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Random Ramsdom: September 7: St. Louis Rams - The Calm Before The Storm

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"It's better to have lost many quality players during the cut down to 53 than to have no other team interested in ANY of your players" - Dubs..... My take on Barrett Jones: NFL-level talent and intelligence given to him by God. But a body made by Mattel and Pillsbury......We now enter a couple of days of calm before the storm of the regular season begins.

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Twitter Talk

There are so many innuendos here I don't even know where to begin:

And the lack of sacks (particularly in the early going of the 2014 season and this preseason) isn't a "weakness" worth working on in camp/preseason??:

Good points...makes no sense having two empty stadiums in St. Louis:

The process is actually quite simple: inflate the footballs to required pressure 24 hours before game time, then deflate to preferred pressure half an hour before the game starts:

The ultimate irony:

Same old young, same old young:

2016 NFL Draft Big Board 1.0: Sports Illustrated

A way too early look at 40 of the top prospects for the 2016 NFL Draft. I'll be keeping my eye on DB Jalen Ramsey and WR Laquon Treadwell over the next few months.

2015 St. Louis Rams: 5 Keys To A Successful Season: Rams In Perspective

ICYMI: turnovers, penalties, the running game, a winning start to the season and the third quarter may hold the keys to a winning season for the Rams.

Future looked, felt bleak for NFL in St. Louis as preseason ended: Kansas City Star

From Clark Hunt, Kansas City Chiefs owner:

"I think it’s a positive for the Chiefs and the National Football League having the Rams in St. Louis."


Read more here: http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/vahe-gregorian/article33892494.html#storylink=cpy

Six Positional Groups That Could Become The NFL's Best In 2015: Grantland

Both Miami and Buffalo will have fantastic defensive lines this coming season. The Rams' defensive line may be the best in the league.

Draft Prospect Highlight Reel: DB - Jalen Ramsey - Florida St.

First and 10: 2015 NFC West Preview: Football Nation

Dave Holcomb and Cooper Allen preview all four NFC West teams. Can the Rams leapfrog Arizona and San Francisco and challenge for a playoff spot?

Rams fans aren't the problem: 101 Sports ESPN

As Bernie Miklasz notes, it's difficult for fans to stand 100% behind the Rams in St. Louis when Stan Kroenke and the NFL aren't reciprocating that commitment to the team remaining in St. Louis.

Praise for Rams QB Nick Foles: ESPN NFL Nation

Rams QB Nick Foles came in for some high praise from former Eagles coach Andy Reid and WR Jeremy Maclin.

NFL All-Cuts Team: CBS Sports

All 32 NFL teams trimmed their rosters to 53 on Saturday. Some higher profile names were among the cuts. Pete Prisco creates his "All-Cut" team from Saturday's player transactions. Rams center Barrett Jones makes the All-Cut team.

On This Day In Sports History

1986 - Dan Marino throws his 100th career touchdown pass, the fastest QB in NFL history to do so.

1979 - The Entertainment and Sports Programming Network (ESPN) makes its debut.

NFL List Of The Week: #2 Overall Pick Hall of Famers

NFL DRAFT NO. 2 PICK POS. TEAM COLLEGE
1. 1939 Sid Luckman QB Chicago Bears Columbia
2. 1940 George McAfee HB Philadelphia Eagles Duke
3. 1952 Les Richter LB Dallas Texans California
4. 1964 Bob Brown T Philadelphia Eagles Nebraska
5. 1966 Tom Mack G Los Angeles Rams Michigan
6. 1975 Randy White DT Dallas Cowboys Maryland
7. 1977 Tony Dorsett RB Dallas Cowboys Pittsburgh
8. 1981 Lawrence Taylor LB New York Giants North Carolina
9. 1983 Eric Dickerson RB Los Angeles Rams SMU
10. 1994 Marshall Faulk RB Indianapolis Colts San Diego State

The Rams have achieved mixed results with their recent #2 overall selections in the NFL Draft. Chris Long has turned out to be a fine addition. Jason Smith was a spectacular bust. The jury is still out on 2014 #2 overall draft choice Greg Robinson. Notwithstanding their most recent selections, the Rams have achieved many fine results with players selected second overall in the NFL Draft. Ten players selected #2 overall went on to become Hall of Famer's. Of those ten players, five played for the Rams at various points in their careers: Marshall Faulk, Eric Dickerson, Tom Mack, Bob Brown and Les Richter.

War hero Daniel Rodriguez offers inspiring goodbye after release: ESPN NFL Nation

A class act on a classy team...and a classy departure.

Fisher says Gurley will not play in season opener: St. Louis Post-Dispatch

A smart move on the Rams' part. Why rush him and take an unnecessary risk?

Rams' Theory And Execution For Success Is Disconnected: 101 Sports ESPN

"Theory and execution requires dots to be connected. However, the Rams have yet to connect the dots between theory and execution. The Seahawks, meanwhile, have fulfilled their vision of success."

"The Rams may just now be to the point where they can schedule the exam with the optometrist."

Inside the rally to keep the Rams in St. Louis: 101 Sports ESPN

Despite the odds against it happening, could the Stadium Task Force pull off a surprise in the battle to keep the Rams in St. Louis?

The 53-Man Roster

St. Louis Rams cut 21 players, including Barrett Jones: ESPN NFL Nation

LB Dunbar, center Jones among Rams' cuts: St. Louis Post-Dispatch

St. Louis Rams announce final cuts: Scout - Gridiron Gateway

The Pressers

Jeff Fisher Press Conference - September 5: St. Louis Rams Official Website

Inside the press room with Myles Simmons: St. Louis Rams Official Website

Todd Gurley Press Conference - September 6: St. Louis Rams Official Website

Cameron Lynch Press Conference - September 6: St. Louis Rams Official Website

James Laurinaitis Press Conference - September 6: St. Louis Rams Official Website

T.J. McDonald Press Conference - September 6: St. Louis Rams Official Website

Everything you need to know about the NFC West...and their kickers: fivethirtyeight

Will Greg Zuerlein help propel the Rams to a playoff berth in 2015, or to a last place finish in the NFC West.

Canada to build wall at US border to keep undesirable players out of the CFL: Sports Pickle

This is some funny stuff, especially if you are a Canadian like I am...

Rams announce 10-man practice squad: St. Louis Post-Dispatch

I believe the Rams managed to add everyone they wanted for the practice squad. All ten players were with the Rams throughout training camp and the preseason.

St. Louis Rams roster breakdown: Scout.com - Gridiron Gateway

Nate Latsch breaks down and analyzes the just-announced Rams roster.

Browns expected to sign former Rams QB Austin Davis: Akron Beacon Journal

Rams fans wish Davis all the best. He could even beat out both Josh McCown and Johnny Football. I would love to see that happen.

From soccer fields in Jamaica to the NFL for LT Darrell Williams: St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Jim Thomas takes a brief look at a surprise addition to the 53-man roster, a player we know little about.

As Gurley Gets Closer, Cunningham Preps For Seahawks: St. Louis Rams Official Website

From Todd Gurley:

"I definitely would want to be playing, but I know it’s going to be a long journey. You have to be patient and when the time comes it comes. I’ll be ready for it."

"I’ve been waiting this long, so why not wait a couple more weeks or so?"

St. Louis Rams Weekly Salary "Re-Cap"

The Rams have $5,889,308 in available salary cap space as of September 6, 11:00 pm, and $1,889,308 in actual salary cap space (after deducting a season-opening reserve and practice squad salaries). I'll be publishing a complete salary cap article later in the week, reflecting all transactions to-date and the change to regular season salary cap rules on September 10. Check here and here for regular salary cap updates throughout the year.

St. Louis Rams Current Roster & Depth Chart

The roster and depth chart are updated to include all transactions as of September 6 - 11:00 pm

C Tim Barnes Demetrius Rhaney
RG Rodger Saffold Garrett Reynolds
LG Jamon Brown Cody Wichmann
RT Rob Havenstein Andrew Donnal
LT Greg Robinson Darrell Williams
TE Lance Kendricks Cory Harkey
TE Jared Cook
WR Brian Quick Tavon Austin Bradley Marquez
WR Kenny Britt Stedman Bailey Chris Givens
RB Tre Mason Benny Cunningham Chase Reynolds
RB Todd Gurley Isaiah Pead
QB Nick Foles Case Keenum Sean Mannion
PK Greg Zuerlein
P John Hekker
LS Jake McQuaide
DT Aaron Donald Nick Fairley
DT Michael Brockers Ethan Westbrooks
DE Chris Long William Hayes
DE Robert Quinn Eugene Sims
MLB James Laurinaitis Bryce Hager
OLB Alec Ogletree Daren Bates
OLB Akeem Ayers Cameron Lynch
CB Janoris Jenkins Marcus Roberson
CB Trumaine Johnson Lamarcus Joyner
SS T.J. McDonald Mark Barron Maurice Alexander
FS Rodney McLeod Cody Davis
Practice Squad Reserve/Suspended Injured Reserve
DE  Matt Longacre RB  Trey Watts CB  E.J. Gaines
DT  Doug Worthington
DT  Louis Trinca-Pasat
CB  Trovon Reed
SS  Jacob Hagen
FS  Christian Bryant
RB  Malcolm Brown
FB  Zach Laskey
TE  Justice Cunningham
OT  Isaiah Battle

Blast From The Past: Canadian Classic Rock Monday: David Wilcox - Cheap Beer Joint

Please have a great Monday and a Ramtastic week!!