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It’s Only Preseason, but Areas of Concern Are Popping Up for the Rams

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It’s only preseason. For some, this article can stop at that statement. Steve Spagnuolo’s Rams had a preseason record of 10-2 from 2009-2011 and everyone knows how his tenure went in St. Louis. Preseason doesn’t count, and it’s foolish to draw conclusions from four meaningless contests. That said, Jeff Fisher’s Rams haven’t earned the benefit of doubt. It’s not as if this team ...

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Two Underrated Factors That’ll Keep the Rams’ Defense Contending

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How can the Rams stop Jimmy Graham? That question poured into our text line in early March when the Seahawks acquired the tight end from the Saints in exchange for Pro Bowl center Max Unger and the No. 31 overall pick in the 2015 draft. Seattle was coming off their second Super Bowl appearance in as many years and already featured the likes of ...

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The Downside in Calling Up Piscotty? There Isn’t one.

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The Stephen Piscotty experiment has begun, maybe a bit earlier than some expected. Bernie Miklasz summed up the Cardinals’ first base situation perfectly last week, although in doing so he had to paint a jarring picture. In a piece highlighting why Piscotty should be an option at first base, Bernie noted that the Cardinals ranked 28th at the first base position in ...

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The Cardinals’ Firing of Chris Correa Brings More Questions Than Answers

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The Cardinals’ firing of scouting director Chris Correa has left more questions than answers regarding the team’s reported theft of information from the Houston Astros’ database. The Cardinals organization hasn’t elaborated on the situation, but a Post Dispatch report indicates a source with knowledge of the situation said that Correa has admitted hacking into Houston’s database “only to determine whether the Astros had stolen ...

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The Rams Shouldn’t Rush to Sign Nick Foles to a Long-Term Deal

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Rams coach Jeff Fisher recently confirmed that the Rams were interested in signing quarterback Nick Foles to a long-term contract, which begs the question: Are Fisher and the Rams being proactive or putting the cart before the horse? Three years ago, Joe Flacco decided to bet on himself rather than signing a long-term extension with the Ravens in the 2012 offseason. ...

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The Rams Aren’t the Only NFC West Team With O-Line Issues

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The biggest question mark facing the Rams heading into 2015 is the team’s offensive line. Not necessarily a problem, just an uncertainty for now. The Rams could start up to two rookies along the O-line this season, with Rob Havenstein as the overwhelming favorite to start at right tackle, while Jamon Brown could slide in beside him at right guard. The team is ...

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The 49ers’ Turmoil Could Open the Rams’ Path to the NFC West

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Is that the sound of a door opening? With drastic changes on every front for the San Francisco 49ers, the path to the NFC West crown is looking just a bit easier to travel. Of course, the Rams have had their changes, replacing three starters along the offensive line, trading their one-time starting quarterback, and selecting a running back coming off an ...

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