The rash of injuries the St. Louis Rams suffered against the Eagles this week have become the biggest story from the team's 31-13 loss, as you would expect. The Rams showed a real ability to bounce back last year after a bad game, beating the San Diego Chargers at the Dome following a thrashing at the hands of the Detroit Lions stands out in particular. Expectations will be similar when they travel to New Jersey on Monday to face a Giants team equally threadbare because of injuries.
Let's get to some news.
Al Harris, come on down! - With Ron Bartell's neck fractured, the Rams, already thin at cornerback, will turn to 36-year old Al Harris this week. Harris had been playing in the dime package. During the preseason, Harris played pretty sharp, seeing some snaps on the outside with Bartell moved into the nickel as the team searched for answers to replace Jerome Murphy. Harris, Justin King and Bradley Fletcher are the Rams only corners on the roster now.
Plan C from Rams Park - Head coach Steve Spagnuolo says that they did have a plan C, just in case they lost all their QB options in the game. Will the Rams add another, a third QB to the roster?
Cornerbacks wanted - With Bartell likely done for the season and Bradley Fletcher day-to-day with a toe injury, the Rams will likely add another cornerback, maybe even two. Rod Hood and C.J. Wilson have both visited since camp.
Rams WR Sims-Walker apologizes to fans - St. Louis Rams wide receiver Mike Sims-Walker apologized to Rams fans after the team’s 31-13 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday. I expect to see more of MSW when Nnamdi is not covering him.
New York Giants: Hakeem Nicks Might Not Play Monday - New York Giants WR Hakeem Nicks Might Not Play Monday; he has a bone bruise. That gives the Rams thin depth chart at cornerback some relief. Nicks was the Giants' leading receiver last week, with 7 catches for 122 yards. DE Justin Tuck is "50-50" to play against the Rams this week, dealing with a neck injury.
ProFootballWeekly.com - Week Two power rankings - Some early rankings put the Rams toward the bottom of the league, 23rd. The Seahawks are the only NFC West team ranked lower than the Rams.