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    Vitt: Montgomery deserves the credit for "Gladiator" idea

    By Jim Thomas
    ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH
    Tuesday, Nov. 01 2005

    A movie buff, he's not. In the truth-be-told category, interim head coach Joe
    Vitt said it was not his idea to show film clips from the movie "Gladiator" to
    the Rams last Saturday.

    "The last movie I saw was 'Godfather III,' and that's the truth," Vitt said.
    "I'm just not a movie guy. Wilbert Montgomery brought ('Gladiator') to me last
    Wednesday. He had kind of cut the thing up and put it together."

    Montgomery is the Rams' running backs coach.

    "We're always looking for things to kind of motivate our guys on Saturday,"
    Vitt said. "The week before it was the Jimmy Valvano tape. Our guys really
    liked it."

    (That tape was of Valvano's emotional "never give up" speech at the 1993 ESPY
    awards, shortly before the former North Carolina State basketball coach died of
    cancer.)

    "And our guys liked ('Gladiator') this Saturday," Vitt said. "It's a shorter
    practice on Saturday. You're looking for things to get their mind right for the
    game the next day."

    Movie buff or not, Vitt later confessed that he has seen "Animal House" "six or
    seven times."

    Little returns

    After missing two games following the shooting death of his brother, Jermaine,
    on Oct. 17, defensive end Leonard Little is back in St. Louis. He met with Rams
    coaches Tuesday.

    Ram-blings

    Jackson's 179-yard game Sunday was the third-highest rushing performance in the
    NFL this season. ... Since the move to St. Louis in 1995, the Rams are 37-0
    when they have a rusher gain at least 100 yards. ... QB Jamie Martin's 83-yard
    touchdown pass to Kevin Curtis was the longest completion of his NFL career,
    and the longest reception of Curtis' career.


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    Re: Vitt: Montgomery deserves the credit for "Gladiator" idea

    Since the move to St. Louis in 1995, the Rams are 37-0
    when they have a rusher gain at least 100 yards. ...
    I think we should get Jackson 30 runs a game.

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