Found June 26, 2013 on Football Nation:
Last season the St. Louis Rams were the youngest team in the NFL, so naturally they would go out and look for veterans to come in and help out the young guys right? Wrong. What the Rams did is get younger, losing the majority of their veterans and replacing them with young bodies. The last of the veterans sit on the offensive line with most of the offense being 25 or younger.With the departure of Steven Jackson and Danny Amendola there is some serious voids to be filled on offense. The addition of Jake Long gives the Rams a much needed proven LT to protect the not so mobile Sam Bradford. How will the young guys come together and will their defense remain solid? Question 5: Life after Steven Jackson, who's the lead-back or is it committee time?Isaiah Pead was the Ram's 2012 second round pick but was severely unspectacular last season. Pead claims that it was due to "falling so far behind, that he couldn't catch up." Add that to his one game suspension to start t...

ESPN Analyst Bill Polian believes the Rams will turn heads in 2013

The St Louis Rams went on to finish with a 7-8-1 record in 2012, recording the first tie game in a season since 2008. The Rams showed a new level of competitiveness with improved player personnel and positive attitude. Going toe to toe with division heavyweights San Francisco 49ers and Seattle Seahawks with key players like Sam Bradford and new additions WR Tavon Austin, and...

St. Louis Rams burner Tavon Austin will be used ‘to the max’ in 2013

With St. Louis Rams offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer designing plays, ESPN’s Chris Mortensen says rookie wide receiver Tavon Austin will be used “to the max” in 2013. Also taking snaps at running back during organized team activities, the 22-year-old Austin allegedly didn’t let a ball hit the ground “all offseason.” Taken eighth overall out of West Virginia...

Chris Givens, 2013 Fantasy Sleeper

It seems I have a thing for Rams and people named Chris when I do these sleeper posts as I gave you Chris Ivory and Sam Bradford earlier this month.  Don’t take that statement about Rams as a bestiality thing, BTW.  The only animals I’d go after are the kind Tom Brady married.  They’ve got cool horns!  But enough about this, I’m here now to talk a bit about a man.  A...

2013 NFL Scouting: Who Will Emerge from a Crowded Backfield in St. Louis?

Following what has widely been considered to be a great draft, there has been plenty of hype surrounding the St. Louis Rams this off season. Plenty of that hype has been in anticipation of what Tavon Austin will bring to the field this season. But the changes that dynamic wide receiver will provide won't be the only differences Rams fans will see this year. Gone is longtime...

St. Louis Rams 2013 Schedule Analysis

The St. Louis Rams will feature plenty of new faces on offense this season. Can Sam Bradford and company come close to matching the success of "The...

One man's opinion: Rams will finish 9-7

ST. LOUIS -- Ten wins should be enough for the Rams to make the playoffs. Even if 10 aren't enough, no one should be disappointed in the Rams if they win that many games. They have a legitimate chance, too, even though their schedule is the fourth toughest in the NFL based on 2012 winning percentages. But to win 10, they'll need to win at least one more game than they...

Football Nation Preview: The 2013 St. Louis Rams

2012 Record: 7-8-12012 DownfallDifficulty Finishing DrivesAll things considered, Sam Bradford had himself a pretty good 2012 season.The former top pick cleared 3,700 yards for the first time, and posted his best passer rating: an 82.6.While his numbers looked much more presentable, it's not the prettiest possible picture.The Rams had the fifth worst yards-to-points ratio in the...
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