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Random Ramsdom: A Long, Bleak Winter

“Why is the forecast so bland? Why instead of 'stormy' don't they just say the sea's 'a frothing maelstrom of terror and hopelessness'?” ― Jeremy Clarkson, For Crying Out Loud!

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It's going to be a long and hotly contested off-season. How can a team be so good and so bad simultaneously? The first event of the NFL post season, Black Monday, has already passed the Rams by...and quietly. No doubt though, as the NFL year progresses and the milestones click by and then fade into the rearview mirror, the coming months will see it's triumphs, it's surprises and it's miserable failures.

We the stalwart, we the unyielding, we the unbroken phalanx of Rams fandom, will be there.


Relive the highlights and the lowlights from the Seattle game -101 Sports

Might as well listen to some of the more spectacular moments in last Sunday's game. Think of it as fuel for the future. 98 octane too.

The ugly stick -SB Nation

Each of the teams not going to the playoffs is scrutinized, well pulverized is a better word.

KANSAS CITY: Three franchises never threw for 300 yards in an individual game this season. Two are Jacksonville and Tennessee, who have the second and third pick in next year's draft. Kansas City is the other.

With Common Core math, 6-10 is now progress -St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Each week, I swear to myself that I will not link to any more Post-Dispatch articles, because of their policy of planting surveys like yesterday's fad (which they are). To say that they are annoying is like saying that Hitler was a bit naughty.

Anyway, the Post-Dispatch then goes and prints something so ludicrous, so silly that I just must. Really, I must.

The Shein Nine -NFL

In the boiling cauldron of the NFL's last regular season week, Adam Shein lays out some key happenings from around the league. Suspensions, firings, hot seats and predictions...a must read.

1) ... Bill O'Brien as Coach of the Year

The field is loaded this year, with a bevy of viable candidates that includes Bruce Arians, Jason Garrett and Jim Caldwell. But I think the coach who has done the most this year and deserves the hardware is O'Brien.

One fans take...

My latest attempt at Rams draft picks

Rams Draft

I know what your're thinking- Jake Waters!? It's all the games fault, it won't let me have every single player that I want. It's not fair I say!

Anyway, there are two ways to play that game at fist-pick. Play it as if it was real and play for score, in this case, I was attempting to go for the realistic outcome. Quarterbacks, just never came around when I wanted them (my two realistic hopefuls were Hundley and Mannion) and the trade offers were paltry. It's not the best draft ever, but God knows, I will attempt it 557,000 times between now and April 30th.

If you are not familiar with this site, I highly recommend it. It is fun and it will get you researching collegiate players that you have never heard of. Great stuff.

Now speaking of the draft, check this out... -NFL

Here are the top three needs for every team in the NFL, ok? Fair enough, a good subject- solid off season subject matter. So, what are the Rams top three needs, you ask?

QB, CB and RB

Seriously, I'm not making this up. Going down his list of teams, Gil Brandt got to the Rams and said, "I refuse to put any thought into this at all" I had to check the date tag to make sure I wasn't reading something from last year, or maybe 1997. Nope. Two days ago.

And on that bombshell, it's time to end!