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Judge: St. Louis residents don't need vote on stadium funds

ST. LOUIS (AP) The effort to build a new football riverfront stadium in St. Louis got a big boost Monday when a judge ruled that approval from city voters is not necessary to use bond proceeds for the project. St. Louis Circuit Judge Tomas Frawley's ruling voided a city ordinance requiring voter approval for any project using tax dollars for a professional sports facility. He called...
Via AP on Fox
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Rams special teams coach details life-saving heroics from vacation

Sometimes as an NFL coach you have to answer tough questions from the media about your job on the football field. Other times, you get to retell the story of saving a man's life, as was the case Monday afternoon with St. Louis Rams special teams coordinator John Fassel.  Fassel was on vacation, shredding waves on a boogie board at Manhattan Beach in Southern California when he noticed...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Rams rookie Todd Gurley turns 21 years old today

For such a young kid, it’s hard to believe how much Todd Gurley has accomplished already in his football career. The number ten overall pick of this year’s NFL Draft is turning 21 years old today. To celebrate, I thought it would be appropriate to share some film on the St. Louis Rams’ youngest new star: #Rams rookie running back Todd Gurley turned 21 today. He is the youngest...
Via cover32
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

St. Louis Rams re-draft: Five picks that could have changed the franchise

In more recent history, the St. Louis Rams have had some trouble finding franchise caliber players through the NFL Draft. It wasn’t until 2012 when General Manager Les Snead and Head Coach Jeff Fisher came into the fold that the Rams were not only drafting well, but developing players into sufficient starters, and even in some cases All-Pros. Going back through the last 15 years...
Via cover32
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Warner impressed by progress made by pupil Kaepernick

In an effort to halt the so-called regression he made while slightly struggling last season, Colin Kaepernick worked for several weeks this offseason with former quarterbacking great and current NFL analyst Kurt Warner. The Super Bowl-winning signal-caller paid a visit on Sunday to San Francisco 49ers training camp for his job with NFL Network and...Read More The post Kurt Warner...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

As camp begins, Rams know they want QB Foles long-term

ST. LOUIS -- Before playing a down, Nick Foles has made a big impression on the St. Louis Rams. They like what they've seen so much that even before the start of training camp Friday, they were talking about a contract extension. General manager Les Snead said the Rams have been in contact with the agent for Foles, due for free agency after the season. He thought it "definitely realistic...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
3 days ago  |  Discuss

This stat about the St. Louis Rams defensive tackles is just plain scary

The St. Louis Rams may already have had the best defensive line in the NFL last year. That didn’t stop them from going out and getting one of the most coveted free agent defensive tackles on the market this offseason. Nick Fairley signed an extremely team-friendly one year deal worth $5 million, giving them one of the best pass rush DT combos in the league. Don’t believe me?...
Via cover32
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Compelling camp competitions: #5 Bradford vs. Sanchez

For players, training camp is where roster spot and playing time competition really ramps up, and ultimately where you ready yourself for the regular season.  I was involved in heated training camp competitions ever year. I was either competing for a roster spot, like my rookie season, or after that battling for playing time or a starting position. Make no mistake: teams try to...
Via Football By Football
3 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 Fantasy Football Team Preview: St. Louis Rams

For your fantasy football draft prep and advice, continue to check on this page for updates regarding the St. Louis Rams. Team Outlook: The Rams are annually one of the worst teams for fantasy purposes, and it's hard to imagine that changing much this season. Trading Sam Bradford for Nick Foles should provide more stability, but this is a team that wants to pound the ball under...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Extension Between Rams & Nick Foles “Definitely Realistic” By End Of Season

Rams GM Les Snead told reporters on Thursday that it’s “definitely realistic” to think they could have a long-term contract in place with QB Nick Foles before the end of the season. “Oh yes, I think it’s definitely realistic,” Snead said. “I think both parties philosophically, us as an organization and … he’s getting to that ... The post Extension Between...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
4 days ago  |  Discuss

First round draft pick Todd Gurley passes conditioning test, participates in training camp practices

According to Myles Simmons of St. LouisRams.com, St. Louis Rams running back Todd Gurley passed his conditioning test and is participating in team practices. The 10th overall pick, Gurley had his eye on the start of training camp for his return with the team and is all systems go. He was present during all of the team's OTA's while rehabbing a torn left ACL. RB Todd Gurley...
Via 60 Max Power O
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Chris Long trolls Tom Brady on Twitter with cell phone joke

As the Internet blew up on Wednesday with the news that the NFL will uphold Tom Brady’s four-game suspension in the wake of the Deflategate scandal, St. Louis Rams defensive end Chris Long decided to have a little fun with the aspect of the story about the New England Patriots quarterback’s purported penchant for destroying...Read More The post Chris Long trolls Tom Brady on...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
5 days ago  |  Discuss

St. Louis Rams running back Todd Gurley to start camp on active roster

This is potentially some huge news for the St. Louis Rams and the broader NFC West. Rookie first-round pick Todd Gurley, who tore his left ACL back in November while playing at Georgia, will start training camp on the team’s active roster. RB Todd Gurley passes his conditioning test with Rams Tuesday _ impressively we might add. Will begin camp on active roster. — Jim Thomas...
Via Sportsnaut
5 days ago  |  Discuss

St. Louis Rams WR Stedman Bailey Putting in the Work to Have a Breakout Season

Stedman Bailey has not done much during his first two seasons with the St. Louis Rams catching just 47 balls for 661 yards and a single touchdown. He also scored another touchdown off of his lone punt return and another on a rushing attempt. He's played in all but two games so it is not like he hasn't been active for games. Wide receivers tend to have breakout years during their...
Via FatManWriting
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Michael Sam to make CFL debut for Alouettes in August

MONTREAL -- Michael Sam will make his Montreal Alouettes debut in August, but his coach won't give an exact date. The Alouettes play Saturday in Calgary, and coach Tom Higgins says the defensive end could compete in any of the five games in August. Higgins says Tuesday that Sam is "is getting so much closer to being able to play. He wants to go, and I think it's going to happen sooner...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Chris Long cracks joke about Tom Brady destroying phone

Chris Long is developing a reputation for being one of the funnier athletes on Twitter, and he enhanced that rep by sending a great tweet in response to the Tom Brady suspension being upheld. The NFL cited Brady destroying his cellphone as evidence of wrongdoing in the case. In response, the St. Louis Rams defensive...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Todd Gurley passes conditioning test; begins camp on active roster

St. Louis Rams running back Todd Gurley passed his conditioning test with flying colors and will begin training camp on the Rams’ active roster. Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported the update in Gurley’s condition on Twitter. RB Todd Gurley passes his conditioning test with Rams Tuesday _ impressively we might add. Will begin camp on active roster. — Jim Thomas...
Via Campus Sports Net
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Just Chris Long teaching his dog to play a piano

St. Louis Rams defensive end Chris Long is one of the most interesting characters in the sports world. Ripe with a tremendous personality and a great sense of humor, the former first-round pick must be a pure joy to suit up with. Long’s latest shenanigans includes him trying to teach his dog, Chubbs, to play the piano. And the end result is pretty awesome: Trying to get chubbs...
Via Sportsnaut
7 days ago  |  Discuss

St. Louis Rams Special Teams Coach John Fassel Did More With His Off-season Than Most Players in One Day

During the off-season coaches and players in the NFL will do a lot of things. They will try to relax and spend time with family. They will do a few appearances or film a commercial or two.  With training camp right around the corner most have been on vacation. Many will try to make a difference in society by giving back through a charity with time, money, or both.While many probably...
Via FatManWriting
7 days ago  |  Discuss

John Fassel saves a man from drowning

The life of a Special Teams coordinator apparently comes with plenty of spotlight because this past week, John Fassel of the St. Louis Rams helped prevent a man from drowning. NBC Sports reported on John Fassel and his heroics during one of his last free days before training camp. While vacationing in Manhattan Beach, he and another man, Jim Burton witnessed a man struggling to...
Via EndZoneScore
7 days ago  |  Discuss

St. Louis Rams Poised for a 2015 Playoff Run?

St. Louis Rams defensive end Robert Quinn, right, is congratulated by Chris Long, left, after recovering a fumble by Chicago Bears quarterback Josh McCown and returning it 31-yard for a touchdown during the fourth quarter of an NFL football game. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh) The St. Louis Rams could be ready to make some moves this NFL season. The stars are beginning to align in the NFC...
Via The Sports Journal
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Gregg Williams maintains BountyGate not meant to injure players

Current St. Louis Rams defensive coordinator Gregg Williams will likely deny most of what happened during Bountygate until his dying breath. Three years after Williams and the Saints were thrown the NFL equivalent of the “death penalty,” the respected defensive mind is still denying that the bounty program was meant to purposely inflict injury on opposing players. “One of...
Via Sportsnaut
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Is Kaepernick the 49ers answer at quarterback?

Quarterback is unlike any other position in professional team sports. He is the general, leading his army into battle. He signifies that beacon of hope for a franchise.  The ball is touched by his hands on every offensive play. When you have a good one there’s a window, a chance to accomplish something great. When you have an average or bad quarterback, you’re searching for...
Via isportsweb.com
9 days ago  |  Discuss

The 10 best players on the St. Louis Rams 2015 roster

When compiling lists of the best players on a team, a lot of it comes down to subjective thoughts on each player. After all, comparing offensive players to defensive players is much like comparing apples to oranges. When it comes to the St. Louis Rams, however, the decisions become a little easier. This is due to the simple fact that the Rams boast one of the league’s best defenses...
Via isportsweb.com
10 days ago  |  Discuss
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