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Rams vs Jaguars: A Forgettable Face/Off

Let me tell you about a bad football team. A team that consistently struggles to put first half points on the board, and finds itself halfway to a blowout every halftime. A team that has to rip up the playbook every game because they are pathologically unable to establish the run or protect their quarterback. […]

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Infographic: Return of the Battered QB Syndrome

It seems we have had to return to this issue every season since Sam Bradford's rookie year. Is his poor performance a reflection of poor quarterbacking, poor protection, or both? To begin this season, it appeared that his protection had improved enough to provide a definitive answer, but then came five days in September in […]

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Plight of the Rams fan in 2013: should I care?

Many times in my life as a Rams fan, the team has brought out wild swings of emotion in me. There were the highs of pure fandom ecstasy, the kind when our boys in blue ran rampant over defenses in the late 90's. There were the lows of absolute frustration, the kind when watching the […]

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Rams mojo disappears, glaring problems do not in a loss to 49ers

Disclosure: I am participating in the Verizon Fans Voices program. I've been given a device and six months of service in exchange for my honest opinions about the service. [Details] Say this for Sam Bradford, he was the Rams offense tonight. Say this too: the Rams offense was not at all good tonight. On a […]

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Rams-49ers Preview: A Matter of Timing

In the fourth quarter of every St Louis Rams home game, Al Pacino tells us that football is a game of inches. His famous speech from Any Given Sunday is played on the video board, and we are exhorted to "fight for that inch." Against the San Fransisco 49ers, that couldn't be more apropos.  The […]

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Rams on pace to field worst-ever pass defense

We are the 71%. We are the team that turns every opposing quarterback into a Hall of Fame thrower. We are the team that you can bank on for somebody's career day each and every week, whether it's Carson Palmer, Julio Jones, or DeMarco Murray.  We. Are. Soft.  This is not the identity that St […]

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Rams, expectations fall badly in Dallas

The last time Demarco Murray faced St Louis, he was a relative unknown. But then he turnstyled the entire Rams defense while shoving Emmitt Smith aside in the Dallas Cowboys record books.  You're forgiven if you thought this Rams team would be different. You're forgiven if you believed the hype. I did too. But now, […]

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Rams dig a hole in Atlanta, can’t get out again

Call this team the road crew. They dig a hole, try to fill it up, and move on to the next stretch of road. Last week the hole was 11 points deep in the fourth quarter; this week they dug themselves a 21-0 hole on the road, and found themselves in over their heads.  Like […]

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Three Keys To Beating The Atlanta Falcons In Their Dome

No quarterback faced more pressure in week 1 than the Falcons' Matt Ryan. Meanwhile, the Rams' Robert Quinn racked up three sacks and NFL Defensive Player of the Week honors in week 1. I like where this story is going already. Photo by Rick Stewart / Getty Images The Rams will face a formidable test […]

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Can Jared Cook be an Elite TE?

Jared Cook is a five-year veteran, 26 years old, and, before his two (but should’ve been three) touchdown, 6237-yard explosion in Week 1 against the Arizona Cardinals, an overlooked run-of-the-mill tight end. For the first four years of his career, Cook persevered in Tennessee, week to week through the treacherous Vince Young/Kerry Collins/Matt Hasselbeck/Jake Locker […]

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On Sam Bradford and his recovery from Battered Quarterback Syndrome

"Battered quarterback syndrome (BQS)." Symptoms include jumpy feet, erratic throws and frustrated WRs unable to complete their routes before the whistle blows dead. Once the diagnosis is made, few have recovered. Sam Bradford is one of those few. In his first home preseason game in 2010, the Minnesota Vikings sacked Bradford 8 times in one […]

Betting on this year’s Super Bowl

If you are brave, then you might consider betting on the New York Giants to make it to the 2014 Superbowl. Currently the odds on the Giants winning the Superbowl are 60/1, and making it to the final are 25/1. They have failed to make the play-offs since 2010, and the last time they won […]

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2013 Rams Season Preview: Young Team Must Prove It Before They Can Ram It

Suddenly, there are stakes. It has been a long time since there have been legitimate, justifiable expectations for winning Rams football, and you can tell St Louis doesn’t really know how to act. The local history of relevant professional football boils down to two blips: the too-brief Air Coryell days of the late 70s, and […]

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