"@UberFacts: Women speak about 7,000 words a day - Men average just over 2,000." 👨 you haven't been around William Hayes— Chris Long (@JOEL9ONE) April 17, 2014
A no-brainer decision, as Quinn's fifth-year option will only cost the Rams $6.969 million:
Rams have yet to exercise fifth-year option for DE Robert Quinn, but will do so by May 3 deadline.— Jim Thomas (@jthom1) April 18, 2014
A quick exchange between RVB and Evan Silva - NBC Rotoworld - regarding Tavon Austin:
yep RT @evansilva: Know B. Schottenheimer gets most blame ... but I was more disappointed in Tavon the player than his usage.— ryan van bibber (@justRVB) April 18, 2014
The Rams players appear eager to get 2014 under way:
#Rams offseason program began today. Sounds like everyone in attendance for first day of school.— Nick Wagoner (@nwagoner) April 21, 2014
This must be some kind of a rumour, no??? (Sarcasm font):
Snead also said Sam Bradford will throw in OTAs and reiterated Bradford is Rams QB of present and future.— Rich Eisen (@richeisen) April 21, 2014
With Robert Quinn, Chris Long, William Hayes and company already patrolling the defensive line, can the Rams afford to pass on Jadeveon Clowney, if he makes it past Houston?
What to do at No. 2: S.I. - MMQB
Peter King suggests the Rams need to improve their offense - more than anything else - in this draft. His advice? The Rams should select Greg Robinson, or Sammy Watkins and Taylor Lewan/Zack Martin at #13.
The theme of Jason La Canfora's message? A team should not pass on the obvious BPA, to reach for a quarterback.
Silva's Two-Round Mock Draft: NBC Rotoworld
Evan Silva updates his two-round mock draft. The Rams select OL Greg Robinson and S Jimmie Ward in the first round, followed by DT Tim Jernigan in the second round. Robinson is a fine selection, and Jernigan would be a good value pick. Jimmie Ward at #13? A full round too early in my estimation.
Rams Chat: St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Jim Thomas conducts his weekly question and answer session, examining all topics related to the St. Louis Rams.
Draft Prospects Highlight Reel: CB - Kyle Fuller - Virginia Tech
Draft top-5: Cornerbacks: National Football Post
Draft top-5: Safeties: National Football Post
Greg Gabriel, an NFL scout for 29 years, examines the top five cornerbacks and safeties in the upcoming draft. CB Justin Gilbert and S Ha'Sean Clinton-Dix top his lists.
Trying to guess the Rams' schedule: ESPN NFC West
Nick Wagoner gives his take on the Rams schedule for 2014. The Rams' schedule-guessing promotion - worth $100,000 to anyone who can guess the schedule correctly - is the equivalent of trying to find a needle in a haystack.
New contract, fresh start for Dunbar: St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Jo-Lonn Dunbar had a 2013 season he'd rather forget. Will re-uniting with DC Gregg Williams rejuvenate Dunbar, and bring him back to 2012's level of play?
Rams Chat: ESPN NFC West
Nick Wagoner conducts his weekly question and answer period, answering all questions related to the St. Louis Rams.
Stat Facts Of The Week: Team Passing Yards Per Attempt
|Team||Passing Attempts||Passing Yards||Passing Yards Per Attempt|
|3||San Diego Chargers||544||4,328||7.96|
|5||New Orleans Saints||651||4,918||7.55|
|6||Green Bay Packers||570||4,268||7.49|
|8||San Francisco 49ers||417||2,979||7.14|
|15||New England Patriots||628||4,087||6.51|
|20||New York Giants||567||3,588||6.33|
|22||St. Louis Rams||506||3,125||6.18|
|24||Kansas City Chiefs||546||3,340||6.12|
|25||New York Jets||480||2,932||6.11|
|32||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||514||2,820||5.49|
Yards Per Attempt is one of the more effective ways of gauging a team's overall passing ability. Of the 13 teams who made the playoffs/achieved 10 wins in 2013, 9 of them finished in the top 11 in this statistic. The Rams finished 22nd in this ranking. The chart is courtesy of "Sporting Charts".
A nostalgic look back at Los Angeles Rams highlights of the 50's, 60's, and 70's:
Possible draft-day deals: NFL.com
When it comes to draft-day deals, the Rams are always at the forefront of the discussion. With the #2 and #13 selections, expect the Rams to be active on the first day of the draft.
All signs point to Rams drafting quarterback: St. Louis Post-Dispatch
The Rams have shown interest in many mid-to-late round quarterback prospects during the pre-draft period. Jim Thomas explores the likelihood of the Rams selecting one of them in the upcoming draft.
In the NFL draft, nothing is assured or safe. It's a crap shoot at the best of times. "Safe" is a relative term when describing a young player entering the NFL. If the Rams are looking for the "safest" pick in this years draft, OT Jake Matthews fits the bill.
Bradford limited as Rams' off-season program begins: St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Sam Bradford is ahead of schedule in his recovery from a torn ACL. Today is the start - phase 1 - of the Rams' off-season conditioning program. Bradford is expected to be throwing in the 3rd phase - OTA's - during the first three weeks of June.
On This Day In Sports History
1876 - Philadelphia Nationals Wes Fisler scores Major League Baseball's 1st run.
Rams COO Kevin Demoff visits the 101 ESPN studio to discuss a wide range of matters related to the Rams, particularly the upcoming NFL Draft:
Bucky Brooks examines some of the possible scenarios that can occur in the first round of this years draft. Will the Rams end up trading down the #2 overall selection?
2014 NFL Mock Draft: SB Nation - Mocking The Draft
Matthew Fairburn and Dan Kadar share their latest collaborative two-round mock draft. The Rams select two familiar players in the first round - Greg Robinson and Ha'Sean Clinton-Dix - and add WR Kelvin Benjamin in the second round.
Rams begin off-season program: ESPN NFC West
Monday marked the first day of the Rams' off-season program. The Rams will be looking very closely at the progress of Barrett Jones, Jake Long, Kenny Britt, and Sam Bradford, throughout the off-season.
2014 NFL Mock Draft: Walter Football
Charlie Campbell presents his updated five-round mock draft. The Rams select LB Khalil Mack and OT Teylor Lewan in the first round.
St. Louis Rams Weekly Salary "Re-Cap"
The Rams currently have $5,709,358 in available salary cap space, as noted in last weeks complete salary cap update for TST (link).
In his fifth year in the league - and recovering from a season-ending ACL tear - Bradford will have the pressure to perform squarely on his shoulders this coming season.
The top-10 safety prospects in the NFL draft: Cover 32 Rams
One of the safer bets regarding this years NFL draft is the notion of the Rams drafting a safety in the early rounds. Deone Bucannon and Terrence Brooks are my two favourites heading into the draft.
5 Best Case Scenarios For Rams At No. 2: Rant Sports NFL
RS examines 5 different scenarios for the Rams' #2 selection in the draft. Which scenario holds the most appeal?
ATS 2014 NFL Draft: Pro Football Spot
PFS takes a look at the many different options the Rams have for the #2 overall selection in the draft.
Louis Riddick discusses Sam Bradford, and whether this is a make-or-break year for him.
Rams Prospect Profile: Aaron Murray: ESPN NFL Nation
Nick Wagoner takes a look at QB Aaron Murray, a prospect the Rams have shown interest in this off-season, particularly in the weeks leading up to the draft.
Albert Breer examines the wide-ranging opinions surrounding the future of Jadeveon Clowney:
"What are you buying?" another NFC personnel exec said. "I'm not sure. He can be a big-time player, but is he gonna be? The wiring, the motor, the questions about shutting it down -- it's really scary. It's boom or bust. I don't know how important football is to him."
Greg Cosell talks draft and the Rams: Rams News Now
Respected analyst Greg Cosell shares his thoughts on the upcoming draft, and what the Rams should do with their two first round picks.
Could the Rams have Clowney fall into their laps, one pick after the Texans select Mack? If Mack was selected 31 overall, I'd expect the Rams' #2 pick to rise in value very quickly on draft day.
Tracking Rams' pre-draft visits: ESPN NFC West
Nick Wagoner tracks the Rams' pre-draft visits, both the ones that have occurred, and the scheduled visits in the next two weeks.
The "Torturous" 2014 draft: Sports Illustrated - MMQB
Wading through the QB prospects this year has been tough sledding for the likes of Minnesota GM Rick Spielman. A lot of uncertainty surrounds the top QB prospects in this years draft.
Are the Rams committed to Bradford: NBC Sports
The news must be really slow right now. Mike Florio questions the Rams' commitment to Sam Bradford, and speculates on what the Rams may do about the QB position in this years draft.
Rams GM Les Snead talks about the #2 pick, Sam Bradford, and the draft with Adam Schein:
Draft Needs: St. Louis Rams: Pro Football Talk
Safety, Offensive Tackle, Cornerback, Wide Receiver, and Outside Linebacker top PFT's needs list.
5 QB's Rams should consider selecting in 2014 draft: Rant Sports NFL
As we inch closer to the draft, the question regarding the Rams selecting a QB in the draft is becoming less about "if" and more about "when".
The rumour mill keeps churning, as Ryan Van Bibber pointed out last evening, in his article about supposed interest in Johnny Football. My thoughts? It ain't gonna happen folks. Look for the Rams - "rumour has it" - to select a QB in the later rounds. My "rumour" record should remain intact...
Chris Givens excited for fresh start: ESPN NFC West
After a disappointing second season with the Rams, Givens has committed to an extensive off-season program. Will he emerge as a prime target for Sam Bradford?
Are Justin Gilbert, Darqueze Dennard, and Jason Verrett the top CB's in this years draft? CBS Sports' Pete Prisco is hearing rumbles to the contrary:
"I am starting to hear more and more talk that Ohio State's Bradley Roby and Virginia Tech's Kyle Fuller could be the first two corners off the board in the first round. Roby has the best athletic ability of all the corners, but he was inconsistent last season. His 2012 tape was much better. Fuller has the look of a good man-cover player who can match up with the No. 1 receiver."
Blast From The Past: Classic Rock Tuesday: Janis Joplin - Ball And Chain
Please have a great Tuesday and a Ramtastic week!!!