On Sam Bradford, “worst quarterback in the NFL”

Football Outsiders’ Vince Verhei, writing for ESPN, rates Sam Bradford as “the worst starting quarterback in the NFL.” We love lists, and when ESPN’s John Clayton emerges from his hobbity shire to rank the NFL’s quarterbacks from Aaron Rodgers to Blaine Gabbert, we scramble through the listings to find out where our guy lands. This […]

Fenton Rams? Sure… why not

It’s clear that the St. Louis Rams and the city’s Convention and Visitors Commission remain miles apart when it comes to what it will take to upgrade the Edward Jones Dome to a top-tier NFL stadium. Meanwhile, Fenton mayor Dennis Hancock finds himself sitting on 300 acres of open land after the Chrysler plant was […]

The decision was just made simple, ban Gregg Williams for life

As a vilifed group showed up to beg for a reduced sentence, the brainchild of their crime stared down more evidence that he should never again be paid to coach football on any level. Gregg Williams ought to be banned for life. New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton visited the NFL’s mothership Thursday, to appeal […]

St. Louis Rams unveil new Nike uniforms

Nike revealed the new look for the St. Louis Rams for the 2012 season Tuesday morning. The Rams unveiled the new look at Brooklyn, New York.  The uniforms still highlight the traditional blue and yellow colors.  They also fit more snug to the player’s body. Nike is now the official uniform maker of the National […]

Thoughts on Torry Holt’s retirement as a Ram

Rarely do fans find a player that from the very moment you witness their athletic prowess, they leave an indelible mark and connection to your heart and passion for sports. This has happened only three times in my life, with players from very different sports and very different teams. The first is the greatest man […]

Robert Quinn’s emergence as a pass rush weapon

Before the season began, Doug Farrar characterized the Rams’ first round draft pick thusly: “Putting Chris Long and Robert Quinn alongside each other might just be illegal.”  I thought it would be interesting to check back in on Quinn’s success last season in light of the PFF annual Pass Rusher Producitivity rankings. Chris Long began […]

Indefinite suspension for Rams defensive coordinator Gregg Williams

The NFL came down — and came down hard — in the “Bountygate” scandal. Included in the stiff penalties handed down Wednesday by league commissioner Roger Goodell is an indefinite suspension for new Rams defensive coordinator Gregg Williams. The suspension begins immediately and will include the entire 2012 season. After the season, Williams’ status will be reviewed […]

Fisher factor persuasive in free agent signings

When Jeff Fisher took the Tennessee Titans to the Super Bowl in 1999, Scott Wells was a Nashville high school player. Wells was a Fisher fan then, and during eight NFL seasons the respect has grown. The new Rams new coach was a big enough draw in free agency that the Pro Bowl center left […]

Rams sign Scott Wells, immediately improve protection

According to beat reporters Jim Thomas and Howard Balzer, the St Louis Rams stopped parading free agents through their hallways long enough to sign one – center Scott Wells, formerly of the Green Bay Packers. Preliminary reports of terms suggest that the deal is worth up to $25 million over four years, with about half […]

Why are the Rams playing it cool on Brandon Lloyd?

Brandon Lloyd was the biggest trade deadline acquisition of the 2011 NFL season, stepping in and immediately becoming the primary target of the St Louis Rams’ passing game. In eleven games, Lloyd became as prolific a pass-catcher as any player since Torry Holt was patrolling the sidelines. Just six months later, though, the Rams are […]

Rams sign Cortland Finnegan. Is he the answer?

The St Louis Rams moved quickly and aggressively on the first day of free agency for the second year in a row, reportedly signing Cortland Finnegan to a five year deal worth roughly $50 million. His contract appears to be a deal similar in length and average value to the deal signed by Jonathan Joseph […]

On Gregg Williams and his “bounty” incentive program

Gregg Williams’ “bounty” program in Washington and New Orleans has torn the lid off one of the NFL’s dirty little secrets. Competition brings out the best – and sometimes the worst – in all of us. Whether you’re watching games on the couch, screaming “KILL HIM!” or just silently wishing it, or actually in the […]

Dontari Poe, Fletcher Cox intriguing as potential Rams DTs

Is this the year the St Louis Rams finally get their big man in the middle? With a number of defensive linemen rising in the 2012 NFL Combine, making for an unexpectedly strong class of DTs, signs could be pointing to “yes.” The Rams famously passed on Ndamukong Suh in the 2010 draft in favor […]

Rams WR plans: Brandon Lloyd or Michael Floyd?

It wasn’t quite Julio Jones-spectacular, but Michael Floyd had himself a very good combine. While writing up the biggest risers and fallers among WRs in the NFL Combine for ThisGivenSunday, it was hard not to take notice of the very good day Notre Dame’s Michael Floyd had. In a way, this was his Super Bowl, […]