So THAT's why all the attention paid to the DL. The 2nd hardest thing then must be stopping the pass rush in the 4th quarter. Hence the need to pay serious attention to developing the offensive line:
Here's what Jeff Fisher told me during the season about D-line depth for column on Seahawks. Makes a lot of sense now pic.twitter.com/qBzTVlWxAq— Kevin Clark (@KevinClarkWSJ) March 13, 2015
We're all excited as well Nick!:
Nick Foles (@NFoles_9) March 11, 2015
I'm happy the Rams re-signed him:
In 3 seasons with Fisher as his head coach, Britt has averaged 741.3 yards, 44 receptions and 5 TDs, while missing 4 of a possible 48 games.— Nick Wagoner (@nwagoner) March 14, 2015
Maybe a late afternoon workout if nothing else to do?...we need you in perfect shape for nailing the leagues' QB's:
Early Morning Workout Done. Nth Else Left To Do But To Enjoy This 94 Degree Weather! #California— AKEEM AYERS (@Akeem_Ayers) March 14, 2015
The fifth first round pick on the Rams' defensive line...the Fearsome Fivesome:
Nick Fairley (@Nick_Fairley251) March 14, 2015
Foles pep rally turns into inquisition on Bradford trade: St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Jim Thomas seems pretty upset about the way the Rams handled the trade of Sam Bradford for Nick Foles:
"Credibility and trust are important in the player-coach relationship, and some players may be wondering the next time Fisher or Snead lavishes praise on a player: "Does he really mean it?"
The Legend Of Brandon Scherff: Sports Illustrated MMQB
Could the Rams be looking at Brandon Scherff as a possible addition to the offensive line in the upcoming NFL Draft?
St. Louis Rams are making a playoff push: Ramblin' Fan
Are the Rams capable of being a playoff contender this year? If they fix the OL, the answer would be yes in my estimation.
Now, about fixing that Rams offensive line: ESPN NFL Nation
Joe Barksdale. Justin Blalock. Stefen Wisniewski. Will any of the three end up as St. Louis Rams this week?
St. Louis Rams Weekly Salary "Re-Cap"
The Rams currently have close to $2.5 million in available salary cap space, with all 2015 financial obligations taken into consideration. I'll be continuously updating the Rams' salary cap situation (here and here) as further transactions are completed.
Draft Prospect Highlight Reel: WR - Amari Cooper - Alabama
Why the Rams won the Bradford-Foles trade: INSIDESTL.com
Shane Gray grades the big trade in four different areas: Compensation, salary cap, injuries issues and performance perspective.
Roster questions linger for Rams: St. Louis Post-Dispatch
His inaccurate salary cap commentary aside, Jim Thomas accurately notes the problems the Rams face with their offensive line, and the state of flux at the quarterback position.
No guarantees Rams are done adding quarterbacks: ESPN NFL Nation
Will the Rams select a QB in the 2015 NFL Draft. It may be prudent to do so. Nick Foles, Austin Davis and Case Keenum are all Free Agents after the 2015 season.
Britt's return to Rams best for both sides: ESPN NFL Nation
There was little doubt in my mind Kenny Britt would re-sign with the Rams. There's a lot of talk about the Rams selecting a WR at No.10 in this years draft. With Britt, Austin, Givens, Quick and Bailey, the Rams may not even consider selecting one that early. I would rather they trade down and select a versatile OL like La'el Collins with the selection.
On This Day In Sports History
1964 - Paul Hornung and Alex Karras are re-instated by the NFL after serving 1-year suspensions.
1996 - Mike Tyson TKO's Frank Bruno in the third round to win the heavyweight championship.
Foles, Snead Fisher Press Conference: March 13: St. Louis Rams Official Website
Rich Eisen Interviews Les Snead: Rams News Now
Rams making moves: Fox 2 Now w/Charlie Marlow
Under The Lights - Nick Foles: St. Louis Rams Official Website
Jim Thomas talks about Foles press conference: Rams News Now
Jeff Fisher discusses the Foles, Fairley and Ayers acquisitions: 101 ESPN
With Foles coming in, should the Rams still draft a QB?: 101 Sports
Fairley embraces new start with Rams: St. Louis Rams Official Website
Nick Fairley is the Rams' fifth first round pick on the defensive line. A line that could potentially become the best in the NFL.
Chip Kelly is a madman, or is he a mad genius?: FiveThirtyEight
"I like to imagine that Chip Kelly and Les Snead were just chillin’ and Kelly was like, "Dude, crazy hypothetical that just popped into my head: What would happen if we just right out and switched quarterbacks?"
Britt, Fairley sign on big day for Rams: St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Now, if the Rams could have another day like last Friday, this time involving offensive linemen...
Fairley and Ayers good fits for Rams: St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Bernie Miklasz leaves us with this thought for the week:
"Now that we've offered some praise here, it's time to ask the question again: when will the Rams restock their offensive line? Maybe they're planning to win low-scoring games in 2015 and are lining up extra defensive help."
St. Louis Rams Current Roster & Depth Chart
|C||Barrett Jones||Demetrius Rhaney|
|LG||Brandon Washington||Travis Bond|
|TE||Lance Kendricks||Cory Harkey||Brad Smelley|
|TE||Jared Cook||Alex Bayer||Justice Cunningham||Mason Brodine|
|WR||Brian Quick||Tavon Austin||Chris Givens||Damian Williams|
|WR||Kenny Britt||Stedman Bailey||Emory Blake||Devon Wylie|
|RB||Tre Mason||Chase Reynolds||Trey Watts|
|RB||Benny Cunningham||Zac Stacy||Isaiah Pead|
|QB||Nick Foles||Austin Davis||Case Keenum|
|P||John Hekker||Michael Palardy|
|DT||Aaron Donald||Nick Fairley|
|DT||Michael Brockers||Doug Worthington|
|DE||Chris Long||William Hayes|
|DE||Robert Quinn||Eugene Sims||Ethan Westbrooks|
|MLB||James Laurinaitis||Daren Bates|
|OLB||Alec Ogletree||Marshall McFadden||Korey Toomer|
|OLB||Jo-Lonn Dunbar||Akeem Ayers|
|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|
Blast From The Past: Classic Rock Monday: Led Zeppelin - Over The Hills And Far Away
Please have a great Monday and a Ramtastic week!!