Dec 2, 2012; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; Miami Dolphins tackle Jake Long before a game against the New England Patriots at Sun Life Stadium. The Patriots defeated the Dolphins 23-16. Mandatory Credit: Robert Mayer-USA TODAY Sports

Ramblin’ Fan’s Monday Morning Links


 

There is nothing like a fresh cup of coffee and a sausage and egg biscuit to get you motivated on a dreadful, cold Monday morning. However, sometimes you need a little something extra to kickstart your day; and no, I do not mean giving an Irish spike to your morning brew. Instead, we are here to drop some links to all the best St. Louis Rams stories you might have missed this weekend!

 

Insight into the Rookie Wage Scale, and the RG3 trade

If you can bare through reading three to four paragraphs about the 49ers and Seahawks, ESPN’s Mike Sando talks about the transition into the new Rookie Wage Scale under the recently signed CBA. St. Louis Rams COO Kevin Demoff talks about handling the massive, old rookie contracts and how the Robert Griffin III trade will set the Rams up for success in the future.

 

The Curios Case of Brandon Gibson

Brandon Gibson is likely to most polarizing player on the St. Louis Rams roster. When Gibson is on, he is a among the better #2 wide receivers in the league, including four performances with, at least, five receptions and having three games with 75+ yards receiving. Conversely, Gibson can be non-existent in games, as if he hadn’t even laced up the cheats and jogged onto the turf. He is a free agent, and most expect that the St. Louis Rams will let him walk. But, should they?

 

Targeting Jake Long might not be in the budget

With the Denver Broncos franchise tagging Clady, the free agent offensive tackle pool became significantly more cramped. Realistically, there are only two or three veteran players that will be wearing a new uniform in the 2013, including the Miami Dolphins’ first overall pick from the 2008 draft. Rumors have floated around that the St. Louis Rams were interested in Jake Long, instantly shuffling him into the lineup on the blindside, and moving Rodger Saffold back to right tackle. However, with his “reported” asking price, the Rams might be forced to look elsewhere…

 

Tavon Austin fever!

Regardless of who the St. Louis Rams front office feel like snagging in the first round, the Rams’ fan base seems to be firmly planted on the Tavon Austin bandwagon. More and more are advocating for the dynamic, pocket-rocket to bring his talents to the Lou, and some NFL Draft mockers seem to be joining in the crowd. NFL.com’s Daniel Jeremiah is one of the many in this new draft cycle that have the Rams biting on Austin at 22nd or earlier.

 

Should other be cautious about signing Danny Amendola?

For St. Louis fans that have forced themselves to repeatedly watch the 2011 elbow dislocation GIF, the “realness” of Danny Amendola’s injury plague is all too present. Will that push the asking price of “Bradford’s Blanket” down to a reasonable number? Will other teams shy away from him completely?

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