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Before I get started, I just wanted to say (since this is my first post) that I look forward to contributing and hope that everyone will stick with me as I get my bearings. That being said, Brett Favre has been a Viking for less than 24 hours and I'm already sick of hearing about it. How about some Rams news instead?


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As Bill Coats of the PD reported yesterday, there is no serious problem with LT Alex Barron's knee, but Spags has said he's still day-to-day as a precaution. Good news for this year's offensive line, as a healthy Barron could be key in bringing rookie Jason Smith along slowly at RT. However, heading into the final year of his rookie contract, Barron needs a big year if he wants to get paid in 2010 (or stay with the Rams), and this certainly isn't helping. Another Barron false start...

ESPN's NFC West Blogger Mike Sando with his take on Barron and LT's in general.

Again from the PD, a nostalgic look back on the tenth anniversary of the Greatest Show on Turf's Super Bowl XXXIV victory. Oh the good old days. Here's to a similar worst-to-first year in 2009.

The Rams open up today as three point underdogs for Friday's home game with Atlanta. Pretty standard really. The Falcons were a playoff team last year, and Bulger is out.

Per the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Falcons' corner back Chris Houston is day-to-day, and a couple of rookies will likely see his share of playing time against the Rams.

Falcons' Coach Mike Smith paid the Rams a nice compliment in the AJC yesterday, when discussing his young corner backs:

They can compete, get into the game earlier and go against some of the top flight players that St. Louis has on their roster.

"Top flight". Nice. Let's hope he's right.