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May 11, 2012; St. Louis, MO, USA; St. Louis Rams general manager Les Snead looks on during mini camp at ContinuityX Training Center. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports

Ramblin’ Fan’s Monday Morning Links: Top Quarterbacks, Deacon Jones, And The Snead Fastball


Happy Monday Rams Nation, hope the weekend went well. Anyone else still nervous from the #SkyWire act last night? Anyways, we are only 12 weekends away from the start of football. While NFL  news is still being dominated by the Aaron Hernandez saga there were some highly notable St. Louis Rams-related articles this past weekend. These should be enough to ease you into the week!

Projecting top 10 quarterbacks for 2016

Right now, most outside of Rams Nation would not have Sam Bradford in their Top 10 quarterbacks in the league. With the additions of Tavon Austin, Jared Cook, and a slew of other, 2013 might be Bradford’s time to shake off any doubters. Rodgers, Brady, Roethlisberger, Manning and several other “big namers” figure to be on their down swing in the next 3-4 year. Who will take their place at the top of the league? Some say Sam Bradford…

 

Les Snead, staff ace

Some people have it all… success, a high-paying job, perfect hairs, a 90+ mph fast ball? Ok, maybe not that fast, but Les Snead did take to the mound this weekend for a ceremonial first pitch. Sadly, the video feed was lost, so there is no “proof” of the pitch. However, there are a couple of pictures to capture the moment.

 

Safety Competition Just Getting Started

While the battle for wide receiver might be the most enticing for the fans, the real heated contest appears to be at the safety position, where a handful of veterans, draftees, and undrafted rookie free agents are all vying for one of two starting spots. Nick Wagner, Senior Writer for the official St. Louis Rams page, gives you anything and everything you could want to know about the battle…

 

Deacon Jones Award will honor future NFL sack leaders

In case your internet was done this week, or you live under a rock, the news was released on Saturday that the NFL will honor the late Deacon Jones in a very special way. Not only is Jones already immortalized in the National Football Hall-of-Fame and has his jersey retired in St. Louis, his name will now be attached to the annual award given to the player that leads the regular season in sacks.

 

31 Ways You Know You Are a St. Louis Rams Fan

Typically, we only include articles from the weekend, but this particular post is so spectacular that we wanted to make sure everyone got another chance to check it out. The guys over at Bleacher Report put together this masterpiece of a compilation that is certain to have you screaming, “GOT OUT OF MY HEAD!” Enjoy.

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