Found September 11, 2012 on
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St. Louis Rams
Last week: 12 (+0)
And here’s the other half of the controversial prediction. On one hand, I nailed the Rams/Lions game. The Rams showed they were a better team than last year on both sides of the ball. On the other hand, my prediction of the Rams in the playoff only makes sense if the 49ers don’t prove me wrong. If Alex Smith improbably becomes a true franchise quarterback at age 28, proving Jim Harbaugh to be a genius, allowing them to win in spite of the regressed turnover differential and more injuries they almost definitely will suffer, the Rams don’t have much of a chance to get in the playoffs as a wild card in a loaded NFC. I’m sticking with this one more week. We’ll see what happens this week.
A few concerning things for the Rams, they lost two starters on the offensive line to injury, center Scott Wells and left tackle Rodger Saffold. Part of my reasoning for an improved Rams team was an improved offensive line, with Scott Wells coming in and Rodger Saffold com...
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Mike Clay today on twitter put out a tweet saying that the Rams rookie WR Brian Quick played just three snaps in Week 1 versus the Lions. Brandon Gibson (46-of-58 snaps) was the surprise starter opposite Danny Amendola, pushing Steve Smith (23 snaps) into the third receiver role. Rookie Chris Givens was on the field for 18 snaps as the designated deep threat. Outside of Amendola...
ST. LOUIS Brandon Gibson is oblivious to the tectonic shift around him, and that might be good for a guy tossed into the pressure cooker of having to prove himself again. Clean slate. No memories. Just play.
I try not to worry about it, said Gibson, in his fourth season as a St. Louis Rams wide receiver, when asked about job-security risks as a Billy DevaneySteve Spagnuolo holdover...
Titus Young is a player who many have said has breakout potential this season, but that will all depend on his attitude. The second-year receiver caught only one pass for 14 yards against the Rams on Sunday, but his lack of production was due in large part to the fact that Young only played in the first half.
Detroit head coach Jim Schwartz benched Young at the end of the first...
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- St. Louis Rams offensive tackle Rodger Saffold had very limited duty in practice Wednesday, three days after being carted off the field with a significant neck injury that landed him in a Detroit hospital.
That was enough for worried teammates.
"It's great to see him out there," quarterback Sam Bradford said. "It's extremely scary anytime...
Losing in the final seconds at Detroit could have been another blow to the downtrodden St. Louis Rams and their beat-down fan base.
It was actually a huge step forward.
The Rams lost for the 66th time in their last 81 games. But it has not dimmed the Rams' newfound competitive fire under first-year coach Jeff Fisher.
In 11 of their 14 losses last year, the Rams faced double...
So close and yet so far is the recurring nightmare of the St. Louis Rams, who lost a nail biter at Ford Field in Detroit on Sunday. The Rams appeared to be on the cusp of victory against the heavily favored Detroit Lions, but eight minutes before the game was over, the Rams completely ran [...]
The NFL and NFL Referees Association have still not come to terms on a deal. But luckily for coaches, players and fans everywhere, there are replacements roaming the sidelines to keep things in order. After the final whistle blew at Ford Field on Sunday, Rams guard Harvey Dahl and Lions defensive lineman Ndamukong Suh got caught up in a bit of a shoving match. The tussle was quickly...
The St. Louis Rams put up a hard fight during the season opener to the Lions. The game even started off with a field goal kick by the rookie Greg Zurelein who had a total of three field goals. During the second quarter corner back Cortland Finnegan intercepted Matthew Stafford for a touchdown taking the Rams to halftime with a one point lead.Roger Saffold was injured during the fourth...