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2012 Preview: St. Louis Rams

Going into last year, there were high expectations for the  St. Louis Rams.  Sam Bradford was coming off a decent rookie year as the Rams QB, and the sky was the limit for his second season, based on his first year’s performance. But Bradford dealt with nagging injuries and only managed to play on only 10 games.  In that 10 games, Bradford could only manage just 6 TDs.  Thus, the Rams finished last in the division, and their efforts to improve on their previous season fell way short.  The Rams did have a somewhat exciting off season with being active in free agency.  They picked up Courtland Finnegan from the Titans, and they drafted a stud corner in Janoris Jenkins, however Jenkins has a troubled past and has more baggage than Kim Kardashian packs for a weekend trip.  Perhaps the Rams biggest off season acquisition was new Head Coach Jeff Fisher.  St. Louis is not expected to win a lot of games in the division, but you have to imagine that Fisher will have them ready to compete in every single game.  Here is more from the 2012 St. Louis Rams.

Fantasy Football Studs:  Steven Jackson has proven he is a stud (have you seen him in the Body Issue of ESPN the Magazine?)   Recently he has been the most consistent player the Rams have.  Last year Jackson finished with a respectable 1145 in rushing, 9th in the league.  Jackson is entering his 8th season in the league.  The Rams spent 2 lower level draft picks on RBs this year for a little support. 

Area of Strength: It’s hard to pinpoint an actual area of strength.  You can say that a healthy Sam Bradford could be a strength for the team.  But who could actually predict that.  You could also say that the running game could be an actual strength for St. Louis, but how much gas does Steven Jackson have in the tank?  They also loss the services of Cadillac Williams, who was Jackson’s running mate in the backfield.  The defense did record 39 sacks, but they couldn’t stop anyone or keep the opposing offenses out of the end zone.  So, no real strengths for the Rams, as I see it.

Area of Weakness:  The defense has been pretty bad, especially the secondary.  Defense was the strength of former head coach Steve Spagnolo so its shocking they were not a powerhouse on D.  The Rams recently loss the person they thought would improve this situation: Gregg Williams.  On a brighter note, the Rams did take serious steps to improve their secondary during the draft by drafting Janoris Jenkins and Isiah Peed.  The Courtland Finnigan move won’t hurt either. 

2012 Marquee Matchups:  The Rams will have a tough go by playing the Niners twice this year in Weeks 10 and 13, but they also have some other hard matchups as well:  the Lions in Week 1, the Bears in Week 3, the Packers in Week 7, the Patriots in Week 8, and the Jets in Week 11.

All Things St. Louis Rams:  Here are a few ways to keep up with the 2012 St. Louis Rams:

Blogs:  Turf Show Times www.turfshowtimes.com ; Rams Herd www.ramsherd.com ; Rams Gab www.ramsgab.com

Apps:  The Official St. Louis Rams App for iPhone/iPad

Fan Clubs:  St. Louis Ram Fan www.stlouisramfan.com and Clan Ram www.clanram.com


Well, week 8 is in the books, and the playoff picture is getting really crazy.  As noted by my partner in last weeks post, the ladies hold 4 of the 6 playoff spots now.  Since I just took another L, I’m barely holding on to a spot in the post season.  I have to give props to Team Bring It for stomping a mud hole in my team, dropping me to a 4-4 record.  I need to get it together! 

I on the other hand am proud of another cheap win.  I beat my bestie (STAR STUDDED) who had Aaron Rogers on bye. YAY ME!  The crazy thing is, in spite of her loss, she still managed to move UP from 5th to 4th in the league thanks to an L from DNasty. I am holding on to dear life for that #6 playoff spot!  I need all the wins I can get! Continue reading


Ladies, ladies, LADIES! We took care of business AGAIN! For the 2nd week in a row, the ladies have locked down the top two slots in the league. Shout out to Domin8 Trix for keeping her #1 status! For the 2nd week in a row she has scored the most overall points (this week with 161). Holding it down and close behind at #2 is Girl Behaving Badly with a convincing win in the…

HE SAID She SaidFantasy Football Match Up of the Week: Girl Behaving Badly took it to Team Bring It (who I noticed has since picked up MY Washington Redskin Defense on waivers). Looks like Jahvid did his BEST along with the rest of the Detriot Lions this weekend in that Kansas City game! Congratulations to Girl Behaving Badly for serving Team Bring It his second loss of the season!

Fellas!! We should be embarrassed!!!!! Not only are the WOMEN tied with us in overall records at 5-5, but they are outscoring the MEN 1138-1009!! AND, we let them even the score in head to head competition. I will give props to Girl Behaving Badly for handling her business, but I gotta call out Team Bring It: Bruh, how you gonna leave Steven Jackson in your lineup?!?!?!?!!!!!! EVERYBODY knew he wasn’t gonna play. Fellas we gotta do better! These Ladies are serious and they are coming to play every week. We have another chance this upcoming week with Ballers Unorthodoks taking on Domin8 Trix. Ballers, you gotta bring what Team Bring It couldn’t bring against GBB this past weekend. Now Ballers, I know you are feeling the sting of losing to me, AND watching your Niners get done up by my ‘Boys, but you need to MAN UP!! Shout out to Domin8 Trix. You are doing your thing! But you will eventually go down. The MEN will PREVAIL!! Continue reading

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