The St. Louis Rams will get a taste of live action on Friday night, as they head out west to take on the Oakland Raiders in their first preseason matchup of 2015. And seeing as how the football season has officially kicked off, now is as good a time as any for preseason power rankings. And Elliott Harrison, over at NFL.com, has some for you.
Too much talk about rookie running back Todd Gurley, not enough talk about the wide receivers. Dilly-dally all day about Nick Foles playing "Words with Friends" with his new locker-room chums and the defensive line dominating, but perhaps 'ol Bernie Kosar was right a couple of years back when, while calling a Rams-Browns preseason contest, he savaged some of St. Louis' players, including some of the receivers. Brian Quick (who is still recovering from the shoulder issues that derailed his 2014 campaign), Kenny Britt, Tavon Austin, Jared Cook and especially Stedman Bailey must step it up, or the Rams will be doing the 7-9 (or 7-8-1) thing again.