Random Ramsdom: Valentine’s Day Edition

Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports

The St. Louis Rams have long coveted the services of Gregg Williams. They've officially got their Valentine. Love is in the air!


Gregg Williams Looking Forward to New Chapter with Rams: St. Louis Rams’ Official Site

In his first meeting with St. Louis media following his hiring as the Rams’ newest defensive coordinator, Gregg Williams viewed his hiring as something of a homecoming. Reunited with head coach Jeff Fisher for the first time in 14 seasons, Williams spoke at length of his relationship with Fisher, as well as his aspirations for the Rams’ defense during Thursday’s press conference.

The Rams have intriguing young talent -- thanks in part to the RGIII haul -- but the offense is still lagging behind. What's surprising about the Rams is they have invested more early-to-mid round draft picks at wide receiver and tight end than most teams and are still lacking difference-makers in the passing attack.

"I do want to say how wonderful it was to be back here in the home state of Missouri, my home state, and be back in one of the greatest sports towns in the United States." - Gregg Williams

A pair of young Rams made names for themselves in 2013, and they were both rewarded with a trip to Hawaii. Of course they did! Who else made the team? And if you’ve got 2:25 seconds to spare, check out the "Best of Robert Quinn" video. No better way to start the morning, in my opinion.


Longtime friends and football brothers, [Gregg] Williams and Rams head coach Jeff Fisher hugged it out and restored a relationship fractured in the aftermath of the notorious "Bountygate" scandal in New Orleans.



The Rams 2013 season wasn't a success, but you definitely can't call it a failure. After quarterback Sam Bradford went down in Week 7, St. Louis could have mailed it in and finished 3-13 on the season and earned a high draft pick. Instead, the Rams won four games without Bradford, played respectable and still got a high draft pick thanks to the ineptitude of the Redskins.


With all of the talk of whether or not LeBron James deserves to be among the greatest in NBA history and on the "Mount Rushmore" so to speak, here at Ramblin’ Fan we decided to make our own Mount Rushmore of former Rams players. Did Ramblin’ Fan get it right?


NFL teams with tight salary caps are in the process of getting under the projected $126.3 million 2014 cap before the new league year begins on March 11. Other teams under the projected cap are creating additional cap room in order to comfortably sign players when free agency begins on the same date. Cap room can be created by contract restructures, contract extensions, players taking pay cuts and players getting released. Players with the biggest cap numbers in the NFL often are impacted by this process.


The Rams kicked off their 2014 "No Excuses Tour" with theGregg Williams news conference Thursday at Rams Park. Williams is the new/old Rams defensive coordinator. He is the man Rams coach Jeff Fisher wanted back on Day 1 of this massive rebuilding project.


The Saints cut safety Roman Harper, defensive end Will Smith, and cornerback Jabari Greer. They also elected not to pursue re-signing linebacker Jonathan Vilma. These moves may have caught Williams’ attention. Any chance one of these players is primed for a move to St. Louis?


Before hiring Gregg Williams as his defensive coordinator for the second time, St. Louis Rams coach Jeff Fisher cleared it with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell.


A couple of weeks ago, former NFL defensive end Renaldo Wynn raised some eyebrows when he said that his former coach Gregg Williams told him that the Titans had the Jaguars’ playbook and used it to prepare to beat the Jaguars in the 1999 AFC Championship Game. Wynn later backtracked on that claim, and now Williams is saying the whole thing is ridiculous.


Stedman Bailey came into the season quietly, but by the end of the year he had found his way in the NFL. Being one of two receivers that the Rams picked up out of West Virginia in the draft last year, Bailey often found himself in the shadow of Tavon Austin. Is he primed to emerge in 2014?


After pulling off the epic deal more than a month before the draft in 2012 with the Washington Redskins for the rights to Robert Griffin III, there’s no doubt that St. Louis has the fortitude to make a similar deal once again. All the team needs now is another QB desperate squad looking to jump up the draft order to secure their potential franchise man at pick No. 2 overall.


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