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Michael Brockers on J.J. Watt joining the Cardinals: “We all know who the real 9-9 is”

In his recent remarks to, defensive lineman Michael Brockers didn’t simply comment on his team’s eventual new quarterback. Brockers also was asked to name the best defensive line in the NFC West, given the arrival of J.J. Watt in Arizona. “You already know that question, bro. It’s all about consistency, what the Rams been [more]

Michael Brockers: Matthew Stafford is a “level up” over Jared Goff

Rams coach Sean McVay can’t talk about quarterback Matthew Stafford until March 17, when the trade that brings him to L.A. from Detroit becomes official. Rams players can say whatever they want. Defensive lineman Michael Brockers recently told that there’s a clear difference between Stafford and Jared Goff. “Is it a level up?” Brockers [more]

Rams tender Travin Howard and Coleman Shelton

The Rams have tendered linebacker Travin Howard and offensive lineman Coleman Shelton, keeping the two exclusive rights free agents in the fold. Howard suffered a torn meniscus during 2020 training camp and missed the entire season. The Rams selected Howard in the seventh round of the 2018 draft. He spent his first season on the [more]

Jalen Ramsey: In my opinion, Aaron Donald is the best player in the NFL

The Rams have done work to bolster their offense this offseason, dealing for quarterback Matthew Stafford. That soon-to-be-completed trade gave Stafford better odds to earn his first MVP award in 2021. But cornerback Jalen Ramsey thinks someone already on the Rams roster should garner more consideration: three-time defensive player of the year Aaron Donald. “I’ve [more]

Jalen Ramsey: Deshaun Watson is “extremely serious” about not playing for Texans again

Multiple reports and accounts have emerged since the end of the 2020 regular season indicating that quarterback Deshaun Watson wants out of Houston. More and more reports and accounts indicate that he’ll never play for the Texans again. Along the way, no one has said, reported, or suggested that Watson is merely bluffing or posturing. [more]

Dan Campbell wants a tough, competitive, even-keeled winner at quarterback

Lions head coach Dan Campbell technically cannot discuss Jared Goff until the deal becomes official later this month. But like General Manager Brad Holmes, he can talk around the subject of acquiring the quarterback. During a Wednesday interview on The Pat McAfee Show, Campbell was asked what he’s looking for in a starting quarterback — [more]

Brad Holmes: Acquiring a veteran quarterback can shape offseason decisions

The Lions technically can’t talk about acquiring Jared Goff for another couple of weeks. But if there’s anyone in Detroit who knows Goff well, it’s the club’s General Manager. Brad Holmes was the Rams’ director of college scouting from 2013-2020, which means he was involved with the club drafting Goff. During his Tuesday press conference, [more]

Cardinals’ expectations instantly soar

The addition of J.J. Watt has caused expectations to soar for the Cardinals. The business side of the team’s operation surely loves it. The football side surely doesn’t. When the red wave of ticket renewals and Marshall Goldberg J.J. Watt jersey sales ends, the football team will be left with expectations that it may be [more]

Top 100 free agents 2021: Dak Prescott again tops the list

The following are PFT’s top 100 free agents for the start of the 2021 league year. The rankings include prospective unrestricted free agents, as well as released players. The list will be updated as events warrant, with signings, tags and re-signings denoted when announced and/or reported. 1. Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott 2. Bears receiver Allen [more]

Broadcasting legend and former Pro Bowler Irv Cross dies at 81

Irv Cross, a former NFL defensive back who became one of the cornerstones of The NFL Today in the 1970s, has died. He was 81. The Eagles announced his passing on Sunday night. Cross played for the Eagles from 1961 through 1965, and again in 1969. He spent 1966 through 1968 with the Rams. Cross [more]

Sean McVay on Austin Blythe: Definitely somebody we value

A lot of attention has been paid to the Rams’ quarterback position so far this offseason because of their decision to swap out Jared Goff for Matthew Stafford. That’s not the only position for the team to address before the start of the 2021 season, however. They also need to think about who will be [more]

Sean McVay sees Cam Akers as an every-down back

Rams coach Sean McVay entered the 2020 season with a three-man rotation at tailback. One of them stood out last season. Rookie Cam Akers gradually emerged as the best of the bunch. Speaking to reporters on Thursday, McVay made it clear that Akers could become the franchise’s next workhorse tailback. “I thought he did a [more]

Sean McVay: Kevin O’Connell has huge influence on how we operate offensively

The Rams made several changes to their coaching staff since the end of the season, but they made sure to keep offensive coordinator Kevin O’Connell on hand. After Brandon Staley made the move from Rams defensive coordinator to Chargers head coach, there was word that O’Connell was a candidate to run his offense. That was [more]

Sean McVay: It’s unfair to put our reduced offensive production all on Jared Goff

Just over two years ago, Sean McVay and Jared Goff led the Rams to a conference championship and an appearance in Super Bowl LIII. A few months later in June 2019, McVay said he hoped Goff would be “stuck with me for a long time.” Los Angeles tried to guarantee that by signing the quarterback [more]

Rams announce full coaching staff for 2021

The Rams have finalized head coach Sean McVay’s coaching staff for the 2021 season. The biggest change from the 2020 season comes on the defensive side of the ball. Raheem Morris is the new defensive coordinator with Brandon Staley changing locker rooms at SoFi Stadium to take over as the head coach of the Chargers. [more]

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