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(Eds: With AP Photos.) By R.B. FALLSTROM AP Sports Writer The perfect rookie kicker with the cannon leg has nothing on his rookie roommate with the St. Louis Rams.
Just like Greg Zuerlein, who's 13 for 13 on field goals this year, punter Johnny Hekker is fast making a name for himself. Together, the youngsters have made quite an impact. One has been able to put the Rams (3-2) in scoring position not long after they cross midfield this season and the other has done his best to pin down the opponents.
The 6-foot-5 Hekker was undrafted out of Oregon State, the alma mater of running back Steven Jackson. He set a franchise record with a 56.9-yard average in last week's victory over Arizona and had a 46-yard net average with three punts downed inside the 20.
A week earlier, the former high school quarterback threw a perfect spiral for a touchdown off a fake field goal attempt in a win over Washington. He's the franchise's lone punter to throw a TD pass since the AFL-NFL...
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The former longtime Tennessee Titans coach now after taking a break from the NFL, is recharged at full steam with the St. Louis Rams. Fisher is just what the Rams needed, a no nonsense coach who puts a premium on defense. He’s a hardnosed, in your face type of coach but players love him for it. The Rams 3-2 record is an indication Fisher hasn’t lost his winning touch. Fisher...
Now that St. Louis Rams wide receiver Danny Amendola is out with a dangerous shoulder injury, the St. Louis Rams must turn to second round pick Janoris Jenkins to handle the team's punt return duties.
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ST. LOUIS (AP) With prolific wide receiver Danny Amendola sidelined by a collarbone injury, the St. Louis Rams will probably need a group effort to make up the volume for the next several weeks.
They're doing their best to put a positive face on the situation. Amendola is among the NFL leaders with 32 receptions, and has nearly 40 percent of the Rams' catches on the year...
With wide receiver Danny Amendola out at least one month and perhaps two, the question for the St. Louis Rams is who will replace him as quarterback Sam Bradford's go-to receiver. Whether it is no one, or one player or a slot receiver by committee, the answer will go a long way toward determining whether the offense can score enough points to build from a 3-2 start fashioned...
The St. Louis Rams are 3-2 but have yet to win a road game. The Miami Dolphins are 2-3 but have won only one of their last three games.There is much buzz about coach Jeff Fisher playing against the team he turned down. Below are three bold predictions for the game.Greg Zuerlein breaks the NFL kicking recordSo far Greg Zuerlein has gotten close to a 65-yard field goal but it hasn...
We all make choices in life. They range from serious to frivolous: Which car to drive, where to attend college, whom to approach at a nightclub, whom to date, whom to call at 3 a.m. if we need to post bond. We face decisions each day.
Go back to January, and Jeff Fisher had a choice between South Florida sun and a Midwest franchise that had set. The St. Louis Rams were as stable...
It seems like ancient history, but it was only nine months ago that Jeff Fisher arrived in Miami with a hero's welcome as Dolphins owner Stephen Ross was trying to convince him to be his next head coach. There was no shortage of speculation in the ensuing couple of weeks as everyone tried to figure out which way Fisher was leaning. The most laughable talking point during those...
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This Sunday, the Miami Dolphins take on the St. Louis Rams in what will prove to be a good match up for both teams. However, the St. Louis Rams have started to turn some heads with quality victories over the Redskins, Cardinals, and Seahawks. The Rams feature a tough defense anchored by their always up to no good Safety in Cortland Finnegan and incredible play by Robert Quinn...