There are so many innuendos here I don't even know where to begin:
Just broke it to chubbs that today was bring your dog to work day and he didn't get the invite. pic.twitter.com/gzN1qXVSn0— Chris Long (@JOEL9ONE) September 3, 2015
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??:
Rams defense goes without a sack during preseason. Highly respected D-line coach Mike Waufle likes to work on weaknesses in camp/preseason.— Jim Thomas (@jthom1) September 4, 2015
Good points...makes no sense having two empty stadiums in St. Louis:
Hard to believe Missouri legislators and budget leaders don't know facts about proposed STL stadium. Misleading the public.— Howard Balzer (@HBalzer721) August 27, 2015
Stadium won't be built and no shovel hits the ground unless there is a team committed to play in it. #getitright— Howard Balzer (@HBalzer721) August 27, 2015
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:
Learn the process for how footballs are prepared for @NFL games: http://t.co/nHODJlEiDz pic.twitter.com/SWgJcXXvFb— Troy Vincent (@TroyVincent23) September 2, 2015
The ultimate irony:
Toughest days of the year in the business of football. Labor Day weekend always means a 30% reduction of the labor force. #NFLCuts— Andrew Brandt (@adbrandt) September 4, 2015
old young, same old young:
The Rams once again will have one of the NFL's youngest rosters: Their two oldest players, DEs Chris Long & Williams Hayes, are both 30.— Jim Thomas (@jthom1) September 6, 2015
Long is officially the Rams "old man" _ he's 35 days older than Hayes.— Jim Thomas (@jthom1) September 6, 2015
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."
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
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!!