Raheem Morris holds no ill will toward Falcons after firing
Raheem Morris was at home last Sunday, still smarting from his Los Angeles Rams' season-opening blowout loss, when he heard Nebraska had fired coach Scott Frost. The Rams' defensive coordinator immediately called Frost, who played for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2003 when Morris was an assistant coach. “Congratulations,” Morris said to his puzzled friend.news.yahoo.com
Rookie WR Drake London flies home when Falcons visit LA Rams
Drake London spent the past three seasons tearing up college defenses for USC, so football fans in his native Southern California weren't surprised when the big receiver got off to a strong NFL start with the Atlanta Falcons. The Los Angeles Rams fans in that SoCal contingent are hoping their Super Bowl champions can come up with ways to slow down London for just one week when the Falcons visit SoFi Stadium on Sunday for a meeting of teams hoping to avoid 0-2 starts. London caught 160 passes for 2,153 yards and 16 touchdowns in 27 games at USC before the Falcons made him the eighth overall draft pick last spring.news.yahoo.com
NBC's Melissa Stark back on sideline, 1st time in 20 years
The last time Melissa Stark was regularly on the sidelines, Tom Brady was a one-time Super Bowl champion, and Matthew Stafford was a freshman in high school. As Stark returns to sideline duty for the first time since 2002 after starting a family, Brady is still in the league and has added six more rings to his Super Bowl collection. Stafford is part of the defending Super Bowl champion Los Angeles Rams.news.yahoo.com
Defending Super Bowl champion Rams open season as underdogs
Matthew Stafford, Aaron Donald and the Los Angeles Rams will raise their Super Bowl banner Thursday night before kicking off the NFL season at home where they became the second straight team to hoist the Vince Lombardi trophy in their own stadium.
Rams' McVay calls Stafford's elbow pain "abnormal" for a QB
Coach Sean McVay says Matthew Stafford's continuing elbow pain is unusual for a football player, and the Los Angeles Rams are trying to determine whether it will hamper their starting quarterback in the regular season. Stafford has been throwing in individual drills and 7-on-7 setups while skipping the full-team portions of the defending Super Bowl champions' training camp practices at UC Irvine. Stafford had an unspecified injection in his elbow during the offseason, and he reported feeling ongoing pain in the joint last month after not doing any serious throwing in the Rams' offseason program.news.yahoo.com
QB Stafford: 'Right time and place' to give Rams discount
Matthew Stafford realizes he almost certainly could have gotten more money in a contract extension after his outstanding debut season with the Los Angeles Rams. After 13 NFL seasons and well over $230 million in earnings, Stafford admitted his priority isn't more dollars. It's more rings, and he believes his new four-year, $160 million deal through 2026 gives him the best opportunity to win them with the defending Super Bowl champions.news.yahoo.com
Former Jaguars coach Urban Meyer was unfamiliar with NFL star players, led using fear: report
Reporters Jayson Jenks and Mike Sando spoke to multiple sources, including former Jaguars wide receiver D.J. Chark, who said Meyer was belittling, demeaning, led by fear and created an extremely toxic work environment in the process.
AP sources: Panthers agree to terms with Corbett, Woods
The Carolina Panthers moved quickly to upgrade their roster after a 5-12 season. The Panthers have agreed to terms on a three-year $29.25 million contract with Los Angeles Rams guard Austin Corbett and a three-year, $15.75 million contract with Minnesota Vikings safety Xavier Woods, according to people familiar with the situation. The 6-foot-4, 306-pound Corbett should help a weak offensive line that surrendered the fifth-most sacks in the NFL last year.news.yahoo.com
Analysis: Rams might pay steep price for winning all-in bet
When the Los Angeles Rams acquired Von Miller on Nov. 1, they tweeted, “We’re all in,” along with a GIF of John Malkovich splashing the poker pot. With Miller adding an emotional boost, a veteran's savvy and a physical presence that helped Aaron Donald go from all-time great to Super Bowl champion, the Rams rule the NFL for the first time since 2000, when they still played in team owner Stan Kroenke's native Missouri. Kroenke treats his NFL team the way he used to treat his NBA team: with a willingness bordering on an eagerness to mortgage the future for a shot at winning it all right now.news.yahoo.com
The LA Rams took ideas from Premier League soccer teams to prevent injuries, canceling workouts if players walk too much. Now they're one of the least injured NFL teams.
The LA Rams remain one of the least injured teams since 2016. Their sports medicine VP said it's thanks to an approach inspired by the Premier League.news.yahoo.com
By the numbers, Bengals and Rams look like a perfect match
The Cincinnati Bengals and Los Angeles Rams look evenly matched. Joe Burrow of the Bengals was the second-highest-rated passer in the National Football League (NFL) during the 2021 season. Cooper Kupp of the Rams caught an unbelievable 145 passes (the second most in NFL history) for 1,947 yards. The Rams’ defense was ranked 17th among the NFL’s 32 teams for yards allowed per game with 344.9. That may be a problem for the Bengals, because the Rams have Aaron Donald.washingtonpost.com