted)....
Much like I did when I examined the worst quarterback the Rams have ever drafted, I’m limiting the pool of candidates to relatively highly drafted guys who were expected to produce right away but were extreme disappointments instead.
So who gets the honor of being the anti-Eric Dickerson?
With all due apologies to first round busts such as Gaston Green and Trung Canidate, any discussion...
Under the guidance of head coach Jeff Fisher and general manager Les Snead, the St. Louis Rams have produced a record of 14-17-1 over the previous two seasons. Certainly nothing to write home about, but also a drastic improvement of where the team had been.
Throughout the rebuilding effort, the team has preached patience. Patience for building through the draft and patience as their...
For this week’s Top 5, we’re examining some of the best players selected by the Rams in the fourth round or later of the NFL Draft.
It’s no secret that teams can go from good to great by finding hidden talent in the draft’s final few rounds, and surely head coach Jeff Fisher and general manager Les Snead will be looking to do just that in a few short months.
This list includes...
ST. LOUIS (AP) Before hiring Gregg Williams as his defensive coordinator for the second time, St. Louis Rams coach Jeff Fisher cleared it with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell.
Williams was part of Fisher's first staff with the Rams in 2012, but only for a few weeks before getting suspended for his role in the Saints' bounty scandal.
Fisher said at a news conference Thursday...
ST. LOUIS -- If there was ever any doubt about why Jeff Fisher and the St. Louis Rams chose to bring back Gregg Williams as their defensive coordinator, Williams left none Thursday morning.
After Williams was introduced by his old and new friend Fisher, he walked to the podium amid applause from Rams staff in the back of the auditorium and fiddled with a folder.
Each Friday, we’re going to take a quick look at a former Ram who has recently played for the team and see what he’s up to now.
This week, our cover32 sites are focusing on running backs, so I figured I would focus on an under-the-radar running back that used to play for the Rams. Hell, you know what Marshall Faulk and Steven Jackson are doing these days – but what about Brian...
In case you missed it yesterday, NFL.com revealed a list of it’s top players under the age of 25.
Not surprisingly, Rams’ PFWA Defensive Player of the Year Robert Quinn made the list at defensive end and even co-headlined the column with Packers’ running back Eddie Lacy. Quinn’s highlight reel from 2013 precedes the column itself, which is well worth a watch. Here’s what...
- A tribute to a true St. Louis Ram, London Fletcher. (READ)
- We examined the top 5 hidden gems drafted by the Rams since 1970. (READ)
- Should the Rams consider drafting Michael Sam? (READ)
- A local radio host explains why the Rams should stay in St. Louis. (READ)
- The top-10 free agent quarterbacks in the NFL. Could any help your team? (READ)...
Yesterday, Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter announced that 2014 will be his final season. After what will be 20 years in pinstripes, No. 2 will hang up his cleats for good.
The news generated all sorts of reaction, both inside Major League Baseball and outside the game, almost all of it positive. Praise for Jeter poured in from every corner, from all sorts of people.
Why? Because he’s...