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Random Ramsdom: Kurt Warner Being Honored, A Position Battle at RB, & Rookies Impressing at OTA's

The St. Louis Rams will continue with their OTA’s on Thursday. Which players are turning heads thus far?

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Stacy Not Guaranteed the Starting Job at RB:

The St. Louis Rams have changed their tune since prescribing more carries to second-year running back Zac Stacy in February and March.

Rams are Bullish Over Special Teams:  St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Mainly because of inexperience and penalties, Rams special teams play started slowly and came on strong a year ago. The key now is to build on that late-season progress.

Rookie DT Donald Impressing During OTA’s:  St. Louis Rams’ Official Site

For Aaron Donald, there was no question that his first weeks in St. Louis would be a significant transition. Known as the most dominant defensive tackle in the NCAA, Donald acknowledged the adjustment to his position group in the NFL has been drastic.

Cook Looking for Improved Numbers in Second Year With Rams:  Fox Sports Midwest

The St. Louis Rams tight end's first game with his new team last season -- when he [Jared Cook] snagged seven passes for 141 yards and two touchdowns in a win against Arizona -- earned him plenty of attention, none more than from opposing defenses.

Kurt Warner to Enter Cardinals’ Ring of Honor:  CBS Sports

For the first time since his retirement, in 2009, former Rams/Cardinals QB Kurt Warner will be eligible for election into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

But before he gets to all that, the Cardinals franchise has decided to honor him on its own, and the team announced Wednesday that Warner would be inducted into their Ring of Honor.

It’s the primary means by which fans connect with football, and as technology improves—bigger screens, sharper images and magic we can only imagine right now—TV’s power and influence on the NFL will only grow.

ESPN 101 grabbed Joyner after an OTA session to talk to him on a personal level, and it’s apparent this man has a chip on his shoulder and a great head up top. His story and success proves that no dream is impossible. Still afraid of fish, though.

Kick Return Duties Up For Grabs:  ESPN

With no obvious solution in place last season, the St. Louis Rams turned their kick returner job over to rookie Tavon Austin in week 6 against Houston.  To that point, the Rams had used the likes of running backs Benny Cunningham and Isaiah Pead in the role with solid, if unspectacular results.

Rams’ Defensive Coordinator Putting His Stamp on Defense:

Gregg Williams kept saying how much fun he was having, how happy he was to be coaching in his home state, how great players have responded to his high-decibel leadership.

Wired - Rams’ Safety TJ McDonald [VIDEO]:  St. Louis Rams’ Official Site

A lot of breathing.  Not a lot of words.  Screaming pterodactyl noises.  Follow the Rams’ second year strong safety around during practice.  It’s all in there...

Top 10 Defensive Player of the Year Candidates:  Football Nation

The Rams’ defense is loaded with young talent, probably none more so than DE Robert Quinn.  Quinn finished 0.5 sack shy of the league lead last year, and looks to get better each and every year.  Regardless....he’s not mentioned on this list.

Happy 27th Birthday to Rams’ Defensive Tackle, Alex Carrington!


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