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Tavon Austin ‘didn’t really know what was going on’ as a St. Louis Ram

Tavon Austin said Wednesday that the St. Louis Rams’ playbook “looked like Spanish” last year. Austin, who St. Louis selected eighth overall out of West Virginia, caught 40 balls for 418 yards and four touchdowns as a rookie. A two-time First-Team All-American, Austin also rushed nine times for 151 yards and a score. “I didn’t really know what was going on,” said Austin...
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5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Michael Sam: Thank God Tony Dungy's not a Rams coach

Tony Dungy isn't an NFL coach anymore, but if he were still in the league, he made it clear that his team wouldn't have taken Michael Sam in the 2014 NFL Draft. "I wouldn't have taken him," Dungy told the Tampa Bay Tribune. "Not because I don't believe Michael Sam should have a chance to play, but I wouldn't want to deal with all of it." ...
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Mailbag: How will Schottenheimer use both Zac Stacy and Tre Mason?

Mailbag: How will Schottenheimer use both Zac Stacy and Tre Mason? Will it be a two-headed monster like he ran in 2010 with Shonn Greene and LaDainian Tomlinson on the Jets? – Jacob, Prescott Zac Stacy did exceptionally well for a rookie last year, even more impressive that he nearly topped 1,000 yards in just 12 starts. But he did amass a whopping 250 carries, which is way too...
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9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Jeff Fisher talked about Tony Dungy’s comments on The Dan Patrick Show (Video)

Rams head coach Jeff Fisher was a guest on The Dan Patrick Show on Wednesday and addressed the comments Tony Dungy made about rookie Michael Sam. I thought he had some interesting things to say. var ACE_AR = {Site: '898551', Size: '468060', CallType: 'IFRAME'}; Loading... ZergNet The post Jeff Fisher talked about Tony Dungy...
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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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Michael Sam Is Thankful That Tony Dungy Isn’t The Coach Of The St. Louis Rams

Michael Sam was asked about his reaction to a Monday Tampa Tribune piece that included a quote from Tony Dungy where Dungy stated that he wouldn’t have taken Sam in the NFL Draft due to fear of Sam’s sexuality being a media “distraction.” Sam was able to shrug it off and he disarmed the issue well. Sam on Dungy's comments: "Thank God he wasn't the St. Louis Rams...
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14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Pickpocket Lifts More Than $30,000 from Rams Players While Michael Sam is Distracting Them

A pickpocket managed to make off with more than $30,000 in cash and valuables from the St. Louis Rams training camp locker room while players were being distracted by openly gay teammate Michael Sam.  “I was just staring at Sam because he is gay and distracting,” said Rams first rounder Aaron Donald. “The next thing I knew, my wallet and my watch were gone.” Fellow first...
Via Sports Pickle
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Jeff Fisher: Michael Sam ‘absolutely not’ a distraction for Rams

St. Louis Rams coach Jeff Fisher told ESPN Radio on Wednesday that openly gay rookie linebacker Michael Sam has “absolutely not” been a distraction. Fisher was asked on “Mike and Mike” to respond to Tony Dungy’s comments that the media coverage surrounding Sam would have caused him to pass on drafting him if he were still an NFL coach. “Let’s define distraction...
Via Sports-Glory
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

St. Louis Rams: How big of a deal is Michael Sam situation?

The Mike Sam distraction argument is complete and utter bull manure. Yes, I said it. When Tony Dungy said he wouldn’t draft Mike Sam because he would be a distraction the hypocrisy was impossible to ignore. Dungy doesn’t speak out against all things contrary to his religious beliefs. Why then pick this one? The distraction argument can be boiled down to a disagreement over what...
Via Route4Sports
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Jeff Fisher: Sam has 'absolutely not' been a distraction

The Michael Sam distraction show continued Wednesday morning with Sam’s head coach going to bat for the St. Louis Rams rookie. Sam has been in the news this week after former NFL head coach Tony Dungy said he wouldn’t have drafted the defensive end because Dungy felt Sam would be an unneeded distraction. Dungy tried to clarify those comments Tuesday, and Sam himself has chimed...
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17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Michael Sam thanks God Tony Dungy wasn’t Rams’ head coach

Former NFL coach Tony Dungy spent all of Tuesday trying explain, and explain and explain away his comments on rookie Michael Sam. “I wouldn’t have taken him,” Dungy told the Tampa Tribune on Monday. “Not because I don’t believe Michael Sam should have a chance to play, but I wouldn’t want to deal with all of it. It’s not going to be totally smooth … things will happen...
Via Low Brow Sports
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Tony Dungy: The distraction NBC Sports should FIRE

Tony Dungy would not want the distraction of having the first openly gay player in National Football League history on his team. As a result of the comments he made during an interview, the 58-year-old former head coach has  become a distraction as NFL Training Camps begin to open. By his own logic, NBC Sports should fire Tony Dungy. Former NFL head coach Michael Sam told a Tampa...
Via 110 Nation Sports
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Michael Sam on Tony Dungy: “Thank God he wasn’t the St. Louis Rams coach”

Rams rookie defensive end Michael Sam laughed off Tony Dungy’s comments while talking to the media today. “Thank God he wasn’t the St. Louis Rams coach. (laughs) I have a lot of respect for Coach Dungy,: he said. “And like everyone in America, everyone is entitled to their own opinions,” said Sam. var ACE_AR = {Site: '898551', Size: '468060', CallType...
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Michael Sam has great response for Tony Dungy

Tony Dungy became persona non-grata this week after saying he would not have drafted Michael Sam. A day later, Dungy decided to “clarify” his original comments. Sam also was asked about the comments Tuesday and responded. “Thank God he wasn’t St. Louis Rams’ coach,” Sam joked to the media. “But I have a great respect […]
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Michael Sam says “Thank God” Tony Dungy wasn’t St. Louis Rams head coach

Former NFL coach Tony Dungy made headlines this week telling the Tampa Tribune what he would’ve done when it came to drafting Michael Sam, the NFL’s first openly gay player. “I wouldn’t have taken him,’’ Dungy told theTampa Tribune. “Not because I don’t believe Michael Sam should have a chance to play, but I wouldn’t […]
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Michael Sam responds to Tony Dungy's comments

Tony Dungy recently came out and said he wouldn’t draft Michael Sam, and now the St. Louis Rams LB has responded to the former NFL head coach. Sam took the high road and attempted to make a joke out of the issue, and told ESPN’s Nick Wagoner he has respect for Dungy. Sam on Dungy’s comments: “Thank God he wasn’t the St. Louis Rams coach. (laughs) I have a lot of respect...
Via The Sports Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Rams Sign Four Players, Waive Four

  The St. Louis Rams signed four players on Tuesday including: OT R.J. Dill, OT D.J. Morrell, LB Pat Schiller and LB Lawrence Wilson. The Rams waived: LB Caleb McSurdy, OT Abasi Salimu, WR Diontae Spencer and LB Tavarius Wilson.  St Louis placed DB Christian Bryant and DT Ethan Westbrooks on the non-football injury list Tuesday as well. Morrell signed on with the Lions...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Twitter Tuesday: St. Louis Rams players arrive for training camp

The Rams start their training camp on Friday, and the players are rolling back into town. All the fun is out my system. Back to the Lou today. Ready to get back to business. #StayTuned — STEDMAN BAILEY SR (@iamSB3) July 21, 2014 Heading back to St. Louis for camp. Feeling blessed and focused for the task at hand. #stlouisRams #blessed — Mitchell Van Dyk (@Mitch64psu) July 21...
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2014 NFL Team Previews: St. Louis Rams

Key AdditionsQB Shaun Hill, WR Kenny Britt, G Davin Joseph, DE/DT Alex Carrington, OT Greg Robinson (draft), DT Aaron Donald (draft), CB/S Lamarcus Joyner (draft), RB Tre Mason (draft), CB E.J. Gaines (draft)Key LossesQB Kellen Clemens, G Harvey Dahl, G Shelley Smith, G Chris Williams, CB Cortland Finnegan, S Darian Stewart.Team AnalysisIf you placed the Rams in any division but...
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Rams land veteran linebacker Pat Schiller

Today the Saint Louis Rams signed former Atlanta Falcons linebacker Pat Schiller. Schiller is a 6’2, 235 pound linebacker from Northern Illinois. @RavensInsider: Rams sign linebacker Pat Schiller, according to his agent, @DIAMONDdavelee This is a good signing for depth. Schiller is a good special teamer. The post Rams land veteran linebacker Pat Schiller appeared first on NFL Draft Diamonds.
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St. Louis Rams training camp preview: Linebackers

For a position where two out of the three starting spots look set, the Rams will enter training camp with 12 linebackers vying for playing time. The unit features a diverse group of skillsets, and one battle in particular will be worth keeping an eye on in camp. Let’s get started: The Players Ray-Ray Armstrong – Second season (All with Rams) Daren Bates – Second season (All...
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Tony Dungy issues statement regarding his controversial Michael Sam comments

NFL analyst Tony Dungy found himself in the center of a media controversy on Monday after comments he made to the Tampa Tribune regarding Michael Sam, the first openly gay player in the NFL. Dungy, a devout Christian who has never been afraid to espouse his beliefs — although how much those beliefs came into […] The post Tony Dungy issues statement regarding his controversial...
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Tony Dungy clarifies Michael Sam comments

(Credit: eurweb.com) Tuesday, former NFL head coach Tony Dungy released a statement clarifying his comments about Michael Sam, who was drafted by the St. Louis Rams. Sam is attempting to become the first openly gay player to make an opening day roster. Dungy’s original comments were in the following context: Former Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Indianapolis Colts head coach Tony Dungy...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Power Rankings: St. Louis Rams training camp rated 7th most intriguing in NFL

Training camps are officially underway, with the Bills and Giants already going through two-a-day practices, and the rest of the league set to start at various times this week. As a result, excitement about the upcoming NFL season is at a fever pitch; 32 different fan bases believe their team can have a special year. But in reality, not all teams are created equal. And as a result...
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Tony Dungy releases a statement to better explain himself

Former NFL head coach Tony Dungy released the following statement following the backlash he’s received over him saying that he wouldn’t have drafted Michael Sam. “On Monday afternoon while on vacation with my family, I was quite surprised to read excerpts from an interview I gave several weeks ago related to this year’s NFL Draft, and I feel compelled to clarify those remarks...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss
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