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TST March Madness challenge

TST March Madness challenge

Prove that you are the best at picking the teams that probably won’t win! Or might! Tomorrow begins the best sports tournament of all sports tournaments: March Madness. The 2019 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament begins tomorrow (don’t gimme that nonsense from the first four games...even though they were pretty good last night), so we’re doin the damn thang. Here’s our group this year. If for some reason that link doesn’t work or you are allergic to links, the name of the group is “TST March Madness”. And the password? LesterPSnead In honor of our great orator who...
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Lions’ offer for Malcolm Brown: 2-years, $3.25m

Lions’ offer for Malcolm Brown: 2-years, $3.25m

The Rams could actually match the offer and pay him less than his RFA tender. Last week, the Los Angeles Rams tendered nine pending restricted and exclusive-right free agents who were sit to hit free agency including RB Malcolm Brown. Tendered at the original round level, Brown was set to play 2019 out on a one-year, $2.025m deal. But yesterday, the Detroit Lions swooped in an made an offer for Brown. The Rams have five days to match the deal and keep him, but the concern was that he’d be priced out beyond what the Rams were willing to pay him. But per Sports Illustrated’s MMQB’s...
11 hours ago
Bortles contract: 1-year, $1m

Bortles contract: 1-year, $1m

Money is funny. The Los Angeles Rams signed former Jacksonville Jaguars QB Blake Bortles on Monday to back up QB Jared Goff for the 2019 season. But today, from ESPN’s Field Yates, we learn that the cost of doing so will be very, very, very low: Blake Bortles' one-year deal with the Rams is for $1M, per source. With Jacksonville owing Bortles $6.5M guaranteed this year, LA could sign Bortles at a modest price. The Jags will eventually be credited $1M in cap space due to offset language.— Field Yates (@FieldYates) March 20, 2019 That is, to use the parlance, an absolute steal. The...
14 hours ago
Random Ramsdom 3/20

Random Ramsdom 3/20

The offseason crawl continues, as the Rams roster takes shape. Malcolm Brown signs an offer sheet with the Detroit Lions I Rams Official Site Los Angeles Rams backup running back and restricted free agent Malcolm Brown has signed an offer sheet with the Detroit Lions. The Rams will have an opportunity to match the offer. If they choose not to, the Rams wont be awarded any compensation as Brown was tendered at the original-round level (undrafted). The Rams have five days to figure out how they will play their hand. Brunell: I think he ain’t done yet! (or something like that) I Orlando...
Mar 19, 2019
Rams to sign LB Clay Matthews

Rams to sign LB Clay Matthews

Another veteran is headed to LA at the tail end of his career. How much is left in the tank? Well, the Los Angeles Rams have yet another veteran coming to LA for 2019. After rumors circulated last week, former Green Bay Packers LB Clay Matthews is indeed signing with the Rams. A six-time Pro Bowler, Matthews is at the end of his career. I’m not sure how much he has in the tank, but there are still plenty of positives to having him around both in the locker room and as a leader on the field. I’m not sure the Rams were short of the latter, but it could be a low-cost, low-risk move...
Mar 19, 2019
REPORT: Mannion in the mix with Vikings

REPORT: Mannion in the mix with Vikings

Best of luck, #14! The Los Angeles Rams signing free agent QB Blake Bortles signaled the end of former backup QB Sean Mannions’ career with the team, and he’s seemingly had interest on the open market from the Minnesota Vikings, per Mike Garafolo: Former #Rams backup QB Sean Mannion is in the mix for the #Vikings, sources say. Trevor Siemian, Minnesota’s backup last year, has interest from a few places and is meeting with the #Jets tomorrow.— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) March 19, 2019 Mannion was originally drafted in the third-round (89th-overall) in the 2015 NFL Draft....
Mar 19, 2019
B/R: Rams could regret signing Fowler

B/R: Rams could regret signing Fowler

Could the Rams regret signing edge defender Dante Fowler Jr.to a one-year contract? Justis Mosqueda recently released an article for Bleacher Report where he outlines one offseason move every NFL team could regret. The transaction Justis chose for the Los Angeles Rams was re-signing edge Dante Fowler Jr to a one-year $12m contract that could reach $14m depending on incentives: Wrote 8k words about the offseason. At some point, I said something not nice about your football team.https://t.co/ftWYp8tTVb— Justis Mosqueda (@JuMosq) March 19, 2019 Here’s a very interesting blurb where...
Mar 19, 2019
Rams drop to fourth favorites to win Super Bowl LIV

Rams drop to fourth favorites to win Super Bowl LIV

Bookmakers still see the Rams as one of the strongest contenders to make it to the big game next year. While many of us would like to erase it from our memory, the Los Angeles Rams came up short in Super Bowl LIII. Since then, the focus around the league has turned to free agency and the upcoming 2019 NFL Draft. While the Rams haven’t been (and weren’t expected to be) major players in free agency, many have raised concerns that outgoing players in ILB Mark Barron, S Lamarcus Joyner, Rodger Saffold III, DL Ndamukong Suh and C John Sullivan remove enough quality from the roster in the...
Mar 19, 2019
Random Ramsdom, 3/19

Random Ramsdom, 3/19

Mannion gets some competition and much more! Bortles reaches deal with Rams to back up Goff | ESPN Looks like Mannion will have some competition this off-season. Brandin Cooks was among league leaders on these 3 routes in 2018 | Rams Wire If you couldn’t tell that Brandin Cooks was something special by watching the games last season, then I don’t know what football you were watching. Fantasy football stats: Los Angeles Rams best of the last decade | PFF It’s been two seasons and I don’t know about y’all but I’m still adjusting to the Rams being good. Sean McVay has turned the...
Mar 19, 2019
Stan Kroenke, owner of...the Dodgers?

Stan Kroenke, owner of...the Dodgers?

Back when the future of the Rams was in limbo, Kroenke’s bid to purchase the Dodgers was huge deal. How would things look now if his bid had gone through? Background Back in 2012, then St Louis Rams owner Stan Kroenke, was at the arbitration table (or at least Kevin Demoff and Stan’s reps were); submitting renovation proposals back and forth with the St Louis Convention and Visitors Commission. Fans in St Louis and Southern California alike watched the proceedings with various levels of stress, while reading tealeaves and bickered back and forth about where the Rams would ultimately end...
Mar 18, 2019
Rams to sign Bortles to one-year deal

Rams to sign Bortles to one-year deal

IT’S BORTLING TIME! Per the official team site, the Los Angeles Rams are signing former Jacksonville Jaguars QB Blake Bortles to a one-year deal to back up starting QB Jared Goff. Terms of the deal have not been disclosed. Sosa covered the news on Friday when Bortles scheduled today’s visit with the Rams: Bortles was the third-overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft. After a tumultuous career with the Jaguars, Bortles was released just recently after the team signed free agent QB Nick Foles. Bortles — who was owed a large sum of money — hits free agency as a quarterback with 73 career...
Mar 18, 2019
PFF analytics: Brandin Cooks is elite

PFF analytics: Brandin Cooks is elite

We knew that Cooks was an outstanding WR, PFF shows us that he is elite - and versatile Any reasonable NFL fan can recognize that Los Angeles Rams WR Brandin Cooks is a very, very talented player. It led many to question why the New Orleans Saints and New England Patriots traded Cooks in successive offseasons. One mans trash is another’s treasure though, and the Rams jumped at the opportunity to acquire a player the caliber of Cooks. Sean McVay has been able to take Cooks’ talents and integrate them seamlessly into his offense to elevate his already remarkable production. Last Season,...
Mar 18, 2019
New mock from MTD shows FA impact

New mock from MTD shows FA impact

While the Rams weren’t very active in the first week of free agency, many other teams were. That activity has changed the landscape for the draft next month. Now into the second week of free agency, the 2019 NFL landscape looks quite different than it did at the beginning of March. While the Los Angeles Rams haven’t been terribly active in just signing S Eric Weddle and re-signing EDGE Dante Fowler Jr., we did move on from five starters in LG Rodger Saffold III, S Lamarcus Joyner, DL Ndamukong Suh, C John Sullivan and ILB Mark Barron. So even from our perch, things look substantially...
Mar 18, 2019
Random Ramsdom 3/18

Random Ramsdom 3/18

Have a look at the best links of the day, Ramily! Former Los Angeles Rams LB Mark Barron signs with Steelers | NFL.com After getting released by the Rams in the beginning of free agency, Mark Barron has officially landed on his feet with the Pittsburgh Steelers. Barron scored a two-year $12m deal. Best of luck, #26 Rams, Eric Weddle pegged as one of the best FA fits | Rams Wire Cam DaSilva shares a piece which has quotes from both Weddle and Doug Farrar explaining why Weddle will fit in perfectly with the Rams defensively Rams only team to sit out FA, wait for compensatory picks | Rams...
Mar 17, 2019
Mark Barron signs with Steelers

Mark Barron signs with Steelers

The former Rams ILB signed a surprising deal in Pittsburgh to remain in a 3-4 scheme Per ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Former Los Angeles Rams ILB Mark Barron has agreed to terms with the Pittsburgh Steelers on a two year, $12M deal. Former Rams’ LB Mark Barron reached agreement on a two-year, $12 million deal with the Pittsburgh Steelers, per source. A rare free-agent foray for Pittsburgh.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 17, 2019 At $6M per year, it’s not a horrible deal for either side. Barron gets a chance to play a couple more years in a system friendly to linebackers while...