St. Louis Rams training camp preview: Defensive line

The St. Louis Rams will finally get to unleash the most impressive part of their squad in only a few days: the defensive line. Unfortunately, it won’t be on opposing teams just yet. The Rams front four will likely be spending time getting in playing shape and hopefully staying healthy during the duration of training camp. The Players: Defensive tackles: Michael Brockers – Entering...
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St Louis Rams: Robert Quinn voted 13th best player in NFL

Robert Quinn, star defensive end for the St Louis Rams, has been voted the 13th best player in the NFL by his peers based on an NFL poll. Quinn led the NFC in sacks last season and has improved on his sack numbers every year since he was drafted in the first round in 2011. Entering his fourth professional season and perfect prime of his career, there has been no signs of slowing...
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Grade Day: Rams Defense From The Trenches To The Backend

Trenches: A+ The Rams heart and soul. The front four of the Rams is by far its most fearsome unit and should take another step forward toward dominance with the addition of rookie Aaron Donald. The Rams were able to rack up 53 sacks last year with superstar Robert Quinn leading the way with 19. I see big things for this group in 2014, and with Gregg Williams holding the playsheet...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Can Robert Quinn replicate his 2013 performance?

In keeping up with my recent attempts at setting expectation levels for the Rams’ upcoming season, I thought I’d try to focus today’s column on the team’s brightest star at the moment, defensive end Robert Quinn. Quinn, as you’re well aware, was masterful in 2013. His third season as a pro saw him rack up 19.0 sacks (just 0.5 behind Deacon Jones Award winner Robert Mathis...
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St. Louis Rams 2014: 5 Most Pressing Questions For Training Camp

The St. Louis Rams had an excellent draft.  They are flying high during the off-season.  But as we all know, wins and losses and losses don't count until the season start. And lucky for us the season starts, at training camp. Here are the five of the most pressing questions as the Rams head into training camp.5. Will Michael Sam make the team?Sam is a seventh round draft...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Weekly Rewind: Rams overachievers; Robert Quinn receives yet another honor

Here’s a recap of what you may have missed this past week. cover32 Rams Local Content - Who has been the St. Louis Rams’ most overachieving player? (READ) - Chris Long and Robert Quinn are the heart of the Rams’ team (READ) - Who’s the most likely St. Louis Ram to suffer a sophomore slump? (READ) - Mailbag: Who is the St. Louis Rams’ most underachieving player? (READ...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Holy crap, the NFL Network’s Top 100 actually did Robert Quinn justice

The NFL Network’s Top 100 list recently unveiled nos. 20-11 of the 100 “best” players in the league. Rams defensive stud Robert Quinn checked in at no. 13. I’m shocked – in a good way. View poll on FanMob The reason is that the NFL Top 100 is a completely flawed exercise that relies solely on players’ ballots. Only about a quarter of the NFL’s players vote in the process...
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Top 5 St. Louis Rams Individual Matchups in 2014

Abraham Lincoln vs. slavery. George Washington vs. Great Britain. Tim Howard vs. Belgium. On the eve of America’s Independence Day, we recognize the tremendous individual efforts undertaken over time that have built our country into what it is today. In that spirit, today’s Top 5 list attempts to preview a few of the juiciest individual matchups for the Rams’ upcoming season...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Robert Quinn and Chris Long are the heart of the St. Louis Rams’ team

Chris Long and Robert Quinn are the heart and soul of the St. Louis Rams’ defense (with an honorable mention going to James Laurinaitis). Without the pass rushing ability that the two defensive ends bring, the Rams defense would go from formidable to below average in a hurry. But to call the Rams’ defensive ends one-dimensional players who can only pass rush would be a huge understatement...
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Who has been the St. Louis Rams’ most overachieving player?

In what was a promising-yet-dismal campaign for the Rams in 2013, there were a few bright spots that left the fan base clinging to hope for seasons ahead. During the month-long run up to training camp and the subsequent kickoff of the 2014 season, this got me thinking. Who has been the most overachieving player on this Rams’ roster in recent seasons? There are a handful of worthy...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

The St. Louis Rams’ front seven will only be as good as James Laurinaitis

The Rams’ front seven has been the subject of much ballyhoo this offseason, including a piece from our own Sam Tramel earlier this week. With the addition of first-round pick Aaron Donald to an already stacked defensive line headlined by PFWA defensive player of the year Robert Quinn, the Rams’ defensive line would be a disappointment if it didn’t constantly disrupt quarterbacks...
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June 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Top-5 most underappreciated St. Louis Rams

For today’s Top 5, I decided to take a shot at ranking the most underappreciated Rams as the team wraps up OTAs and heads into training camp. Some of these guys will be fighting for their roster spots in upcoming months, but their contributions in 2013 shouldn’t go unremembered. Let’s get started. 5. Defensive end Eugene Sims (with a nod to William Hayes as well) For as much...
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June 19, 2014  |  Discuss

How does the St. Louis Rams’ front seven stack up against the NFC West?

There are many philosophies in football. Whether the ideology lies on “the best offense is a good defense” side, or “the best defense is a good offense” side, it would be hard to argue that in 2013 defense did not win a championship. The Seattle Seahawks were able to put the record-setting Denver Broncos in the palm of their hand during the Super Bowl. But the Seattle Seahawks...
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June 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Robert Quinn scores huge honor, ranked second best player in the NFL last year

It may not be a piece of physical hardware, but Rams’ defensive end Robert Quinn’s performance in 2013 has earned him yet another notable distinction. The team over at Pro Football Focus has been narrowing down their list of the top 101 players in the NFL from last season and Quinn deservedly checks in at No. 2. #2 in the #PFF101, the new standard for edge rushing in the NFL...
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May 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Jeff Fisher, Robert Quinn, And Other Rams Welcome Michael Sam To The Team

Valid or not, during the NFL draft process many questions were raised about how Michael Sam would be accepted into an NFL locker room. If the early tweets from his new Rams teammates are any indications, things should be just fine. A number of St. Louis players were quick to tweet congratulations to the Mizzou defensive end, and according to Sam in his conference call, numerous others...
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May 10, 2014  |  Discuss

St. Louis Rams’ already stout defensive line got even scarier Thursday

Before Thursday night, the Rams already boasted one of the scariest defensive lines in the NFL, featuring three former first-rounders in Chris Long, Robert Quinn and Michael Brockers. The Rams’ line led the league in sacks in 2012 and nearly did the same last season. The Rams weren’t satisfied though. General manager Les Snead saw an elite defensive tackle prospect sitting right...
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May 09, 2014  |  Discuss

NFL Draft Grades: St. Louis Rams take Greg Robinson

The St. Louis Rams selected Auburn offensive tackle Greg Robinson with the second overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft. This was an expected pick, as the Rams have definitely struggled with pass blocking over the last couple of seasons. Jeff Fisher was comfortable with sticking to Sam Bradford as his starting quarterback, but they knew that they needed to keep him protected, upright...
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May 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Rams exercise option on Quinn's contract

ST. LOUIS -- The St. Louis Rams have exercised the fifth-year contract option on All-Pro defensive end Robert Quinn, keeping one of the NFL's top pass rushers in the fold through 2015. Quinn set a franchise record with 19 sacks last season, second most in the NFL. He has 29 1/2 sacks the last two seasons, also the second-highest total in the league in that span. Quinn was a first...
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April 28, 2014  |  Discuss

St. Louis Rams make the easiest personnel move in team history

The Rams have officially exercised Robert Quinn’s fifth-year option for 2015, which will pay him $6.969 million. Considering Quinn is coming off an All-Pro season in which he easily qualified as a top-three defensive end, that option is a bargain for the Rams. And remember, he’s not even done with his rookie contract, as Quinn will make a bargain basement sum of $1.66 million...
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April 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Rams picked up Robert Quinn’s 5th-year option

The St. Louis Rams have picked up the fifth-year option of defensive end Robert Quinn. Rams have officially picked up the 5th year option for Robert Quinn. He becomes 12th player to get it. Full tracker @CBSSports — Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) April 28, 2014 This was a no-brainer.  Quinn had a huge year in 2013 with 19 sacks. Need NFL Tickets? Loading.....
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April 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Rams Pick Up Robert Quinn’s 5th-Year Option

The St. Louis Rams have picked up defensive end Robert Quinn’s fifth-year option according to Jason La Canfora. Rams have officially picked up the 5th year option for Robert Quinn. He becomes 12th player to get it. Full tracker @CBSSports — Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) April 28, 2014 Quinn has emerged as one of the game’s most dominant pass rushers over the last two...
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April 28, 2014  |  Discuss

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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April 18, 2014  |  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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April 10, 2014  |  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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March 25, 2014  |  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
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