You bet we're dedicated. I've seen one or two opening-game losses in my 45 seasons as a Rams fan:
I'll say this. Rams and TST have some loyal fans. Dedicated.— TurfShowTimes (@TurfShowTimes) September 7, 2014
Words to live by for the remainder of the season:
Hard work pays and there's been plenty! It's just the beginning but I will savor every moment of this marathon!! Gameday. %ramsup— Chris Long (@JOEL9ONE) September 7, 2014
A familiar refrain, and one high up on the list of things to fix:
In terms of penalties, Rams in midseason form: 13 for 121.— Jim Thomas (@jthom1) September 7, 2014
That about sums it up....sooooo what are they gonna do about it??:
As you'd expect, Rams locker room a quiet and somber place. Multiple players used the word "embarrassing" to describe performance.— Nick Wagoner (@nwagoner) September 7, 2014
2015 NFL Mock Draft: SB Nation - Mocking The Draft
The 2014 NFL regular season has just begun, and the mock drafts for the 2015 NFL Draft are already starting to appear. In this mock, the Rams pick 10'th overall, and select Baylor QB Bryce Petty.
Inside J.J. Watt's big payday: National Football Post
Watt is now the highest paid non-quarterback in the NFL. His contract serves as a benchmark for the Rams, in extension talks with another superstar DE: Robert Quinn.
2014 NFL Gambling Guide: Grantland
Bill Simmons lays down some rules for betting NFL games.
Four Questions: NFC West: Pro Football Focus
Four analysts from PFF answer four questions about the four NFC West teams. I even made this the fourth link today!
Rookie Highlight Reel: DT Aaron Donald
Rams offense lost without the run: ESPN NFL Nation
When a run-first offense can't run the ball, the inevitable happens...as it did against the Vikings.
Rams embarrased, frustrated by opener: ESPN NFL Nation
I hope they're frustrated and embarrassed enough to turn it around next weekend.
How The Seattle Seahawks Changed The NFL: Wall Street Journal
The Seahawks play defense like no other team in the NFL...size does matter.
Michael Sam Finally Gets His Chance With Dallas Cowboys: Huffington Post
Sam was added the Cowboys' practice squad last week. He's a good fit for Dallas, a team bereft of defensive line talent.
Hapless Rams set ominous tone for season: St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Jeff Gordon is one unhappy Rams reporter:
"Well, actually you don't have a good football team. Good football teams don't play like that. Terrible teams play like that."
St. Louis Rams vs. Minnesota Vikings Highlights: St. Louis Rams Official Website
Highlights - and there were very few - from the Rams' home-opener against the Vikings. Game ball goes to WR Brian Quick.
Jeff Fisher Post-Game Press Conference: St. Louis Rams Official Website
Jeff Fisher Post-Game: Fox 2 St. Louis
Jake Long Post-Game Presser: St. Louis Rams Official Website
James Laurinaitis Post-Game Presser: St. Louis Rams Official Website
E.J. Gaines Post-Game Presser: St. Louis Rams Official Website
Brian Quick Post-Game Presser: St. Louis Rams Official Website
How Could J.J. Watt's New Contract Affect Robert Quinn?
Brian Quick One-on-One With Will Witherspoon Post-Game
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 DT Michael Brockers Alex Carrington DE Chris Long Eugene Sims DE Robert Quinn William Hayes 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 DT Matt Conrath QB Sam Bradford WR Justin Veltung OC Demetrius Rhaney LB Kevin Reddick TE Brad Smelley QB Garrett Gilbert FS Christian Bryant WR Emory Blake LB Denicos Allen
I've updated the roster to include all transactions as of 11.00 pm, Sunday, September 7.
Blast From The Past: Classic Rock Monday: Led Zeppelin - Ten Years Gone
Please have a great Monday and a Ramtastic week!!