A Trade Too Far? The Opportunity Cost of Dealing with the Atlanta Falcons

The stars seem to be aligning perfectly for a draft-day trade between the St Louis Rams and the Atlanta Falcons. Les Snead came from the Falcons’ front office and still has strong ties there. He and Fisher have already established themselves as the league’s preeminent draft-pick dealers, buying and selling for the past two drafts. […]


I’m not going to tell you how to feel about Michael Sam

A friend of mine from high school came out shortly after graduation, and my first thought was “you lied.” This was twenty years ago, I was a teenager and a girl that I loved had loved him, you see. Her anger and confusion boiled up with my own, and I probably said and did some […]

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Debating the Rams’ First Round Picks, Greg Robinson and Aaron Donald, and Who to Draft in Round 2-3

The St Louis Rams are done with smokescreens, done with questions about Sam Bradford, done with months of speculation. They made a statement with their first two picks of the 2014 NFL Draft. Loosely translated, that statement reads something like “Come at me, bro.”
Auburn’s freakishly talented Greg Robinson re-anchors the offensive line, and John Randle-sized defensive tackle Aaron Donald adds yet another wave of pass-rush ability to the game’s most complete defensive line. With these picks, the Rams are preparing to win the trench warfare that defines the new NFC West. Both picks are earning acclaim from nationwide pundits, but what do the RamsHerd writers think? Read on.

You can’t make this up: Rodger Saffold edition

It was a Wednesday evening in early March and I was spending it like any obsessed Rams fan would be: on Twitter, searching for updates on free agent guard Travelle Wharton, because he might be thinking about retirement, but for gods' sake would be a better option than Davin Joseph, who the Rams were wining […]

Rams Fan Guide to the NFL Combine, Day 4: Defensive Backs

The last day of workouts will feature the backend of the defense. And while they won’t break this group up in Indy, we will here at Ramsherd. There are some obvious team needs in the defensive backfield that will make this group a must-study. Let’s dive in. Cornerbacks NEED LEVEL – MEDIUM The Rams began […]

Rams Fan Guide to the NFL Combine, Day 3: The Front Seven

Monday morning of the NFL Combine will be the defensive prospects' turn to lace them up for all eyes to see. Members of the defensive front, linemen and linebackers, will get the first crack at it.  The consensus for all sound minds is the Rams defensive front is the overwhelming strength of the team.  There […]

Rams Fan Guide to the NFL Combine, Day 2: QB, WR, RB

The second day of workouts at the 2014 combine is easily the most intriguing for the Rams, and will easily be the most-discussed among Rams fans.  As the quarterbacks, running backs, and wide receivers take the field at Lucas Oil Field, I expect Les Snead, Jeff Fisher and company to be fully attentive. Let's dive […]

Rams Fan Guide to the NFL Combine, Day 1

The weekend of May 8-10 is undoubtedly one of the biggest turning points thus far in the Jeff Fisher & Les Snead era.  The 2014 draft will provide the Rams with ample opportunities to continue to build this roster in hopes of catching the divisional front-runners,  the Seattle Seahawks and San Francisco 49ers.  Of course, […]