Rams Fan Fest 2013: the wraps come off Tavon Austin and the offense

"Hey Will. Ten and six!"  Train's voice rumbled down from two rows above me, sitting behind the goal posts as the offense and defense played 11-on-11 in a red zone drill. Brian Quick split out wide left, with Jared Cook in the slot next to him. Chris Civens and Tavon Austin lined up to the […]


Deacon Jones: A Game-Changing Legend Passes

Even among professional athletes, the elite of the elite among those to ever play a sport, there are levels of greatness that can elevate you to various levels of immortality. There is single-game (or even single-play) greatness, such as The Tackle that won Super Bowl XXXIV for the Rams and won Mike Jones a hero's […]


Three UDFA Rams Rookies to Watch

This weekend marked the first time that the Rams rookies got on the field to work with Rams coaches. Seven draft picks, 22 undrafted free agents, and a busload of "tryout" players — promised nothing but a hotel room and a chance to earn a coach's eye — made their way to Earth City and […]


Know Your Rams: Twitter-stalking the 2013 Draft Class

We've spent months reading scouting reports, scouring film cutups (most of them by the indispensible Draft Breakdown crew), and debating with each other the games and playing styles of these prospects. But how well do we actually know the newest members of the St Louis Rams?  ("Well," says the twice-divorced itinerant philosopher in the room, […]


Top Ten 3rd-round Targets for the Rams

After the dust settled from a crazy first round of the draft last night, the Rams were left with two players they highly coveted (Tavon Austin and Alec Ogletree) but also a long wait later today as they have no picks in the second round.  However, with two selections in round three they are still […]


R is for Risk: Weighing the Rams’ new Draft Philosophy

What seems like an eternity ago during the Devaney and Spagnuolo regime, draft day was tightly regimented, sacrificing athleticism to avoid character risk in draft pick after draft pick.  A few picks like James Laurinaitis and Rodger Saffold worked out, but the others fell flat and ultimately failed in building the foundation the “four pillars” […]


A Nightmare on Rams Street: Scary NFL Draft Scenarios

[View the story “#RamsDraft Nightmares … what are fans scared of?” on Storify] What draft scenarios would scare Rams fans the most? I collected responses on Storify on the eve of the first round. If the story fails to load in this page, click here.


Bigger, Stronger, Faster: the Rams Draft Blueprint (Podcast)

We are two days away from a football fan's true Christmas. The NFL Draft is approaching, and in its few remaining eves we are acting like crazed children trying to figure out what gifts will be bestowed upon us. We're arguing about which shiny bauble we want most, spying into dark corners for clues, and […]


Rams Pre-Draft Top 10 Prospects

In my last entry at the start of the NFL Scouting Combine, I estimated which ten players seemed to be the most likely targets for the Rams and their 2 first-round selections.  A lot has happened since then;  the Rams have no starting safeties, Jake Long and Jared Cook were signed, and both starting WR […]


Taking the Reins: This is Sam Bradford’s Team Now

One of my favorite stories in Rams lore was in a week nine loss against the Lions during the 1999 Super Bowl season. The loss was nothing special, one of three on the season, but Kurt Warner’s story from that day echoes in my head as this St. Louis team experiences a changing of the […]


Jared Cook adds spice to a bland Rams offense

There’s a new chef in town. By acquiring former Titan TE Jared Cook on the first day of free agency, the Rams may have very well signed the most versatile and able-bodied weapon available.  Les Snead has stressed getting weapons for Sam Bradford, but he also mentioned that the only way to measure production is […]


On Credibility

Not that anyone reads it, but we have a brief writer's guide here at RamsHerd. Right at the top, it says: We aren’t a magazine or a newspaper, but we can follow a basic journalistic code: be unique check your facts check your spelling and don’t rip people off. That was my attempt at setting […]