Game day breakfast with the St. Louis Rams


The regular season is finally upon us and Week 1 brings us division rival Seattle Seahawks. The Seahawks are looking to return to the Super Bowl for the third time in four years while the Rams look to obtain a post season birth for the first time since 2004. It all starts with Week 1 and we have everything you need to get caught up before kickoff.

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Under head coach Jeff Fisher St. Louis has grown accustomed to slow starts, and that’s not good. They will need to come out hot against Seattle on Sunday and keep the momentum and energy high for all 60 minutes if they expect a victory. With a shaky preseason for the offense, the team will need to rely on their defense to make that happen.

Gregg Williams: “Start Fast”, the Rams can’t afford another slow start in 2015. (Nick Wagoner, ESPN)

With running back Tre Mason still nursing a hamstring injury and rookie Todd Gurley still not ready to return from his ACL recovery, the Rams are going to need to dig deep on Sunday at the running back position. All signs point to third string back Benny Cunningham getting the start with the possibility of Isaiah Pead playing a small role. Neither back holds the skill set that Mason and Gurley have, but will need to find a way to be successful on Sunday if St. Louis hopes to have a balanced attack.

Benny Cunningham looks to open 2015 as Rams starting running back. (Kevin Patra,

The Seahawks made one of the biggest offseason acquisitions this year when they traded center Max Unger to the New Orleans Saints for tight end Jimmy Graham. Graham is a Pro Bowl tight end that has the ability to change the face of an offense. A former basketball player. Graham is athletic and dynamic in the passing game. He has the potential to bring a new dimension to the Seattle offense. The question is, how can St. Louis slow him down?

Dec 11, 2014; St. Louis, MO, USA; St. Louis Rams running back Benny Cunningham (36) runs the ball during the first half of a football game against the Arizona Cardinals at the Edward Jones Dome. Mandatory Credit: Scott Kane-USA TODAY Sports

Jimmy Graham vs. St. Louis Rams defense. (Myles Simmons,

2015 will be a very important season for St. Louis for a couple of reasons. One of this reasons is the possibility of relocation looming on the horizon. Proposed plans for a new stadium in Inglewood, CA have Rams fans uneasy as the season begins, and it would appear that they have voiced those concerns through ticket sales. Less bodies in the seats doesn’t bode well for an owner, Stan Kroenke, looking for every little reason to uproot and leave town.

StubHub reports Rams tickets sales are down 15% from last year. (Brad Choat, CBS St. Louis)

When St. Louis drafted running back Todd Gurley back in April a few folks scratched their heads and let out a resounding “huh?” Fisher has been very clear he would like to return his offensive scheme to a more run focused one, but didn’t have the cow bell back to do it. Now with Gurley in the final phase of his recovery from a torn ACL, he’s expected back by Week 4, the Rams may have just that. In some interesting news, it would appear that another team also felt very strongly in Gurley’s skill set.

Seattle Seahawks rated Todd Gurley as number one prospect in the 2015 Draft. (FOX Sports)