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Random Ramsdom: September 15: St. Louis Rams - V Is For Victory!

It was good at times...bad at times...and ugly at times. At the end of the day, a W is still a W. And we'll take those any way we can get them! Next up: The Cowboys!

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Twitter Talk

JL55 talks...people listen:

A well-deserved accolade for Austin Davis:

I hope Tavon is ok...could be another terrible blow for the Rams:

A sobering number indeed...unlucky and unfortunate:

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.

NFL/NFLPA hope to have new drug policy by Monday:

NFLPA approves HGH testing for 2014: ESPN

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.

Locking up Robert Quinn long-term a smart move by the Rams: USA Today

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

Adrian Peterson Indicted For Child Abuse, Turns Himself In: CBS Minnesota

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.

A complete timeline of the Ray Rice assault case: SB Nation

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






Jerry Rice




Terrell Owens




Randy Moss




Isaac Bruce




Tony Gonzalez




Tim Brown




Marvin Harrison




James Lofton




Cris Carter




Henry Ellard




Reggie Wayne




Torry Holt



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.

The Pressers

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!!