No matter which side of the debate you're on, that's some funny stuff right there:
Swimmin' pools, movie stars ... pic.twitter.com/n9SLuOqn9S— ryan van bibber (@justRVB) January 7, 2015
ICYMI...Janoris Jenkins isn't keen on playing football in the great outdoors:
It's nice but to stay n STL our stadium need to closed.. #LikeTheOld1Better pic.twitter.com/Zgfy1JVGZB— Mr.Pix6Sh*t (@JjenkzLockdown) January 9, 2015
JJ came under a little bit of criticism after his remarks were made. He's standing his ground!!!:
I'm a grown man I speak as I please, if you don't like it then hit the Unfollow button .. #JustInCaseYallForgot— Mr.Pix6Sh*t (@JjenkzLockdown) January 9, 2015
Conrath was the only practice squad player not signed to a reserve/futures contract by the Rams:
DT Matt Conrath, who ended season on Rams practice squad, signed with the Steelers.— Howard Balzer (@HBalzer721) January 10, 2015
Cross Greg Roman off the list of potential Rams OC's:
Just a couple more I's to dot and T's to cross, but Rex Ryan now expected to be the next Buffalo Bills HC. First domino falls!— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) January 11, 2015
Bills expected to hire former 49ers OC Greg Roman as new OC to go along with Rex Ryan, per sources. The two worked together in Baltimore.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) January 11, 2015
The current Rams could sure use a couple of OL with that kind of take-no-prisoners attitude:
"He seemed to me as a guy that didn’t just want to play against you, but he wanted to make you quit." — HOFer Jackie Slater on Orlando Pace.— Myles Simmons (@MylesASimmons) January 9, 2015
Two common threads for elite eight: ESPN
Heading into the weekend, eight teams remained as playoff teams. What did they have in common? Head coaching stability and proven quarterbacks.
2015 NFL Mock Draft: Walter Football
Charlie Campbell unveils his latest 3-round mock draft. The Rams select OT Brandon Scherff, QB Brett Hundley, and WR Dorial Green-Beckham.
St. Louis Rams 2015 Free Agency: Three Top Targets: Ramblin' Fan
Landing G Mike Iupati, C Rodney Hudson, and WR Torrey Smith would be a major coup for the Rams. The only stumbling block could be the lack of available salary cap space.
Rams about average on point-of-emphasis penalties: ESPN NFL Nation
"In their 16 games, the Rams were flagged 10 times for defensive holding and five for illegal contact. Those numbers include penalties accepted, declined and offsetting.
That wasn't the best performance in the league in that area, but only 11 teams had fewer combined flags in those two areas."
Draft Prospect Highlight Reel: QB - Kevin Hogan - Stanford
GM Les Snead reflects on Rams season: ESPN NFL Nation
Rams GM Les Snead looks back on a season filled with missed opportunities...and what could have been.
Losing Rams would be blow to St. Louis' pride, not economy: USA Today
The possibility of a Rams move to Los Angeles is mostly talked about in terms of economics and money. In actuality, a potential move elicits many reactions that reach far deeper than the pocketbook.
5 things the Rams must improve over the offseason: Rant Sports
Most of the things the Rams need to figure out this offseason revolve around the offense, particularly the offensive line.
Prioritizing Rams free agents: ESPN NFL Nation
Kenny Britt and Joe Barksdale head the list of Rams players eligible for free agency. I'd like to see the Rams re-sign both players.
Stat Facts Of The Week: Scoreability
Scoreability = Offensive Yards/Total Points Scored = Yards Per Point Scored (YPPS). The lower the number, the more efficiently a team scores points. 6 of the 8 remaining teams who played this past weekend were ranked in the top 7 in Scoreability. The Rams finished the season ranked 16th in this statistic. The chart is courtesy of ColdHardFootballFacts.
The Real Issue: Whether Kroenke Follows The Rules Or Not: Pro Football Spot
"Stan Kroenke has already made it clear: he is moving the Rams to Los Angeles, rules and other owners approval be damned. Is Roger Goodell really going to let Kroenke do what he wants and ignore the club rules?"
2014 PFF All-Pro Special Teams: Pro Football Focus
John Hekker, Cory Harkey, and Chase Reynolds all merit positions on PFF's All-Pro Special Teams units.
Managing third down a major issue for the Rams in 2014: ESPN NFL Nation
The Rams all too often left themselves in poor shape on third downs this season:
"That's because the Rams' average distance to moving the chains on third down attempts this year was a whopping 7.86 yards. That's tied with the Jacksonville Jaguars for the longest distance to gain in the NFL."
The Men Who Protect The Man: Grantland
A blueprint for the Rams (courtesy of the Green Bay Packers) on how to build their offensive line into an impenetrable unit.
Dave Peacock on Stadium Plan and the fight to keep the Rams - 101 ESPN
Fisher, not Schotty, is the problem: St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Brian Schottenheimer has left for Georgia. The Rams are looking for a new OC. Will a new OC achieve better results, given coach Fisher's ultimate control over the offense?
2015 NFL Draft underclassmen tracker: SB Nation - Mocking the Draft
Underclassmen have until Thursday to declare their intent to enter the 2015 NFL Draft. MTD is tracking the declarations as they occur.
The real value of rushing yards in the NFL: SB Nation NFL
Balance and creativity are keys to a successful NFL offense. Can the Rams put the right pieces in place during the offseason to bolster their offense?
Key bullet points from St. Louis stadium plan: ESPN NFL Nation
Nick Wagoner summarizes the key points of the stadium proposal. It's just the beginning, but one has to start somewhere.
On This Day In Sports History
1946 - The NFL champion Cleveland Rams are given permission to move the team to Los Angeles.
1969 - Super Bowl III. The New York Jets defeat the heavily favored Baltimore Colts 16-7 in Miami. QB Joe Namath is named the games MVP.
1952 - The National Conference defeats the American Conference 30-13 in the NFL Pro Bowl.
Support, timing key to Rams plan: St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Two points may turn out to be key to the stadium proposal put forth on Friday to keep the Rams in St. Louis:
"if the situation reaches the level where the Rams are lobbying with the league to move to Los Angeles, two areas are almost certain to be discussed:
• Is the St. Louis effort to address its stadium situation a case of too little, too late?
• Is there sufficient support in the business community and corporate sector to keep the Rams profitable and viable in St. Louis?"
Rams seek interviews with Kyle Shanahan, Greg Roman: ESPN NFL Nation
The search is on for the Rams' next offensive coordinator. Shanahan and Roman may only be the first two of many prospective candidates for the position.
Progress is relative for Rams: St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Is a 6-10 record considered to be progress, in the third year of the Snead/Fisher regime?
NFL Free Agency 2015: Grading The Strength Of Each Positional Class: Bleacher Report
This could be the strongest free agent class in many a year. Will the Rams dip into the free agent market to bolster the offensive line, and add a quality veteran quarterback?
Hall of Fame Finalist: Orlando Pace
Hall of Fame Finalist: Kevin Greene
Hall of Fame Finalist: Kurt Warner
ESPN's Nick Wagoner takes a look at three former Rams players who are among the 15 finalists for induction into the Hall of Fame in 2015.
5 Free Agents The Rams Should Sign In 2015: Rant Sports NFL
G Mike Iupati and QB Brian Hoyer head the list of players the Rams should consider signing in 2015.
Seahawks to make Russell Wilson highest-paid QB: NFL.com
The salary cap playing field in the NFC West is close to being levelled off. First Colin Kaepernick. And now Russell Wilson. Big contracts at QB are nothing new for the Rams. Now other teams in the NFC West are about to feel the pinch. It's about time.
Should Fisher be willing to change his offensive philosophy in hiring a new OC? - 101 Sports
St. Louis Rams Current Roster & Depth Chart
|C||Scott Wells||Barrett Jones||Tim Barnes||Demetrius Rhaney|
|RG||Davin Joseph||Brandon Washington|
|LG||Rodger Saffold||Travis Bond|
|RT||Joe Barksdale||Mike Person||Steven Baker|
|LT||Greg Robinson||Jake Long|
|TE||Lance Kendricks||Cory Harkey||Justice Cunningham||Brad Smelley|
|TE||Jared Cook||Alex Bayer||Mason Brodine|
|WR||Kenny Britt||Brian Quick||Chris Givens||Damian Williams|
|WR||Tavon Austin||Stedman Bailey||Emory Blake||Devon Wylie|
|RB||Tre Mason||Chase Reynolds||Trey Watts|
|RB||Benny Cunningham||Zac Stacy||Isaiah Pead|
|QB||Sam Bradford||Shaun Hill||Austin Davis|
|P||John Hekker||Michael Palardy|
|DT||Aaron Donald||Kendall Langford||Doug Worthington|
|DT||Michael Brockers||Alex Carrington|
|DE||Chris Long||William Hayes|
|DE||Robert Quinn||Eugene Sims||Ethan Westbrooks|
|MLB||James Laurinaitis||Daren Bates||Marshall McFadden|
|OLB||Alec Ogletree||Korey Toomer|
|OLB||Jo-Lonn Dunbar||Will Herring|
|CB||Janoris Jenkins||Marcus Roberson||Brandon McGee|
|CB||Trumaine Johnson||E.J. Gaines||Lamarcus Joyner|
|SS||T.J. McDonald||Mark Barron||Maurice Alexander|
|FS||Rodney McLeod||Cody Davis||Christian Bryant|
St. Louis Rams Weekly Salary "Re-Cap"
I'll be publishing a complete salary cap update on Tuesday. The Rams enter the off-season in a familiar position...with very little salary cap space.
Blast From The Past: Classic Rock Monday: Bob Dylan - The Times They Are A Changin'
Please have a great Monday and a Ramtastic week!!