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St. Louis Rams: Why T.J. McDonald will have a breakout season

With so many questions swirling on offense for the St. Louis Rams, the defense is ready to rise to the occasion. Often viewed as one of the best front-sevens in the league, the St. Louis defense is loaded with young talent ready to rise to the occasion. Perhaps one of the brighter stars, however, resides in the secondary and goes by the name of T.J McDonald. McDonald got off to a...
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Will T.J. McDonald become an elite safety in 2015?

Will T.J. McDonald be recognized as one of the premier safeties in the NFL after the 2015 season? If last year was any indication, the St. Louis Rams third-year safety out of USC showed signs of becoming an elite player. T.J. McDonald was drafted in round 3 (71st overall) of the 2013 NFL draft to help solidify the back-end of the Rams secondary. Although things didn’t get off to...
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Head coach Jeff Fisher’s comments on St. Louis Rams safety are concerning

Earlier today I wrote about how safety T.J. McDonald’s play in the second half of the 2014 season was an encouraging sign of improvement for the St. Louis Rams secondary. Naturally, a few hours later, we learn that he’s hurt and apparently has suffered through some kind of ordeal. That’s how head coach Jeff Fisher described it, according to Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post...
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June 09, 2015  |  Discuss

This stat about the St. Louis Rams secondary is an encouraging sign

The St. Louis Rams have perhaps the most vicious defensive front in the National Football League. If they could only get their act together in the secondary, they might just have the best overall defense in the league some day. While the Rams’ front four excels at getting pressure on opposing quarterbacks and stuffing the run, the team often runs into trouble when their corners...
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June 09, 2015  |  Discuss

T.J. McDonald has been an important part of the St. Louis Rams’ improved defense

As I covered in my Friday column, the Rams’ defensive line turned a major corner after their ugly Week 6 Monday Night Football at home to the 49ers. Still, the secondary seemed to have issues, as Seattle and Kansas City had no issue moving the ball down the field during the Rams’ next two games, which the team split. After seven games, the Rams sat at 2-5, and their disappointing...
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December 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Rams' McDonald playing as well as any safety in the league

ST. LOUIS -- Through all of the changes in the Rams' young secondary, one constant has been there to maintain stability. Strong safety T.J. McDonald may be only a year removed from his rookie season, but he's become something like the veteran leader of a group coach Jeff Fisher says continues to evolve through injuries, trades and shifting roles. As one of just two defensive backs...
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November 14, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: St. Louis Rams Safety T.J. McDonald Crushes 49ers RB Frank Gore

Not much has gone right for the St. Louis Rams in the second half of Monday night's game against the 49ers yet somehow they are only down by 10 a few minutes in to the fourth quarter. That is due in large part to the work of guys like safety T.J. McDonald and the the rest of the Rams defense.Take this play for example. Normally when Frank Gore meets a defender in the hole its the...
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October 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Rams injury report: Rookies Tavon Austin and T.J. McDonald QUESTIONABLE for Sunday's divisional showdown

The St. Louis Rams head into their season finale against the division-leading Seattle Seahawks with two of their top rookie draft picks listed as questionable, according to their official web site. Receiver Tavon Austin and safety T.J. McDonald are both struggling with injuries this week and may not play come Sunday. While the Rams are not in the playoff picture this season, they...
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December 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Vernon Davis tackled by his junk by TJ McDonald (Video)

Vernon Davis was the victim of possibly the most painful tackle in NFL history. After catching a pass in the third quarter of the San Francisco 49ers-St. Louis Rams game on Sunday, Davis was brought down by Rams safety T.J. McDonald, who was looking for any possible way to bring down the hulking tight end. […]
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December 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Rams activate S McDonald from IR

The St. Louis Rams have activated rookie safety T.J. McDonald from injured reserve-designated for return and placed cornerback Cortland Finnegan and quarterback Brady Quinn on IR. The Rams also signed cornerback Quinton Pointer from the practice squad on Saturday. McDonald, a third-round pick out of Southern California, was injured in Week 4 against the 49ers and missed six games...
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November 24, 2013  |  Discuss

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