Jul 26, 2013; St. Louis, MO, USA; St. Louis Rams defensive tackle Kendall Langford (98), defensive tackle Michael Brockers (90) and defensive end Chris Long (91) look on during training camp at ContinuityX Training Center. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports

Ramblin' Fans' Monday Morning Links: Young Rosters, Austin As KR/PR, And The "Face Of The Franchise"


If you were watching NFL Network, ESPN, or any other “big name” sports show this weekend, you were probably unaware that the St. Louis Rams actually did hold Training Camp this week. In fact, the Rams Camp was buzzing with excitement all weekend, with beautiful weather and “record” crowds, all coming out to support their rising team. With football now back in full swing, we want to make sure everyone is caught up on the weekends biggest stories…


Rams’ Austin ready to stake claim to return job

While Tavon Austin certainly has not be crowning the lead return man in St. Louis, the coaching staff does seem to be infatuated with his abilities once the ball in his hands. Early reports suggested that Austin might be limited to merely a punt return role. However, Both Coach Fisher and Fassel have shown in the past that they are willing to do whatever it takes to get the best results on the field…


10 NFL Teams with the Best Young Talent

Surprise, surprise… the St. Louis Rams enter the list in the Top 3 in the NFL. Last season the Rams were the youngest squad in the league at the start of the regular season. This season, they have only gotten younger. Could be scary heading into the future!


Vernon Davis: 49ers still lining me up at wide receiver

This is not necessarily Rams-related, but it is certainly pertinent to the team. What does it mean that the San Francisco 49ers are lining up Vernon Davis out wide? From an outside perspective, the move would infer a lack of reliable wide receivers, forcing the team to get creative offensively. Surely, the 49ers would prefer to have Davis match up with a linebacker, safety, or nickelback. However, if they want to go one-on-one with Davis versus Jenkins or Johnson on the outside, I would certainly not be opposed!


Face of the franchise? All signs point to Long at Rams Park

Steven Jackson was, undoubtedly, the most notable player on the St. Louis Rams for the last six or seven years. Now, with Jackson gone, who has taken over as the “face of the franchise”? Offensively, we know that the “leader” role has been tossed on the shoulder of Sam Bradford. Naturally, everyone assumes that the “franchise” quarterback will be the face of the team, right? Well, it appears as though the St. Louis Rams have Gone a different direction… Chris Long. With Jackson gone, Long is now the longest-tenured player in the blue and gold. Not only has he stuck around the longest, but he is the embodiment of everything the new-era Rams stand for; non-stop motor, resilient, dominant, and… personable!

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