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    Bernie's Ram Bits
    By Bernie Miklasz
    St. Louis Post-Dispatch
    Friday, Sep. 09 2005



    Update from Rams park -- I recently offered the opinion in print
    that no matter who coaches the Rams, the team's front-office executives owe
    that coach their support instead of back-stabbing him.

    In response to that comment, I received a phone call at the office from
    Samir Suleiman, the Rams' director of football administration. After
    identifying himself, this is the message Suleiman left on my office voice mail:

    "Do me a favor," Suleiman said. "Tell your source - because I don't believe
    they were your words - but tell your source that I'm not a back-stabber, I'm a
    goddamn throat slasher, and he'll know the difference before it's all said and
    done."

    First of all, it's stunning that an NFL team executive would leave such a
    violent message in the voice mailbox of a newspaper reporter. (I couldn't reach
    Suleiman for comment. But Rams special assistant John Hadley said he
    discussed the voice mail with Suleiman, who confirmed leaving it. Hadley
    otherwise declined comment.)

    And before picking up any sharp objects, Suleiman should know that I had no
    source. I didn't need a source. It's an open secret among media at Rams Park
    that the team's front-office executives routinely distribute anti-Martz leaks
    to friends in the national media.


    More Rams predictions: ESPN the Magazine picks the Rams to finish second to
    Arizona in the NFC West ... On an ESPN.com predictions panel, the Rams received
    seven of 12 votes to win the NFC West, with Arizona (3) and Seattle (2)
    collecting the other first-place votes. ... Vic Carucci of NFL.com
    picks the Rams second, behind Seattle. ... Pete Prisco of CBS
    Sportsline.com likes Arizona in the NFC West, followed by the Rams. ...
    Dan Arkush of Pro Football Weekly has the Rams third, behind Seattle
    and Arizona, and writes, "The offense has 'Greatest Show on Turf' potential,
    but elementary cutback runs are like Kryptonite against Larry
    Marmie's
    defense. I have a feeling it could be a trying season under the
    Arch."


    On the Sporting News annual list of the NFL's Top 100 players, five Rams were
    cited: WR Torry Holt (20), OT Orlando Pace (34), WR
    Isaac Bruce (77), DE Leonard Little (80) and QB Marc
    Bulger
    (96). ...

    ... Perhaps the worst Rams defensive statistic in 2004 was this: 24
    TD passes allowed, with only six interceptions. That ratio needs major surgery
    for 2005, but the young secondary will be tested.

    Rams running back Steven Jackson is the "honorary captain" for
    Taste of the NFL 2005 on Monday at the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center in
    Creve Coeur. Jackson and several teammates will sign autographs as the area's
    top chefs serve their signature dishes. Proceeds benefit the St. Louis Sports
    Commission's Sports for Kids program and the St. Louis Area Food Bank. Call
    314-992-0686.



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    Re: Bernie's Ram Bits

    "Do me a favor," Suleiman said. "Tell your source - because I don't believe
    they were your words - but tell your source that I'm not a back-stabber, I'm a
    goddamn throat slasher, and he'll know the difference before it's all said and
    done."
    wow, this is big and just before the season opener. I dont like this one little bit


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    Re: Bernie's Ram Bits

    That's just sad...

    :tut

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    Angry Re: Bernie's Ram Bits

    If this is true,It means the front office may be looking to sabotage The season in order to rid themselves of Martz with justification;Inventing the justification.

    We may see a giant coaching staff shakeup at seasons end.
    My heart beats crazy and my blood runs wild

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    Re: Bernie's Ram Bits

    Quote Originally Posted by RamDez
    "Do me a favor," Suleiman said. "Tell your source - because I don't believe
    they were your words - but tell your source that I'm not a back-stabber, I'm a
    goddamn throat slasher, and he'll know the difference before it's all said and
    done."
    Sounds like someone's position with this franchise needs to be reevaluated, and I'm not talking about Martz.
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    Re: Bernie's Ram Bits

    Quote Originally Posted by psycho9985
    If this is true,It means the front office may be looking to sabotage The season in order to rid themselves of Martz with justification;Inventing the justification.

    We may see a giant coaching staff shakeup at seasons end.
    I will bet against you on that


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    Re: Bernie's Ram Bits

    Disagree!

    I believe we are looking at some major Oval Office shakeups for next season.

    This is in my mind grounds for an immediate dismissal


    Quote Originally Posted by psycho9985

    We may see a giant coaching staff shakeup at seasons end.
    Last edited by RamWraith; -09-10-2005 at 10:50 AM.

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    Re: Bernie's Ram Bits

    Hopfully its just Sulieman venting a little frustration.
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    Re: Bernie's Ram Bits

    I bet once the league get's wind of this,(if it's true), there will be fines !!!

    That's terrorizing in this day & age and shouldn't to tolerated.

    Fire him now !!!!

    Sounds like we need a Zygmunt / Barbara Walters exclusive !!!!!

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    Re: Bernie's Ram Bits

    Ziggy/barbara Walters Interview.i Would Watch That.

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    Re: Bernie's Ram Bits

    samir suleiman, sounds like a man who knows what he's talking about...
    if this isn't a verbal threat, i don't what is anymore these days...

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    Re: Bernie's Ram Bits

    Sounds like a harmless,frustrated front office guy with thin skin and need to act like a puffer fish.LOL this day and age, everything is taken so personal. Lighten up!
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    Re: Bernie's Ram Bits

    It sounded to me like a direct threat to Martz' tenure.Or he might have been refering to Bernies/source
    Last edited by psycho9985; -09-10-2005 at 05:17 PM.
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    Re: Bernie's Ram Bits

    If its true (and I won't assume it is just because Bernie posted it), then the guy should be fired immediately.

    But, the bigger point to this is - once again - Bernie is making himself part of the story. Its kind of pathetic. He's not able to report any interesting or novel information about the team itself, nor is his analysis any better than any of ours', so he has to drum up controversy and put himself right in the center of it.

    You want to know my reaction to the comments of some minor player in the Rams' Front Office who I've never even heard of?

    Who cares?

    That's my reaction.

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    Re: Bernie's Ram Bits

    If this is a true story or not, Bernie needs to lay off this topic.

    He's just looking for attention, ala T.O.

    Bernie, why don't you focus on the Cards, and leave football for those who actually like the sport.
    JUST WIN ONE FOR THE FANS


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