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Point Guard Recruiting: Where Things Stand

Michigan has Tyus Battle, Jon Teske and Austin Davis in the fold in the class of 2016, but John Beilein is still searching for his point guard of the future. Derrick Walton will be a senior when the class of 2016 arrives and Beilein has always preferred to overlap his lead guards by a class. Michigan’s remaining focus in the class of 2016 is likely to shift to the point guard...
Via UM Hoops
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Rams draft OT Robert Havenstein with No. 57 pick

Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports The St. Louis Rams selected Wisconsin offensive tackle Robert Havenstein with the 57th overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft. His name hasn’t come up too much during pre-draft workouts, but he is an excellent offensive lineman that will be a big pickup for the Rams. During the first round, the Rams were able to come away with star running back Todd Gurley...
Via Sports-Glory
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Rams draft RB Todd Gurley with the No. 10 pick

Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports The St. Louis Rams selected running back Todd Gurley with the No. 10 overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft. Gurley is coming off an ACL injury, but could be ready to compete during training camp.  Gurley started the first five games of 2014 before being suspended for four games for violating NCAA rules. In his first game back from suspension against...
Via Sports-Glory
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Should the St. Louis Rams have signed Tim Tebow?

Nick Foles has recently signed a contract to join Chip Kelley and ex-Ram Sam Bradford on the Philadelphia Eagles.Why didn't the Rams pull the trigger and go after one of the most highly publicized quarterbacks of all time?The Rams currently have 3 quarterbacks on their roster in Nick Foles, Case Keenum and Austin Davis. None of which are signed beyond the 2015 season.Tim Tebow may...
Via Fox Sports
April 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Rams Retain Three Restricted Free Agents

The St. Louis Rams were lucky to re-sign three of their restricted free agents today after beginning the offseason on a disappointing note. Quarterback Austin Davis, fullback Cory Harkey and safety Rodney McLeod will all be returning to the Rams on one-year deals. Davis, who appeared in ten games last season, was tendered at the lowest level, $1.542 million. Filling in for Sam Bradford...
Via Pro Football Spot
April 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Rams Re-Sign RFAs QB Austin Davis, TE Cory Harkey, & S Rodney McLeod

According to Howard Balzer, the Rams re-signed restricted free agents QB Austin Davis, TE Cory Harkey, and S Rodney McLeod on Monday. St. Louis also re-signed exclusive rights free agent G Brandon Washington. The Rams used the highest qualifying offer on McLeod, who received a second-round tender worth $2.356 million while Davis and Harkey both received original round tenders...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
April 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Why the St. Louis Rams will rise in the NFC West

The St. Louis Rams have accomplished a curious and rare feat in today’s NFL. They’ve been consistently average. Or thereabouts at least, give or take a crushing loss. Jeff Fisher has been the head coach in St. Louis for three seasons, and overall his record during that time is 20-27-1. He recently concluded his worst season with the Rams, finishing 2014 at 6-10. But that was...
Via This Given Sunday
March 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Rams Tender Offers To RFAs QB Austin Davis, S Rodney McLeod & FB Cory Harkey

Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the Rams have tendered contract to a number of restricted free agents including: QB Austin Davis, S Rodney McLeod and FB Cory Harkey. According to Thomas, the Rams used the highest qualifying offer on McLeod, who received a second-round tender worth $2.356 million. Both Davis and Harkey received ...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
March 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Possible landing spots for top free agent quarterbacks

In the great game of professional football, no position can impact a contest more than the quarterback. The dictator of offensive dynamics, engineers of the aerial pass and architects of the game plan—quarterbacks are the lifeline between a team’s success and failure in the NFL. Think of the dollar amounts doled out to these gunslingers as opposed to other positions. Only 14...
Via Sportsnaut
February 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Screw Suh, Time For Bears To Shop Smart

It’s nice dreaming about the idea that one big signing in free agency can solve all the problems the Chicago Bears had on defense in 2014.  In reality, like it or not, issues go far deeper than that.  So all of this talk about how Ndamukong Suh or Justin Houston can save the defense and get them back to dominant form needs to stop. This 2015 off-season need to be less about quality...
Via Sports Mockery
February 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Minnesota Vikings: Top Five Plays of 2014: #5

In Week 1 of the NFL season, the Minnesota Vikings visited the St. Louis Rams in what was expected to be a battle of two underachieving teams. That September day, the Vikings overachieved and started the year off with a bang, beating the Rams 34-6 in convincing fashion. We dive deep into Harrison Smith's fourth quarter interception, the exclamation point on an emphatic win and the...
Via Pro Football Spot
January 07, 2015  |  Discuss

St. Louis Rams ready to exact revenge on the Cardinals

Arizona Cardinals at St. Louis Rams Edward Jones Dome Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014 | 7:25 p.m. CT ________________________________________ Synopsis The last time St. Louis and Arizona faced off, it was during Week 10, and it was the last game quarterback Austin Davis would start. The Rams wound up losing to the Cardinals by a score of 31-14, and the Rams’ record would dropped to...
Via cover32 - Rams
December 11, 2014  |  Discuss

St. Louis Rams’ struggles are a team issue

In Week 1 against the Vikings, head coach Jeff Fisher was forced to put in quarterback Austin Davis after backup Shaun Hill went down with an injury. Though the Rams lost 34-6, Fisher kept Davis at the helm. His first start came up the following week against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, which the Rams won 19-17. That moved their record to 1-1 early on in the season. However, despite...
Via cover32 - Rams
November 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Top 5 reactions to Shaun Hill taking over at quarterback for the St. Louis Rams

Yesterday, St. Louis Rams head coach Jeff Fisher made a bit of a surprising announcement that quarterback Shaun Hill would take over under center in place of the struggling Austin Davis. The move comes just days after Fisher had reiterated that Davis would remain the team’s starter, despite some poor recent outings. If nothing else, the move is interesting due to the fact that...
Via cover32 - Rams
November 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Rams Bench Austin Davis in Favor of Shaun Hill

Just weeks ago, it seemed that the St. Louis Rams might have found a potential long-term replacement at quarterback in the form of Austin Davis. Now after major struggles in his last three games, head coach Jeff Fisher has made the decision to bench Davis in favor of veteran backup Shaun Hill (via St. Louis Post-Dispatch). The move comes after the team’s 31-14 loss to the Arizona...
Via Sportsnaut
November 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Rams to switch QBs, start Hill over Davis vs. Broncos

ST. LOUIS (AP) -- St. Louis Rams coach Jeff Fisher has benched struggling quarterback Austin Davis and will go back to veteran Shaun Hill for Sunday's game against the Denver Broncos. Fisher said Monday that he was sticking with Davis, who made his NFL debut earlier this season after Hill was sidelined with an injury. Fisher had said Davis was the starting quarterback for the rest...
Via AP on Fox
November 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Rams bench Autsin Davis, Shaun Hill to start vs. Broncos

The St. Louis Rams will start veteran Shaun Hill, instead of Austin Davis, at quarterback this Sunday against the Denver Broncos, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Fisher changes mind. Will start Shaun Hill vs Denver at QB — Jim Thomas (@jthom1) November 12, 2014 Rams coach Jeff Fisher said Monday that Davis would continue to be the starter, but changed...
Via Sports-Glory
November 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Shaun Hill back as starter of Rams

getty images Austin Davis’ turn as the starter of the St. Louis Rams is over. The rookie has been benched by the team who will return Shaun Hill to the starters role. Davis did some nice things early during his stint as the Rams starter but once defenses adjusted he crumbled. Davis has tossed four pick-sixes and two fumble-sixes across eight starts. After an awful fourth quarter...
Via Tireball.com
November 12, 2014  |  Discuss

BREAKING: St. Louis Rams name Shaun Hill as starting quarterback this Sunday

The Rams have officially replaced the struggling Austin Davis with veteran quarterback Shaun Hill. Fisher changes mind. Will start Shaun Hill vs Denver at QB — Jim Thomas (@jthom1) November 12, 2014 Decided to go w/experience. Informed players at team meeting this morning. — Jim Thomas (@jthom1) November 12, 2014 If you recall, Hill was supposed to be the starter all along...
Via cover32 - Rams
November 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Rams reportedly will start Hill at quarterback vs. Broncos

The St. Louis Rams are making yet another change at quarterback. Shaun Hill will start ahead of Austin Davis when the Rams host the Broncos on Sunday, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports. Hill began the season as the starter after Sam Bradford suffered a season-ending knee injury in the preseason. But Hill lost the job after sustaining a thigh injury in Week 1, opening the door for...
Via Fox Sports
November 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Rams Benching QB Austin Davis In Favor Of Shaun Hill

Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the Rams are benching QB Austin Davis and going with veteran backup QB Shaun Hill for Sunday’s game against the Broncos. Head coach Jeff Fisher recently reiterated his support for Davis being the team’s starting quarterback, but he has apparently changed his mind. The Rams decided to go with Shaun Hill as their starter...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
November 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Rams' Fisher keeps faith in QB Davis

ST. LOUIS -- St. Louis Rams coach Jeff Fisher indicated Monday he has no plans to replace quarterback Austin Davis despite a fourth-quarter meltdown by the offense in Sunday's 31-14 loss at Arizona. "We're going to hang in there," Fisher said. "He's working real hard. We'll see where it goes." Davis threw an interception that was returned 30 yards for a score by cornerback Patrick...
Via AP on Fox
November 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Austin Davis has been noticeably worse without Brian Quick

Rams receiver Brian Quick was in the midst of a breakout season before suffering a season-ending shoulder injury. In his seven-plus games, the third-year pro caught 25 passes for 375 yards and three touchdowns. Not quite Pro Bowl worthy but certainly a marked improvement over his first two seasons. He’s also proven to be, in retrospect, Austin Davis’ main security blanket. Because...
Via cover32 - Rams
November 10, 2014  |  Discuss

St. Louis Rams take lead into fourth quarter, but badly collapse and lose by 17

Stop me if you’ve heard this before. The Rams look pretty impressive in the first half against a superior team. They take a lead into halftime and make you think, “Wow, this team looks good. Let’s just have another half like that and escape with a win.” That happened yet again today. The Rams even knocked out Arizona’s starting quarterback Carson Palmer (who’s likely...
Via cover32 - Rams
November 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Tweets of the game: Austin Davis’ is a completely different player in the second half

Yet again, the St. Louis Rams had a pretty nice first half and then self-destructed in the second half. This season, the Rams have scored five second-half touchdowns as opposed to their opponents’ 21 second-half touchdowns. Quarterback Austin Davis’ numbers might help explain why. Austin Davis's QB stats by quarter.. Take a gander at the bottom, 4th QTR within 7 points.. Is...
Via cover32 - Rams
November 09, 2014  |  Discuss
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