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One quarter of the way through the 2012 season, the Rams are already ahead of schedule. We were supposed to be the young team that learned how to fight, but would have a hard time closing games and putting wins in the standings. We were supposed to be in the "rebuilding" year - an NFL euphemism for "acceptable losing season, as long as the writers have something positive to write about."
The winning wasn't supposed to come for another year, not until the next round of blue-chip draft picks came in. But don't tell that to the 2012 draft class, who are busily scattering chips - blue, red and otherwise - across the table like a bachelor in Vegas.
While there are a lot of factors in play, with coaching at the very head of the list, we can't ignore the impact that this year's rookies are making on the field, and on the character of the youngest team in the league. Here is a rundown of each...
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Entering the 2012 season, the St. Louis Rams looked only to start the rebuilding of a team that went 2-14 in 2011. They started at the top with replacing General Manager Billy Devaney, and replaced him with the Atlanta Falcons Head of Player Personnel Director Les Snead. Snead immediately looked for a Head Coach and was able to lure long time Tennessee Titan Head Coach Jeff Fisher...
Rookie kicker Greg Zuerlein has topped the field goal record he set earlier in the Rams game against the Seahawks on Sunday with a 60-yarder in the third quarter.
Zuerlein kicked a club-record 58-yarder in the first quarter, and his 60-yarder put St. Louis ahead 16-7.
Zuerlein is a sixth-round pick out of Missouri Western, and now is 11 for 11 on field goal tries.
The St. Louis Rams' adjustment to a short workweek has started pretty smoothly.
They come off a 19-13 victory over Seattle on Sunday relatively healthy and get a second consecutive home game for their Thursday night matchup with Arizona.
Coach Jeff Fisher said while there were obvious adjustments to the schedule - Monday's practice was more typical of a Wednesday workout...
The St. Louis Rams needed an offensive spark. According to the Fox broadcast of the Rams game with the Seattle Seahawks, the Rams had not scored a touchdown in one hundred offensive plays.
On Sunday, Jeff Fisher used some trickery to find the end zone.
After being stopped near the end of the second quarter on third and goal, Fisher sent his field goal unit out on the field with...
Personally, I'm a huge fan of trick plays and this fake field goal that the St. Louis Rams pulled off against the Seattle Seahawks was a thing of beauty.
The Rams were trailing 7-3 and appeared to be kicking a short field goal to cut Seattle's lead to one.
However, the Rams called a fake field goal as punter Johnny Hekker finds Danny Amendola in the right corner...
Rams receiver Danny Amendola had his usual PPR-friendly line -- six catches for 55 yards -- Sunday against the Seahawks, but he also added a touchdown on a fake field goal late in the first half.Fantasy Spin:Amendola has had at least five catches in every game this season, including 15 in Week 2. The receiver's touchdown Sunday is one that Sam Bradford owners won't like since...
It was another tough win for the Rams, but they were able to pull it off. They are definitely grateful for another win. The Rams beat the Seahawks 19-13 mainly due to the help of kicker Greg Zuerlein. We already learned what a great kicker he is earlier in the season. Below is a list of five things we learned from this game.1. The Rams Can Win At HomeThe Rams have won both of their...
The Rams didn't limit Steven Jackson's carries Sunday against the Seahawks but the running back was ineffective again, carrying 18 times for 55 yards.Fantasy Spin:Jackson, hampered by a groin issue in recent weeks, is only rushing for 3.3 yards per carry this season. He's yet to find the end zone, though he did have a touchdown called back by a penalty Sunday.
1st and 10 from the St. Louis 20 yard line, with 0:40 left in the first quarter, trailing by 4
Deuce Right Jam 989 Out, Givens on a 9 route
The Rams come out in 12 personnel (1 back, 2 tight...
Through a quarter of the young 2012 season, many NFL teams have either fulfilled or sabotaged the predictions of experts and fans alike. The New Orleans Saints are 0-4, while the Arizona Cardinals of the lowly NFC West are undefeated. 10 of the 32 NFL franchises currently sit at .500, and no franchise has made a clear case for Super Bowl contender. With the league's teams growing...
The 2012 St. Louis Rams are work in progress. They had their worst tackling game of the season, a good first half of rushing, a horrendous second half of rushing, and way too many 3rd and longs against a pass rushing defense. Yet, they won. They won this game on coaching.
Jeff Fisher outcoached Pete Carol in many ways. Some of his play calls were better (ex. fake field...
As I predicted, the Rams did beat the Seahawks. It was a tough game, but the Rams were able to pull through and win 19-13. It was a close game that couldn't have got much closer. Many of the points scored were from field goals by the rookie kicker Greg Zuerlein. Zuerlein had four field goals including a 60-yard field goal. If you haven't learned how to spell "Zuerlein...
ST. LOUIS -- Relying on thunder-footed rookie kicker Greg Zuerlein and a defense which kept the Seahawks out of the end zone after the game's first 4 minutes and 15 seconds, St. Louis matched its win total of 2011 with a 19-13 verdict Sunday at Edward Jones Dome. Zuerlein, a sixth-round draft pick in April out of Missouri Western, drilled field goals of 58, 48, 60 and 24 yards...
It’s unfortunate that looking all the way back to last season constitutes a history lesson, but in this day and age of knee-jerk reaction, immediate analysis and short-attention-span theater, basic facts have little to do with the narrative.The New York Giants squeaked into the postseason in 2011 by the skin of their teeth, then got red hot and walked off with the Vince Lombardi...