Thursday, May 26, 2005

Bowl-a-RAM-a Benfitting Epilepsy Research

The St. Louis Rams are sponsoring a Bowl-a-RAM-a event to benefit the Epilepsy Foundation of the St. Louis Region. This is the ninth year that this annual bowling event has been setup, where players join together to bowl and raise money for this cause. Each lane runs $1000 and bowling individually runs $100.

Go out and support your Rams in their fight against epilepsy.

Thursday, May 19, 2005

Archuleta Hoping to Get Back to Form

- from the official site of the St. Louis Rams

Adam Archuleta’s back was in such bad shape last season that he couldn’t do simple, everyday tasks. Simple activities such as touching his toes were every bit as difficult as making an open field tackle on a running back.

Those struggles led to one of the most difficult years of Archuleta’s young career. In spite of the herniated disc in his back, Archuleta still played in all 16 games, finishing with 123 tackles, a pair of sacks and a fumble recovery for a touchdown. Still, it was clear that he wasn’t at his best for most of last year.

Tuesday, May 17, 2005

Reggie Hodges Starting?

After the release of punter Kevin Stemke, the St. Louis Rams are most likely going to start Reggie Hodges at this position. A sixth round choice, Hodges attended Ball State where he had four of his kicks blocked last year. This doesn’t seem to affect the Rams too greatly and they believe he will improve on getting the ball out quicker. Hodges was the 210th selection overall.

Thursday, May 12, 2005

MINICAMP MAYHEM:

- from FOXSports.com

QB Ryan Fitzpatrick, who was drafted out of Harvard, faces an uphill struggle to make the 53-man roster in September. He will have to unseat either the veteran Martin or second-year man Smoker for a roster spot. But there's no doubt Fitzpatrick has Martz's attention. Prior to the minicamp, Fitzpatrick impressed Martz on tape with his mobility, accuracy, arm strength and awareness of blitzes. At the minicamp, Fitzpatrick impressed Martz with his intelligence and ability to quickly grasp changes in technique and footwork. Martz rarely was more than 10 feet away from Fitzpatrick during the minicamp. But Fitzpatrick never got flustered, and he seemed more than willing to do things the Rams' way. For a Mike Martz quarterback, that's half the battle.

Tuesday, May 03, 2005

Ronald Bartell Jr.

Ronald Bartell Jr. was the second choice of the St. Louis Rams during this year’s draft. At 6'1 ", 211 pounds, Bartell is a great prospect size-wise for the cornerback position. At the same time, with his speed that everyone’s been raving about, he has the ability to be a very versatile player. Bartell still needs some work on his game itself. He needs to grow in his footwork and under the coaching of the Rams he can develop into a great asset, but just not quite yet.