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The Rams and Nick Foles are on the same page: He’s a Dead Man Walking

Remember back in the winter of  2015 when the Rams and the Eagles swapped their starting? The often injured Sam Bradford went to the Eagles and the Rams received Nick Foles in return.  There was aRams quarterback Nick Foles by 101sports.com

honeymoon period between the Rams and their newly acquired quarterback.  He impressed him so much that they gave him a contract extension.    Well, honeymoons do end and their realities of the marriages begin to take over and you the person that you married has been taken over by some monstrous beast.

The regular season left the Rams in that same predicament. They thought they had a superstar. Someone, who would breathe new life into their almost dead offense.  Instead, Foles turned out to be so bad that they pulled him late in and replaced with Case Keenum.  Unfortunately, they pulled him to late in the season to even be able to try salvage it and at least end up and have their first winning season since the early 2000’s.

This all took place back in St Louis, but now, that they are in Los Angles things there seems that the marriage between the Rams and Foles seem to be ending.  Right now, I would call this a separation before their divorce. Foles has been avoiding the voluntary OTAs.  Why has he been avoiding them?

Because the Rams have found a new interest in younger quarterback named Jared Goff.  Yes, Foles has been replaced.

Let me add that it is not only Goff that seems to be pushing out of the Rams’ home but also another quarterback named Dylan Thompson.  He signed with the forty-niners last year as an undrafted free agent to their practice squad.  They released him last month. Thompson could find a spot on this team should the Rams cut or trade Foles.

At this point, a divorce looks to be on the horizon, and Foles is helping to become a reality by avoiding OTAs.

I would like to share what head coach Jeff Fisher has to say about Foles avoiding OTAs.

“We’re on the same page and trying to work things out.” Said Fisher after the team’s workout. “That’s all I can say…”  He adds “We talked again,” Fisher said. “I think Nick has the feeling that if things stay the same, he’s probably not going to be on the roster.” Josh Webb’s article at the LA Rams Report.   Here is link to that article.

Fisher does also mention that the OTAs are voluntary and they have three quarterbacks to give reps. Fisher’s comment about Foles not  making the roster fits nicely with his comment about them on the same page when you think about it.  The Rams want Foles gone and he knows that they want him gone.  I say they are pretty much on the same page.

Though I must be honest with you, I think the decision that the marriage between the Rams and Foles had been over since the end of last year. He showed them that he could  not be trusted that is to run their offense.  What makes me think so? Recalled that Rams’ GM Les Snead declared that Case Keenum would be the starting quarterback and not the incumbent Nick Foles.  Even though this would be later walked back to going into preseason, it shows that there had been a discussion and decision made that Keenum had been chosen over Foles.  Then the persistent pre-draft trade rumors involving Foles.  Again even though they never materialized, the team never denied them nor was there no reassurance to Foles that he was still welcomed.

Yes, there is enough evidence that the marriage between the Rams and Foles will be ending in a divorce anytime now. The Rams have four quarterbacks now in OTAs and it is pretty crowded.  Now if you add a fifth quarterback, it will be over crowded.  Someone will be gone before camp and that person will be Foles and he knows that he will be the one gone from the team because he already admitted it. So, sometime between now and training camp he will be gone either by trade or cut.  As for the  money the Rams owe him well is another topic for another post.

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Damn if You Do, Damn if You Don’t; the Plight of Fisher and Snead

The Los Angeles Rams traded all their 2016 draft picks to get the Tennesse Titans’ coveted first pick. While we all should be happy and full of hope, but the opposite has happened.

This Titans’  coveted pick cost the Rams their four picks in 2016 draft and their first and third in 2017.

With the first pick, the Rams most likely be picking a quarterback which should make the people who want a franchise quarterback happy but alas.   These people just found another reason to tear into Jeff Fisher and Les Snead.

While they have a point of contention, here with the cost of losing draft picks, but how else do expect to get a franchise quarterback?  Do they expect one to just pop up of the air by magic?

No, the reality is that it cost to have a shot a franchise quarterback, but this just somehow escapes them.

For, I don’t know how many times, I have heard the cries for a franchise quarterback, and now I hear complaints about the cost of getting one.

It is not just the cost, but they are now complaining about whether these the quarterbacks in this draft are worth the cost. Is any player worth what they cost to obtain them? In a trade or a draft, you are taking a risk. The risk is what you take to improve your team.

So, as far as I am concern these people just want to complain period.

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Rams’ News Today 12/01/15

Rams owner Stan Kroenke meets with Missouri Governor Jay Nixon at Rams’ Park yesterday.  This will be the two have met face to face since Kroenke annouced plans to build a stadiun in Inglewood California this past January.

Besides Kroenke’s plans tom relocate the Rams back to LA, the league has decided that Rams will play a home game in London in 2016.  This has wrinkled the the Dome Authority’s  ruffles.  They sa such a move would violate the terms of the Rams’ lease.

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There is good news for the Rams’ Stedman Bailey.  ESPN reports that he is doing well but he is intensive care.  Bailey is recovering after being shot shot last week in Florida.

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“Anyone that implies that it is an effort issue can kiss my a@#.  OK, there are no effort problems on this team.  That’s what happens when teams lose four or more.  People say that it is effort. In practice, watch this team play.  It is not an effort issue.” said Rams coach Jeff Fisher.”

These word of fustration came after the Rams were blown out on Sunday by the Bengals 31-7.  Fisher seems to be feeling the heat after dropping four games.

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Why The Rams Kept Case Keenum On The Field After His Head Bounce Off The Turf?

There always has to be someone that has to sound ugly after a terrible accident.  Well, I have chosen to be that someone.  While others make their politically correct responses, I will tell you my not so politically correct response, as to why the Rams left Case Keenum in the game, but first, let set the scene.

We all know that they had two quarterbacks suited for the game. They would be Case Keenum the starter, and Nick Foles his backup.  They listed Sean Mannion, third string backup QB, inactive.

So they go to Baltimore with just two quarterbacks. One of those quarterbacks just happened to have been benched earlier in the week, Foles.  Move forward towards the end of the game where Keenum takes a nasty shot.

As Keenum laid on the turf holding head, one has to imagine the panic that overtook Fisher and his staff.   What do I now? raced through his mind.  Do I have to go with the other dufus that I just benched?


He sent his head trainer out on to the field who returned with the good news that Keenum said that he felt okay.  Fisher felt relieved by not having to send in Foles, as well as no one else was the wiser of what just happen.

But as Karma would have its way because that ignored concussion could have just cost the Rams the game.  Keenum’s last fumble could have been the after effects of his hitting the turf.   Watch the video of the hit and see him wobble as he gets up.

I don’t if what I just written about  why Fisher left Keenum is true. Don’t lie though because you probably thought that same thing when you first heard the news of Keenum’s concussion.case-keenum-concussion

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Tuesday 10/20/15 Quick Outs

Cardinals’ head coach Bruce Arians

My first quick out for today has to do with the Cardinals’ head coach Bruce Arians’ obsession with the Rams. I will post the link for the story at the end, but here is a quick overview of his remarks after the Cardinals’ loss to the Steelers on Sunday.  He compares the loss to their loss to the Rams two weeks ago.  What does the Rams have to do with Sunday’s game?  He just can’t get over how the Rams ruined the Cardinals’ chance for an undefeated season.

Here is the link to the story.

Now that the USC Football head coach position has became vacant with the firing of Steve Sarkisian, rumors ring out possible candidates to fill the position.  They are Rams’ coach Jeff Fisher, the Saints’ Sean Payton and Eagles Chip Kelly.

Remember these are just rumored to be replacements, so I do not want to see any article coming out of St Louis that Jeff Fisher would not leave the Rams like the last time.

Here  is the link to the Jeff Fisher story.

Here is the link to the story about Sean Payton and Chip Kelly story.

Finally, being burnt by Pete Carroll  once was not enough for USC.  They would take him back as their coach.  Are you really that hard up?

Here is the link for that story.

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Are The Rams More Focused On Divisional Games Over Non Divisional Games?

Jeff Fisher Head Coach of the Rams

Since arriving as Rams’ head coach Jeff Fisher has made one of his goals to dominate in the NFC west.  So how well has the team done in making that goal.  Well the answer will be a short one.  His first year it looked like the team would make that goal, but years afterwards, not so much.

In his first year as head coach in 2012, Fisher’s Rams finished 4-1-1 in the divisional games while going 3-7 in non divisional games. Their only loss was at the hands of the Seahawks in Seattle. not many teams had success there, and they tied the 49ers.  In 2013, they went 1-5 while going 6-4 in non divisional games, but we must remember that they loss Bradford for about half a season after being injured in Carolina .

Finally during last season, 2014, they went 2-4 in their division versus 4-6 against  non divisional opponents.  Again they lost Bradford and the defense showed no life until later in the season.  Their two divisional wins came against Seattle and San Francisco both games at home.

So far this year in their first five games, they have two divisional wins with three non divisional losses.

Why am I so concerned about the Rams’ divisional performance? Well, I have many reasons.  The most important being its importance in tie breaking for playoff consideration.  The more wins you have then tie breaking becomes a mute point.

But, I also have this concern that there might be too much emphasis being place on divisional games over non divisional games. I could be wrong, and I hope that I am wrong.

The only time time where I could be wrong would be the 2013 and 14 seasons when they posted better non divisional records then divisional records.

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