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Rams lose Amendola and Fletcher for the season

Bradley Fletcher AP

Danny Amendola entered the season as the Ram most likely to lead the team in receiving.  Bradley Fletcher was expected to be the team’s best cornerback.

We learned on Thursday that both players will miss the rest of the season.

Rams coach Steve Spagnuolo said on PFT Live that Fletcher tore his ACL during practice this week.  The team also confirmed that Danny Amendola will be headed to injured reserve. He needs surgery on a torn triceps according to Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.  Amendola was trying to return from his dislocated elbow.

The team has lost their two starters at cornerback (Fletcher and Ronald Bartell) and a key reserve Jerome Murphy for the season. St. Louis’ pass rush has been disappointing thus far, which is going to leave a very thin secondary exposed.

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18 Responses to “Rams lose Amendola and Fletcher for the season”
  1. judgejuday says: Oct 6, 2011 1:30 PM

    Kinda feel bad for the Rams…so many bad breaks

  2. winkeroni says: Oct 6, 2011 1:37 PM

    That’s a pretty big blow. It’s pretty bad luck to lose 5 CB’s for the season.

  3. Mr. Wright 212 says: Oct 6, 2011 1:38 PM

    I feel badly for Bradford and Spags.

    Spags, you can always come back to New York!

  4. duanethomas says: Oct 6, 2011 1:52 PM

    So what? Without them they will now go 2-14 instead of 3-13. The Rams suck and aint nothing you can do about it. LoL……..Worse show on Earth 2011!

  5. pftrumors says: Oct 6, 2011 1:59 PM

    It is becoming way to common for the Rams to suffer heavy injury losses. What’s going on at practice or with strength and conditioning?

  6. hunternuts says: Oct 6, 2011 2:01 PM

    Doesn’t LOL officially mean “Loser OnLine?” People wonder why America is in such bad shape… Ok, off my soapbox. I hope management is smart enough not to can Spagnolo for this. I think he can coach, just needs the right personel.

  7. 4512dawg4512 says: Oct 6, 2011 2:15 PM

    This opens the door for T.O. They should bring him in now while he’s a couple weeks away from being ready to go. He could get familiar with the system and Bradford’s timing and in a couple weeks he’ll get that team back back in the right direction. Someone’s gonna get T.O, Rams might as well make a play at him before someone else does

  8. trollhammer20 says: Oct 6, 2011 2:24 PM

    Everyone knew the Rams had a tough early schedule – the conventional wisdom was that they’d struggle early in the year, then improve later in the year as they went through division play.

    With all that’s been happening, though, I’m not seeing this team beating the Niners at all, or even the Cards or Seahawks on the road for that matter.

    It’s a bit early, but gotta wonder: If they wind up with the #1 overall pick, do they take Luck and trade Bradford, swap the pick for other considerations, or draft the BPA who isn’t a QB?

  9. pigskinswag says: Oct 6, 2011 2:25 PM

    Things just get worse and worse for the Rams. This was supposed to be the year the Rams took another step forward.

  10. jessethegreat says: Oct 6, 2011 2:27 PM

    I doubt the Rams will finish with worse records than Vikes, Fins, and Chiefs, but if they end up with the 1st overall pick, what do you think they could get for it? (with all the media hype pointing to Luck, whom they don’t need).

    There is a new, easy to swallow rookie cap that should make trades easier. Didn’t the Falcons trade their first (ended up being #5 overall Tomlinson, a 2nd (I believe Mikhael Ricks) and next years #1 from the for #1 overall MV7 from the Chargers?

    More recent case was 2004 draft with the Giants getting Eli (#1 overall) from the Chargers for Rivers (#5 overall), next year’s #1 (Shawne Merriman) and change?

  11. cowboysp says: Oct 6, 2011 2:36 PM

    The Rams are right in the Andrew Luck Sweepstakes. In fact, they may just be the front runners.

    Course the Dolphins are holding their own too…..

  12. deathmonkey41 says: Oct 6, 2011 2:41 PM

    Mr. Wright 212 says:
    Oct 6, 2011 1:38 PM
    I feel badly for Bradford and Spags.

    Spags, you can always come back to New York!

    As a life long Rams fan and someone who has witnessed 2+ yrs of Spags- you can have him. Seriously, take him back- he’s in so far over his head it’s not even funny. The only thing he’s delivered to St. Louis is sloppy football, hugs for guys who consistantly make errors, 28 losses in a little over 2 yrs, and a roster full of ex-Eagles rejects.

  13. rammerray says: Oct 6, 2011 3:11 PM

    RAMS fan here….And the saga continues. I like Spags and he can’t be blamed for injuries, but something’s gotta give…….

  14. trbowman says: Oct 6, 2011 3:38 PM

    Ready for another round of Quincy Butler?

  15. wetpaperbag2 says: Oct 6, 2011 4:00 PM

    Is it just me or does it seem like the number of knee (ACL, MCL, PCL), hamstring, groin injuries are far higher this year compared to the past 5-10 years?

  16. kappy32 says: Oct 6, 2011 4:30 PM

    I was really hoping to see the Rams & Spags do well this season. As a Giants’ fan, I love seeing former coordinators succeed as head coaches somewhere else. From Tom Landry, to Vince Lombardi, to Bill Belichick, the Giants organization has produced some of the best head coaches in NFL history. I really thought Spags would be successful, maybe not in the ilk of the aforementioned, but he was a guy who got the best out of his players & they loved playing for him. It’s a shame injuries are killing their season & I hope the Rams hierarchy doesn’t take it out on Spags. This team is right on the brink of breaking through.

  17. pixelito says: Oct 6, 2011 4:35 PM

    The Giants have passed all their bad luck over to the Rams.

  18. dstep24 says: Oct 6, 2011 5:03 PM

    Bummer. One less receiver to shut down and one less corner to blow by.

    Sincerely,

    - The rest of the awful NFC West

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