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Random Ramsdom 6/17: Father's Day Links

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Put a smile on your father's face and watch this guy (Eric Reid) lose to the Rams in 2013.

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McDonald follows father’s guidance - Third-round pick T.J. McDonald, son of 6-time Pro Bowl safety Tim McDonald, is yet another member of the Rams whose father boasts an impressive professional resume. The rookie safety has been able to pick the elder McDonald's brain as well has find support has he prepares to battle for a starting gig.

How Deacon Jones came up with "sack" - It appears there is a backstory to The Secretary of Defenese's stat. Marv Levy tells that the expression "sack" originally came from Coach George Allen.

Vacation time - Now that OTA's have come to a close, the Rams have more than a month of downtime before returning to practice in late July. Jeff Fisher preaches that the players must use this time to continue their physical prowess. As Mario Williams would say, no Doritos.

Jake Long settles in – Sam Bradford's blindside must feel more comfortable everyday with Jake Long now in town. The same can be said for the left tackle himself as he continues to get acclimated to his new team. If Long returns to his former level of play, the Rams again have a Pro Bowler on the offensive line.

Open competition at left guard – Another year, another enigmatic question surround the left guard position. Shelley Smith started six games for the Rams in 2012, but the team did bring back former Bears bust Chris Williams for a reason. Second year behemoth Rokevious Watkins also has a say in this conversation.

Fantasy football possibilities - Though you don't want to go out and squander your first round selection on any of these players, there are several who you would be well-advised to keep on your watch list. Jared Cook and Tavon Austin should accumulate many targets. Can Sam Bradford finally put together a string of viable fantasy starts?

PFT: Rams’ Mt. Rushmore - Agree or disagree? These four historical figures certainly left their mark on their team's city -- be it St. Louis or Los Angeles -- but some high profile Hall of Famers were subsequently left out. Find out whose legacies have now been etched in "stone."

Remember this guy? Here's the interview that launched last week's Twitter war.


Rams first-year defensive coordinator Tim Walton really likes what he sees in his new team.