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When the Rams picked Steven Jackson over Chris Perry

The other day, a coworker, a Cincinnati Bengals fan, and I were poking fun at each other and our respective franchises. The back and forth hit multiple topics, but one struck me as a very interesting “what if” in St. Louis Rams history. In 2004, the Rams drafted Oregon State running back Steven Jackson with their first round selection, having traded up two spots with the Bengals...
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St. Louis Rams re-draft: Five picks that could have changed the franchise

In more recent history, the St. Louis Rams have had some trouble finding franchise caliber players through the NFL Draft. It wasn’t until 2012 when General Manager Les Snead and Head Coach Jeff Fisher came into the fold that the Rams were not only drafting well, but developing players into sufficient starters, and even in some cases All-Pros. Going back through the last 15 years...
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August 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Ten Ideal Zero Running Back Targets

When using the basic strategy of drafting your first round picks to not lose you the league, you take on the responsibility of winning your league with your middle round picks. Even more so when you decide to use the zero running back strategy.  In my last article, which can be found here, I broke down how to use the zero running back drafting strategy, but I also broke down the...
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July 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Ten Ideal

When using the basic strategy of drafting your first round picks to not lose you the league, you take on the responsibility of winning your league with your middle round picks. Even more so when you decide to use the zero running back strategy.  In my last article, which can be found here, I broke down how to use the zero running back drafting strategy, but I also broke down the...
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July 29, 2015  |  Discuss

TBT: Watch former Rams RB Steven Jackson go Beast Mode on the Niners

Part of the St. Louis Rams’ identity is about powerful running backs who grind out extra yards the old fashioned way: by trucking through your defenders. In the past they have had greats like Marshall Faulk try their hand. This year it’s Todd Gurley’s turn. For today’s Throwback Thursday we’re going back to that one time former Rams running back Steven Jackson went total...
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July 23, 2015  |  Discuss

St. Louis Rams Still “Can’t Get No Respect” From NFC West Division Rivals

The Rams have had a pretty rough last decade. Little did Steven Jackson know, that after his rookie season in 2004 – an 8-8 season with a loss in the Divisional Playoffs – his team would soon be the worst in the NFL. Ten consecutive non-winning seasons, six last-place finishes in the NFC West, a historic 15-65 five-season stretch and not a single playoff appearance. The Rams...
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July 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Nick Foles ready to lead dynamic Rams offense

The St. Louis Rams have been slowly rebuilding their team over the last couple of seasons, and they are very happy with where they are at heading into the 2015 season. They were able to add two very important pieces to their offense this offseason, and to say that the Rams have a chance to be dynamic would be an understatement. Nick Foles was acquired by the Rams this past offseason...
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July 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Rams Pre-Training Camp Preview: Running Backs

When the Jeff Fisher-Les Snead regime began in 2012, the St. Louis Rams flexed their rushing muscle every Sunday. From 2012 to the present, it was Steven Jackson, who was replaced by Zac Stacy, who was then replaced by Tre Mason. Every season, the Rams have seen a different workhorse make his way to No. 1 on the depth chart and produce a solid season of running the ball. The drafting...
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May 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Steven Jackson hopes to play for a contender, then retire a Ram

Steven Jackson has had a long productive 11-year career in the NFL, but the one thing the free agent running back has never experienced is playing for a winning team. "That's the thing," Jackson told ESPN.com. "I have all the things I've accomplished personally, but I've still never been on a team that won more than eight games. That would be definitely one of the things that I'm...
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May 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Gurley dresses for Rams rookie minicamp

ST. LOUIS (AP) As a fan of running back Steven Jackson, Todd Gurley passed on the opportunity to wear No. 39 with the St. Louis Rams. Instead, he settled on No. 30. He wore the jersey for the first time Friday as he took part in the rookie minicamp at Rams Park. ''There's not too many numbers available,'' Gurley said about how he made his decision. ''There was 39, but that was SJ...
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May 08, 2015  |  Discuss

St. Louis Rams can’t let Joe Barksdale simply walk away

By all accounts, Rams offensive tackle Joe Barksdale looks set to test the open market for his services when the 2015 free agency period begins at 4 p.m. Eastern Time on Tuesday. The third-year tackle’s impending departure poses a sizable problem for the Rams, who don’t have much room to wiggle when it comes to quality offensive line depth. Veteran linemen Jake Long and Scott...
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March 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Weekly Rewind: Offensive line issues and a tribute to Steven Jackson

Here’s a recap of what you may have missed this past week. cover32 Rams Local Content - New renderings of St. Louis riverfront stadium released (READ) - The big allure of the proposed St. Louis riverfront stadium? It’s outside! (READ) - Mailbag: What is the St. Louis Rams’ biggest need going into 2015? (READ) - Top 5 draft picks in the Les Snead/Jeff Fisher era (READ) ...
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March 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Should the St. Louis Rams consider a d-lineman in free agency?

In a league where the rules are heavily tilted in the favor of the offense, there aren’t a lot of ways for the defense to fight back. All too often, their role in a game is to slow down the bleeding, not stop it. Dominating on that side of the ball has become more and more rare. But that doesn’t mean it can’t happen. In fact, we’ve seen a few examples in recent years where...
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February 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Which offensive lineman do the St. Louis Rams need to grab in free agency?

It’s a tough position to evaluate. There aren’t a lot of stats to help with the cause. Styles of play can sometimes skew opinions. And the difference between a win and a loss on any given play isn’t always black and white. But what is clear is that it’s a vital position. Whether a team is run-first or pass-happy, the ability to control the line of scrimmage is the key to...
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February 27, 2015  |  Discuss

New Jags offensive coordinator Olson focused on developing Bortles

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – When the Jacksonville Jaguars hired Greg Olson to replace Jedd Fisch as their offensive coordinator, it struck some people as strange on a couple of levels. A quarterbacks coach and assistant coach for the Jaguars when they went 2-14 in 2012, Olson was not retained by Gus Bradley as part of a staff where Fisch assumed a prominent role. Two years later, Olson...
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February 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Fantasy Football Week 17 NFL Ranks

Most of you have capped your season-long league, but for those running in Week 17 or daily gamers, Week 17 NFL Ranks are here. Fantasy Pros just wrapped their season long accuracy competition as well, which shows that I fare pretty well in terms of RBs, WRs, TEs and K… just stay away from my QB ranks. In any event… Week 17 presents some difficulties along with some opportunities...
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December 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Week 16 Fantasy Football Start and Sit

This is it (in most places, anyway). Your fantasy football playoffs are set to wrap up, and whether you’re battling for third place, are further down the consolation ladder, or your aiming to be a champion each decision takes on added, final, relevance this week. With that in mind, our Week 16 Fantasy Football Start and Sit assesses each position for players whose context may improve...
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December 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Fantasy Football Start And Sit – Week Fifteen

RECORD LAST WEEK: 14-6 OVERALL: 138-90-3 Arizona at St. Louis Start: St. Louis Defense Arizona is in a funk with Drew Stanton, and while they rallied versus the other Missouri team, the Rams defense has been fantastic with seven sacks versus Washington. Sit: Kerwynn Williams, RB, ARZ Williams had a good first showing replacing Andre Ellington, who is lost for the season, but the...
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December 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Fantasy Fox: Top 50 running backs for Week 1

Here are my top 50 running backs for Week 1, citing standard-scoring leagues only. This countdown doesn't lean on a particular stat. It's merely an educated best guess of which rushers will tally the best combination of total yards and touchdowns for the NFL's opening weekend. Regardless of how these rankings shake out every week, it shouldn't supersede two important factors that...
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September 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Fantasy Fox: Top 50 running backs for Week 1

Here are my top 50 running backs for Week 1, citing standard-scoring leagues only. This countdown doesn't lean on a particular stat. It's merely an educated best guess of which rushers will tally the best combination of total yards and touchdowns for the NFL's opening weekend. Regardless of how these rankings shake out every week, it shouldn't supersede two important factors that...
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September 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Fantasy Fox: Top 50 running backs for Week 1

Here are my top 50 running backs for Week 1, citing standard-scoring leagues only. This countdown doesn't lean on a particular stat. It's merely an educated best guess of which rushers will tally the best combination of total yards and touchdowns for the NFL's opening weekend. Regardless of how these rankings shake out every week, it shouldn't supersede two important factors that...
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September 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Top 10 Deep Keeper League Players For 2014

Future StudFirst, a quick point. The very best keepers in 2014 are strongly going to resemble the best keepers in 2013. If you've somehow got LeSean McCoy for cheap, he's going to be better than just about everyone else. But he won't come as cheap as these guys. So if your league is deep enough to stash for a gain in 2015... on to the bargain hunting! 10) QB Blake Bortles, JacksonvilleA...
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August 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Top 5 St. Louis Rams fantasy sleepers

The Rams have become a team who, in recent years, have had a list of fantasy-caliber players that has read, from top to bottom: Steven Jackson And that’s it. With leagues beginning to reconvene from a months-long drought of (sometimes) friendly trash talk, one of the things that I love and hate the most in this world is now right around the corner. Now, the Rams do have a trio...
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July 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Top 5 boom or bust St. Louis Rams players

With training camp less than two weeks away, there are a handful of players on the Rams roster that will look to elevate their respective games to ensure a spot on the 2014 roster. Beyond that, they’ll want to have an even greater impact on the season as a whole after performing below expectations in the past few seasons. With that said, our weekly Top 5 attempts to rank the players...
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July 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Can the St. Louis Rams’ running game help elevate the rest of the offense?

The St. Louis Rams’ offense hasn’t been the strong suit of the team since the days of “The Greatest Show on Turf”—and that is putting it lightly. Steven Jackson’s streak of eight consecutive 1,000-yard rushing seasons could not make up for the lackluster passing attack. Moreover, even when Jackson was performing at his best, the team struggled to get the ball into the...
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June 24, 2014  |  Discuss
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