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Random Ramsdom, 11/13: Rams Make a Change at QB. Chris Long Back at Practice.

The "Austin Davis experiment" might not be over, but it’ll be put on least in Week 11 when Shaun Hill will attempt to lead the Rams to victory against the visiting Broncos.

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Rams Bench Austin Davis |  ESPN

Just two days after saying Austin Davis would remain the starting quarterback, St. Louis Rams coach Jeff Fisher has reversed course back to veteran Shaun Hill, Fisher confirmed Wednesday.

"We Decided to go with the Experience of Shaun Hill" |  Pro Football Talk

Rams coach Jeff Fisher changed course on his starting quarterback today, and he said it was a matter of thinking his team needed an experienced leader.

Rams Going Back to Hill a Logical Move |  ESPN

Jeff Fisher's endorsement of Austin Davis as his starting quarterback earlier this week could be classified as lukewarm at best.

One Long Returns to Practice |  ESPN

St. Louis Rams defensive end Chris Long returned to practice Wednesday afternoon, opening his window to return from the team's injured reserve/designated to return list.

Barron Settling Into Defense |  ESPN

Last Friday, St. Louis Rams defensive coordinator Gregg Williams dropped a hint that recently-acquired safety Mark Barron would get his first chance to contribute to the Rams' defense.

2014 NFL Re-Draft |

The Rams drafted offensive tackle Greg Robinson second overall in the 2014 NFL Draft.  Did they make the right selection? draft expert, Daniel Jeremiah, would do it a bit differently ten weeks in...

Top 10 Rookie Classes |

These rankings are not meant to project future stardom. Rather, they consider which teams' rookies have made the biggest impact through 10 weeks. Just where do the Rams, who had two first round picks, rank amongst the draft classes best?

Ten Pro-Bowl Caliber Rookies |

Ten weeks into the 2014 season, several rookies have distinguished themselves as top-notch talents, laughing in the face of the widely accepted three-year learning curve and producing with the best of the best.

Videos from the Rams’ Official Site:

*  Hill:  "Not a lot surprises me anymore"
*  Hill:  "Your excitement level kicks up a bit"
*  Fisher:  "It’s never an easy decision"
*  Fisher:  "Peyton is playing his best football"

Grading the 2014 Draft [First Round] |  Sporting News

Everyone says it takes three years to truly evaluate an NFL draft.  But we already know it’s not much fun to wait even one night to hand out unofficial draft grades. That means we’re already overdue for letter-imperfect analysis. While a trio of linebackers are the head of the new class, it's easy to put every wide receiver on the honor roll:

Rams’ QB Change Doesn’t Solve Bigger Problem |  St. Louis Post-Dispatch

The QB switcheroo makes sense right now but it doesn't settle the more significant issues...

Barksdale Hopes to have Bright Future with Rams |  St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Durable, and consistent, Joe Barksdale has quietly entrenched himself at right tackle on the Rams’ offensive line.

Ian Eagles Talks Broncos vs. Rams |  CBS Sports

As Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos continue streaking toward another Super Bowl berth, the St. Louis Rams look like they are heading for another high draft pick in April of next year.

Three Plays that Defined Rams vs. Cardinals |

Despite losing quarterback Sam Bradford and offensive tackle Jake Long to season-ending injuries, as well as having to overcome a 1-4 start, the Rams had an opportunity to get their season back on track vs. the Cardinals last Sunday in Arizona. A win would have only lifted their record to 4-5, but victory would have also provided a glimmer of hope for a beleaguered fan base. Instead, as they’ve done many times in 2014, the Rams managed to mangle a potential victory with a mind-boggling performance in the second half.

Fisher:  "Manning Never Better" |  ESPN

As an NFL head coach, Jeff Fisher has faced Peyton Manning 19 times, including one playoff game, and in all that preparation, he said Wednesday that the veteran quarterback looks even better this time around.

Most Crucial Matchups in Broncos vs. Rams Contest |  Bleacher Report

This article will look at the key matchups in the upcoming game, which should give you an idea of what the Rams need to accomplish in order to give Denver a good fight.

Rams Continue Long-Standing Commitment to Diversity |  St. Louis Rams’ Official Site

Twelve years ago, leaders within the St. Louis Rams saw a need to help spread awareness about diversity in the St. Louis Region and shortly thereafter the team helped launch the Diversity Awareness Partnership (DAP). Since then, DAP has become a stand-alone non-profit dedicated to promoting diversity in the St. Louis region and they still count the Rams as one of their closest collaborative partners.

Rams Offense Seeks Improvement On First Down |  ESPN

The St. Louis Rams recent offensive woes can be attributed to a number of things: pass-protection issues, struggles to consistently run the ball and, certainly, the quality of defenses that have dotted their recent stretch of games.

Race for Rookie of the Year, Week 10 |  Pro Football Focus

1. Aaron Donald, DT, SL: +22.0

He gets pressure, he makes plays against the run, and now he’s the RRotY leader. Donald was supposed to eat into the starters snaps, but such was his impact he became a starter… and his performance hasn’t dropped off.

Signature Stats:  Pass Rush Productivity |  Pro Football Focus

The Rams have DE Robert Quinn at their disposal.  And ten weeks in, PFF looks at the NFL’s 15 most productive pass-rushers.  Go ahead and skip this one if you were hoping to see any Rams’ player make the list...

Is Bailey Breakthrough on the Way? |  Cover 32 Rams

The Rams don’t have much in the way of replacing the surprising amount of production that Brian Quick was giving them in his third season. Given that knowledge, wide receiver Stedman Bailey’s lack of involvement in the offense has been a bit perplexing.

Could a Bailey resurgence be on the horizon?

Five NFL Players Who Will Surprise in Week 11 |  Rant Sports

The Broncos’ offense, lead by Peyton Manning, is loaded with weapons.  Shutting down their multitude of weapons seems nearly impossible.  But one Rams’ defensive player might just be up to the task...

2015 NFL Mock Draft |  Walter Football

You only add a link such as this when your season has, for all intents and purposes, come to an end. For those looking for a 2015 draft pick that might just save this franchise, hold your horses.  Currently, the Rams are picking at No. 10 overall...