The more Rosenbloom closely examines this, the more I'm certain he will realize that the men who have been left in charge — John Shaw and Jay Zygmunt — are guilty of so much amateur-hour bungling. Shaw's absentee-management indifference to the day-to-day operations and Zygmunt's unknowledgeable hands-on meddling in the football side of the business were the lethal combination that has conspired to leave so many of these players and coaches in a wretched football hell, forced Scott Linehan into a fate he doesn't deserve and set the franchise back at least five years.
The Rams lack the personnel to play from behind against a well-established defense. They need to stick with the running game this week even if they fall behind. It's their best option.
The Rams have a chance as long as RB Steven Jackson is healthy
Cornerback Fakhir Brown was in full sight on the sideline, his left shoulder in a brace. Brown was hurt midway through Friday's opening practice, and an MRI exam Saturday disclosed a slight tear of his rotator cuff, coach Scott Linehan reported.
Brown, who won't need surgery, is likely to be sidelined two to three weeks. That means he'll sit out the Rams' first preseason game, Aug. 9 at Tennessee.
Second-round pick Donnie Avery signed with the St. Louis Rams. The wide receiver was expected on the field for the day's second practice.