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Rams' secondary on a mission to cement hard-hitting reputation

ST. LOUIS -- The most improved unit on the Rams' defense might not be the first one that comes to mind. Sure, a resurgent defensive line that contributed heavily to 29 sacks in the last seven games after just one in the first five provided the most obvious impact. But it's clear those talented pass rushers are considerably more effective when a young secondary can offer strong support...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Can reinforcements boost the St. Louis Rams secondary?

The movement to keep the Rams in St. Louis isn’t the only thing gaining traction this week. The Rams are coming off what was their finest defensive performance of the season in Sunday’s 13-10 win against NFC West rival San Francisco, and should by all accounts pick up some further steam from a few defensive reinforcements very soon. It was the front seven that stole the show...
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November 05, 2014  |  Discuss

St. Louis Rams are who we thought they were in win vs. San Francisco

For the first time this year, the Rams looked exactly like the team most expected them to be heading into 2014 season. An overwhelming performance from the defensive line helped spell a very mediocre offensive attack as the Rams held on for a 13-10 victory on Sunday in the Bay. Defensive ends Robert Quinn and William Hayes tallied two sacks a piece, and the defensive unit as a whole...
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November 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Kaepernick fumbles into end zone to seal Rams' win

SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Colin Kaepernick fumbled at the goal line with 2 seconds remaining, and St. Louis sacked the San Francisco quarterback eight times on the way to a 13-10 upset over the 49ers on Sunday. The Rams recovered, and the play was reviewed and upheld. The 49ers (4-4) had first-and-goal the 1 but blew it in the red zone and failed to capitalize on consecutive penalties...
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November 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Kaepernick fumbles into end zone as Rams win 13-10

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) Colin Kaepernick fumbled at the goal line with 2 seconds remaining, and St. Louis sacked the San Francisco quarterback eight times on the way to a 13-10 upset over the 49ers on Sunday. The Rams recovered, and the play was reviewed and upheld. The 49ers (4-4) had first-and-goal the 1 but blew it in the red zone and failed to capitalize on consecutive penalties...
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November 02, 2014  |  Discuss

St. Louis Rams vs. San Francisco 49ers preview

St. Louis Rams at San Francisco 49ers Levi’s Stadium Sunday, Nov. 2, 2014 | 3:05 p.m. CT ________________________________________ Key Matchup Rams secondary vs. Colin Kaepernick The last time these two teams played, the Rams’ secondary got torched. Janoris Jenkins had a particularly horrific game, but Kaepernick spread the ball around to a variety of receivers with very little...
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November 02, 2014  |  Discuss

St. Louis Rams’ to-do list for the second half of the season

As the Rams prepare for a trip to San Francisco this Sunday, the league is in full midseason swing. The Rams, as it stands, are looking up at the rest of the NFC West with a record of 2-5 and about $43 million worth of cap money on injured reserve. It’s not pretty. However, since Monday’s column very blatantly went the doom and gloom route, today’s piece offers some commentary...
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October 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Rams have banged-up secondary for Chiefs

ST. LOUIS (AP) The St. Louis Rams are banged-up in the secondary this week, with Janoris Jenkins and Trumaine Johnson both questionable for Kansas City, and backup Brandon McGee ruled out with a foot injury. Jenkins injured his knee last week and has not practiced this week. Johnson has yet to make his season debut from a knee injury, but said Friday he was ready. Backup offensive...
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October 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Five Things To Watch Against The Eagles

Coming off the bye, the St. Louis Rams had two weeks to step back, evaluate and correct the mistakes in their offense and defense, which have given them a 1-2 record and a share of last place in the NFC West. Whether or not the two weeks was enough time to correct these mistakes remains to be seen. The Philadelphia Eagles will be a good test coming off the rest for the Rams. The...
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October 05, 2014  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: Cardinals, Chargers, Lions, Rams, Redskins, Texans

  Cardinals HC Bruce Arians announced that QB Drew Stanton will make his third consecutive start against the Broncos. Chargers RB Ryan Matthews, G Rich Ohrnberger, ILB Manti Te’o, LB Reggie Walker and DB Shareece Wright have all been ruled out for Week 5. Lions The Lions have officially ruled out running backs Joique Bell and Theo Riddick for Week 5. (Kyle Meinke...
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October 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Doug Martin, Michael Johnson inactive for Bucs against Rams

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- Tampa Bay running back Doug Martin is sitting out Sunday's game against St. Louis because of a knee injury. Buccaneers defensive end Michael Johnson also is inactive for the Bucs with an ankle injury. Martin was limited in practice last week and had been listed as questionable. Rams quarterback Shaun Hill, limited in practice with a thigh injury, is active but...
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September 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Bucs RB Doug Martin inactive against Rams

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) Tampa Bay running back Doug Martin is sitting out Sunday's game against St. Louis because of a knee injury. Buccaneers defensive end Michael Johnson also is inactive for the Bucs with an ankle injury. Martin was limited in practice last week and had been listed as questionable. Rams quarterback Shaun Hill, limited in practice with a thigh injury, is active but there...
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September 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Doug Martin, Michael Johnson inactive for Bucs against Rams

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- Tampa Bay running back Doug Martin is sitting out Sunday's game against St. Louis because of a knee injury. Buccaneers defensive end Michael Johnson also is inactive for the Bucs with an ankle injury. Martin was limited in practice last week and had been listed as questionable. Rams quarterback Shaun Hill, limited in practice with a thigh injury, is active but...
Via Fox Sports Florida
September 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Rookie RB Mason inactive for Rams,

ST. LOUIS (AP) Rookie running back Tre Mason is a healthy scratch for the St. Louis Rams against the Minnesota Vikings. There are no surprises on either team's list of players who will sit out Sunday's opener. Rookie E.J. Gaines is at cornerback for the Rams in place of Trumaine Johnson, previously ruled out and expected to miss a month with a knee injury. Defensive end Everson...
Via AP on Fox
September 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Rams will rely on rookie CB E.J. Gaines against Minnesota

Today the Saint Louis Rams ruled CB Trumaine Johnson out for the Vikings game leaving rookie cornerback E.J. Gaines as the starting cornerback. @Andrew_Krammer: #Rams have ruled CB Trumaine Johnson (knee) out, meaning #Vikings will likely face rookie E.J. Gaines in secondary. Gaines had a solid pre-season, making an interception against the Dolphins. The post Rams will rely on rookie...
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September 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Grade Day: Report card for week four of preseason

Miami chose to rest 21 of their 22 starters while the Rams rested all 22 of their starters. After last week in which the Rams saw plenty of its starters get injured including the loss of Sam Bradford for the year and Trumaine Johnson for six or more weeks, this might have been a great decision for the Rams moving forward. They can’t afford to lose any more than they already have...
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September 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Top 5 things to watch for during tonight’s final St. Louis Rams preseason game

Since the Rams visit the Miami Dolphins tonight (6:00 p.m. CT), today’s list will serve as a de facto preview of things to watch for as both teams round out their respective preseasons. Let’s dive right in: 5. Subtle RB shift? If you’re a fantasy football nerd (like me), you were aware of the clamor that ensued when running back Benny Cunningham started last week’s game in...
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August 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Grade Day: Report card for week three of preseason

Like last week’s matchup against the Green Bay Packers, this game ended bittersweet. The Rams were able to win 33-14 but lost some key players in the process. The last thing you want to see in preseason is injuries, and they happened to the one person it couldn’t happen to, Sam Bradford. Trumaine Johnson and plenty of others got dinged up. Bradford is done for the year, Johnson’s...
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August 28, 2014  |  Discuss

How do you boost a young secondary? For Rams, think young

ST. LOUIS -- The Rams spent their offseason adding young talent rather than finding veterans to bolster an already-young secondary that struggled at times against the pass in 2014. The Rams are counting on the core group of strong safety T.J. McDonald, free safety Rodney McLeod and cornerbacks Janoris Jenkins and Trumaine Johnson to improve with additional experience and time to...
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August 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Keep an eye on the secondary during the St. Louis Rams’ first preseason game

Much has been made of the early positives coming out of Rams training camp. Quarterback Sam Bradford’s return to the game after suffering a season-ending knee injury in Week 7 of last year has gone well enough to this point. Free agent signee Kenny Britt looks like a smart addition to the receiving corps and appears to have become a catalyst in the on-going maturation of Brian...
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August 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Gone camping: St. Louis Rams 7/31 practice

Yesterday, the Rams hit the practice field again after taking the day off on Wednesday. Thursday’s practice was closed to the public, but we’ve got you covered. LT Jake Long, C Scott Wells, DE William Hayes, and CB Trumaine Johnson all back on the field Thurs. — Jim Thomas (@jthom1) August 1, 2014 Tonight's #Rams camp report with the returnees and more deep balls from the...
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August 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Rams' secondary doesn't have high-dollar talent or big names -- just a lot to prove

ST. LOUIS -- The St. Louis Rams secondary doesn't have veteran leaders, high-dollar talent or big names. Those handling spots on the last line of defense are confident they won't be a liability. Together, they'll try to dispel the notion the Rams are counting on one of the NFL's best pass rushes to keep the heat off the pass defenders. "We're young, you can say that," safety T.J...
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July 31, 2014  |  Discuss

St. Louis Rams training camp preview: Secondary

Today’s training camp preview focuses on the Rams’ youngest and most abundant position group, the secondary. It’s been a subject of mass conjecture throughout the offseason, where top-tier outside additions were thought to be brought in via either free agency or the draft. However, the Rams will enter camp employing a majority of the same players that saw time in 2013, as well...
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July 23, 2014  |  Discuss

OffSeason Position Preview: Defensive Backs

The St. Louis Rams’ secondary was, without a doubt, the most underperforming unit on the team in 2013. They allowed the 14th most passing yards, the ninth most passing first downs while raking in 14 interceptions (21st in the league). Inexperience and bad play-calling were the cause, although former cornerback Cortland Finnegan would beg to differ. “From the game plan to technique...
Via Pro Football Spot
July 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Rams beef up competition for cornerback and safety positions

ST. LOUIS -- If there was any doubt that the Rams needed to address their secondary following last season's 7-9 campaign, they showed how important that area of their defense was during the draft. St. Louis had 11 picks in the seven-round draft and used four on defensive backs. "We had significant needs in the secondary," Rams coach Jeff Fisher said. "Obviously we draft two safeties...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
July 03, 2014  |  Discuss
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