Twitter Tuesday: J.J. Watt wants an extension; is Robert Quinn next?

Reports out of Houston Texans training camp indicate that Houston’s superstar defensive end J.J. Watt wants an extension. Texans star J.J. Watt seeks 'same appreciation' that draft mates received with new contracts via @YahooSports — John McClain (@McClain_on_NFL) August 19, 2014 JJ Watt said he's outplayed his contract and wants an extension...
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Preview: Players to watch as the Packers travel to St. Louis

The Packers will take the field on Saturday in St. Louis for their 2nd preseason game, although it will be the first time we will see some of the starters who were held out last week in Tennessee due to the monsoon-like conditions. With that being the case, here are the starters to keep your eye on as the Packers take on the Rams. QB Aaron Rodgers The Packers’ star quarterback...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Top 10 NFL Players Flying Under The Radar In 2014

Every year, there are a number of players that are under the radar, play above expectations. A prime example is Robert Quinn. While the Rams selected him in the first round of the 2012 draft, many considered that a reach. In the 2013-2014 season, his third year, he broke out with 19 sacks and was voted as the 13th best player among his peers. There are some players, like Cordarrelle...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Analyzing the 2011 Draft: St. Louis Rams

When it comes to grading team’s in the NFL Draft, it takes 3 years to properly asses a team’s success. I previously graded the Tampa Bay Buccaneers draft. That article can be found here: The last division is football to analyze is the NFC West. It is undoubtedly the best division in football right...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

This season, Rams' Quinn seeks to do even better

ST. LOUIS -- Robert Quinn set a St. Louis Rams record and led the NFC with 19 sacks last season. The challenge this season is to do even better. The defensive end was second overall in the NFL, a half-sack behind the Colts' Robert Mathis, and also was second in the league with seven forced fumbles. He has a number in mind for 2014, but is keeping it private. The Rams view...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

Weekly Rewind: Training camp previews; promotions that don’t exist but should

Here’s a recap of what you may have missed this past week. cover32 Rams Local Content - Top 5 St. Louis Rams promotions that don’t exist but should (READ) - Robert Quinn ranked as NFL’s no. 7 most valuable trade asset (READ) - Michael Sam laughs off Tony Dungy’s bigoted comments in endearing manner (READ) - Get caught up on all of our training camp previews right here:...
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Rams Position Preview: Defensive Line

The sentence may be corny, but it is a sentence that will rein truth once the regular season starts. Les Snead and Jeff Fisher have built a defensive front that will not only strike terror into the hearts of all 16 (or more) quarterbacks they play this season, but the line will improve the play of every around them. Defensive TacklesBefore the draft, everyone thought one Jadeveon...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

Top-5 St. Louis Rams promotions that don’t exist but should

It was announced recently that the Rams October 19th contest against the Seahawks will feature one of the more outstanding giveaways in recent memory. Drawing on this particular sack celebration, the team will offer Robert Quinn “Bernie” bobbleheads to the game’s first 15,000 fans, according to the team’s web site. For me, the Bernie is still hilarious and is one of my go...
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St. Louis Rams’ Robert Quinn ranked as NFL’s no. 7 most valuable trade asset

Yesterday, Grantland’s Bill Barnwell released part 2 of his third annual NFL Trade Value column. Not only did Barnwell link a cover32 article in there (in the Von Miller section), he also ranked everyone’s favorite Bernie-dancing defensive end Robert Quinn as the seventh most valuable trade asset in the league. The only non-quarterback to appear ahead of Quinn is Houston’s...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

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...
July 15, 2014  |  Discuss

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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July 10, 2014  |  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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July 09, 2014  |  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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July 05, 2014  |  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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July 04, 2014  |  Discuss

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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July 03, 2014  |  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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July 01, 2014  |  Discuss

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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June 30, 2014  |  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
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