Video: See a Sneak Peek at the Rams on ‘Hard Knocks’ as the NFL Returns to Los Angeles

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The Rams are the featured team on ‘Hard Knocks’ in 2016 – and here’s a quick sneak peek of what to expect for the upcoming season!

Rams Chatting with Free Agent TE Zach Miller

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The Rams are meeting today with free-agent tight end Zach Miller, Gary Klein of the Los Angeles Times reports.

Miller, who played in college at Nebraska-Omaha and was a sixth-round draft pick by the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2009, played last season for the Chicago Bears and caught 34 passes for 439 yards and five touchdowns.

He has 79 career receptions, nine for touchdowns.

Miller, 31, has connections to the Rams staff. Mike Groh was recently hired as the receivers coach and passing game coordinator after three seasons as the Bears’ receivers coach. Offensive coordinator Rob Boras coached Miller when he was tight ends coach for the Jaguars in 2009.

Rams Bring Aboard Michael Groh As New Passing Game Coordinator/WR Coach

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Rams Head Coach Jeff Fisher has named Michael Groh as the team’s passing game coordinator/wide receivers coach, the Rams announced today. Groh joins the Rams after spending three seasons with the Chicago Bears (2013-2015), and working with quarterback Jay Cutler along with one of the better wide outs in the league in Alshon Jeffrey, who is a free agent this offseason.

“I’m very excited to have Coach Groh join our staff,” Fisher said. “He’s a talented, young coach that has proven himself on the college level as well as in the NFL. We’re looking forward to what he will bring to our offense.”

The Rams could use a boost in the passing game, and it will be interesting to see what direction the Rams go in when it comes to the QB position.

Nick Foles last season wasn’t all that effective, throwing just 7 touchdowns and 10 picks, and he threw just over 2000 yards with a 60.0 QB rating.

It will be up to Groh to infuse some energy into the passing game. Rams fans at least will be able to watch a very good QB in Cam Newton in two weeks in Super Bowl 50 while also taking in 2016 super bowl commercials. Hopefully Groh and the Rams can find a QB like that to lead them into the future if Foles isn’t the long-term answer.

Rams Considering Pat Shurmur for Role of Offensive Coordinator

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As Rams executives plan the logistics of moving an NFL franchise across the country, there are football decisions to be made, including the hiring of a new offensive coordinator, Rich Hammond of the Orange County Register reports.

Pat Shurmur, who held that job for the Rams in 2009-10, is being considered for a return, according to a report Tuesday. CBS Sports said the Rams would like to interview Shurmur, who spent the past three seasons as Philadelphia’s offensive coordinator and served as the Eagles’ interim coach for the final game of 2015, after the firing of Chip Kelly.

The Rams fired first-year coordinator Frank Cignetti in December, before the end of the season and at a time when their total offense ranked 31st in the NFL.

Shurmur, 50, received mostly positive reviews during his two seasons with the Rams, and in January 2011, Cleveland hired him away to be its coach but fired him after two seasons and a 9-23 record.

Shurmur then went to Philadelphia in 2013 and remains on the Eagles’ staff, but Doug Pederson has been hired as the Eagles’ coach. According to reports, he is expected to name former Chargers offensive coordinator Frank Reich to that position with Philadelphia.

BREAKING NEWS!!!

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BREAKING NEWS: Roger Goodell officially announces will move to Los Angeles for 2016, will move into Inglewood stadium in 2019.

RAMS MOVING TO LOS ANGELES

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BREAKING NEWS:

The St. Louis Rams are headed to Inglewood, California, the result of a vote made by the NFL’s owners on Tuesday, sources told ESPN.

Rams Lose To 49ers

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The game went to OT and we had a real shot at this one.  After some great plays by Rams RB Cunningham the Rams had an opportunity to win the game with a 48 yard field goal attempt.  But, in typical Rams fashion… it was blocked.  Instead it was the Niner’s kicker Phil Dawson who kicked the winning field goal and claimed the prize.

It was a tough season, but the Rams finished up 7-9.  Here are the game stats*:

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First Downs 21 21
Total Yards 364 458
Turnovers 0 1
Time of Possession 38:30:00 33:03:00
First Downs 21 21
Passes for First 11 13
Rushes for First 9 5
Third Down Efficiency 13-Mar 18-Aug
Total Yards 364 458
Total Plays 71 78
Rushes 33 33
Yards Per Rush 4 3.3
Net Yards Passing 231 350
Comp-Att 22-38 28-44
Yards Per Pass 6.1 7.8
Interceptions Thrown 0 1
Punts 5 5
Fumbles 1 2
Fumbles Lost 0 0

Have a great off season Rams fans.  Go Rams!!!

*From Yahoo Sports

Rams vs 49ers – Halftime Report

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If it wasn’t for the last 2 minutes of the half this game would have been a real sleeper.  Rams star RB Todd Gurley is out with a “foot injury” and the Rams even brought in practice squad RB Brown for a few looks.  Yawn…  tough to watch two mediocre teams “battle it out” in this season closer.  But things got more interesting right after the 2 minute warning.  Niner QB Gabbert threw up a pass that was swatted by Arron McDonald.  6-6 270 pound DE Eugene Sims then went rumblin, stumblin and bumblin all the way to the Niners 3 yard line.  Rams RB Tre Mason finished the job with a sweeping run around the right end.  The Rams gave the ball back to the 49ers with plenty of time left on the clock (1:31), but they were unable to do anything with it and gave it right back.  With :29 on the clock, at the Rams own 34 yard line, Keenum hands the ball of to RB Cunningham who busts out a 40 yard run and puts the Rams into field goal range.

At the half the score is Rams 16, 49ers 10.  The Rams need to get more pressure on Gabbert and we’ve got to get some offense going.  It would be great to close the season with a big road win.  But we’ve got to earn it.

Go Rams!!!