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Random Ramsdom: Chris Long Injured. No %controversy, No %distractions

The St. Louis Rams have temporarily lost one of their best players. Defensive end Chris Long will miss approximately two months. %Controversy?

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Rams’ DE Long Out 8-10 Weeks |  ESPN

St. Louis Rams defensive end Chris Long has played in 97 consecutive regular-season games since entering the league in 2008.

Now Down Two Stars, Rams Get Back to Work |  Washington Post

There were so many shortcomings in the St. Louis Rams’ woeful season-opening loss to Minnesota, that the team’s best option now is to just move on from it.

Rams, Buccaneers Preview |  Fox Sports

Jeff Fisher doesn't like to "mess around" when it comes to his quarterbacks, but he's currently on his third starter under center just one game into his third season as St. Louis Rams coach.

Bucs RB Martin Not Seen Practicing on Wednesday |  Pro Football Talk

The Buccaneers’ starting tailback, Doug Martin, reportedly wasn’t taking part in the club’s first on-field workout of the week.

Hill Sits Out Wednesday’s Practice |  ESPN

St. Louis Rams coach Jeff Fisher called quarterback Shaun Hill's thigh/quad injury a day-to-day proposition when he discussed it Monday afternoon.

September 7th - The Day the Rams’ World Imploded |  Ramblin’ Fan

On Sunday, the St .Louis Rams organization officially hit rock bottom. By the end of the opening half, the Rams had been exposed as the unarguable worst team in the NFL, destined to become the first franchise since the 2008 Detroit Lions to finished the season with an 0-16 record.

Practice Recap - Wednesday, Sept. 10 |  St. Louis Rams’ Official Site

The Rams got back to practice on Wednesday afternoon in preparation for Sunday’s contest against the Buccaneers. Here’s what you need to know from the day’s session.

32 Observations For Week 1 |  Pro Football Focus

After a very forgettable Week 1 showing, one might be inclined to think that this link should be passed upon.  And while there’s not much content [for any of the NFL’s teams] the nugget is noteworthy.

Bradford’s Knee Surgery Is Done |  ESPN

St. Louis Rams quarterback Sam Bradford did not want to wait any longer to begin the long road to recovery from his second torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee in as many seasons.

24-Hour Rule Is In Effect. Time to Move on, Fisher Says |  CBS Sports

Anger, disappointment and a fierce desire to put what happened last Sunday behind them was the overwhelming sentiment Rams head coach Jeff Fisher wanted to convey regarding his team, during his weekly Monday press conference at the Rams Park Training Facility in Earth City.

Rams Must Figure Out a Way to Survive Without Long |  Fox Sports Midwest

For all 97 games of his NFL career, Chris Long has lined up at defensive end for St. Louis, including 85 starts.  Perhaps it's a sign of just how dependable he is that even when he suffered what coach Jeff Fisher called a "unique" ankle injury last Sunday, the Rams initially listed Long as questionable, leaving open the possibility he might come back. Instead, Long will need surgery and St. Louis will likely have to find a way to survive without one of its captains for the majority of the season.

Rams’ Defense Will Face Short Passing Game |  ESPN

In search of ways to negate the St. Louis Rams' talented pass rush in the season opener, the Minnesota Vikings offered a basic yet effective game plan.

Rams Are Interested In Kirk Cousins, But Asking Price Too High |  Sports World News

The St. Louis Rams continue to search for an answer at the quarterback position and the idea of trading for one has crossed their mind.


*  Casey Phillips one-on-one with Brian Quick
*  Casey Phillips one-on-one with Davin Joseph
*  Casey Phillips one-on-one with Jake Long
*  Casey Phillips one-on-one with Janoris Jenkins