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  • It's the CLANRAM MODCAST!! Get Episode One here!

    It's the CLANRAM MODCAST!! Get Episode One here!

    ClanRam members, in an effort to remain the leading fan destination for all things Rams related, your ClanRam moderating team is bringing you a new exclusive feature called...

    The ClanRam Modcast! As your host, I will strive to deliver pertinent and interesting discussion and analysis about our St. Louis Rams on any number of topics, ranging from the lead-up to the regular season, positional breakdowns and battles, game results and discussion, playoff implications, and during the offseason, free agency moves and draft possibilities. Our goal is to link up other moderators - and even Clan members and outside per...
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  • Nick's Latest Two-Round Mock Draft (3/15 Edition)

    Nick's Latest Two-Round Mock Draft (3/15 Edition)

    Now that the big first and maybe even second wave of free agency is in the books, some draft-specific need areas are becoming a bit more clear. Here's how I could see things shaping up now. As always, feedback and constructive criticism are welcome!


    ROUND ONE
    1. Houston Texans: Jadeveon Clowney, DE, South Carolina -It's going to be a QB or Clowney here, and the Texans might like their chances of getting a solid enough QB in the second round. 2. St. Louis Rams (f/WAS): Greg Robinson, OT, Auburn -I expect the Rams to trade down, and while I prefer Jake Matthews, Robinson has the power and strength in the run game that Fisher could fall in love with. 3. Jacksonville Jaguars: Blake Bortles, QB, UCF -While the Jags could make a case for passing on Bortles for Mack, they signed DE Clemons and Babin in free agency. They need a passer. 4. Cleveland Browns: Sammy Watkins, WR, Clemson -Watkins is superior to either the second or third QB prospect, and Browns could have their eye on a signal caller later in the first round. 5. Oakland Raiders: Jake Matthews, OT, Texas A&M -It would be tough for the Raiders to pass on Bridgewater, but they lost Veldheer to free agency and whiffed on Saffold. Unless they sign Donald Penn, tackle will get a long look. 6. Atlanta Falcons: Khalil Mack, LB, Buffalo -The Falcons could trade up, with most thinking it's for Clowney. But with a potential move to the 3-4 in the works, they may covet Mack. 7. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Mike Evans, WR, Texas A&M -Even after adding Michael Johnson, Tampa may consider a pass rusher. Quarterback is tempting, but Lovie is rolling with McCown. Let's give him...
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  • Nick's Post-Underclassman Deadline 2014 NFL First Round Mock Draft

    Nick's Post-Underclassman Deadline 2014 NFL First Round Mock Draft

    Still not projecting trades at this point, just too early in the process. Constructive criticism and feedback is always welcome! 1. Houston Texans: Teddy Bridgewater, QB, Louisville -The vast likelihood is that this pick is a quarterback, and I still maintain that Bridgewater is the best available. However, don't count Manziel or Bortles out here, either. 2. St. Louis Rams (f/WAS): Jake Matthews, OT, Texas A&M -Most expect the Rams to trade down from this spot, which makes a ton of sense. But as I'm not projecting trades, I have them opting for the best combination of value and need. In my opinion, that is Jake Matthews. 3. Jacksonville Jaguars: Blake Bortles, QB, UCF -The Jaguars are going to be tempted to take South Carolina's Jadeveon Clowney if he's available, but they are in desperate need for a quarterback and may find it impossible to pass on one here. 4. Cleveland Browns: Johnny Manziel, QB, Texas A&M -The Browns get their man in Johnny Football, whom the front office in Cleveland is supposedly very enamored by, so much so that they may force him onto a new...
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  • Nick's First 2014 7-Round Rams Mock Draft

    Nick's First 2014 7-Round Rams Mock Draft

    It's the start of a new year, which means we're in full draft mode. Underclassmen are declaring left and right, the majority of the draft order is set, and the discussions are heating up! This is the first of what I'm sure will be many Rams-only mock draft projections of the year, just to give an idea of some possible scenarios. Expect them to change and shift as the process goes along! Let's start with something not entirely unexpected... a trade! In this projection, the St. Louis Rams trade the second overall pick (TVC for Rams: 2600 pts) to the Cleveland Browns for the fourth overall pick, the 35th overall pick, and a 2015 second round pick (est. TVC for Browns: 2550 pts). By making this trade, the Rams only drop two spots...
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  • RamView, 12/22/2013: Rams 23, Bucs 13 (Long)

    RamView, 12/22/2013: Rams 23, Bucs 13 (Long)

    RamView, December 22, 2013 From Row HH (Report and opinions from and on the game.) Game 15: Rams 23, Bucs 13 The mighty Robert Quinn carries the Rams to victory with three more sacks, sending fans home happy for Christmas with a winning record in the Dome for 2013. Top that, Santa! (only one sack) * Defensive line: Another game of the ages in Robert Quinn's season for the ages. The Rams won this week because of the dominance of their defensive line, achieved through Robert's Quinn-tessential, dominant play. His ability to draw constant double-teams freed up the Ram blitz, and when Tampa was forced to counter that, Quinn pretty much went bananas on them. Just on the first series, Quinn chased down Bobby Rainey for no gai...
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  • RamView, 12/15/2013: Rams 27, Saints 16 (Long)

    RamView, 12/15/2013: Rams 27, Saints 16 (Long)

    RamView, December 15, 2013 From Row HH (Report and opinions on the game.) Game 14: Rams 27, Saints 16 Any. Given. Sunday! The Rams prove the time-honored saying right again, and prove to be the Saints' kryptonite again, with one of the more surprising results of the 2013 season. * QB: After a couple of rough outings, Kellen Clemens (14-20-158, 2 TD, PR 126.7) looked like old Steady Hands at the wheel again. You know you're having a good day when you throw your second completion about a yard and it's turned into a TD by Cory Harkey, barreling through the Saint defense for a 31-yard TD. Clemens made his own luck his next time in, with a couple of clutch 3rd-down completions to Austin Pettis, a read option run where...
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  • Rams dominate Saints in 27-16 victory; The Good, the Bad and the (one play) Ugly

    In a game that was not as close as the final score indicated, the Rams physically dominated a very good playoff bound Saints team to raise their record to 6-8 and drop the Saints to 10-4. Coupled with the Falcons victory over the Redskins (and the Vikings win), this was an excellent day for Rams nation. The Rams played about as complete a game as they have all year (with the possible exception of the wins against the Colts and Texans on the road) in jumping out to a big lead, and then holding on with solid defense and just enough of a running game to keep the powerful Saints offense at bay. It's pretty cool to play with a backup qb, run the ball effectively, force turnovers (3), not turn the ball over, cover well downfield, tackle well, not kill yourself with stupid penalties, win the special teams battle, protect your qb,...
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  • RamView, 12/8/2013: Cardinals 30, Rams 10 (Long)

    RamView, 12/8/2013: Cardinals 30, Rams 10 (Long)

    RamView, December 8, 2013 From the Couch (Report and opinions on the game.) Game 13: Cardinals 30, Rams 10 The Rams clinch their tenth consecutive non-winning season in resounding fashion with a dismal 30-10 “effort” in Arizona. Now that 2013 is toast, how much of this franchise is worth bringing back for 2014? * QB: Not to downplay the beating he took, but Kellen Clemens (16-27-181, 2 INT, 48.5 PR) had a poor game, even worse than last week, and his season is rapidly heading the wrong direction. He hurt the Rams early on with bad accuracy and finished them off with poor judgment. Down only 7-3 to start the 2nd, Clemens missed a golden opportunity for a long TD by underthrowing Jared Cook, who had a step on a LB down the sea...
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  • Rams smashed by Cardinals 30-13; The Good, the Bad and the (plenty of) Ugly

    The Rams were physically manhandled in the second half today by a tough Cardinals team in a 30-10 loss which wasn't quite as close as the score indicated. With the exception of one terrific long run by Tavon Austin, who was injured on the play, the Rams showed absolutely no pulse of any kind on offense after halftime, to the point where excluding a couple of passes in absolute garbage time, we actually achieved negative passing yardage in the second half and no running game either. Without Sammy, the Rams are obviously not a team that is going to do particularly well when we can't run the game, and we are certainly not structured to come from behind with Clemens at the helm. Both of those issues were evident in the extreme today, and Clemens is probably lucky to escape with his life. His head will certainly filled with ugly dreams on Dansby and Abraham clobbering him into submission. We were officially eliminated from the playoffs today, something that was inevitable the day Sammy went down, but we are...
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  • RamView, 12/1/2013: ***** 23, Rams 13 (Long)

    RamView, 12/1/2013: ***** 23, Rams 13 (Long)

    RamView, December 1, 2013 From the Couch (Report and opinions on the game.) Game 12: ***** 23, Rams 13 By far the biggest disappointment of 2013 has been the Rams' failures against the *****, getting blown out again this week and to the tune of 58-24 for the season. Might want to have a better plan for playing these guys next year. * QB: Pressure turns coal into diamonds; this week, it turned Kellen Clemens (19-37-218, 67.2 PR) into possibly creosote, or some extract used in industrial varnishing. The ***** and lack of competent receivers really had Clemens off his game compared to his most recent outings. The running game didn't support him as well and he didn't have the room to make plays himself that he'd had ...
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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. He’s 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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