Hey everybody! I don't have any idea what to do for an intro today so let's just get to the links.
Thrills and spills of Rams STs
Jim Thomas had a nice piece about the Rams roller coaster of STs this year. Robert Quinn blocking a punt against the Saints was huge, but the next week, the Rams gave up a 99 yards punt return for a TD to Patrick Peterson in overtime. Definitely, as Jim Thomas said, it has been a roller coaster for the Rams special teams this season.
Yes, another CB has an injury. In practice yesterday, Justin King tweaked his ankle and wasn't able to finish practice. King says it's a minor injury, but we will know more today about how serious it is. One thing the Rams can't afford is another injured CB.
Cadillac Williams and Danario Alexander are unlikely to play Sunday. Lance Kendricks and Roger Saffold seem to be good to go. Josh McDaniels said that Bradford told him he feels as healthy as he has all year.
Dan Caesar of STLtoday.com had a nice piece on TV rankings. The team is bad on the field this year, but one area they are doing well is local TV ratings.
According to The Nielsen Co., Rams telecasts have been seen in 20.2 percent of homes with a TV in the market, their best nine-game figure in that span other than the 25.0 rating of last year - when they finally were showing some promise. Although they were just 4-5 then, they were coming off seasons of one, two and three wins and rookie quarterback Sam Bradford looked like the real deal.
For comparison the highest rated St. Louis Cardinals game that Fox Sports Midwest had in 15 years, was an 18. The Rams seem to be gaining in popularity and will start to build up a more dedicated fan base, if they get a better product on the field.
That's all for today. Have a good one and GO RAMS!!