Dec 22, 2013; St. Louis, MO, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Mike Glennon (8) is sacked during the fourth quarter by St. Louis Rams defensive end Robert Quinn (94) at the Edward Jones Dome. Mandatory Credit: Scott Kane-USA TODAY Sports

Ramblin' Fan's Thursday Morning Links: Robert Quinn Snubbed, Defense Hungry, And Warner To Bruce

Being narrowly past “humpday” and still 24 or more hours away from the weekend, sometimes we need a little extra to get us through the slow Thursday mornings. With LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony still holding the sports media world hostage, it might seem impossible to get your fill of St. Louis Rams news this week. No fear, my friends, we have some of the best stuff from this week right here…

 

Robert Quinn is the 13th best player in the NFL - Turf Show Times

On the NFL Network’s annual top 100 show, Rams defensive end Robert Quinn was ranked the 13th best player in the league . Being No. 13 in the NFL is a huge honor, especially when you take into account that Quinn wasn’t on the list last year. The rankings are based on an off-season poll given to NFL players, provided by the NFL.

Being the 13th best player is nothing to laugh about and since he is the only Ram on the list we should be happy. But you can also make the case that Quinn should have been ranked higher [Click the link to continue].

 

NFL Notebook: Philosophies for all 32 NFL teams in 2014 - Field Gulls

Well, I don’t think the Rams could have realistically invested more on their offensive and defensive lines. Robert Quinn, Chris Long, Michael Brockers and Aaron Donald formulate the most dangerous starting defensive front four in the league, and Greg Robinson next to Jake Long on the left side of the offensive line isn’t too bad, either [Click the link to continue].

 

After a disappointing season, the Rams defense is loaded and hungry - Sports Illustrated

I was in town for an upcoming SI profile on Fisher, who has since gone off the grid, and could be locked in combat with some giant brown trout as you read this. On foot or in a drift boat, the Rams’ third-year head man will be better able to enjoy his down time knowing that his defense, disappointingly static and reactive last season, is no longer adrift [Click the link to continue].

 

Rams’ top plays: Warner to Bruce – ESPN

This is the third of three plays nominated as the most memorable play in St. Louis Rams history. In the past two days, we have featured Ricky Proehl’s 30-yard touchdown catch to beat Tampa Bay in the NFC Championship Game and linebacker Mike Jones’ game-saving tackle as time expired in Super Bowl XXXIV. Please vote for your choice as the Rams’ most memorable play [Click the link to continue].

 

Seeing Through The Fog – Brad Thorson, ex-NFL player

I’ve been told many times that the process of coming out is cathartic. Yet since coming to terms with my sexuality, I found it arduous and unnecessary. At least that’s what I kept telling myself. So today, I’m putting it in writing and not looking back [Click the link to continue]

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