MNF Recap: Rams can’t make up their mind to win, end up losing

Week 2 Monday Sep 19, 2011 16 28 Danario Alexander skies for a catch, then gets up and runs for more yardage. Photo by Tim Farrell/THE STAR-LEDGER. The St Louis Rams waited a long time to take the field on Monday night, and as they waited to re-present themselves on the national stage, three competing […]

The Road to 53: Mardy Gilyard can’t avoid the sophomore slump

The clock strikes midnight for Mardy Gilyard, this year’s Cinderella story in Rams camp. Just comparing stats between two young mid-round picks, something doesn’t add up. Player A caught more passes this preseason than any other wideout; Player B caught one ball for six yards. Player A got nearly 80% of kick return duties; Player […]

Get on the field, with the United Way. Give, bid, win.

After this weekend, the Rams will only be bringing 53 players onto the field for their gameday. You could be right there next to them, thanks to the United Way. Give. Bid. Win. United Way’s annual Online Auction started August 31, and runs until September 8th, the opening day of the NFL season, and there […]

Making the Grade: Rams vs Jaguars

Danario Alexander extends for a deep pass from AJ Feeley in the first half of the Rams-Jaguars game. The Rams completed a perfect 4-0 run through the preseason with a 24-17 win over Jacksonville on the road that started strong and finished well. Here’s how the units graded out, position by position: On Offense Quarterbacks: […]

Meet Thad Lewis…Your New Backup QB

Not only can he make plays with his feet, second-year QB Thaddeus Lewis is a fundamentally sound thrower starting to come into his own. Coming into tonight’s Rams-Jaguars game Thad Lewis knew he was playing for a spot on the roster. That much was true. However as the game progressed just which spot he was […]

Rams-Jaguars Recap: Bradford delights, but Thaddeus steals the show

Preseason Game 4 September 1, 2011 17  24 Recap | Play by Play | Video I don’t want to overstate the importance of the Xs and Os of tonight’s win over the Jaguars, or the Rams’ sterling 4-0 record in games that don’t count. But outside of a few well-executed cutback runs by Maurice […]

Rams Roundtable: Who makes the cut at WR?

With the addition of Mark Clayton to the Rams’ stockpile of receivers, who will shake out as starters in week 1? Who makes the final 53? And who is the hardest player to cut from the ranks? Here’s a roundtable of opinions from the RamsHerd writers. Brennan Smith (

Rams vs Jaguars: Three things to watch

The Rams and Jaguars kick off tonight in the final preseason game for both teams, and the final chance for players on the bubble to make a gameday impression on their coaches before roster cutdowns begin in earnest. After this weekend, 27 players don’t have to go home, but they can’t come back to the […]

The Road to 54? Mark Clayton gets added to the WR Mix

Before the Rams passing game became the Amendola show, Mark Clayton was Sam Bradford’s favorite target. What happens now that he’s back? You hear that sound? That’s the sound of a couple thousand Rams roster predictions being simultaneously shredded. After weeks of playing hard to get, Billy Devaney finally made a commitment to bring Mark […]

The Road to 53: Making a case for Mardy Gilyard

Mardy Gilyard leads all Rams WRs in catches so far in the preseason, but none of them have come from Bradford. Say this for Mardy Gilyard: he’s earning his shot this preseason to show he belongs on the team. After an injury-stunted rookie year and a tumultuous offseason that had many questioning his readiness to […]

Keeping the Arsenal Stocked: Why DX Missile Makes The Cut

Danario Alexander just makes plays and that’s all. Coming off of a seven win season where the Rams found themselves one win from the NFC West title and a playoff berth a major question lingered heading into the offseason. Where are the weapons for franchise QB Sam Bradford? This question seemed to overshadow the glaring […]

A preview in review: Football Outsiders’ predictions for the Rams

The Football Outsiders 2011 Almanac: a 535-page brick of NFL knowlege. And you thought McDaniels’ playbook was thick? The venerable folks at Football Outsiders have put out yet another tome of football knowledge, the Football Outsiders 2011 Almanac, one that I’ve barely begun to scratch the surface of. But their number-crunching for the 2011 season […]

Sam Bradford and the speed of the game

Sam Bradford thinks the Rams’ offense is just now starting to click. The Rams have gone from scoring 33 points against Indianapolis, to 17 points against Tennessee, to 14 points against Kansas City. But talk to Sam Bradford and he’ll tell you that the offense is getting better. “I think everyone looked and felt more […]

The Road to 53: The case for fullback Brit Miller

As the Rams work toward building their 53-man roster, a surprising name is making a lot of lists: fullback Brit Miller (#49, pictured above sealing the edge with a cut block on a crucial 3rd and one carry). With apologies to Keith Toston, who is having a fine camp, if the Rams keep only 4 […]