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Raheem Morris Set to Be Named the New Rams DC

After losing defensive coordinator Brandon Staley to the cross-town Los Angeles Chargers as their new head coach, the Rams are in the market for a new DC, and it appears they have found their man.

That man is former Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach and Atlanta Falcons interim head coach Raheem Morris.

Various sources say that Morris is on the cusp of coming to terms on a deal with the Rams, taking over the defense which Staley ran for one season.

In his time as Bucs head coach, Morris went 17-31, going 3-13, 10-6 and 4-12 from 2009 to 2011. The seven game turnaround from 3-13 to 10-6 was the best in franchise history for Tampa Bay, who barley missed the postseason.

Morris was the interim head coach in 2020 for the Falcons, leading the team to a mark of

The Falcons went on an initial hot streak under Morris, leading to some reporting that he had impressed team brass and could be a real candidate for the full-time job there, but the team ultimately fizzled down the stretch and then hired Arthur Smith instead.

Rams Silent On Who Starts at QB for the Wild Card Game Against Seahawks

The Rams still don’t know who their starting quarterback will be this weekend. The public might not know until moments before kickoff, Adam Maya of NFL.com reports.

Sean McVay told reporters Tuesday that Jared Goff?’s thumb is coming along well, but no decision has been made on whether he’ll play against the Seahawks. The L.A. coach then said he won’t be announcing his starter for Super Wild Card Weekend.

“I’m not going to answer that question this week,” he said.

Asked for his timetable to determine a starter, McVay wryly stated, “Saturday at 1:39.”

Goff and John Wolford will surely know before then. The latter is coming off a modest, but dramatic NFL debut, as he rebounded from an interception on his first throw to lead three field-goal drives while the defense did the rest in a playoff-clinching victory over the Cardinals. Wolford became the first player in league history with at least 200 passing yards and 50 rushing yards in his debut, per NFL Research.

But McVay reiterated that if Goff is healthy enough to go, he’s getting the nod.

“Jared is our starting quarterback,” he asserted.

Rams WR Cooper Kupp Placed on Reserve/COVID-19 List

The Rams announced Tuesday that they have placed wide receiver Cooper Kupp on the Reserve/COVID-19 list.

Teams are prohibited from disclosing whether a player has tested positive for COVID-19 or whether he is quarantining because of close exposure to someone who has tested positive.

Kupp has 92 receptions for 974 yards (both team-highs) and three touchdowns in 15 games this season.

Video: Rams Look to Slow Down Brady and the Bucs in Week 11 Matchup

The Bucs and Rams are set for a week 11 matchup, as the Bucs look to get to 8-3, while the 6-3 Rams will look for their 7th win in 2020.

NFL.com has a preview of this weeks game.

Rams Not Happy About Defensive PI Call on Bills 4th Down Late in Loss

The Rams came within a whisker of completing one of the wildest comebacks in regular-season history, erasing a 25-point deficit to take a four-point lead over the Bills.

With 25 seconds left, and the Bills trailing 32-28, Josh Allen took the snap from the Rams’ 13-yard-line on fourth-and-8. He tossed a pass in the direction of ?Gabriel Davis? near the goal line. The throw was behind the wideout, but a flag sailed in. Pass interference.

New life for Buffalo. On the next play, Allen tossed the go-ahead TD to ?Tyler Kroft? for the win.

Rams players took exception to the DPI called on corner Darious Williams, Kevin Patra of NFL.com reports.

“It was the wrong call,” Rams safety John Johnson III said, via Lindsey Thiry of ESPN. “We can’t narrow it down to that one play, but I don’t think it was a PI.”

That sound you hear is all of New Orleans laughing through tears.

Receiver ?Robert Woods? was asked if it looked like Williams committed a penalty from where he stood on the sideline.

“No, obviously not,” Woods responded. “Being out there, he’s playing defensive back, he’s playing hands-on, he’s checking him, and as he gets into his route, the receiver initiates the contact and the quarterback is literally just throwing the ball in the area, and it wasn’t even a catchable ball. But, obviously, they made the call, it is what it is, you got to keep playing and finish the game.”

The call seemed ticky-tack at best. Still, no game comes down to one play. Earlier in the bout, refs ruled a simultaneous possession was an interception for L.A. Had that judgment call went the other way, the Rams’ comeback bid would likely have been snuffed out before it started.

“There’s a million calls in the game, and it’s unfortunate that one like that can go make it, essentially, if they don’t call it, the game is over,” said QB ?Jared Goff?, who passed for 321 yards and two touchdowns, with an INT. “But there’s calls that went our way that game and there’s calls that went their way that game, and unfortunately, that one was at the end of the game like that.”

Wednesday’s Injury Report for Sunday Night’s Rams Battle with the Cowboys

DALLAS COWBOYS
 
Practice Report
  DID NOT PARTICIPATE IN PRACTICE
  Wednesday CB Jourdan Lewis (ankle)
 
  LIMITED PARTICIPATION IN PRACTICE
  Wednesday LB Luke Gifford (hamstring)
 
  FULL PARTICIPATION IN PRACTICE
  Wednesday CB Chidobe Awuzie (knee), WR Amari Cooper (hamstring)
 
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Practice Report
  Wednesday Practice Not Complete

Check Out the Preview of HBO’s “Hard Knocks” Episode Two Featuring the Rams

It’s episode two of the 2020 version of “Hard Knocks” on HBO tonight featuring the Chargers and Rams.

Veterans spend rare down time getting to know each other better and rookies push for any chance to prove themselves worthy of making the team.

Here’s a preview:

“Hard Knocks” on HBO Featuring the Rams Debuts Tonight

Tonight is the debut of the HBO series “Hard Knocks” for the 2020 season, and this year is unlike any others as the show will not just focus on one team but two – the Rams and the Chargers.

Here’s a preview of the show tonight: