Found November 29, 2012 on
St. Louis Rams
For three years now, Rams fans have been told to have patience with Sam Bradford. We have all heard the excuses, new offensive coordinator (each year), no quarterback coach (last year), terrible quarterback coach (first year), wide receivers that can’t get separation (all three years), wide receivers that can’t get deep, and, of course, inconsistent or bad offensive line play. However, I have not seen an article yet get into detail on these excuses so we can determine if they are explanations or excuses. I will attempt to address that now, so you can form your own conclusions.
We all know that a quarterback, whether or running QB or pocket QB, cannot excel without an offensive line which is at least adequate. We can all agree that Sam Bradford had a good to great rookie year. Why? I propose to you that the consistency on the offensive line was the major reason. Certainly, it was not the amazing talent that he had to throw to (addressed later).
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Jeff Fisher expressed nothing but confidence when the St. Louis Rams drafted Janoris Jenkins and since the rookie made history he looks like a genius.
Jenkins became the first rookie since 1960 with a pair of interceptions returned for touchdowns in the same game. – GatorSports.com
According to Fisher the Rams did a tremendous amount of research into Jenkins and was sure they...
St. Louis Rams wide receiver Danny Amendola wore a walking boot and missed a second straight day of practice.
Offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer said Thursday that just like last week, it might be a game-day decision whether the team's leading receiver played against the San Francisco 49ers. Amendola was on the field for just seven snaps last week while nursing a right...
ST. LOUIS (AP) Danny Amendola was pretty much a decoy last week, limited by a heel injury. The St. Louis Rams leading wide receiver was back in a walking boot Wednesday and watching at practice.
Amendola, who has 51 catches and an 11.3-yard average, was optimistic about playing Sunday against the San Francisco 49ers. He was on the field for just seven snaps in last week's victory...
ST. LOUIS (AP) St. Louis Rams wide receiver Danny Amendola wore a walking boot and missed a second straight day of practice.
Offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer says Thursday that just like last week, it might be a game-day decision whether the team's leading receiver plays against the San Francisco 49ers. Amendola was on the field for just seven snaps last week while...
1st and 10 from the Rams 8 yard line, trailing by 3 with 11:11 left in the 3rd Quarter.
Duece Left Slot F Jam 26 Stretch
Indy Base Cover 1
After a sluggish 1st half showing by the Rams offense, the offense gets the spark it needed...
Rams receiver Danny Amendola (heel) didn't practice Friday and is doubtful for Sunday's game against the 49ers. SOURCE: Jim Thomas, St. Louis Post-DispatchFantasy Spin:Amendola was considered highly unlikely to play last Sunday morning but ended up starting against the Cardinals. We wouldn't take the risk in Week 13, even if he's able to play again.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Rams wideout Danny Amendola was unable to practice on Thursday. Amendola has been bothered by a nagging heel injury in recent weeks.Fantasy Spin:Amendola was seen wearing a walking boot on Wednesday and it doesn't look likely that we'll see him on the practice field this week. Amendola will probably be limited if he plays at all Sunday...
Danny Amendola watched his team practice again on Thursday, a walking boot strapped to his leg. Nevertheless, the St. Louis Rams receiver has not been ruled out for this week's game against the San Francisco 49ers. Offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer did say after Thursday's practice that Amendola would likely be a game-time decision again.
Amendola was a game-time...
Wide receiver Danny Amendola missed practice Wednesday, the first in preparation for the Rams' game Sunday against the San Francisco 49ers at the Edward Jones Dome.
Amendola suffered a heel injury against the Jets on Nov. 18 and was listed as doubtful for Sunday's 31-17 victory in Arizona but appeared in seven plays and caught one pass for 38 yards before sitting out the...
I'll be honest, I didn't expect to be writing this article. Not after Rodger Saffold's rookie promise evaporated in an all-around-awful 2011 season. Not after Saffold worked his way back to the starting lineup, only to be laid out flat on a stretcher in the first quarter of his first home game back.
Nope, I was, rather petulantly and rather foolishly, willing to write...
Rams wide receiver Danny Amendola may be another game-time decision in Week 13 after missing practice again Friday.
But there was some good news to report Friday, both DE Robert Quinn (concussion) and C Scott Wells (knee) were back on the practice field, but limited. Running Back Steven Jackson (foot) was limited in practice Thursday, but practiced with full participation on Friday...
Defensive end Robert Quinn returned to practice on a limited basis Friday, participating in individual drills but no team activities. Barring a return of concussion symptoms, though, he said he expects to play Sunday against the 49ers. He said he had passed a baseline test and would see how he felt Saturday.
I think I'll run around and do a little bit and see how tomorrow...
As I woke up this morning, I entered the Rams’ Twitter contest to win a signed Dick Vermeil mini-helmet, a totem embodying memories of the greatest era in St. Louis Rams history.
The question to qualify for the prize was even based on the Rams’ meteoric rise under Vermeil, asking for the disparity in the team’s record from 1998 to 1999. For the record, it went from 4-12...