Since Jeff Fisher took over the roster in February of 2011, the team has made some drastic moves. In fact, if you were to compare the 53-man rosters, you would be hard-pressed to find more than a handful of names that were maintained by the season’s end. With so many fresh, new faces on the squad, we figured we would jumpstart this Friday afternoon with some Rams’ trivia to test your knowledge. However, be forewarned! Our Ramblin’ Fan trivia will not be easy, softball questions like the ones tweeted out by the St. Louis Rams official handle (@STLouisRams). Good luck, you will need it!
1. As previously mentioned, there were only a handful of players that were on both the 2011 and 2012 53-man roster! Can you name all of the 2012 Week 1 starters that were also starters in the previous season?
2. According to Pro Football Focus, there were only two players from last year’s team that ranked in the Top 10 at their position. Who were they?
3. One of the weak points in the defense last season was in pass coverage. However, there were a handful of players that were “lockdown” in terms of receiving touchdowns allowed. James Laurinaitis, Jo-Lonn Dunbar, Trumaine Johnson, Bradley Fletcher, Cortland Finnegan, Janoris Jenkins, Quintin Mikell, and Craig Dahl were the only defensive coverage players that played over 25% of the team’s snaps last season. Of those eight, which three players did not allow a receiving touchdown in coverage?
4. Janoris Jenkins and Michael Brockers were the only players from the 2012 Draft class that figured to come in and start on Day 1, which would have been the case had Brockers not sustained an injury during the preseason. However, there were a number of rookies that left their mark on the field last year. Not including Jenkins or Brockers, how many rookies played at least 350 snaps?
5. For the first time in half a decade, the St. Louis Rams appeared to have some semblance of a passing game last season, highlighted by the play of Chris Givens and Danny Amendola. Chris Givens led all Rams’ receivers with 698 yards in 2012, but which St. Louis Rams’ player led the team in YAC, or yards after the catch?
6. The St. Louis Rams defensive line was one of the most potent pass rushing rotations in the league last season. In fact, they recorded a league-high 52.0 sacks, with 39.0 of those coming solely from the front-four. There were six linemen that finished the season with at least 2.0 sacks. Which one of those players was the most effect last season, in terms of sack percentage on pass rush attempts?
For the answers to these questions, please move on to the next page…