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Can the St. Louis Rams’ running game help elevate the rest of the offense?

The St. Louis Rams’ offense hasn’t been the strong suit of the team since the days of “The Greatest Show on Turf”—and that is putting it lightly. Steven Jackson’s streak of eight consecutive 1,000-yard rushing seasons could not make up for the lackluster passing attack. Moreover, even when Jackson was performing at his best, the team struggled to get the ball into the...
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June 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Who’s the best running back the Rams have ever drafted?

There are so many guys to choose from when determining who’s the best running back the Rams have ever drafted. Guys like Brian Leonard, Lawrence Phillips and Trung Canidate pop into mind. Oh, that’s right, those guys were disasters. No, we’re here to focus on the positive. (Stay tuned later this afternoon when I determine the worst running back the Rams have ever drafted)....
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February 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Preview: Youthful Rams face 'last rodeo' Cardinals

Though Steven Jackson isn't suiting up for a St. Louis Rams season opener for the first time since 2004, that won't diminish raised expectations for a team that hasn't made the playoffs since his rookie year.After turning 30, he would have been considered a senior citizen on the league's most youthful roster, anyway.The Arizona Cardinals are counting on the experience...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
September 05, 2013  |  Discuss

St. Louis Rams position analysis: Running backs

Last year: Steven Jackson's final season as a Ram was a heavy one. He carried the ball 257 times for 1,042 yards and four touchdowns before departing to Atlanta. His dominance limited the experience of rookie running backs Darryl Richardson and Isaiah Pead. Combined, Rams running backs totaled 410 carries, 1,714 yards and five touchdowns. Those numbers are all toward the bottom...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
July 19, 2013  |  Discuss

St. Louis Rams: 5 Reasons Why Zac Stacy Will Shine as a Rookie

Steven Jackson was a staple in the St. Louis Rams' backfield for years. Jackson was an all-purpose back who could run, catch and block.However, Jackson was getting a little long in the tooth and did not want to see his role reduced with the team.So for now Jackson resides in the Atlanta backfield and leaves St. Louis in a struggle to find a replacement for his production. In...
Via Football Nation
May 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Jacksonville Jaguars 2013 Schedule: Predicting the Wins & Losses

The football gods (the scheduling committee at the NFL offices in New York) must have two schools of thinking concerning the Jacksonville Jaguars.One is they do not like the team, one of the smaller markets in the league, and one of the worst in media coverage across the country.The other is a schedule that takes this team on the road in four of its first six games of the season...
Via Football Nation
April 21, 2013  |  Discuss

2013 NFL Mock Draft Rounds 1-3: D.J. Fluker, Eddie Lacy Unite With St. Louis Rams?

With the 2013 NFL Draft just around the corner, it’s time to unveil team-by-team projections for the first three rounds before the three-day festivities kick into swing on April 25.  Part two of the series continues with the St. Louis Rams. Photo Credit: First Round (No. 16 Overall): Tavon Austin, WR, West Virginia Wide receiver was this team’s most pressing...
Via Gridiron Grit
April 10, 2013  |  Discuss

St. Louis Rams: Biggest Draft Day Regret In Franchise History

The Rams, whether in Los Angeles or in St. Louis, have had some great running backs to hang their hat on over the years of the franchise. Eric Dickerson, Marshall Faulk, Steven Jackson and Wendell Tyler. Teams game planned for them like their lives depended on it. But nothing in the team's history screamed bust more than 1996's first round selection, Lawrence Philips of...
Via Football Nation
March 24, 2013  |  Discuss

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