Good morning, Rams nation, and welcome to the all terrible void known as life without football. It's cold, it's dark, it's lonely and it measures a great distance.
With yet another offseason now underway -- following yet another losing season -- the St. Louis Rams are once again poised for another eventful and exciting spring. Rinse and repeat. It's what we do.
Twelve days from now, the NFL Combine kicks off with full Rich Eisen commentary and endless Mike Mayock analysis. The next round of Todd McShay v. Mel Kiper has begun. And it's going to be awesome.
As we await the arrival of the 2014 Underpants Olympics, head on down to this Monday's links to pass the time. And try not to think about the fact that we are three months away from the NFL Draft. Sorry...
Why Gregg Williams is back in St. Louis - The Post-Dispatch
When Bernie Miklasz talks about the Rams, we take notice. He explains why the team decided to rehire former Bountygate ringleader Gregg Williams. In short, the guy knows defense.
Quinn makes mark in NFL - St. Louis Rams official website
He may have come up short in the Defensive Player of the Year votes, but third-year defensive end Robert Quinn has become a household name for football fans everywhere.
Hey, Cleveland, let's talk trade - ESPN NFC West
Let's get this out of the way now: the Rams are not drafting a quarterback in the first round. There are, however, multiple teams who may choose to do so, teams with viable trade bait which the Rams may find quite enticing. Surely someone wants Johnny Manziel more than they should?
How the Titans can move to No. 2 - Yahoo!
Here's a trade idea you haven't seen yet or even imagined. The Rams are seemingly one player shy of reincarnating the Fearsome Foursome on defense and the Tennessee Titans just so happen to boast such a player who could fill that void. The question is have they seen enough of Jake Locker to warrant a change?
An off season itinerary - ESPN NFC West
Nick Wagoner details all the important dates between now and draft day. Have a look.
The Los Angeles Rams - ESPN
Don't hurt me -- I don't want it either! But there are, in fact, many who would like to see the Rams make a return to Los Angeles. Knock on wood.
Pre-Combine Big Board - CBS Sports
Rob Rang rolls out his current top-32 player rankings with a few more who didn't quite earn a place on the list. This isn't a mock draft; however, it may paint a picture of where certain prospects may be taken come May.
Doug Farrar's 2014 mock draft - SI.com
Do you want a mock draft with new and audacious projections for the St. Louis Rams? If so, don't look here. Doug Farrar seems to agree with most of the national pundits' thinking.
Missouri Tiger football star says he's gay - The Post-Dispatch
University of Missouri defensive end Michael Sam, a 2013 All American, made headlines in a new way last night after revealing that he is gay. I think I speak for everyone here when I say this news should cause no damage to Sam's draft stock and/or his reputation as a good football player. More from ESPN.
The story now isn't Sams decision nor NFL statement applauding it. Its how 32 teams choose to deal with it. World is watching gentlemen— trey wingo (@wingoz) February 10, 2014
Analyzing the Seahawks salary cap situation - Field Gulls
Davis Hsu takes a look at some of Seattle's most integral and soon-to-be highest paid players. Richard Sherman, Earl Thomas and several others achieved escalators in their current contracts, but that is minuscule in relation to the paydays they will soon earn.
What say you, Rams fans? Cut him or keep him?
This video is now a few weeks old, but you can never get enough of Robert Quinn. His potential draft-day scenario is one that we can all get behind.