Random Ramsdom: Labor Day 2013

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Tavon Austin is set to take the NFL by storm. His first real catch is sure to create an eruption in the Edward Jones Dome ... in less than a week! Are you ready for some football!?!

Happy Labor Day, Rams fans, and welcome to the 2013 NFL season.

It's been a long, unbearable wait, but it's finally over. In only three days the league will kick off with an AFC playoff rematch between the Denver Broncos and Baltimore Ravens.

Shortly following, the St. Louis Rams will play host to the Arizona Cardinals. And Win. Until then, keep your emotions and nerves to a minimum (yeah, right) and have at some Monday links.

Rams set to unveil new toys on offense - For the most part the Rams kept their new offensive weapons under wraps throughout the preseason. That should all change immediately come week one. Tight end Jared Cook and receiver Tavon Austin figure prominently into the team's gameplan, while the latter will see extensive special teams duties.

Assessing the revamped backfield - Youth and speed paired with inexperience and uncertainty surround the Rams' running back by-committee. Following Isaiah Pead's one-game suspension, St. Louis should - hopefully - deploy a balanced attack that forces defenses to guard the perimeters and short passing game.

The youngest in the league - The St. Louis Rams will employ the NFL's youngest overall roster for the second year in a row. That could prove to be an issue as growing pains may develop, but it's a quality problem to have going forward.

Sam Bradford's preseason review - As you were told throughout all of August, it's never a good idea to read too much into preseason games. However, if it can be used as any indication, Sam Bradford is indeed set for a big year. His 114.1 passer rating neared the best in the league.

Final offensive roster - An in-depth look at the Rams' final offensive depth chart. Barring any additions from the street or waivers, here is your St. Louis attack.

Seahawks to part with Antoine Winfield - After all the buzz and speculation surrounding the former Vikings corner early this summer, Antoine Winfield will again be without a team. The Seattle Seahawks, already crowded in the defensive backfield, will attempt to find a trade partner for the 3-time Pro Bowler, but Winfield seems set to retire instead.

Video: Week One primer - Get pumped, Rams Nation! We're less than a week away from the first win of 2013.

Jeff Fisher talks Rams with Jim Rome.


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