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St. Louis Rams
Jeff Fisher may have done Baltimore a favor by starting his first team and playing them for most of the first half... it gave Ravens coach John Harbaugh a benchmark for testing the playability of his 2's, 3's and 4's in the final game of the 2012 preseason.Now the cuts the Ravens have to make will at least be based upon relativity to the best St. Louis has to offer.It was unusual to see a starting QB like Sam Bradford in a Game 4 of the preseason... but it certainly gave the candidates trying to earn a spot on the Ravens' defensive roster a true test.St. Louis Rams coach Jeff Fisher ended up giving his starters plenty of playing time. Baltimore Ravens coach John Harbaugh got what he wanted - a really long look at his backups.
Sam Bradford threw three touchdown passes in 1-and-a-half quarters, giving the Rams an early lead in a 31-17 win on Thursday night. Fisher, overseeing a franchise that has totaled 15 wins in the past five seasons, called for the second stringer...
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The Ravens cut former Colts quarterback Curtis Painter amongst a bevy of roster moves on Friday.Fantasy Spin:With Joe Flacco ahead of him on the depth chart, Painter never had a realistic chance to succeed in Baltimore so it's no surprise that they gave him the boot on cut day. Painter hasn't shown us much in his first three years of professional football (66.6 career QB...
Ravens brass had a very productive 2008 draft as they secured a franchise QB with the 18th overall pick when they selected Delaware Blue Hen Joe Flacco and then got one of the steals of recent draft memory nabbing Ray Rice in round 2. With a more aggressive offensive philosophy , myriad of receiving weapons and a defense that could yield more points without Terrell Suggs (expected...
Baltimore Ravens Pro Bowl running back Ray Rice has gotten his long-term security and now he wants to join a sacred club.Rice wants to do what only Roger Craig and Marshall Faulk have ever done: gain 1,000 yards rushing and receiving in a single season.“My thing ain’t just rushing yards,” Rice tells USA Today. “I’m all-purpose, whether it’s catching or running. My ultimate...
After a year away, Jeff Fisher returned to the NFL refreshed, renewed and best of all, patient. Rebuilding the St. Louis Rams might take time.
Fisher inherits a handful of key veterans from a 2-14 season that got coach Steve Spagnuolo and general manager Billy Devaney fired. Surrounding quarterback Sam Bradford, middle linebacker James Laurinaitis, defensive end Chris Long and select...
Many NFL fans will probably never remember the ongoing eight year stellar career of St. Louis Rams running back Steven Jackson, but Rams fans certainly will. Steven Jackson should join an elite list of running backs whose careers were underrated because they played for mediocre teams.
It took a while for the Ravens to get on the board, but they did in the third quarter.
Backup quarterback Curtis Painter found tight end Billy Bajema in the end zone for the Ravens’ first touchdown of the game.
Painter later found wide receiver Deonte Thompson for the second touchdown of the game.
Cuts are tomorrow. I will write about those when they happen.
(Updates.) Scott Wells has had a busy offseason.
After signing a four-year, $24 million contract with the St. Louis Rams, the former Green Bay Packers center had knee surgery that kept him from most of the team's activities.
While rehabbing, Wells and his wife recently completed the adoption of three orphans from Uganda, a process that took nearly 18 months.
As they prepare...
The Ravens have fallen behind the St. Louis Rams in their final (hooray!) preseason game in the first quarter.
Sam Bradford led the Rams on a drive from under the shadow of his own field goal posts. The drive was aided by a long pass play in which Jimmy Smith fell down in coverage.
On the next Ravens’ offensive possession Tyrod Taylor lost a fumble.
The Ravens are down 14-0 in the first quarter.
St. Louis Rams rookie defensive tackle Michael Brockers injured his right ankle near the end of the first quarter of the preseason finale.
Brockers, the team's first-round draft pick, was injured when he got tangled up with the Ravens' Jah Reid with 4 seconds to go in the quarter Thursday night. He was helped off the field by two trainers but was able to put weight on the...
Courtney Upshaw was hoping to salvage a disappointing preseason with a good performance against the St. Louis Rams. Instead, the rookie linebacker left the Edward Jones Dome on Thursday night with more questions about his health and more doubts about his availability for the Ravens Sept.10 regular season opener against the Cincinnati Bengals.
Upshaw, who was bothered throughout...
Rams GM Les Snead was on NFL AM, the NFL Network's morning show, on Wednesday sending out positive assurances about his quarterback's grasp of the system.
"I think the more times we get on stage, and that'll occur tomorrow night against the Ravens in St. Louis, the more time he gets out there, plays and gets timing down with his receivers, he'll continue to...
The St. Louis Rams got some bad news on Friday. Rookie defensive tackle Michael Brockers does indeed have a high ankle sprain on his right ankle, an injury suffered in Thursday night's fourth and final preseason game against the Ravens.
Brockers had an MRI on Friday morning that confirmed the injury, according to the Post-Dispatch. The 14th overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft...
Sam Bradford gave the St. Louis Rams a positive experience to end the preseason.
Bradford threw three touchdown passes in 11/2 quarters giving the St. Louis Rams a 31-17 win over the Baltimore Ravens on Thursday night.
Rams coach Jeff Fisher, taking over a franchise that has totaled 15 wins in the past five seasons, used virtually all of his starters until the score was 21-0 on...
Sam Bradford tossed a trio of touchdown passes and the St. Louis Rams beat the Baltimore Ravens, 31-17, as both teams closed out their preseason schedules Thursday at Edward Jones Dome.
Bradford went 11-of-16 for 175 yards while playing the majority of the first half in the Rams' final tune up before they begin their regular season on Sunday, Sept. 9 in Detroit against the...