Rams to pick up fifth-year option on Robert Quinn

The Rams will reportedly add a fifth year to defensive end Robert Quinn’s contract. According to Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, the club will pick up the 2015 option on Quinn, their 2011 first-round pick and one of the NFL’s top pass rushers, by the May 3 deadline. Quinn, 23, notched 19 sacks in 2013 and garnered Defensive Player of the Year honors from the Professional...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Rams Expected To Pick Up Fifth-Year Option On DE Robert Quinn

  According to Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Dispatch, the Rams are expected to pick up DE Robert Quinn‘s fifth-year option before the May 3 deadline. NFL teams have already begun to pick up fifth-year options on 2011 first-round picks, and it should come as no surprise that the Rams will likely do so with Quinn.  Quinn’s option would the Rams $6.9 million for the 2015 season...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

In the draft, the St. Louis Rams must balance need versus best player available

NFL Draft experts have described offensive tackle Jake Matthews as a “plug-and-play” talent. But some claim Greg Robinson, while less polished, has the higher upside. What about wide receiver Sammy Watkins? There are some scouts out there who think he’s the best receiving prospect to come along since Calvin Johnson. And speaking of the best, how can defensive end Jadeveon Clowney...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Calvin Pryor NFL Draft Prospectus: St. Louis Rams

Photo: The NFL draft is slowly marching towards us. This is the first year that several marquee Cardinal football players will come off of the board early and often. Draft scenarios are as infinite as lottery number selections, making the draft impossible to predict. Many fans are anxious to know which scenario is likely to befall their favorite UofL player during this May’s...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Rams GM Les Snead in talks with teams about trading No. 2 pick

The Rams, because they traded away the right to draft No. 2 overall in the 2012 draft so the Redskins could take Robert Griffin III, have the No. 2 overall and the No. 13 overall picks in this year's draft. Aside from the Texans at No. 1 overall, the Rams might have the most leverage or power of any squad in the draft, mostly because they don't need a franchise quarterback...
Via Pro Sports Daily
13 days ago  |  Discuss

St. Louis Rams Land One of Best Bargains in Free Agency

The St. Louis Rams have been one of the least active teams in 2014 NFL Free Agency, but the team made some noise on Tuesday by acquiring arguably the best bargain on the open market. Alex Carrington has agreed to a deal with the #Rams, source says. They find their D-line help. — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 25, 2014 [RELATED: Ranking the 10 Best Bargains Still Available in Free...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

Who’s the best defensive end the Cle/LA/St. Louis Rams have ever drafted?

Woooooo boy, this is a hell of a category! When we examined positions such as interior lineman and quarterback, the conclusions were kind of underwhelming. In fact, that’s true for a lot of positions in Rams history when it comes to drafting and development. But defensive end is not one of them. The Rams have historically kicked ass when it comes to drafting and developing defensive...
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March 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Examining the St. Louis Rams’ need at defensive end

Yesterday, we looked the top 10 defensive end prospects that are eligible for this year’s NFL draft. Today, it’s time to examine the Rams’ need at defensive end this offseason. On the surface, it wouldn’t appear that the Rams need much help at the position. The team already employs an All-Pro defensive end in Robert Quinn, a perennial disruptive force in Chris Long and supersub...
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March 18, 2014  |  Discuss

St. Louis Rams release cornerback Cortland Finnegan

The St. Louis Rams thought they were getting a huge pickup in Cortland Finnegan when they signed him ahead of the 2012 season, but that quite simply was not the case. Finnegan quite simply looked as if he didn’t have much left in the tank all of last season, and was getting torched by opposing receivers routinely. St. Louis couldn’t afford to wait around another year and hope...
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March 05, 2014  |  Discuss

St. Louis Rams fans should smile: 49ers leadership is falling apart

As recently as a week ago, you would’ve been forgiven for having a case of the St. Louis blues as a Rams fan. Sure, the Rams appear to be on a positive upward trajectory and have a nice stock of picks in what should be a pretty deep 2014 draft, but they’re also playing in what might’ve been the best division in NFL history in 2013. And the NFC West only appeared to be getting...
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February 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Twitter Tuesday: Some NFL Combine thoughts

It’s been a pretty busy few days for the St. Louis Rams. General manager Les Snead and a small army of Rams scouts made the trek to Indianapolis for the NFL Combine last week and remain there as the Combine wraps up shortly. Below, I’ve compiled some of the most newsworthy and interesting tweets from Rams insiders, fans and others. We’ll start with the most important. "...
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February 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Power Rankings: Where’s Robert Quinn among faces of the franchise in the NFL?

When people think about an NFL team, usually one person immediately jumps to mind. It’s the player, coach or owner who is most immediately identifiable with the club. It’s the person TV networks use in game promos, the team puts on the cover of the media guide and fans blame when things go awry. It’s the face of the franchise. And every team has one, for better or worse. Some...
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February 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Jeff Fisher: Sam Bradford is the Rams quarterback

St. louis Rams coach Jeff Fisher says he’s committed to Sam Bradford as the team’s starting quarterback. Fisher told ESPN’s “Mike and Mike” that Bradford is making  good progress in his rehab from a torn ACL. “Sam’s doing great with the rehab,” Fisher said. “He’s really excited. He took on a leadership role last year and he’s maintained that and he’s our...
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February 18, 2014  |  Discuss

St. Louis Rams land two players on top players under-25 team

In case you missed it yesterday, revealed a list of it’s top players under the age of 25. Not surprisingly, Rams’ PFWA Defensive Player of the Year Robert Quinn made the list at defensive end and even co-headlined the column with Packers’ running back Eddie Lacy. Quinn’s highlight reel from 2013 precedes the column itself, which is well worth a watch. Here’s what...
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February 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Mailbag: Should the Rams consider drafting Michael Sam?

Should the Rams consider drafting Michael Sam? – Jimmy, Belleville, Ill. Let’s cut right to the chase. Yes, I absolutely think the Rams should consider drafting Sam, assuming he doesn’t completely bomb at the NFL combine. The NFL has proven that teams can never have enough pass rushers. Look no further than recent Super Bowl champion teams such as the 2007 and 2011 Giants,...
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February 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Reasons St. Louis Rams fans should be hopeful in 2014

According to our offseason content schedule here at cover32, it’s time for me to lay out reasons to be hopeful for the Rams’ chances in 2014. Because it’s Friday afternoon, I’m going to just lay out a bunch of bulletpoints rather than form a coherent article. I hope you don’t mind. Robert Quinn is on the team.  The Rams have the no. 2 and no. 13 pick. Tons of options...
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January 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Power Rankings: Rams fans barely worthy of a Super Bowl win

On Sunday, the Denver Broncos and Seattle Seahawks will square off in Super Bowl XLVIII, with two dedicated fan bases tuning in to root for their team like they do every week. Both groups are worthy of being happy by day’s end, as their ability to stick with their team through thick and thin deserves a positive outcome. The same can’t be said for every fan base in the NFL. Some...
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January 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Johnny Hekker and Robert Quinn shine at the Pro Bowl

Johnny Hekker and Robert Quinn showed why they are deserving All-Pros last night in the NFL Pro Bowl. This shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone who’s followed the St. Louis Rams all season long, but it was nice to see Quinn and Hekker play really well on a national stage*. *Well, somewhat national. The Grammys probably stole quite a few potential viewers, but it sounds like...
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January 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Turns out Robert Quinn might be so expensive after all

A few weeks ago, I wrote an article about the salary cap implications of Robert Quinn’s monster 2013 season. It was obviously premature speculation on my part, as I was just posting a quick piece to start a conversation rather than a thoroughly researched piece. Turns out I should’ve waited a couple weeks. NFL Network’s Albert Breer tweeted today what the 2011 rookies’ fifth...
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January 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Check out this comprehensive 2013 Rams highlights package

YouTube user yrba1 put together a comprehensive video highlight reel of the 2013 St. Louis Rams. You should probably check it out now and bookmark it for easy access whenever you get the offseason blues this spring. The Rams need a Richard Sherman-like defender. Make sure you follow @cover32_Stl and @cover32_NFL on Twitter for all the latest breaking news, columns, blogs and...
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January 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Robert Quinn In Line For A Similar Contract To Mario Williams?

St. Louis Rams DE Robert Quinn has quickly become one of the game’s best pass-rushing defensive ends. Quinn’s 2013 season has him in place to be a finalist for defensive-player of the year and he’s still only 23-years-old. Nick Wagner of examines what his next contract could look like given that he can discuss a long-term deal with the Rams now that he’s heading...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
January 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Robert Quinn is actually getting his due accolades

Because I’m so used to the Rams getting overlooked on the national scale, I reflexively get enraged when people bring up the Defensive Player of the Year voting. Amazingly though, Rams defensive end Robert Quinn is justifiably receiving all the honors he deserves after his 19-sack season that saw him easily rated as Pro Football Focus’s best 4-3 defensive end. Quinn’s already...
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January 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Robert Quinn wins PFWA honor; a look at his best moments

Take another bow, Robert Quinn. On Wednesday, the Professional Football Writers of America voted the St. Louis Rams third-year defensive end NFL Defensive Player of the Year. In honor of this award, here’s a look back at the top five performances from Quinn’s standout season. 1. Quinn’s starts strong against Arizona Cardinals Call it a sign of things to come. On the sixth play...
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January 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Rams' Quinn wins Defensive Player of the Year honors

ST. LOUIS -- Robert Quinn has been garnering awards this off-season nearly as quickly as he racked up sacks during the season. On Wednesday, the St. Louis Rams' defensive end was named the Defensive Player of the Year by the Pro Football Writers of America. Quinn, who was previously selected to his first Pro Bowl and named first-team All-Pro, finished second in the NFL with 19...
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January 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Special teams unit is biggest surprise of Rams season

This past St. Louis Rams season was full of quite a few positive surprises. Zac Stacy’s emergence as a top rookie running back, Robert Quinn’s utter dominance at defensive end and Rodger Saffold’s impressive versatility on the offensive line all qualified as pleasant developments to Rams fans. But the biggest surprise might be a shocking one to Rams fans. The St. Louis Rams...
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January 13, 2014  |  Discuss

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