Tough times for the St. Louis Rams this season. Injuries and unmet expectations have fans disappointed and looking for answers. Unfortunately, answers seem to be at a premium for the Rams and their coaches, and there's little indication that they have discovered any solutions to their problems. In the meantime, injuries continue to pile up and the schedule, even if it is about to get easier, offers little in the way of a break for a team playing at this level.
Jason Smith Suffers Third Concussion, Will Undergo More Tests on His Neck - Rams offensive tackle Jason Smith's injury was not as serious as it could have been, but as with all things head and neck, it's still pretty serious. Smith suffered the third concussion of the year. The Rams did not give any indication about how much time Smith could miss, but it could be substantial.
Rams go from bad to worst against the run - The Rams have the league's worst run defense, as if you didn't already know that after watching DeMarco Murray's historic day on Sunday. In 2008, the Rams set the franchise records for the most rushing yards allowed and average yards per carry; this Rams team is on pace to shatter that record.
Mark Clayton and Marquis Johnson Might Not Be Ready For Sunday - Wide receiver Mark Clayton and cornerback Marquis Johnson resumed practicing with the Rams last week, when they were eligible to resume activity and be activated from the PUP list. However, Spagnuolo hedged when asked if Clayton and Johnson would be available this week against the Saints. The Rams have three weeks to move PUP list players to the active roster.
NFC West coaching seats warm to occasion - Mike Sando discusses just what kind of trouble Steve Spagnuolo might be in as head coach of the Rams. He's one of five NFL head coaches, in the history of the league, that is at least 22 games under .500 with fewer than nine wins.