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Robert Griffin III
St. Louis Rams
New Orleans Saints
ST. LOUIS Sam Bradford refuses to let this be about him. He chooses not to hear the chatter. He tunes out comparisons to rookie Robert Griffin III, the unwanted static, because failing to do so would be a distraction.
He says he doesnt pay attention to the media as he faces a scrum after practice. The statement shows his scars. Its Wednesday afternoon in the locker room at Rams Park, four days before the third-year player leads the St. Louis Rams against the Washington Redskins at the Edward Jones Dome. Parallels between the quarterbacks are obvious.
Once, Bradford was a coveted Heisman Trophy winner, a sure-thing prospect from Oklahoma who signed a 78 million contract to lead a lost franchise. Now Griffin, a Heisman Trophy winner from Baylor, is the NFLs Next Great Thing. Now RGIII is the charming personality with a cannon right arm who captivated the league by passing for 320 yards with two touchdowns in a stunning victory over the New Orleans Saints in Week 1.
Years pass. ...
BEST OF MAXIM
After an exciting but tragic loss to the Detroit Lions, the St. Louis Rams will head home to take on the media frenzied Washington Redskins. The Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis will play host to Robert Griffin III and the revitalized Redskin offense. Coming off a 40 point opener, and a big win against the New Orléans Saints, Washington is favored against an injured Rams team. ...
After watching two offensive lineman go down and seeing quarterback Sam Bradford get sacked on three occasions, it did not take long for the St. Louis Rams to make a roster move to accommodate the risk of carrying just two quarterbacks behind a shaky and injury riddled offensive line.
The Rams have brought back quarterback Kellen Clemens. The Rams now have three quarterbacks...
ST. LOUIS Brandon Gibson is oblivious to the tectonic shift around him, and that might be good for a guy tossed into the pressure cooker of having to prove himself again. Clean slate. No memories. Just play.
I try not to worry about it, said Gibson, in his fourth season as a St. Louis Rams wide receiver, when asked about job-security risks as a Billy DevaneySteve Spagnuolo holdover...
In a minor move this morning, the Rams have agreed to terms with quarterback Kellen Clemens on a non-guaranteed contract, upgrading their depth at the position and pushing rookie Austin Davis back to the third string spot.
Clemens previously held the primary backup spot behind starter Sam Bradford, but with his previous deal calling for a $700,000 salary, St. Louis elected to release...
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- St. Louis Rams offensive tackle Rodger Saffold had very limited duty in practice Wednesday, three days after being carted off the field with a significant neck injury that landed him in a Detroit hospital.
That was enough for worried teammates.
"It's great to see him out there," quarterback Sam Bradford said. "It's extremely scary anytime...
The St. Louis Rams are thin on the offensive line heading into the home opener, with tackle Rodger Saffold (neck) questionable and rookie guard Rokevious Watkins (ankle) out against the Washington Redskins.
Defensive tackles Michael Brockers (high ankle) and Matt Conrath (knee) were ruled out for the second straight week on Friday. Rookie backup tight end Mike McNeill (ankle) was...
Saints defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo says he and his defensive players feel they've let their team down and recognize there's an urgent need to improve.
Spagnuolo says his unit was sometimes tentative and a step late on a handful of big plays in a 40-32 loss to Washington last week that marked the debut of his new defense with New Orleans.
He says his defenders...
Losing in the final seconds at Detroit could have been another blow to the downtrodden St. Louis Rams and their beat-down fan base.
It was actually a huge step forward.
The Rams lost for the 66th time in their last 81 games. But it has not dimmed the Rams' newfound competitive fire under first-year coach Jeff Fisher.
In 11 of their 14 losses last year, the Rams faced double...
ST. LOUIS (AP) The day before the St. Louis Rams' opener, middle linebacker James Laurinaitis signed a five-year contract extension. The business of sport out of the way, he put up the usual double-digit tackle day.
Laurinaitis led the Rams in tackles his first three seasons and he got a nice head start on making it four straight after participating in 15 tackles in the loss...
Washington Redskins (1-0) at St. Louis Rams (0-1)
I had the Rams as one of my underrated teams coming into the season. They improved 6 games in 2010, but, as could have been predictable, regressed 5 games last year. Teams that have a large improvement in win total typically regress the following season and vice versa. They should bounce back this year. Teams that regress 5 games...
Robert Griffin III was the first rookie ever to throw for over 300 yards and 2 or more TD without throwing an interception.
RGIII certainly is capable of becoming a future Pro Bowler, but the talent around may decide his fate at Washington.
There are a bevy of decent backs and receivers to allow RGIII to succeed, but everybody needs to relax about this future stud becoming a current...
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