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Random Ramsdom, 11/19: Ascending players

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How about a hardy, steaming bowl of St. Louis Rams? Let's get right into it.

Rams GM Billy Davaney was on Atlanta sports radio yesterday. On the air, he mentions that the Rams first overall pick was between Suh and Sam Bradford, and once they saw Bradford's workout it was a done deal. Anyway, it's a great radio interview in which he covers Bradford, lots of Bradford, and also the process, winning on the road and more. (Link is an audio file).

Defensive coordinator Ken Flajole breaks down the Rams' break downs in coverage last week. On those two drive-saving passes to Gore on third- and fourth-and-long, assignment breakdowns from SS Michael Lewis, playing nickel LB, and rookie CB Jerome Murphy left Gore to do his damage. Having James Butler back should help the Rams this week.

LT Rodger Saffold made a speedy recovery from a sprained ankle last week. And WR Danario Alexander was working with the first unit in practice yesterday. That's good news. The Rams desperately need a different element in the passing game. 

No local TV blackout for the Rams this week. They didn't even have to ask for an extension. 

Hmmm, Oshiomogho Atogwe's flag for pass interference last week, worst call of the season, was only the fourth PI penalty of his career. It was ref Ed Hoculi's 14th PI flag issued this season, second most of any NFL ref.

He still picks the Falcons to win by 10, but here's what Peter King says about Bradford:

Bradford's the kind of ascending player who could pull off a shocker at home.

It would be a great week for that to happen.