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    The players like Martz a lot. They're very loyal to him. They know he falls on swords to protect them -- often taking the blame for a play that a player messes up.

    Player relations are the least of his concerns.

    Cheers,
    Bernie

    BernieM wrote:
    Well, here we go again...

    I guess ol' Bernie is being too soft on Martz again.

    That's funny.

    Martz was so upset by what I wrote last Thursday, Sunday and Monday he complained to at least three other prominent STL media people wondering why I'm out to get him.


    Cheers,
    Bernie

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    Re: The Bernie speaks

    Martz was so upset by what I wrote last Thursday, Sunday and Monday he complained to at least three other prominent STL media people wondering why I'm out to get him.
    You're breakin' my heart.
    Clannie Nominee for ClanRam's Thickest Poster

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    • SFCRamFan
      This just in at STLSports from Bernie
      by SFCRamFan
      From Bernie's Pressbox:

      We are reporting this:

      Team president John Shaw has offered his recommendation to Rams owner Georgia Frontiere: Scott Lenihan as the new head coach.

      She'll have to approve.

      That may not happen until tomorrow.

      It's not official. But getting close.
      -01-18-2006, 07:34 PM
    • ramavenger
      Bernie Bits
      by ramavenger
      BernieM wrote:
      He had a good visit...
      he told the coaches he wants to play here...
      his agent and the Rams are trying to work out a contract...

      Green Bay free safety and cornerback Bhawoh Jue has concluded his FA visit to San Diego and will visit the Rams next....Rams expect to make a strong run at him, unless he's intent on being a Charger.

      If they get these three guys -- Coakley followed by Claiborne and Jue -- then this will be the end of phase one. Then they turn their attention to the draft, and they'll take another dip in free agency in June, when more players flood the market.

      On the Pace front....potentially good news. I am led to believe that they're discussing a long-term contract extension and as of right now insiders at Rams Park are optimistic.

      Cheers,
      Bernie


      BernieM wrote:
      If Claiborne signs it will be for many years and at a big number -- but an artificially big number....the deal will actually be pretty decent for the Rams in terms of the cap.

      As for Pace -- the parameters are well established by the recent deals given to W. Jones and C. Samuels.

      Cheers,
      B
      -03-03-2005, 01:20 PM
    • RamWraith
      Bernie Bits 5-15-08
      by RamWraith
      Re: Holt's Comments on Donnie Avery
      Posted: 13 May 2008 22:35 pm

      Pretty easy to figure out.
      Torry has been hearing all offseason how the Rams veteran WRs are old and slow and don't get yards after the catch. He's had Al Saunders holler at him in a film session, for always going down after making a catch instead of getting some yards. He's been hearing how the Rams added speed and YAC after drafting Avery.

      Big Game isn't going to play along with that one.

      It's pride.

      -B


      Re: Holt's Comments on Donnie Avery
      Posted: 14 May 2008 00:46 am

      I give 100 percent, unabashed kudos to Al Saunders.

      Every guy on this offense needs to be challenged after the disgrace of 2007.

      The standards have to be raised again.

      And as good as Holt is, he can be better.

      No free passes.

      Saunders looked at film and didn't recognize Holt, because all he saw was Holt catching the ball and going down. And he asked Holt: where is the guy I used to coach?

      If Holt doesn't like it?

      Big effin' deal.

      I for one am grateful that someone is trying to raise the standards.

      -B

      Re: Bernie: Column on Chris Long
      Posted: 11 May 2008 23:47 pm

      I mentioned a few guys in Saturday's column who had double-digit sacks as rookie DE. But historically the odds are against it. I noticed while doing research (I wasn't able to print it all) that a few rookie DE were able to get 7, 8 sacks. That's a good total. if Long can do that, it's a nice season - and then it's a question of when and if he can take it to the next level. Justin Smith had 8.5 sacks as a rookie and to this point hasn't cracked double digits - and in fact has become less productive as a pass rusher. Playing the run is a necessity and Long should be good at it.

      -B

      Post subject: Re: Bernie, Can Linehan become Tom Coughlin?
      Posted: 14 May 2008 22:01 pm

      Same principle ... which is: coach must have a better rapport with players.

      But different personalities are in play... if anything Linehan has to be more forceful and demanding, where as Coughlin had to turn it down a couple of notches.

      Whats worse: Edmonds to CHI or Bruce to SF?

      Posted: 14 May 2008 15:39 pm

      We were just talking about this on the radio -- good question, fun question.

      Bruce for sure.

      Original STL Ram. Here for the rising. His career rise coincided with the rise of the STL Rams. Won a SB with his catch.

      Edmonds already had achieved good success with another franchise before coming here.

      -B
      -05-15-2008, 05:45 PM
    • RamWraith
      Bernie knows his crap~!
      by RamWraith
      You all get after Bernie too much. Now this is some good writing!!...
      -11-01-2007, 11:12 AM
    • AvengerRam_old
      I'm not letting this go - Bernie needs to run out of town!
      by AvengerRam_old
      Not a week ago, Bernie devoted an entire article to what he described as "anarchy" and "a helter-skelter mess" at Rams Park.

      This is the same "helter-skelter" organization has managed to resign a number of RFAs and exclusive rights players, restructured Marshall Faulk's contract to clear needed cap space, signed FA Dexter Coakley within a day of his release by the Cowboys, and is apparently currently actively pursuing other free agents including Chris Claiborne.

      Here's the problem with this. We, as fans, have very limited access to information. We therefore rely on a limited number of local sportswriters, who have greater access, to provide us with some insight.

      Why should we have to rely upon someone like Bernie who (1) clearly has disdain for Martz and the front office, and (2) takes every opportunity to place a negative spin on few fact he knows or, more often, thinks he knows.

      Don't think that this does not go unnoticed, either. I'll bet that Martz and others are aware of Bernie's approach, and probably avoid him more and more because of it. Bernie then gets annoyed (don't forget, the guy is so defensive he feels the need to snipe at anyone who takes a shot at him on his message board, rather than simply ignoring the trolls), and becomes more negative and critical. Its a vicious circle.

      Don't get me wrong, I don't want some total "homer" to blow sunshine up our posteriors about everything, but Bernie clearly has an agenda that renders him useless as a conduit of information to Ram fans.
      -03-03-2005, 11:35 AM
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