Rams Suspended WR Bailey Shot and Critically Wounded

Rams suspended wide out Stedman Bailey was shot and critically wounded as he and four other people were sitting in a car outside a home in the Miami area, police said Wednesday.

The AP reports that Bailey was at a hospital awaiting surgery for injuries that have not been disclosed by the Rams or the authorities. Another man, Antwan Reeves, was with Bailey and was also shot in the attack Tuesday night.

Three others in the car, including two minors, were not wounded, police said.

“The victims drove themselves to an area hospital for evaluation and treatment,” Miami Beach police said in a statement. “Based on reports from the hospital, Bailey is in critical but stable condition awaiting surgery.”

Police said they were looking for suspects, who had driven up in another car before shooting.

The Rams said they were aware Bailey was “involved in an incident” and that they had spoken with him.

“We are gathering facts about the situation and will provide updates as we learn more,” the team said.

Bailey went to high school in the Miami area. His is in third season with the Rams but has been suspended twice by the NFL.

Bailey, who turned 25 on Nov. 11, was a third-round pick in the 2013 draft out of West Virginia, where he was part of a prolific wide receiving tandem with Tavon Austin, whom the Rams selected with the eighth overall pick that year.

Bailey was suspended four games this month for violating the NFL’s substance abuse policy. He has two games remaining on the ban. He served a two-game suspension for performance-enhancing drugs at the start of last season.

Rams Lose To Ravens 13-16


It’s easy to say this is a game we should have won (and we should have), but if you look at the stats they beat us thoroughly.  In every stat I see the Ravens out performed us (except for penalties).  See for yourself:

Rams Ravens
First Downs 13 16
Total Yards 213 388
Turnovers 4 2
Time of Possession 27:08:00 32:52:00
First Downs 13 16
Passes for First 6 11
Rushes for First 4 5
Third Down Efficiency 3-13 4-16
Fourth Down Efficiency 0-0 0-1
Total Yards 213 388
Avg Gain Per Play 3.8 5.3
Net Yards Rushing 82 96
Rushes 29 28
Yards Per Rush 2.8 3.4
Net Yards Passing 131 292
Comp-Att 12-26 27-44
Yards Per Pass 4.9 6.5
Yds Lost To Sacks 5 7
Interceptions Thrown 0 2
Punts 8 7
Punt Average 45.9 48
Penalty Yards 35 137
Fumbles 5 2

Stats via Yahoo Sports…

Who’s to blame for this one?  Only Bret Favre and Tony Romo can win a game having 5 fumbles (4 turned over).  Can you blame coaching for mistakes?  At this point I’m going to say yes.  The Ravens are a very beatible team, but we handed the game to them.  Of course there was a blatant pass interference call that was missed at the end of the contest which turned out to be a game changer.  Instead of gaining a first down and a chance for a more likely field goal, it became 4th down and what turned out ot be an unmakeable FG.

With this disappointing loss we fall to 4-6.  Next week we play a very good Bengals team in Cincinatti (yeah that’s going to go well).

Until then… have a great week Ram’s fans!


Rams Lead Ravens At Half 7-3


I have to admit I’ve never been a Case Keenum fan, but I saw something in the 1st quarter that I haven’t seen in a long time.  I saw a QB who was scrambling, evading tacklers, and making plays happen while on the run.  Compare that to a confused, lumbering, panicing, and mistake making Nick Foles and all I can say is “Welcome to the starting lineup Case.”  The only TD of the game came exactly as I described it above.  Case was in the grasp and looked to be tackled twice before escaping and launching a bomb resulting in a pass interference call (which a few plays later resulted in a Todd Gurley 1 yard TD run).  Now, things are still not all rosey for Ramsnation.  We are still 1-7 in 3rd down conversions for the game.  Our problems are not solved, but incompetence has left the field and for the moment, after giving up a turnover at the end of the half without too much damage (Ravens setttled for a field goal), even lady luck has smiled at us.

A lot of game to go.  We have to minimize mistakes and execute.  Go Rams!

Rams Lose To Bears


Still about 5 minutes left in the contest, but this game is over.  The Rams showed up, checked in, and after about 5 minutes in the first quarter completely checked out.

This just in… Bears RB Langford has just run 6 yards for another TD.  With 4:55 remaining in the game the Bears are now up 37-13.

Ok, what was I just saying?  Oh yeah, the Rams checked out…

Analysis?  Well, today we had a couple key defensive lineman out due to injuries.  This definitely hurt us as the Bears have run all over us today.  Otherwise…  fundamentally we played very poorly.  Play calling was poor…  offensive and defensive execution was very poor.

This just in… Bears intercept the Rams and run it back to about the Rams 25 yards line.  Nick Foles put this ball directly into the defenders hands.

Enough said?  Next week we take on the Ravens in Baltimore.  Time for some soul searching Rams players and coaches.  Go Rams!!!

Bears vs Rams – Halftime Update


After a strong start the Rams trail the Bears 24-10.  For the first possession of the game the Rams drove 80 yards (50 all purpose yards from RB Gurley and a 29 yard pass reception via WR Lance Kendricks) for a TD.  The Rams luck began to change when a Tavon Austin TD run to the left was called back because of a holding penalty.  Since then, any and everything that could go wrong has gone wrong.  The Rams have been called on a variety of bogus penalties and uncharacteristically have given up several big yard scoring plays.  First an 87 yard reception to Bear’s receiver Miller and then a 83 yard pass to rookie RB Langford.  Rams QB Nick Foles continues to look confused and lethargic.  Even worse is it seems to be spreading to the rest of the team.  The Rams look more like a team that is suffering from severe jet lag than a squad playing before their home town.

Probably the next biggest issue for the game is the offensive play calling.  The Bears have read the Rams defense and made adjustments pretty well.  On the otherside of the ball the Rams play calling has been predictable and uneffective.  It think the entire Rams squad needs to slam a Red Bull, because they do not have wings (they look like they’re playing in quicksand).

Lots of time to go, but we’ve got to get our heads in the game and start executing.  Go Rams!

Bears vs Rams NFL Week 10 Inactives

Bears inactives: Deonte Thompson, Eddie Royal, Matt Forte, Harold Jones-Quartey, Hroniss Grasu, Ziggy Hood and Pernell McPhee

Rams inactives: QB Sean Mannion, S Christian Bryant, TE Justice Cunningham, OL Andrew Donnal, DE Chris Long, DT Doug Worthington, DE Matt Longacre

Bears at Rams Wednesday NFL Injury Report

Practice Report
  Wednesday K Robbie Gould (illness), LB Pernell McPhee (knee), S Antrel Rolle (ankle), WR Eddie Royal (knee)
  Wednesday T Jermon Bushrod (shoulder), RB Matt Forte (knee), C Hroniss Grasu (neck), LB Shea McClellin (knee)
Practice Report
  Wednesday LB Akeem Ayers (illness), RB Todd Gurley (not injury related), T Rob Havenstein (ankle), DE Chris Long (knee), S T.J. McDonald (foot), DE Robert Quinn (knee)
  Wednesday RB Chase Reynolds (thigh)

New Rams WR Welker Not Concerned About Concussion History

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After spending half a season out of football, veteran wide receiver Wes Welker signed with the Rams. Fisher and everybody else at Rams Park hopes he can be the elixir to their ailing third-down offense, Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

There are concerns, obviously, about Welker’s health considering his past concussion problems. And at age 34 — four years older than anyone else on the current Rams roster — Welker has some observers wondering if he still has the quickness and separation skills to be a factor.

Welker, who has been training in Florida, said he has no concerns concussion-wise about taking the field again.

“Not at all,” he said. “I’ve been cleared by the doctors and everything else. Obviously I’m not going to try and look for contact and everything like that, but I’m not thinking about it either.

“I’m out there playing hard and playing the way I need to play to be successful. You start second-guessing yourself out there and that’s when you get in trouble.”