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Turf Show Times: Ramdude's RAMblins 8/24/13

Happy Saturday! Please excuse me. Bluebird, get the Hades off my shoulder!! I'm busy! (Sorry stlswest, I still feel your pain from the other day.)

ramdude is a happy dude. He finally gets to see the Rams play live tonight - and on the "dress rehearsal" preseason game too of all games. I sure hope we get something to feed our endless supplies of false and non-false hope for the 2013 season. Too bad the game is on CBS, but beggars can't be choosers. Well they can be, but they won't get much of what they're lustin after.

Tebow - running out of chances in NE


What's left of Tebow's NFL career
Sam's season - looking right as rain so far
Sadly, the carcass of Tim Tebow's NFL career washed up on the shore of the Boston Hahh-buhh this week. The photo on the right is what happens to it when it runs in the rain with its shirt off. However, Timbo's keepin it classy. I'll give him that!

On the other hand, Sammy-boy's career appears to be shedding some of that nasty muck from the last couple of years. Just hope it keeps up.


Rams' Quarterback Conundrum

Fortunately, the Rams DON'T have a quarterback controversy. But they do have a quarterback conundrum - which backup QB is the least not un-bad? It seems to be a breakneck race for last place. Last year, some thought Austin Davis was the second coming of the first year of Keith Null. Turns out they were right - but not in a good way. In the above link, Jim Thomas of the PD discusses the topic in nice detail.

Another look back to the Jack Youngblood era

If you listened to the interview with Jack Youngblood last week in the RAMblins, he mentioned playing with a lot of quarterbacks (I think 10) during his career. I decided to try to show the make-up of the team during the 70s - he played until 1984. Not an easy task in this medium.

I found a list of each year's starters for all main positions on the Rams web site, and also a list of the full rosters for each year on gogomag.com to clear up any confusion on names. There were some typos on both lists. After that, I created the chart below to make it as easy as possible to view 10 years worth of starters. It's broken into smaller chunks so if this thing goes narrow on ya, it's easier to use the scroll bar at the bottom of the windows. This was a fun look back to names I haven't heard in a long time. Also cool looking at all the 1st places in the NFC West - maybe we can crank that back up again soon!

So, here ya go - starting with coaches and ending with punters (we went thru a lot of punters).

Year Record 1971 8-5-1 1972 6-7-1 1973 12-2 1974 10-4 1975 12-2 1976 10-3-1 1977 10-4 1978 12-4 1979 9-7 1980 11-5
NFC West Rank Coach/Player 2nd 3rd 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 2nd
Head Coach 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980
Tommy Prothro



















Chuck Knox



















Ray Malavasi



















Quarterback 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980
QB Roman Gabriel



















QB John Hadl



















QB James Harris



















QB Pat Haden



















QB Vince Ferragamo




















There's 5 QBs right there. Namath was a back-up in 1977. Ron Jaworski (Jaws) was a back-up in 75 and 76.


WR / TE 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980
WR Jack Snow



















WR Lance Rentzel



















WR Harold Jackson



















WR Ron Jessie



















WR Billy Waddy



















WR Willie Miller



















WR Preston Dennard



















TE Bob Klein



















TE Terry Nelson



















TE Victor Hicks



















RB / FB 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980
RB Willie Ellison



















RB Les Josephson



















RB Jim Bertelsen



















RB L. McCutcheon



















RB/FB J. Cappelletti



















RB Wendell Tyler



















RB Elvis Peacock



















FB Cullen Bryant




















Ah, Jack Snow, Lance Rentzel and Harold Jackson!

Offensive Line 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980
LT Charley Cowan



















LT Doug France



















LG Tom Mack



















LG Kent Hill



















C Ken Iman



















C Rich Saul



















RG Joe Scibelli



















RG Dennis Harrah



















RT Harry Schuh



















RT John Williams



















RT Jackie Slater



















Defensive Line 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980
DE Deacon Jones



















DE Coy Bacon



















DE Jack Youngblood



















DE Fred Dryer



















DT Merlin Olsen



















DT Phil Olsen



















DT Larry Brooks



















DT Cody Jones



















DT Mike Fanning




















There's Deacon, Jack and Merlin! In 1971, Merlin played along side his brother Phil.

Linebacker 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980
LLB Jim Purnell



















LLB Ken Geddes



















LLB Jim Youngblood



















MLB M. McKeever



















MLB Jack Reynolds



















RLB Isiah Robertson



















RLB Bob Brudzinski



















RLB G. Andrews



















Secondary 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980
CB Jim Nettles



















CB Gene Howard



















CB Al Clark



















CB Eddie McMillan



















CB Charlie Stukes



















CB Monte Jackson



















CB Pat Thomas



















CB Rod Perry



















CB Dwayne O’Steen



















SS Dave Elmendorf



















SS Johnnie Johnson



















FS Kermit Alexander



















FS Jim Nettles



















FS Steve Preece



















FS Bill Simpson



















FS Nolan Cromwell


















Hacksaw, Elmendorf , Rod Perry and Nolan Cromwell!

Special Teams 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980
K David Ray



















K Tom Dempsey



















K Rapheal Septien



















K/P Frank Corral



















P Pat Studstill



















P Dave Chapple



















P Mike Burke



















P Duane Carrell



















P Rusty Jackson



















P Glen Walker



















P Ken Clark



















K/P Frank Corral




















Well, that's it for today. My computer can't take anymore.

Let's Go Tonight RAMS!!! Unleash the Beast!!!
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