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What Jake Long’s Knee Injury Means for the St. Louis Rams Off Season Plans
December 23rd, 2013 at 10:30 AM
The St. Louis Rams closed out their home schedule with a victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday. The win showcased the Rams young talent with Stedman Bailey scoring his first touchdown and Robert Quinn setting the franchise single season sack record. On top of that, the Washington Redskins,...

The St. Louis Rams Have a Golden Opportunity to Start Over at Quarterback
December 18th, 2013 at 9:15 AM
Rams 101 contributor David Schlager thinks it's time for St. Louis to look in another direction at quarterback.   When golden chances fall in your lap, you've got to take them.  As often as we hear it, you cannot overemphasize it. The NFL is a quarterback league.   Teams that have a great quarterback generally have...

Indianapolis Colts Following St. Louis Rams Script for Rebuilding
November 6th, 2013 at 9:16 AM
The roles were supposed to be reversed. The St. Louis Rams had written the script for rebuilding a Super Bowl caliber team: Draft the franchise quarterback, hire a defensive-minded head coach and retool the roster with speed and youth. They even had a head start on the Colts. While Indianapolis...

Is Sam Bradford the Latest Victim of the St. Louis Rams Quarterback Curse?
October 25th, 2013 at 7:30 AM
The Curse started back in 1973. The then Los Angeles Rams had seemingly leveled out under the leadership of 1962 first round draft pick, Roman Gabriel. Even though Gabriel had guided the Rams to three playoff appearances and been selected the 1969 NFL MVP, he didn't fit with new head...

St. Louis Rams Add Two Quarterbacks to the Roster
October 22nd, 2013 at 4:10 PM
In the wake of Sam Bradford's season-ending knee injury, the St. Louis Rams added two quarterbacks to their roster, as reported by Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Former Rams backup Austin Davis and former Cleveland first round pick Brady Quinn will be the team's newest additions. Austin Davis rejoins...

Sam Bradford Injury Means St. Louis Rams Must Draft QB in 2014
October 22nd, 2013 at 9:04 AM
Two weeks ago, I penned an open letter to St. Louis Rams CEO Kevin Demoff asking him not to give Sam Bradford a contract extension. With Bradford's uneven performances, his already exorbitant base salary and a quarterback-rich 2014 draft, I felt it was foolish for the Rams to commit to Bradford...

St. Louis Rams Key to Victory: Continue Trends on Takeaways
October 20th, 2013 at 7:30 AM
The St. Louis Rams have won two straight games. Not coincidentally, they've also won the turnover battle the past two weeks, forcing seven turnovers against Jacksonville and Houston and committing none of their own. Meanwhile this week's opponent, the Carolina Panthers, finally played their first turnover-free game last week in...

St. Louis Rams Facing Another Stout Front Seven in Carolina
October 18th, 2013 at 7:30 AM
When the St. Louis Rams offense takes the field Sunday, they'll be lining up against a Carolina Panthers' defense that is among the league's best. For the second straight week, the Rams are taking on a top five defensive unit in yardage allowed. Last week, the Rams got some help...

Cam Newton Struggling to Live up to Expectations
October 16th, 2013 at 7:30 AM
When Cam Newton came out of Auburn as the number one pick in the 2011 NFL draft, he helped usher in a new breed of NFL quarterback. The Carolina Panthers selected him and placed the hopes of their franchise on his back. To this point, Carolina hasn't seen much of...

What Can We Take Away from the St. Louis Rams Victory in Houston?
October 14th, 2013 at 8:56 AM
The St. Louis Rams have rebounded from a 1-3 start to get to .500 heading into next week's visit to Carolina. While the scoreboard showed a convincing Rams road win, a look behind those numbers shows a good number of areas the Rams need to improve on if they're going...

St. Louis Rams Parlay Houston Texans Turnovers into Victory
October 13th, 2013 at 2:50 PM
If I told you at the beginning of the game that the St. Louis Rams would get doubled in total yardage and time of possession and the offense wouldn't see the field for most of the second half, you'd expect a blowout, right? You'd be right, but not like you...

Sam Bradford and St. Louis Rams Offense Must Account for JJ Watt
October 11th, 2013 at 8:22 AM
Houston Texans' defensive lineman JJ Watt just might be the most disruptive player in the NFL. When the St. Louis Rams line up across from him Sunday in Houston, Sam Bradford and the Rams offensive line must always be aware of where Watt is. That's not an easy task. The Texans slide...

An Open Letter to St. Louis Rams CEO Kevin Demoff: Don’t Extend Sam Bradford
October 8th, 2013 at 7:30 AM
Dear Mr. Demoff: Not every decision an NFL executive makes has long term consequences, but the one on your plate right now will profoundly affect the fortunes of the St. Louis Rams over the next decade. That's why I'm writing to implore you NOT to extend the contract of current starting...

Six Key Plays Define St. Louis Rams Victory Over Jacksonville Jaguars
October 7th, 2013 at 12:00 PM
  It was certainly not a blowout by any means, but the St. Louis Rams’ 34-20 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars brought an exhale of relief from much of Ramsnation.  Many agreed that this game, coming off two demoralizing losses and playing at home against arguably the least talented NFL team,...

St. Louis Rams not Quite as Bad as the Jacksonville Jaguars
October 7th, 2013 at 9:00 AM
  Rams 101 contributor David Schlager shares his reactions from Sunday's 34-20 victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars.     “Not again!  Not to the Jaguars!”   After an early deficit, St. Louis Rams fans were saying it again.   Sure it was the winless Jaguars (insert joke here) but as everyone at Rams Park would say “a win is...

St. Louis Rams First Quarter Report Card: Needs Improvement
September 29th, 2013 at 7:30 AM
The St. Louis Rams are a quarter of the way through the 2013 season, so just like in school, it's time to give them a report card. To no one's surprise, this won't be the type of report card the Rams will be anxious to take home to mom and...

Is Brian Schottenheimer the Right Fit for the St. Louis Rams?
September 28th, 2013 at 7:30 AM
With the St. Louis Rams sitting at a disappointing 1-3 record and their offense ranked 30th in the NFL, barely averaging 300 yards per game, offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer is obviously under fire. What we've seen with our eyes through four games is enough to raise questions about Schottenheimer's fit for...

St. Louis Rams Must Right the Ship or Write Off the Season
September 27th, 2013 at 11:31 AM
I know bad football. I was a Cincinnati Bengals season ticket holder during the David Shula years. David Klingler? I've see bad football. I covered the 2011 Indianapolis Colts who finished 2-14. That was some really bad football. What I saw last night from the 2013 St. Louis Rams ranks...

Things Go from Bad to Worse for the St. Louis Rams in 35-11 Loss
September 26th, 2013 at 10:59 PM
After last Sunday's debacle in Dallas, St. Louis Rams fans thought it couldn't get any worse. They were wrong.  The Rams were dominated in every phase of the game, dropping a 35-11 decision to the San Francisco 49ers. The Rams came out slinging, getting the ball up to midfield. Once again, however,...

St. Louis Rams Keys to Victory Against San Francisco 49ers
September 26th, 2013 at 7:30 AM
Jeff Fisher said it plainly after last Sunday's debacle in Dallas. This is a defining moment for the St. Louis Rams. This week four matchup against an equally reeling San Francisco 49ers will go a long way toward defining the fortunes of both teams' 2013 seasons. For both teams, this is...