Found September 04, 2012 on
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The cyrstal ball on this year's Rams team is awful cloudy. I am pretty sure that this isn't a Super Bowl team, and I'm fairly confident that we won't earn a top-five pick in the draft this year (unless it's the Redskins'). Beyond that, while I have certain expectations that I call "realistic," I'm not willing to count anything out.
Three things are clear: this is a very new team, a very green team, and a very young team. Those might all sounds like the same thing, but they're not.
Let's start with the obvious: this is not anything close to the same team that the Rams fielded a year ago, from top to bottom. Stan Kroenke cleaned house after his first season as full owner of the Rams, and wooed Jeff Fisher by promising to stay out of his way while he hired a coaching staff and general manager that fit his vision.
In fact, the Rams are almost a mirror image in 2012 of their 2011 squad.
2011: we had a pretty old roster coached by a ver...
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ST. LOUIS Austin Davis stands near his locker and speaks about making the most of opportunity. There were many who doubted the undrafted rookie free agent would reach this point, preparing as the St. Louis Rams' No. 2 quarterback four days before the season opener against the Detroit Lions. His work has only begun.
Around him, game-week bustle at Rams Park is underway. Some...
For the team's home opener, the St. Louis Rams will present fans who purchase a discounted ticket a mustache in the likeness of head coach Jeff Fisher.
According to the team’s website, every fan who attends the Saint Louis Rams home opener will receive a replica (above) of head coach Jeff Fisher’s mustache (Credit: InsideSTL)
With the Saint Louis Rams being an awful 15-65 over the last five seasons, it seems as though the team’s front office is trying a technique different from winning to make sure the home opener attracts...
ST. LOUIS There's suspense with the stache.
Coach Jeff Fisher's arrival has brought optimism to the St. Louis Rams after the franchise's woeful 15-65 record over the last five years. Now fans will be treated to a trinket to commemorate the 17-year head-coaching veteran's start in the Gateway City.
On Sept. 16, fans who purchase a discounted ticket to the Rams...
(Eds: Updates. With AP Photos.) By R.B. FALLSTROM AP Sports Writer There are 17 rookies on the St. Louis Rams' opening day roster, seven more players age 24 or younger and 31 in all on the 53-man roster who were not with the franchise last season.
It's the youngest team in the NFL, with an average age under 26. A lot of kids for new coach Jeff Fisher to corral.
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During a Wednesday conference call with reporters, St. Louis Rams head coach Jeff Fisher was asked if he’ll welcome back defensive coordinator Gregg Williams next season if he’s reinstated by the NFL.
Fisher responded simply by saying “we’ll discuss that next year.”
Well the good news for Williams is that he might have a job with his buddy next year, that’s if the NFL...
Jeff Fisher is a wonderful coach, but he has a tall task at hand with the St Louis Rams. This is a franchise that has been languishing for the last few years, and the ownership is more concerned about getting the team out-of-town, than actually playing winning football. Needless to say, fan excitement in St [...]
2012 Wide Receiver Sleepers
Steve Smith – Steve Smith of the Giants is now a member of the St. Louis Rams. With Sam Bradford’s top slot target being the reliable but unimpressive Danny Amendola and Smith looking like he has come close to pre-injury form it is only a matter of time before Smith takes over slot duties full time and becomes a solid flex2 option with flex upside...
Another solider could be joining the Patriots' tight end brigade. The Pats are close to signing Michael Hoomanawanui to their 53-man roster, according to ESPN.com's Mike Reiss. The deal reportedly is contingent on Hoomanawanui passing a physical, and fellow tight end Visanthe Shiancoe will likely be placed on injured reserve in order to accomodate the addition. Hoomanawanui...