Today is Thanksgiving, one of my favorite holidays for sure. It’s a great time to spend with family, eat some good food, and take a step back on life and remember what you are thankful for. As Rams fans we have a lot to be thankful for this season, but we have narrowed the list down to three, and here they are:
Kellen Clemens Is Our Backup Quarterback
When Sam Bradford went down with a torn ACL injury, everybody had to be thinking that the season was lost. That just hasn’t been the case however. Right now the Rams sit at 5-6, two games out of a playoff spot, and it a lot of that is due to Kellen Clemens.
When Peyton Manning had to sit out 2011 and the Colts were forced to go with Curtis Painter, the Colts looked nothing like they had the year before. That just proved two things. One the Colts weren’t prepared for the departure of Manning, and two, how great Manning is.
The Rams could have been stuck with Curtis Painter, but instead they had Kellen Clemens who has been with the Rams the last two seasons, knew the personnel, and best of all, was familiar with the offense.
Since taking over Clemens has given the Rams a chance to win every game and has came out with two. That’s really all you can ask for from a backup quarterback, and that is why Rams fans are thankful to have Kellen Clemens.
When the Rams drafted Zac Stacy, not many expected him to start if any. That has been the case however since week 5. Before then the Rams had no run game and because of that, were struggling on offense.
Since taking over however, he has rushed for 624 yards and has rushed for over 100 yards twice and had it not been for a head injury he would have done it for a third time last week.
Stacy has added a spark to this team, as well as many fantasy teams, and if he keeps this up Stacy could become the first St. Louis Rams running back not named Steven Jackson or Marshall Faulk to rush for over 1,000 yards and the first Ram not named Jackson or Faulk since Jerome Bettis rushed for 1,025 yards in 1994.
Arent we thankful the Rams moved up in the fifth round to get that diamond in the rough.
Redskins Poor Season
This season ESPN has made it well known that the Redskins have not done too well since making the playoffs last season. Luckily for the Rams, they hold the Redskins’ first round draft pick which will more than likely be in the top 10 if not the top 5.
Last season it was suspected that the Redskins had come on the better end of the RGIII trade getting their franchise quarterback, but after this season, that doesn’t seem to be the case as the Rams have received Michael Brockers (starter), Janoris Jenkins (starter), Isaiah Pead(near bust), Rokevious Watkins(no longer on roster), Alec Ogletree(starter), Stedman Bailey(special teams standout and developing wide receiver), Zac Stacy(starter), and another pick if not more if the Rams trade out of the Redskins spot.
With the Redskins poor season the Rams will be adding a lot more talent to an already talented roster making the future of this team very exciting.
To finish things off, we at Ramblin’ Fan would like to send a shout out to those serving and cannot be with their families on this family oriented holiday, we all greatly appreciate what you do. We hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving and enjoys their Turkey along with some football and pumpkin pie. As always…Go Rams!