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    from the Bears game
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  • #2
    Re: Chandler

    chandler brings much more experience and wisdom to the QB position. If and it is a big IF he could not get hit too much all year, I'd love to see him work this offense. Even in atlanta the year they went to the bowl, he never had this type of offense. Man Bulger better be looking over his shoulder cause Chris ain't the type to sit long. And with his pop in law Brody in his ear Badgering him , he's gonna run poor Marc right to the Practice Squad. So here's to you Future Former starter Marc, Enjoy it while it lasts. Cause Smoker don't want to sit EITHER !!!


    • #3
      Re: Chandler

      Theodus, you make me laugh. :tongue:


      • #4
        Re: Chandler

        hey it is all in fun and I do wish the Player at his position is an all pro every year. I'm still not sold on the decision they have made at QB. And I will eat my words if I'm wrong. And when and if I'm wrong, I expect nothing less than you disco man to give $*^+ for days!


        • #5
          Re: Chandler

          Well, since you asked...


          • #6
            Re: Chandler

            Yea, but did you like the wallpaper ?????

            Keeping the Rams Nation Talking


            • #7
              Re: Chandler

              Love the wallpaper Dez, Thanx!

              Adm. William "Bull" Halsey


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              • RamWraith
                Jokes get old fast for Rams, Chandler
                by RamWraith
                By Jim Thomas
                Of the Post-Dispatch
                Thursday, Dec. 09 2004

                Rams coach Mike Martz isn't a big fan of the Chris Chandler age jokes.

                "He's not 500 years old," Martz said Wednesday. "I think he's 38. It doesn't
                matter how old he is. He can play."

                Actually, Chandler is 39. This is his 17th season in the National Football
                League. He has played for seven NFL teams, including two stints with the Rams.
                On Sunday he makes his 151st NFL start, 154th if you count playoffs, replacing
                the injured Marc Bulger against Carolina.

                When punter Sean Landeta was released two weeks ago, Chandler became the oldest
                player on the Rams' roster. The "old man" jokes only intensified.

                "You name it, I get all kinds of things," Chandler said. "We saw Steve Bono
                walking off the field Sunday, and Marshall (Faulk) kept asking me if I came in
                the league before Steve Bono did."

                Bono, now an alumni coordinator for the San Francisco *****, came into the NFL
                in 1985, just three seasons before Chandler's rookie season in Indianapolis.

                "Actually, nowadays, I laugh at it," Chandler said. "A few years ago, it would
                kind of bother me. But being as old as I am, and being in the league as long as
                I have been, and playing at the level I'm playing at, I kind of hang my hat on
                that now."

                Despite spending much of his career with lousy teams, Chandler has made two Pro
                Bowls and played in a Super Bowl. He has thrown more than 4,000 passes. At this
                stage of his football like, he feels that he has nothing to prove. He no longer
                worries about stats.

                "Now I'm playing to have fun for myself," Chandler said. "But mainly, I'm
                playing for all the other guys in this locker room. They're counting on me, and
                the only thing I want to do is stand up for those guys."

                The Rams certainly need Chandler to stand up and make something happen. Bulger
                could miss a couple of games, and the team is in the thick of a playoff race
                despite a 6-6 record.

                "That's the best thing about it," Chandler said. "We're playing a meaningful
                game in December, and there's a lot of teams who aren't. So that's what makes
                it a lot more exciting."

                Until Bulger went down with a bruised throwing shoulder late in the first
                quarter against San Francisco, Chandler hadn't thrown a pass this season. He
                served as Jeff Wilkins' holder against New England and Seattle early last month
                when Dane Looker was sidelined with a sprained ankle. But that was it for
                playing time.

                After three months of serving as the scout team quarterback, running...
                -12-10-2004, 04:01 PM
              • RamDez
                Traveling Man
                by RamDez
                Traveling Man
                Tuesday, August 10, 2004

                By NICK WAGONER
                Staff Writer

                Chris Chandler knows almost every feeling an NFL quarterback can experience. From the highest of highs (leading Atlanta to a Super Bowl appearance) to the lowest of lows (myriad injuries), Chandler moves on.

                His newest endeavor is as St. Louis’ backup quarterback behind starter Marc Bulger . Chandler comes to the Rams with an impressive resume. Entering his 17th season, Chandler has accumulated 28,021 passing yards and 168 touchdown passes. He has started for a league-record seven different NFL teams, including time with the Los Angeles version of the Rams.

                Chandler’s best seasons came in Atlanta, where he helped the team to its only Super Bowl appearance in 1998. After a one-season stint with Chicago, where he posted 1,050 passing yards and three touchdowns in limited starts, Chandler got an offer from Rams’ coach Mike Martz that was too good to pass on.

                He could stay in Chicago and resume his backup role or go to St. Louis, where he could be the backup in one the league’s most dangerous offenses. When the Bears gave him his release, it was a no-brainer. He headed south down Interstate 55 to St. Louis, bringing his vast game experience with him.

                Chandler said the idea of playing for Martz and with talented players such as Marshall Faulk, Torry Holt and Isaac Bruce made the choice easy. “It’s great here,” Chandler said. “I respect Coach Martz immensely, and have for quite a while. The talent here is unbelievable and I’m glad to be a part of it.”

                When Chandler signed with St. Louis, the quarterback picture was somewhat muddled. Two-time MVP Kurt Warner was still with the team and Bulger was emerging as one of the league’s better young quarterbacks.

                In addition, the Rams drafted Jeff Smoker in April as the team’s third quarterback. It didn’t take long to see that Chandler was going to be the team’s No. 2 guy heading into the season. St. Louis released Warner at the beginning of June.

                Martz said Chandler is the perfect complement to Bulger. “Veterans always have their way of doing things, and on Chris’ behalf, for a guy that has been as successful as he has been, he’s not done that,” Martz said. “You couldn’t ask for a better situation with a veteran like Chris.”

                Chandler spent most of the early parts of training camp knocking the rust off, but by the time the Bears came to town for a scrimmage Saturday, Chandler was ready. In that scrimmage, Chandler completed all six of his attempts for 58 yards, setting up an Arlen Harris’ touchdown run.

                Chandler has had few problems adjusting to the Rams’ complicated offense, but admits he still has learning to do.
                “All I know about this offense is that there is so much that gets put in,” Chandler said. “Mentally, it’s the most challenging offense I’ve ever been in. So from that...
                -08-11-2004, 12:19 AM
              • Nick
                Chris Chandler has looked HORRIBLE!!!
                by Nick
                It would appear a week of practice with the first unit has yet to chip off the six inch layers of rust that have accumulated on Chris Chandler. Aside from a nice 75-yard bomb to Torry Holt where Chandler had all day to throw, he's looked absolutely awful in the first half. Throwing behind receivers, holding onto the ball too long, and two horrible interceptions.
                -12-12-2004, 03:38 PM
              • AvengerRam_old
                What went wrong for Chandler yesterday?
                by AvengerRam_old
                What's your theory?
                Suffered temporary color blindness.
                Wearing #12 caused him to channel Tony Banks.
                Felt a little "tight" after mixing up his Geritol and Viagra.
                Game was held past his bedtime.
                Finally, after wearing so many uniforms, forgot which team he was on.
                Always wanted to break a Norm Van Brocklin record.
                Turns out he is really left handed.
                Interceptions were actually a clever Martz misdirection strategy that just didn't work.
                -12-13-2004, 07:53 AM
              • Nick
                Martz says he won`t scale back Rams' offense for Chandler's start
                by Nick
                Martz says he won`t scale back Rams' offense for Chandler's start
                BY STEVE KORTE
                Knight Ridder Newspapers

                ST. LOUIS - (KRT) - After 17 seasons in the NFL, quarterback Chris Chandler can fully appreciate the opportunity at hand.

                Chandler will be the starting quarterback for the St. Louis Rams against the Carolina Panthers at 3:15 p.m. CST on Sunday at Bank of America Stadium.

                Chandler is starting in place of Marc Bulger, who could be sidelined from 1 to 3 games because of a bruised throwing shoulder.

                "I`m not going to play another 10 years," Chandler said. "When you`re younger, it seems like your future is infinite. As you get a little older, every opportunity you get you should really cherish, respect, and go out there and enjoy the heck out of them."

                At 39, Chandler became the elder statesmen on the Rams` roster after punter Sean Landeta was released two weeks ago.

                Chandler said he hears plenty of jokes about his age.

                "You name it, I get all kinds of things," Chandler said. "We saw Steve Bono walking off the field Sunday, and Marshall (Faulk) kept asking me if I came in the league before Steve Bono did."

                Bono, who serves as the alumni coordinator for the San Francisco *****, entered the NFL in 1985. Chandler arrived three years later in 1998 as a third-round draft pick of the Indianapolis Colts.

                "We used to give it to Landeta because he was like 95 (years old) or something," Rams center Andy McCollum said. "I just like for them to give it to somebody other than me because I`m the oldest in our (offensive line) room. I`m the one who gets it."

                Carolina cornerback Ricky Manning, 24 years old and playing in his second season in the NFL, even took a little shot at Chandler`s age this week.

                "You know, I couldn`t even tell you. I don`t remember," Manning said when asked if he`d ever seen Chandler play. "I probably just played with him on Tecmo Bowl or something, one of those video games. And, if y`all don`t know Tecmo Bowl, it was one of the first Nintendo games."

                Chandler said the age jokes don`t bother him anymore.

                "Actually, nowadays, I laugh at it," Chandler said. "A few years ago, it would kind of bother me. But being as old as I am, and being in the league as long as I have been, and playing at the level I'm playing at, I kind of hang my hat on that now."

                Rams coach Mike Martz wasn`t so amused with an Internet columnist who mocked Chandler because of his age.

                "He`s not 500 years old," Martz said. "It doesn`t matter how old he is, he can play. He has terrific legs. Can any of you guys go at nine on the treadmill for 35 minutes? Maybe you can, but I know I can`t. That and the fact that his arm strength...
                -12-12-2004, 01:53 AM