Josh McDaniels

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    September 24, 2012

    The Rams' Offense Can't Get the Job Done

    The first two weeks of the NFL season were relatively encouraging for the St. Louis Rams. Under new coach Jeff Fisher, the Rams were competitive in week one, losing a tight game to the extremely talented (and extraordinarily nasty), Detroit Lions, then pulled out a close contest against the Washingt ... More >>

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    January 26, 2012
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    January 4, 2012

    Spagnuolo and Devaney: What Went Wrong

    These guys had it right all along. ​Steve Spagnuolo, head coach of the St. Louis Rams, gone. Billy Devaney, general manager of the St. Louis Rams, gone. The two architects of this most recent era of Rams football were both fired Monday. It should come as no surprise to anyone, really, co ... More >>

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    November 23, 2011

    The Firing of Steve Spagnuolo

    ​​Things are bad for the Rams this season. I'm sure you didn't need me to tell you that, but there it is anyway. They were thought to be the class of a very weak NFC West division coming in, but such has not been the case. Instead, the San Francisco 49ers have emerged as the sleeping power so ma ... More >>

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    November 10, 2011

    Rams' Center Jason Brown to Ride the Pine

    Jason Brown's new home. (Though, honestly, this bench might be a little nicer than he really deserves.)​The Rams will take on the Cleveland Browns this weekend, looking to rebound from an absolutely crushing loss to the Arizona Cardinals this past Sunday. Of course, that's really nothing new for t ... More >>

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    November 2, 2011

    The Preseason Rams Arrive Midseason

    Steven Jackson, still the engine for the Rams' offense after all these years. ​Something odd happened on Sunday, something folks around these parts just aren't used to seeing. See, there was this football game held at the Edward Jones Dome, which isn't all that weird, and the St. Louis Rams played ... More >>

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    October 4, 2011

    Rams' Awfulness Explained in One Series of Downs

    ​I can tell you everything you need to know about the Rams' loss to the Washington Redskins Sunday -- and really, the Rams' whole season to this point -- with just one series of plays. It began with James Laurinaitis picking off Rex Grossman deep in Redskins' territory, returning the intercep ... More >>

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    September 20, 2011

    The Rams Embarrass Themselves Again

    The Newsboys: totally not ashamed. The Rams: totally should be. ​In what is quickly becoming St. Louis's version of Groundhog Day, the Rams beat themselves last night, with turnovers, foolish penalties, and pretty much any other variety of mistake you can think of the order of the day. It did ... More >>

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    September 14, 2011

    Rams Add Former Mizzou Tiger, Tim Barnes, to Practice Squad

    Tim Barnes, newest member of the St. Louis Rams. Now tell me that doesn't just LOOK like an offensive lineman. ​In trying to deal with the potentially devastating loss of Ron Bartell for the season (as well as some other, somewhat lesser concerns), the Rams have begun making what will surely be a ... More >>

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    September 12, 2011

    Not the Start the Rams Were Looking For

    Aw, c'mon guys. It was just one game. No need to break out the bags just yet. ​As Saturday came to a close, there was a sense of optimism and excitement in the air. The buzz was the result of a Cardinal victory over the Atlanta Braves, combined with the imminent opening of the NFL season. The Rams ... More >>

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    September 7, 2011

    Ben Guidugli Back in the Fold With the Rams

    ​One of the players who really made a big impression with the Rams this preseason is back with the team -- on the practice squad, specifically -- after having been cut earlier this week. Ben Guidugli, tight end and undrafted free agent out of Cincinnati (which gave us Mardy Gilyard, but don't hold ... More >>

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    September 1, 2011

    Five Things To Watch: Rams at Jaguars

    Up yours, Jaguar! ​The Rams are coming down to the end of the preseason now, with their final tuneup tonight in Jacksonville. Ordinarily, the fourth game of the preseason isn't much to watch unless you're specifically interested in certain roster battles taking place. The starters don't play, with ... More >>

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    August 19, 2011

    Scouting Report: Rams Can Beat Philadelphia in Week One

    It's a Scout. On a completely off-topic note, I really wish I had one of these. ​I admit, I am an obsessive watcher of sports. I love our hometown teams, of course, but I can watch a game I have no rooting interest in almost as easily. In fact, I would say close to 90% of my television viewing is ... More >>

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    July 22, 2011

    5 Keys to Free Agency for the Rams

    Aren't you ready for some football?​It's 120 degrees outside, maybe more. I saw a bird burst into flames a little while ago as it flew past the window, and the soles of my shoes are gummy, sticking to the pavement with every step. So, of course, the thing at the very top of my mind is America's fa ... More >>

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    April 30, 2011

    Day Two of The Rams' Draft Offers Surprises Galore

    It was either this or a picture of Pussy Galore. I stand by my decision. ​First things first: Surprises Galore is the worst Bond Girl name ever. You know it, I know it, the American people know it. So don't be afraid to say so. Anyhow, rounds two and three of the NFL have come and gone, and t ... More >>

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    April 30, 2011

    Best On the Board For the Rams, Day Three

    ​The third and final day of the 2011 NFL Draft will be kicking off today at eleven central. Four more rounds to go, four more chances for the Rams to try and add talent as they continue their rebuilding effort. There is still plenty of talent on the board, plenty of useful players who could h ... More >>

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    March 22, 2011

    Rams' Draft 2011: Wonderlic'd

    Vince Young holds one of the most famous low Wonderlic scores in recent history, prompting plenty in the NFL to question whether he had the acumen to make it as a quarterback in the pros. ​In case you've never heard of the Wonderlic test, here's the gist of it: it's a test designed to measure the ... More >>

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    January 24, 2011

    Jay Cutler: The Most Hated Man in Chicago; Vindication for Josh McDaniels?

    Jay Cutler, shown here lounging on a plaid blanket during the Bears' playoff loss. ​We all know the story on the Rams' new offensive coordinator, Josh McDaniels. Young prodigy offensive coordinator for the Patriots, runs offense during Greatest Offensive Season Ever, snatched up by Denver Broncos, ... More >>

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    January 21, 2011

    The Rams Got Their Man. Now What?

    commons.wikimedia.orgNow tell me that's not a face that you just want to fall in love with. Go ahead. Can't do it, can you? ​It turned out to be much more interesting and convoluted than most of us had expected, with a negotiations breakdown and last-minute rumors of Seattle involvement, but in th ... More >>

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    January 18, 2011

    What the Rams Can Learn From the Jets Defeat of Patriots

    commons.wikimedia.orgBill Belichick is still the smartest coach in the NFL. He doesn't make many plays on the field, though. ​It wasn't supposed to end like this for the New England Patriots. It wasn't supposed to be this way at all. They were the unbeatable playoff monster, the team that put up 3 ... More >>

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    January 13, 2011

    Thoughts on Pat Shurmur's Imminent Departure

    Pat Shurmur is expected to be named the Cleveland Browns' next head coach in the very near future.​The announcement is expected to come sometime today that Pat Shurmur, current Rams' offensive coordinator and former Most Hated Man in St. Louis will be the new coach of the Cleveland Browns. (He got ... More >>

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    April 2, 2009

    Josh McDaniels Gets Put in His Place

    Over at Deadspin right now, the latest edition of the Deadcast (which, by the way, if you don't listen to on a regular basis, should be the #1 thing on your to-do list right now), has Michael Silver, a wonderful journalist from Yahoo! sports, laying a verbal beatdown on Josh McDaniels. Of cours ... More >>