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The St. Louis Rams were pretty impressive, and explosive, during the team’s 27-26 loss to the Denver Broncos on Saturday night. The Rams held a 20-10 lead at half time, with both team’s first teams on the field for its entirety.
It was a great performance considering who the Rams were playing against. Peyton Manning was on his game and the Broncos high-octane offense was on display, yet the Rams defense held its ground.
And while the offense was spear-headed by a couple of special teams plays by Tavon Austin and some precision passing by quarterback Sam Bradford, a familiar weakness of the organization reared its ugly head.
The Rams still are weak at the wide receiver position, even with the additions of Austin and Stedman Bailey in the most recent draft and Chris Givens and Brian Quick in last year’s draft.
Givens certainly is holding up his end of the bargain and already, in just his second year, looks like a bonafide No. 2 wide receiver in this league. Unfortunately, the Rams are...
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ST. LOUIS -- Rams coach Jeff Fisher does not want the team's running backs to be judged solely on the preseason stats.
However, it doesn't mean he's not concerned about their production.
"That's an area where we need to improve on, but we haven't had opportunities in the games to really just line up," Fisher said after Monday's practice.
by Bo Marchionte
Noticed something some what strange during the St. Louis Rams opening preseason game. Second year Chris Givens standing on the sidelines with his pads off and helmet put away because his night was over. He ran with the first team offense and now he was done for the evening. Running off the field to catch a breather and kneeling down was another second year receiver...
Jeff Fisher has a plan for the Rams, and it revolves around raw young players with unique athletic gifts. If you give these athletes lots of playing time, you hopefully accelerate their ability to reach their potential.
Three weeks into the preseason, we're seeing it happen with rookies Tavon Austin, Alec Ogletree, TJ McDonald, and a host of others. Just a week ago, we...
Alec Ogletree, ladies and gentleman. The rookie buried two less than impressive preseason games with a highlight-filled Saturday night that showed why the Rams think the outside linebacker can be something special.
First, with just less than 10 minutes to play in the first quarter, Ogletree not only stripped the football from Denver running back Ronnie Hillman, but managed to take...
ST. LOUIS, Mo. -- Forget that the Rams lost 27-26 at Denver on Saturday night and remain winless in the preseason. First, the preseason doesn't matter.
More important, the Rams had plenty to like about what took place against the Broncos.
Start with right tackle Rodger Saffold. In his return from a dislocated left shoulder, he was able to play the entire first half when the Rams...
By Bo Marchionte
Recorded July 13, at 4:oo eastern.
Link to recorded show St. Louis Rams Jo-Lonn Dunbar
Jo-Lonn Dunbar finished with a career high 115 combined tackles, 4.5 sacks and two interceptions in his first season, in St. Louis. Undrafted out of Boston College, Dunbar was a quick learner during training camp earning his spot on the New Orleans Saints roster. Part of the Saints fir...
DENVER (AP) Rookie linebacker Alec Ogletree ruined Ronnie Hillman's night with a strip-and-score takeaway and kept Peyton Manning from turning all those passes into points with a big interception. Yet the St. Louis Rams' lost 27-26 at Denver on Saturday night.Ogletree ripped the football from Hillman's arms, scooped it up and trotted 13 yards for the score one week after...
Rookie linebacker Alec Ogletree ruined Ronnie Hillman's night with a strip-and-score takeaway and kept Peyton Manning from turning all those passes into points with a big interception. Yet the St. Louis Rams' lost 27-26 at Denver on Saturday night.
Ogletree ripped the football from Hillman's arms, scooped it up and trotted 13 yards for the score one week after Hillman...
DENVER -- If the Miami Dolphins had gotten into a bidding war to bring back Jake Long, could they have won it?
While it is generally believed the Dolphins weren't willing to pay the left tackle as a free agent an amount similar to the four-year, 36 million deal he got last March from St. Louis, Long said the Dolphins had little chance of signing him after his first...
The St.Louis Rams are counting on their new dynamic playmaker Tavon Austin to add some spark to their offense.
Their immediate plan according to coach Jeff Fisher is that they won’t unveil their deployment for Austin until the regular season.
Fisher was on the Jim Rome Show and made it clear that Austin will be a force when it counts for real.
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If you let Jeff Fisher tell it, the St. Louis Rams have big plans for rookie wide receiver Tavon Austin.
What Fisher won’t do, is tell you what exactly the Rams have in store for Austin. While talking to Jim Rome, Fisher stated that the “Rams haven’t shown what they really plan to do.”
We have a pretty good idea [how we'll use him] but we haven’t shown it,” Fisher...