December 15, 2008 |
Rams receiver Torry Holt said an official used the video scoreboard to call a penalty yesterday, taking away St. Louis' biggest play of the second half against the Seattle Seahawks. After the last-play, 23-20 loss to the Seahawks (3-11), Holt said the official called pass interference after watching the replay in the third quarter. "He said he looked up in the Jumbotron and saw that I pushed off," said Holt, who is in his 10th year with the Rams (2-12). "I told him I never extended my arm. It is one thing if you extended, because that is pass interference.
September 24, 2008 |
Marc Bulger is out as St. Louis Rams starting quarterback after producing only two touchdowns in three games, and 38-year-old backup Trent Green is in. The benching of the Rams' highest-paid player, announced by coach Scott Linehan, comes on the heels of an 0-3 start. The Rams host 3-0 Buffalo on Sunday. Green is from St. Louis and he, not Kurt Warner, was supposed to be the starting quarterback on the 1999 Rams team that won the Super Bowl, signing as a free agent after a successful year as Redskins starter the previous season.
September 4, 2008
From: Gonzalez, John To: Ford, Bob; Sheridan, Phil Subject: Fantasy I debated whether to tell the two of you this, but I'm going to take a chance: I have my fantasy draft this evening. So, wondering if either of you have sleeper picks for me. Also, we have room for a couple of extra teams if either of you want in. As I re-read this e-mail, asking you guys for "fantasy advice" is probably one of the dumber ideas I've had in a while - which, considering I recently took a newspaper job as the industry crumbles, is saying something.
March 11, 2008 |
Lawyers for a former St. Louis Rams player and three fans plan to withdraw a lawsuit that accuses the New England Patriots of cheating in the 2002 Super Bowl. In court papers filed yesterday, the plaintiffs' attorneys say they sued last month in an attempt to secure sworn testimony from former Patriots employee Matt Walsh, who allegedly taped a walkthrough practice by the Rams before New England's Super Bowl win. But the lawyers for former Rams player Willie Gary call it an "exercise in futility" because they suspect Walsh would exercise his constitutional right against self-incrimination if he is ordered to submit to a deposition.
October 22, 2006 |
When he began his quest to extract more money from the Eagles following Super Bowl XXXIX, Terrell Owens argued that he should be among the top three highest-paid wide receivers in the National Football League. He wanted to be up there with Randy Moss and Marvin Harrison. He wanted the respect that goes with the dollars. He wanted recognition. But one player who rarely gets mentioned in conversations about the best receivers currently in the league just might be the best receiver in the league: Torry Holt.
December 12, 2005 |
Brad Johnson isn't surprised by anything the Minnesota Vikings' defense does anymore. "Our defense is playing unbelievable and that's what's expected of those guys," said Johnson (16-for-25, 146 yards) following a 27-13 victory over visiting St. Louis yesterday. The fading Rams (5-8) will look to rebound next week when they host the Eagles at the Edward Jones Dome (1 p.m., Fox). Cornerback Brian Williams led the way with two of the Vikings' five interceptions as they confused and battered Rams rookie quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick (26-for-44, 235 yards)
December 21, 2004 |
St. Louis Rams quarterback Marc Bulger told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch after Sunday's game against the Cardinals that he would start Monday against the visiting Eagles. "I'll go . . . Yeah, I'll go," said Bulger, who has missed two games and most of another with a bruised throwing shoulder. Coach Mike Martz made it clear after Sunday's 31-7 loss to the Arizona Cardinals that the lion's share of blame should be directed at the quarterback position - and mainly at Bulger's understudy, Chris Chandler.
December 20, 2004 |
The NFC West is so bad that a team with a losing record could win it - even the Arizona Cardinals. The St. Louis Rams had a chance to take control of the league's worst division yesterday, but they fell flat in a 31-7 loss to the Cardinals. And after being flattened by the thoroughly beatable Cardinals, the Rams run into a much tougher test next week when they host the 13-1 Eagles on Monday Night Football (9 o'clock, Channel 6). Josh McCown (22-for-34, 287 yards) threw for two touchdowns and ran for two more and the Cardinals snapped a four-game losing streak.
June 2, 2004 |
Kurt Warner's storybook stay with the St. Louis Rams ended yesterday, as expected, but he's unlikely to be out of work for long. The release of the two-time NFL MVP, who led the Rams to two Super Bowls, leaves Marc Bulger as the team's No. 1 quarterback. Bulger took over as the starter for good after Warner fumbled six times in last year's season opener. Mark Bartelstein, Warner's agent, said four or five teams remained in the running for Warner's services, although most signs point to him signing with the New York Giants.
December 22, 2003 |
All those locker-room televisions tuned to the Eagles-49ers game made for serious distractions as St. Louis Rams players, sneaking peeks and yelping at every positive development for San Francisco, tried to answer questions after their 27-10 win over the Cincinnati Bengals yesterday. It was understandable. Should the Rams edge out the Eagles for home-field advantage throughout the NFC playoffs, they know their mammoth downtown dome provides them with a truly sizable edge. Not only do Marshall Faulk, Torry Holt and Isaac Bruce, who sat out against the Bengals with an ankle sprain, frolic on the racetrack-like turf, but the Edward Jones Dome's reverberating acoustics can transform crowd noise into frightening roars that stifle an opponent's offense.