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With only 21 days remaining until kickoff of the 2014 NFL regular season, have a look at what’s pertinent for the St. Louis Rams...

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Bradford Content With His Offensive Line:

Rams Camp Report - Day 14 |  ESPN

ESPN’s Nick Wagoner takes you through some of the highlights from Wednesday’s practice session.

Bill Polian Wishes He Drafted Dalton in 2011 |  NFL.com

If Dalton had landed in Indianapolis, the Colts would still be enjoying the presence of a pair of future Hall of Famers in Manning and master team-builder Polian. Dalton, meanwhile, would be biding his time on the bench, wholly unaware of the second-tier quarterback market.

The flip side is watching Luck in a different uniform, likely the millennium blue and new century gold of the St. Louis Rams.


Kenny Britt is embracing his fresh start here with the Rams. The former Tennessee Titans wide receiver is also enjoying his new role as a veteran leader of the Rams’ young receiving corps.


By the time the St. Louis Rams and Green Bay Packers kick off Saturday afternoon's preseason contest, it will have been an even 300 days since quarterback Sam Bradford last played an organized football game.


NFL’s Focus on LA Intensifies | St. Louis Post-Dispatch

The Rams will go to a year-to-year lease in St. Louis after this season. Owner Stan Kroenke has been directly involved in the NFL's LA evaluation and he has secured a parcel of land upon which he could possibly build.

Ranking the League’s Top 32 Backup QB’s |  NFL.com

The media’s not always to friendly in their ranking of Rams’ QB Sam Bradford.  Heck, some of the fans aren’t.  But how does NFL.com feel about Shaun Hill?  Better than they do about Kellen Clemens, that’s for sure...

Hekker Hopes to Improve on Record Season |  ESPN

Attempting to figure out what St. Louis Rams punter Johnny Hekker can do for an encore a season after setting an NFL record for net punting isn't difficult.

Even with the bar now set to a higher standard, the goal is simple.

Quinn Will Win 2014 DPOTY AwardRant Sports

The St. Louis Rams head into the 2014 NFL season flying somewhat under the radar nationally, but are undoubtedly a dark horse candidate to make the postseason despite playing in a tough NFC West. The Rams’ offense needs time to gel as a cohesive unit, but their defense will be stellar in 2014, led by the disruptive DE Robert Quinn.

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"I think for the first time, I truly believe we’re going to get a team," Johnson said Tuesday at the joint Raiders-Cowboys practice, via Yahoo! Sports. "Finally. Everybody is on board. The city is on board. The business community is on board. The NFL is on board. Finally we have momentum. In the next couple years, at least in the next 24 months, I think one team will be coming. I don’t know what team that will be, but I believe in the next two years we’ll have a team."


It takes more than stats to make the playoffs, the Rams are still going to have to put wins together, and in a tough division that won’t be easy. Looking at the stats the Rams look to be right on the edge of getting into the postseason.

Ranking NFL QB’s after Week 1 of the Preseason |  Cover 32 Rams

The Cover 32 staff have committed to ranking the NFL’s starting quarterbacks - weekly - from now until the week prior to the Super Bowl.  Sam Bradford didn’t take a single snap in last weekend’s matchup vs. the Saints.  So where does he rank heading into Week 2?

Ten Players Flying Under the Radar in 2014 |  Football Nation

Every year, there are a number of players that are under the radar, play above expectations. A prime example is Robert Quinn. While the Rams selected him in the first round of the 2012 draft, many considered that a reach. In the 2013-2014 season, his third year, he broke out with 19 sacks and was voted as the 13th best player among his peers.

But it’s not Quinn whose name makes this list...

Packers vs. Rams Preseason Week 2 Dope Sheet |  Packers.com

Some call them "time capsules," but the Packers’ official site has put together quite the list of interesting nuggets about both teams, their coaches, and their history against one another.