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  • Silver: Rams land next T.O. in Brian Quick following secret trip to North Carolina

    Silver: Rams land next T.O. in Brian Quick following secret trip to North Carolina

    Rams land next T.O. in Brian Quick following secret trip to North Carolina By Michael Silver | Yahoo! Sports Ė 1 hour 46 minutes ago ST. LOUIS Ė Last Friday morning, in an indoor practice facility too small for a football game and too short for a grand finale, Jeff Fisher stood motionless on the sideline of a turf field and watched his future unfold. Fisher, the veteran coach hired three months earlier by St. Louis Rams owner Stan Kroenke and charged with turning around one of pro sports' most lifeless franchises, had assembled a small team delegation for a whirlwind tour of the 2012 NFL draft's top wide receiver prospects. It lasted 48 hours, spanned 3,700 miles and included a trip to tiny Boone, N.C., that would change the franchise's game plan for bolstering its area of greatest need. By the time Appalachian State wideout Brian Quick had finished his exceptional half-hour wo...
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  • Silver: Rams get their man Michael Brockers (FANTASTIC read)

    Silver: Rams get their man Michael Brockers (FANTASTIC read)

    Great take from inside our war room. Maybe now all of the haters will begin to acquiesce. One can dream, right?...
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  • Nick's Reactions to the 2012 First Round & Thoughts on Round Two

    Nick's Reactions to the 2012 First Round & Thoughts on Round Two

    The 2012 NFL Draft will go down in my personal history as one of the most surprising and unpredictable drafts that Iíve witnessed so far. There were trades galore Ė four in the Top Ten alone Ė and a number of surprise picks and slipping prospects. Hereís a breakdown of my reaction to each of the selections.

    Round One 1. Indianapolis Colts: Andrew Luck, QB, Stanford -Weíve known about this one since the regular season ended, so most of the reaction was simply glad to have it out of the way. The Colts move from the Manning era to the Luck era, which is a great way to pass the torch when it comes to Colts quarterbacks. Luck has all the tools necessary to be an elite signal caller in the NFL. 2. Washington Redskins (f/STL): Robert Griffin III, QB, Baylor -It was no surprise when the Redskins traded up to the #2 spot that they were targeting Robert Griffin III out of Baylor. Heís a great fit for Mike Shanahanís scheme and some would argue an equally impressive prospect to Luck. I had Andrew rated higher, but Griffin is nothing to sneeze at and he gives the Redskins their best quarterback in a long time. 3. Cleveland Browns (f/MIN): Trent Richardson, RB, Alabama -The Browns traded three mid/late round picks to move up and guarantee themselves Richardson. Itís hard to blame them,...
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  • Nick's "Nearly a Week Away" Two-Round NFL Mock & Full Rams Draft

    Nick's "Nearly a Week Away" Two-Round NFL Mock & Full Rams Draft

    Weíre nearly a week away, and Iíve pumped out another two-round mock on how things may go down. The Ramsí picks didnít change much from my previous projection; I only swapped the placement of the second-round choices. Where changes were made from my previous April 7th mock, Iíll note them with the pick. Otherwise, have at it!


    Round One 1. Indianapolis Colts: Andrew Luck, QB, Stanford -Luck remains the top prospect in this class and the no-brainer selection for the Colts. 2. Washington Redskins (f/STL): Robert Griffin III, QB, Baylor -This selection could be written in ink the moment Washington traded up. 3. Minnesota Vikings: Matt Kalil, OT, USC -Since Iím not projecting trades, I think the Vikings nab Kalil if they stay here. 4. Cleveland Browns: Trent Richardson, RB, Alabama -Richardson is a Top Five prospect and would fill the void left by Peyton Hillis. 5. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Morris Claiborne, CB, LSU -Claiborne would almost instantly become the top corner for the Buccaneers. 6. St. Louis Rams (f/WAS): Justin Blackmon, WR, Oklahoma State -Sam Bradford finally gets a legitimate weapon in the passing game. 7. Jacksonville Jaguars: Melvin Ingram, DE, South Carolina -When push comes to shove, I think a defensive end wins out here. 8. Miami Dolphins: Ryan Tannehill, QB, Texas A&M -Miami looks like the best potential home for Texas A&Mís Tannehill. 9. Carolina Panthers: Fletcher Cox, DT, Mississippi State -Cox is still my highest ranked defensive tackle, making him the guy for Carolina. 10. Buffalo Bills: Riley Reiff, OT, Iowa -Michael Floyd will get consideration here, but the need at tackle is too great to pass on Reiff. 11. Kansas City Chiefs: Luke Kuechly, LB, Boston College (Previously OG DeCastro) -The Chiefs may opt to find OL help later, instead electing to take the draftís best inside linebacker. 12. Seattle Seahawks: Quinton Coples, DE, North Carolina -I like the fit of Coples with a Seahawks team in need of a versatile outside man. 13. Arizona Cardinals: Michael Floyd, WR, Notre Dame (Previously LB Kuechly) -With Kuechly off the board, I think the Cardinals...
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  • For & Against: Breaking Down the Ramsí First-Round Options

    For & Against: Breaking Down the Ramsí First-Round Options

    For & Against: Breaking Down the Ramsí First-Round Options By Nick 4/9/12 In a recent article for the Cleveland Plain Dealer, Dennis Manoloff explored the various options that the Browns have with their opening pick in the first round. For each option, he made a case for that option as well as against that option, and then discussed what he thought the chances of that selection were. It was an enjoyable article and a fun summary of all of the paths the Browns could take, leading me to explore the Ramsí draft options in a similar manner. For this article, Iíve identified five options for the Ramsí first round pick, sixth overall in the 2012 NFL Draft. Letís explore them below, and feel free to add your thoughts on each of these options. ...
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  • Nick's "Three Weeks and Counting" Two-Round NFL Mock Draft

    Nick's "Three Weeks and Counting" Two-Round NFL Mock Draft

    We're only three weeks away from the NFL Draft, so I thought it was time to up the ante and present a two-round mock draft. There are a couple of surprises along the way, and I did some editing as I went so hopefully I didn't mess things up too much. But anyways, let me know what you think and thanks for checking it out!


    Round One 1. Indianapolis Colts: Andrew Luck, QB, Stanford -Luck is without question the best player in this draft, IMO. Think of it this way - if this pick wasnít locked in, the Redskins wouldnít be spending so much time with Robert Griffin. 2. Washington Redskins (f/STL): Robert Griffin, QB, Baylor -Washington made a mega move to come up and get a franchise signal caller in Robert Griffin. They traded away a lot for him, will he be their savior? 3. Minnesota Vikings: Matt Kalil, OT, USC -The Vikings want NFL teams to believe theyíre willing to trade down, but I think when push comes to shove, they stay here and take Kalil to protect Christian Ponder. 4. Cleveland Browns: Trent Richardson, RB, Alabama -The loss of Peyton Hillis means thereís little certainty in the Brownsí backfield, and whoever is playing quarterback in Cleveland will want to rely on a strong running game. 5. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Morris Claiborne, CB, LSU -The Bucs have some options at cornerback, but none represent as much potential as a long-term shut down corner as Morris Claiborne does. 6. St. Louis Rams (f/WAS): Justin Blackmon, WR, Oklahoma State -The Rams move down four spots and still manage to get a playmaking wide receiver for Sam Bradford. Justin Blackmon instantly becomes the best option in the passing game...
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  • There is no offseason at ClanRam!!!

    There is no offseason at ClanRam!!!

    Yes, the Super Bowl is done and the season is over, but don't go anywhere...There is NO OFFSEASON at ClanRam!Here's what you have to look forward to in the coming months:

    February
    The Rams still have a couple of key positions to fill in their new staff, so stick around for news on the search for new General Manager and QB coach. The free agent pool will thin out somewhat with the franchise tag period starting on February 20. Then, for the hardcore draftniks and casual fans alike, the NFL Combine rolls around on February 22-28, which will prompt a slew of new mock drafts, draft boards...
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  • Week Fifteen: Post-Game Observations

    Week Fifteen: Post-Game Observations

    There are a few good things to take away from yesterdayís game, despite the loss. We havenít always been able to say that this season, so when the opportunity arises, one must take advantage of it. First and foremost, the Rams were competitive. Led by their defense, St. Louis actually went into halftime with a lead, and this game never really got away from them. Bengals rookie quarterback Andy Dalton was held to a 62.8 quarterback rating, while Cedric Benson averaged less than 3.5 yards per pop. While A.J. Green got his yards, 85 of his 115 came on his first two receptions. This was simply ...
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  • Nick's 2012 Pre-Bowl First-Round NFL Mock Draft (v1)

    Nick's 2012 Pre-Bowl First-Round NFL Mock Draft (v1)

    In lieu of writing a depressing power rankings article, I decided to tweak my weekly Wednesday contribution and present my first mock draft of the 2012 season!

    Things are still incredibly early, as we haven't seen any bowl games nor do we really know which of the juniors will be officially declaring. But here's an early look at how things might shake out!


    2012 NFL Mock Draft 1. Indianapolis Colts: Andrew Luck, QB, Stanford -Luck is a no-brainer pick for an Indianapolis team who canít be positive about the short or long-term availability of Peyton Manning. 2. Minnesota Vikings: Matt Kalil, OT, USC -The Vikings tried to replace Bryant McKinnie with Charlie Johnson, but thatís a big downgrade. Kalil would protect Christian Ponder, their franchise quarterback. 3. St. Louis Rams: Justin Blackmon, WR, Oklahoma State -The Rams are still in need of playmakers on offense, so Blackmon makes a lot of sense, especially if Brandon Lloyd does not re-sign after this season. 4. Washington Redskins: Matt Barkley, QB, USC -The #2 quarterback in this class could go ...
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  • Week Fourteen: Post-Game Observations

    Week Fourteen: Post-Game Observations

    Well, where to begin? Despite how poorly they played, I hope Rams fans enjoyed seeing this team on primetime, as I suspect itís not going to happen again for a long while. This team simply looked abysmal, and they did it in front of a national audience. While I donít think Rams owner Stan Kroenke is going to make any moves during the season, this kind of performance surely hurt the already slim chances of the coaching staff and front office personnel to hang onto their jobs. First things first Ė Steven Jackson is a fighter. 123 total yards, half of which came through the air as a receiver. While his rushing numbe...
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  • Nick's Post-Senior Bowl 2016 NFL First Round Mock Draft (v2.0)
    Nick
    Now that the Senior Bowl is firmly in the rear view mirrior, here's an updated look at how things could shake out in the first round of the NFL Draft this year. As always, feedback and constructive criticism is welcome! ROUND ONE 1. Tennessee Titans: Laremy Tunsil, OT, Mississippi -Tennessee is second in the league in sacks allowed, and no quarterback when pressured has been sacked at as large of a percentage as Marcus Mariota has been. Tunsil gives the Titans a legitimate left tackle to pair with Taylor Lewan on the offensive line. 2. Cleveland Browns: Jared Goff, QB, California -The hype train for Carson Wentz is in full steam, but I'm not ready to put him in the Top 5 as some other people are. I still view Goff as the top QB in the class, meaning he makes a lot of sense for a Cleveland team that is tired of Johnny Manziel's screw ups. 3. San Diego Chargers: Jalen Ramsey, CB, Florida State -Brandon Flowers was graded out as one of the worst corners in the league by Pro Football Focus, and Eric Weddle won't be coming back. The Chargers could use help in both areas, and Ramsey is capable of excelling at either at the next level. 4. Dallas Cowboys: Joey Bosa, DE, Ohio State -Will the Cowboys flirt with taking a QB here? Maybe, but I also think Jerr...
    -01-31-2016, 04:12 PM
  • RamView, 1/3/2016: ***** 19, Rams 16 (OT) (Long)
    MFranke
    RamView, January 3, 2016 Game #16: ***** 19, Rams 16 (OT) The ever-inconsistent Rams regress back to the mean and end another losing season with another disappointing loss to a team they had no business losing to. The hallmark of Jeff Fisher Rams football isn't the running game or aggressive defense, it's miserable losses like this one. Good riddance to 2015. Position by position: * QB: Case Keenum (23-37-231, PR 77.6) does a lot right for the Rams at QB. He runs the offense with good tempo and gets the ball out quickly on quick-timing plays. Heís smart and tough in the pocket, uses his mobility well and rarely gets sacked. The best example of that was a play he made in the 3rd. He rolled right, deked a free-running Aaron Lynch into pul...
    -01-05-2016, 10:50 PM
  • Rams lose 19-16 in OT to whiners; The Good, Bad and Ugly
    general counsel
    The Todd Gurley-less Rams finished their season 7-9 with a disappointing OT loss to the whiners by the score of 19-16 on the strength of terrible third down play on both sides of the ball, untimely penalties, terrible field goal kicking and some highly suspect play calling with the team poised to win the game in overtime. The Rams shortcomings against a 5-11 couldnt have been more obvious today. At the end of the day, Case Keenum is not an NFL starting qb, albeit a reasonable backup. Way too many missed opportunities, and without todd gurley, and with all of our injuries on defense, we arent close to good enough to simply have a qb who is going to avoid mistakes at all costs, afraid to make throws. Toss in some untimely drops by our receivers and at least one terrible call by the refs that obviously cost us 3 points at the minimum, and you find a way to lose a game that we all know we should have won. No points...
    -01-04-2016, 02:51 AM
  • Rams beat seachickens 23-17; The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
    general counsel
    In what should be considered their most impressive win in the Fisher era, the Rams won their third game in a row by beating and beating up the seachickens in a tremendous 23-17 win. The Rams capitalized on 3 seachicken turnovers (one of which resulted in a defensive touchdown), didn't turn the ball over themselves, kept the penalties to a minimum, and scrounged out just enough offense to earn their first season sweep of the chickens since 2004. The Rams played their best half of the year jumping out to a 16-3 lead at the break and hung in there to avoid a collapse at the scene of so many painful prior year debacles. Frankly, i am riddled with mixed and incredibly extreme and passionate emotions at this point. On the one hand, i am so thrilled with a tremendous win over a playoff caliber team on the road in which the Rams proved once and for all that they have the talent and capability to win big games, notwithstanding...
    -12-28-2015, 02:40 AM
  • Rams beat seachickens 23-17; The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
    clarasDK
    Good write up.

    I think it was ugly that we accepted the penalty with the Seagulla on 4 and 10. Giving them a new (long) third down. I am pretty sure they would not have gone for it on 4 and 10.

    Else great game.
    -12-28-2015, 02:39 AM
  • RamView, 12/17/2015: Rams 31, Bucs 23 (Long)
    MFranke
    RamView, December 17, 2015 Game #14: Rams 31, Bucs 23 If this was the Rams' last week in St. Louis, at least they made it a heck of a week. They won for the second time in five days Thursday night and made the Bucs look like the team that could not cut the mustard. Position by position: * QB: Case Keenum (14-17-234, 2 TD, PR 158.0) managed the heck out of this game. He led the Rams to an opening drive TD throwing little but screens and swing passes. But Case did not live on small ball alone, also throwing a perfect 60-yard TD bomb to Kenny Britt later in the 1st. The Ram passing game was in good rhythm much of the game, and Keenum distributed the ball well. On the Rams' TD drive in the 2nd, he hit Tavon Austin for 13, Lance K...
    -12-20-2015, 04:01 AM
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