JL55 talks...people listen:
Nothing like winning!!! So many gutsy performances! Never been prouder of my teammates! Wasn't pretty but I don't care! W!!!!!— James Laurinaitis (@JLaurinaitis55) September 15, 2014
A well-deserved accolade for Austin Davis:
QB Austin Davis got game ball from Jeff Fisher.— Jim Thomas (@jthom1) September 15, 2014
I hope Tavon is ok...could be another terrible blow for the Rams:
A sobering number indeed...unlucky and unfortunate:
Here's a sobering number: With Sam Bradford and Chris Long out, that's $30.5 million in cap space on the sideline.— Howard Balzer (@HBalzer721) September 10, 2014
Chris Long's reaction to Robert Quinn's contract extension:
Brian Quick more comfortable than ever: ESPN NFC West
It took a couple of seasons, but it appears Brian Quick is beginning to turn potential into results on the field.
Under the new drug policy, Rams WR Stedman Bailey will likely have his four game suspension reduced to two games, making him eligible to play against the Cowboys in Week 3.
A very smart move by the Rams. The deal is one where both sides gave a little, and received a lot.
Rookie Highlight Reel: DB - Lamarcus Joyner
Peterson was deactivated for the Vikings' game on Sunday against the Patriots, after a warrant was issued for his arrest on Friday. This incident comes on the heels of the newly unveiled NFL domestic-violence policy. and the Ray Rice suspension.
Not a good week for the NFL...
"Ray Rice was released by the Ravens and indefinitely suspended by the NFL on Sept. 8, after a new video surfaced of his February assault on his then-fiancee (now his wife) Janay Rice."
Lost Salary Cap Dollars In The 2014 NFL Season: Over The Cap
Due to a lengthy Injured Reserve that includes the Rams two highest cap hits - Sam Bradford and Chris Long - the team has $39 million in cap space invested in players who did not participate in Sunday's game. The $39 million represents 29% of the Rams' entire salary cap.
Goodell Under Siege: Sports Illustrated - MMQB
The second Ray Rice video has surfaced. When did the league offices actually receive it. What did Roger Goodell know, and when did find out about it? His fate as league commissioner may hang in the balance.
Stat Facts Of The Week: NFL Career Receiving Yards
The Rams have produced some of the best wide receivers in NFL history. 3 of the top dozen leaders in career receiving yards are former Rams: Isaac Bruce (4'th), Henry Ellard (10'th), and Torry Holt (12'th).
Remembering Jack Youngblood
Jack Youngblood is my all-time favorite Rams player, and one of the greatest players to ever don a Rams jersey. Elected to the Pro Football Hall Of Fame in 2001, Youngblood was a 5-time All Pro selection, and 7-time Pro Bowler. I'll never forget his gutsy performance in the 1979 playoffs and Super Bowl, playing on a broken leg. The following video is a tribute, to one of the greatest defensive ends in NFL history.
Rams rally to knock off Bucs 19-17: St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Jim Thomas shares his thoughts on the Rams' come from behind victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Rapid Reaction: St. Louis Rams: ESPN NFC West
Nick Wagoner shares his thoughts on the Rams' win, and hands out his game ball to QB Austin Davis.
Rams May Have Something In Little-Known QB Austin Davis: Rant Sports NFL
Could Davis be the second coming of Kurt Warner? Maybe not, but playing with a high efficiency level is more than good enough.
Austin Davis leads Rams to exhilarating, strange win: Cover 32 Rams
Spencer Engel recaps the Rams' win over the Bucs. His MVP? Austin Davis. His LVP? Scott Wells.
On This Day In Sports History
1991 - San Diego St. freshman RB Marshall Faulk sets the NCAA single-game rushing record of 386 yards against Pacific.
1978 - Muhammad Ali defeats Leon Spinks in 15 rounds, regaining the world heavyweight boxing title.
Davis shines but Fisher says Hill still starter: ESPN NFL Nation
Notwithstanding Austin Davis' quality performance against the Bucs, Coach Fisher knows who will be starting next weekend:
"No, when Shaun comes back, he's our starter. I'm really proud of Austin but Shaun's our starter."
Zuerlein's 4 FG's lift Rams over Buccaneers: 101 Sports
QB Austin Davis impressed Coach Jeff Fisher in his debut as a starter for the Rams:
"I can’t say enough about Austin. … I felt like he’d be OK because of the entire weeks’ worth of preparation. He was very poised. … Nothing overwhelming to him. He made really good decisions against a good defense, an injury-depleted defense, but a good defense."
Ray Rice to appeal indefinite suspension on Monday: Pro Football Talk
Rice's appeal will be handled by the NFLPA, and an outside lawyer under retainer. Rice's suspension was imposed under the NFL's personal-conduct policy.
Austin Davis Post-Game Press Conference Part 1: St. Louis Rams Official Website
Austin Davis Post-Game Press Conference Part 2: St. Louis Rams Official Website
Jeff Fisher Post-Game Press Conference Part 1: St. Louis Rams Official Website
Jeff Fisher Post-Game Press Conference Part 2: St. Louis Rams Official Website
Jeff Fisher Press Conference - September 12: St. Louis Rams Official Website
Gregg Williams Press Conference - September 12: St. Louis Rams Official Website
Fisher Up Front - Rams vs. Tampa Bay: St. Louis Rams Official Website
Coach Jeff Fisher recaps the Rams' comeback win over the Bucs: 101 ESPN
St. Louis Rams Weekly Salary "Re-Cap"
The Rams currently have $4,496,615 in available salary cap space, lowest in the league. Once complete details of the Robert Quinn extension are known, the available salary cap space will likely be lowered. I'll be publishing a complete breakdown of his contract - plus a complete salary cap update - within the next week.
St. Louis Rams Current Roster And Depth Chart
C Scott Wells Tim Barnes Barrett Jones RG Davin Joseph LG Rodger Saffold Greg Robinson RT Joe Barksdale LT Jake Long Mike Person TE Lance Kendricks Cory Harkey TE Jared Cook Alex Bayer WR Tavon Austin Austin Pettis Chris Givens WR Kenny Britt Brian Quick RB Benny Cunningham Chase Reynolds Trey Watts RB Zac Stacy Tre Mason QB Shaun Hill Austin Davis Case Keenum PK Greg Zuerlein P John Hekker LS Jake McQuaide DT Kendall Langford Aaron Donald Matt Conrath DT Michael Brockers Alex Carrington DE William Hayes Eugene Sims DE Robert Quinn Ethan Westbrooks MLB James Laurinaitis OLB Alec Ogletree Daren Bates OLB Jo-Lonn Dunbar Ray Ray Armstrong CB Janoris Jenkins Brandon McGee CB Trumaine Johnson E.J. Gaines Marcus Roberson FS Rodney McLeod Cody Davis Lamarcus Joyner SS T.J. McDonald Maurice Alexander Practice Squad Reserve/Suspended Injured Reserve OT Mike Remmers WR Stedman Bailey TE Mason Brodine OL Brandon Washington RB Isaiah Pead DE Kourtnei Brown QB Sam Bradford WR Justin Veltung OC Demetrius Rhaney LB Kevin Reddick TE Brad Smelley IR - Des. For Return QB Garrett Gilbert FS Christian Bryant DE Chris Long WR Emory Blake LB Denicos Allen
I've updated the roster and depth chart to include all transactions as of 11.00 pm Sunday, September 14.
Blast From The Past: Classic Rock Monday: Jimi Hendrix - Red House
Please have a great Monday and a Ramtastic week!!