Rams Rumors & News

  • As youngest head coach, Sean McVay plans to earn players’ respect

    Pro Football Talk "New Rams coach Sean McVay is only 30 years old, an age his players may associate more with a teammate than with a head coach. But McVay isn’t worried about whether players will listen to a coach who’s not much older (or maybe even a little younger) than they are. McVay said today on PFT Live..." January 20

  • Rams punter Johnny Hekker calls for expansion, not relocation

    Sportsnaut "The Oakland Raiders’ decision to file relocation papers for Las Vegas is bound to bring up some strong emotions. Los Angeles Rams punter Johnny Hekker, a man certainly familiar with team relocation, expressed his thoughts on Twitter. Hekker is partially right. If the NFL wants to reach new..." January 20

  • Rams long snapper picked for Pro Bowl

    Pro Football Talk "Rams long snapper Jake McQuaide has been selected to represent the NFC in the Pro Bowl. McQuaide is a first-time Pro Bowler. He’s been the Rams’ long snapper since 2011. " January 19

  • Chargers' Jason Verrett Disses Rams 'We're the Better Team, Period.'

    TMZ "The battle for L.A. has begun ... and Chargers Pro Bowl safety Jason Verrett just fired one of the first shots! Verrett was leaving the Chargers media event in L.A. on Wednesday when we asked which team the locals would embrace more ... the L.A. Chargers or the L.A. Rams? "Chargers,"..." January 19

  • Rams will turn attention to possible front-office improvements

    Pro Football Talk "Now that the Rams have a new head coach, other changes could be coming to the organization. Per a source with knowledge of the situation, the Rams will now look at ways to improve their front office. While searching for their latest coach, the Rams obtained feedback from various persons. They..." January 16

  • Dre Kirkpatrick isn’t impressed with Rams

    Pro Football Talk "It’s not clear how the Rams will react to the youngest coach in modern NFL history. It is clear how at least one potential free agent from another team is reacting. Bengals cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick will, absent a new contract in Cincinnati, be available to sign with any team he wants in..." January 15

  • Rams may let ‘Fisher guys’ walk in free agency

    Larry Brown Sports "The Los Angeles Rams may be intent on erasing any and all traces of former head coach Jeff Fisher from their franchise. According to a report by Charles Robinson of Yahoo! Sports on Saturday, the Rams could let “Fisher guys” (namely, wide receiver Kenny Britt and cornerback Trumaine Johnson)..." January 15

  • McVay: Rams will be “built on character”

    Pro Football Talk "The Jeff Fisher Rams periodically drew criticism for chippy play that often crossed the line. The Sean McVay Rams apparently won’t be that way, “[W]e’re going to be a team that’s built on character,” McVay told reporters on Friday. “We feel that true leadership is about building and developing..." January 14

  • Seahawks coach Pete Carroll calls two NFL teams in Los Angeles ‘an enormous experiment’

    Seattle Times "Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll has a pretty keen insight into the Los Angeles sports scene, having been the coach of the USC Trojans from 2001-09 and retaining ties to the area through his A Better LA organization. And Carroll sounded less than sure that having two NFL teams in the Los..." January 14

  • Rams COO on new coach Sean McVay: I close my eyes and hear Jon Gruden

    NFL.com "The Los Angeles Rams believe they've hired the next Jon Gruden. While introducing Sean McVay on Friday, Rams COO Kevin Demoff gushed about his new coach's excitement, intelligence and maturity. "... There are times when I close my eyes you hear Jon Gruden -- whether it's the cadence, whether..." January 14

  • Former Redskins DC Barry joining Rams as assistant HC

    Fanrag Sports "The Los Angeles Rams will nam Joe Barry assistant head coach to Sean McVay and the linebackers coach, per Peter Schrager of FOX Sports. Barry has spent the past two seasons working alongside McVay with the Washington Redskins, with Barry acting as the defensive coordinator, while McVay was the..." January 14

  • Stan Kroenke welcomes a competitor to town

    Pro Football Talk "It’s a weird time for the Rams. On one hand, they have finagled 10 (and maybe one of these days 12) more events per year at the $2 billion stadium they’ll built without public money. On the other hand, they have a competitor in their own building. So when Rams owner Stan Kroenke welcomes the..." January 13

  • Sean McVay will call plays, fit scheme to players

    Pro Football Talk "The Rams were obviously impressed with Sean McVay’s offensive acumen or they wouldn’t have made him the youngest head coach in the NFL. He’ll get a chance to show off that acumen as the team’s offensive play caller. McVay confirmed that he’d be the one responsible for calling the plays at a..." January 13

  • Sean McVay’s grandfather thinks age is just a number

    L.A. Daily News "John McVay was ecstatic when he heard that his grandson, Sean, has become the Rams head coach. He also said someone else would be happier. “That Rams quarterback is going to love this,” he said Thursday, referring to Jared Goff. Sean McVay, who will turn 31 on Jan. 24, was the offensive..." January 13

  • Rams reportedly land Wade Phillips as defensive coordinator on McVay's staff

    USA Today "New Los Angeles Rams coach Sean McVay will have at least one established veteran on his staff as he begins his first season as the youngest head coach in NFL history. Phillips is joining the Rams as the team's defensive coordinator on a lucrative three-year deal, a person familiar with the move..." January 13

  • Sean McVay viewed as favorite to land Rams job

    Larry Brown Sports "Washington offensive coordinator Sean McVay may reportedly have the inside track on the Los Angeles Rams coaching job. According to Alden Gonzalez of ESPN, McVay, who is set to have a second interview with the team this week, is viewed as the favorite for the position. In fact, the..." January 12

  • Rams Reportedly Retaining GM Les Snead

    NFL Trade Rumors "Vincent Bonsignore reports that the Rams will retain Les Snead as their general manager following the announcement that they’ve hired Sean McVay as their new head coach. Snead managed to survive and even aid the team’s head-coaching search, despite the fact that they fired Jeff Fisher a few..." January 12

  • Rams hire Sean McVay as their new head coach

    Los Angeles Times "The Rams on Thursday hired Sean McVay as their head coach. McVay, 30, was the Washington Redskins’ offensive coordinator for the last three seasons. He becomes the youngest NFL head coach in modern history. McVay was offered the job after his second interview with the Rams on Wednesday...." January 12

  • Anthony Lynn set to interview again with Rams and Chargers

    Pro Football Talk "After failing to shed the interim title in Buffalo, Anthony Lynn is looking west for his next opportunity. According to Josina Anderson of ESPN, Lynn has scheduled second interviews with the Rams and Chargers this week. Lynn was thought to be the favorite for the Bills job, but that one was..." January 12

  • Rams safety T.J. McDonald pleads guilty to one misdemeanor count

    Los Angeles Times "Rams safety T.J. McDonald, who was arrested last May after a traffic accident in Woodland Hills, pleaded guilty to one misdemeanor count of reckless driving involving drugs or alcohol, a spokesman for the Los Angeles City Attorney’s office said Wednesday. McDonald, a free agent when the NFL..." January 12

  • The NFL's Drug of Choice

    Bleacher Report "They didn't ask questions. If something hurt, NFL players simply stepped in line behind dozens of others waiting for the same drug. One by one, for years, players have taken a shot of Toradol to the rear or swallowed the drug in pill form to play football on Sunday. The game-day ritual was..." January 11

  • Pacific Pro Football League for non-NFL-eligible players to debut

    ESPN "A new pro football league announced Wednesday it plans to begin hiring players in winter 2017 and staging games in summer 2018. The Pacific Pro Football League is for players who have graduated from high school but aren't in college and haven't been out for three years in order to make..." January 11

  • NFL star Tre Mason arrested in July ATV incident

    Palm Beach Post "NFL player and former Park Vista High School football star Tre Mason was arrested Tuesday night for reportedly fleeing on an ATV from a deputy in July, records show. Mason was in a park at about 3 p.m. July 27 doing wheelies on an ATV, driving carelessly and “tearing the place up” on roads west..." January 11

  • Jon Gruden Spoke To LA Rams In Advisory Capacity

    Turf Show Times "In a piece from Yahoo! Sports’ Charles Robinson last night, we learn that former NFL Head Coach Jon Gruden has been advising the Los Angeles Rams in their search for a new head coach: One source said Gruden spoke with the Rams, but that the former NFL coach was acting in an advisory capacity,..." January 11

  • Super Bowl ad spending for first 51 years totals almost $5 billion

    Awful Announcing "The Super Bowl is an event where the ads are almost as important as the game. Over the years, attention to the commercials has grown to the point where you can preview them on YouTube and other sites before the Big Game. Because the Super Bowl draws the year’s biggest television audience, it’s no..." January 11

  • Les Snead still in a tenuous situation in L.A.

    Pro Football Talk "As the Rams search for a head coach, there’s still a chance they’ll be searching for a General Manager. Largely lost in the departure of Jeff Fisher has been the status of Les Snead. Hired after Fisher and, as a practical matter, by Fisher to serve as the coach’s personnel executive, Snead..." January 09

  • Rams to interview Mike Vrabel for head-coaching vacancy

    Pro Football Talk "A surprising new name has been added to the Rams’ coaching wish list: Mike Vrabel. Vrabel, the Texans’ linebackers coach, will interview with the Rams next week, Albert Breer of TheMMQB.com reports. Vrabel is best known to football fans for his 14-year career as a linebacker for the..." January 09

  • Rams trying to reschedule Kyle Shanahan interview after weather postponement

    Pro Football Talk "The Rams hit the road this weekend to interview head coaching candidates that work for teams with first-round byes in the playoffs, but they weren’t able to talk to everyone they wanted to on Saturday. The Rams were in the Boston area to meet with Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels..." January 08

  • Rams looking closely at Redskins OC Sean McVay for HC vacancy

    Pro Football Talk "The Rams are currently ruling out no head-coaching candidates. Eventually, they could be hiring the youngest guy on the list. Per a source with knowledge of the situation, the Rams are spending a lot of time doing their homework on Washington offensive coordinator Sean McVay. The 30-year-old..." January 08

  • Move to LA results in fewer people in LA watching Rams games

    Sportsnaut "One of the biggest draws of a Los Angeles-based football team to the NFL is the large viewership market. With a population of over five million residents in the greater LA area, the LA television market ranks second in the country behind only New York accounting for a whopping 4.775% of the US..." January 07

  • Chris Berman stepping down from ESPN NFL studio role

    Larry Brown Sports "Sundays are going to look and feel a lot different at ESPN next fall, as longtime broadcaster Chris Berman is stepping down from his current in the network’s NFL studio. ESPN announced on Thursday that Berman will no longer be hosting ESPN’s NFL studio programming following the playoffs. He..." January 05

  • NFL TV viewership dropped an average of 8 percent this season

    ESPN "Broadcasters of NFL games saw television viewership drop by an average of 8 percent for the 2016 regular season, as a typical game was watched by 1.4 million fewer people than last season (16.5 million versus 17.9 million), according to league data obtained by ESPN. Prime-time broadcasts were..." January 05

  • It's no joke: A barista and a farmer walk into a Vegas sportsbook, and come out with $1.2 million

    Covers.com "So, a barista and a farmer walk into the Las Vegas Superbook… It sounds like the setup for a great joke, right? Well, it’s no joke, although the barista and the farmer are now laughing all the way to the bank. That’s because the two finished No. 1-2 in the prestigious SuperContest, the..." January 05

  • Rams' coaching search not likely to include candidates from college ranks

    Orange County Register "As the Rams prepare for the meaty part of their search for a new head coach, they made one thing clear Wednesday: that coach is likely to come from the ranks of current NFL assistant coaches. Rams chief operating officer Kevin Demoff, in an interview on the team’s official website, said that..." January 05

  • Agent's Take: 10 NFL stars who could be in different uniforms in 2017

    CBS Sports "A player getting released because his performance doesn't justify his salary is a way of life in the NFL, where contracts aren't fully guaranteed. When a player is released or traded, the remaining proration of the salary components that are treated like signing bonus immediately accelerate into..." January 04

  • Finalists for 2017 Hall of Fame class include LaDainian Tomlinson, Jason Taylor, Brian Dawkins

    ESPN "First-year eligibles LaDainian Tomlinson, Jason Taylor and Brian Dawkins are among 15 modern-era finalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Also making the finals are Morten Andersen, Tony Boselli, Isaac Bruce, Don Coryell, Terrell Davis, Alan Faneca, Joe Jacoby, Ty Law, John Lynch, Kevin..." January 04

  • Rams Tight End Fell Heartbreakingly Short of Huge Bonus

    12 Up "​It doesn't get much rougher than this. The regular season in the NFL has finally ended, and with its expiration date comes a ton of information that fans usually don't get ahold of. Things like the kind of incentive bonuses that players receive for achieving certain milestones throughout..." January 03

  • Rams QB Jared Goff: 'You can learn from the bad'

    ESPN "Moments following a 44-6 loss to the division-rival Arizona Cardinals late Sunday afternoon, Los Angeles Rams rookie quarterback Jared Goff went around the room, shaking hands and patting teammates on the back for a lost season that was now finished. He made sure to seek out the younger players..." January 03

  • Next Rams coach has plenty to fix

    L.A. Daily News "Chemistry. Accountability. Culture. Usually, those are buzz words that losing teams toss out in lieu of actual analysis of what went wrong. Other teams, the words can be quite revealing. Why did the Rams lose this year? And the year before? And each of the five years under former coach Jeff..." January 03

  • Rams to interview John Fassel on Monday

    Pro Football Talk "The season has ended for the Rams, and the process of searching for a new coach will heat up, quickly. Per a source with knowledge of the situation, interim coach John Fassel will be interviewed on Monday. The process thereafter will depend in large part on who is available to be interviewed..." January 02

  • Rams, Bills, Chargers request interview with Dolphins DC Joseph

    ESPN "Miami Dolphins defensive coordinator Vance Joseph joined the team this season with high credentials and the label of being a “future head coach.” It appears that label is coming closer to becoming a reality. The Dolphins have been contacted by teams requesting to interview Joseph for..." January 02

  • Rams request to interview Lynn, Shanahan

    Pro Football Talk "The Rams have formally requested permission to interview both Bills offensive coordinator Anthony Lynn and Falcons offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan for their vacant head coaching position, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported Monday. PFT reported Sunday night that the Rams would have interest in..." January 02

  • Rams to interview Redskins OC Sean McVay

    CBS Washington "The Redskins coaching staff for the 2017 season is not yet set in stone, but if offensive coordinator Sean McVay does not return to Washington, it’s because he was hired for a better job, not because he was fired. It has long been rumored that he’d be a top head coaching candidate this..." January 02

  • Rams, 49ers, Jaguars reportedly reach out to interview Patriots' Josh McDaniels

    CBS Sports "The courting of Josh McDaniels is underway. On Sunday, three teams reportedly reached out to the Patriots' offensive coordinator to express their interest in hiring him to fill their coaching vacancies. Those three teams? The Rams, Jaguars, and 49ers, according to the Monday Morning..." January 02

  • If Sean Payton trade happens, Saints will consider Doug Marrone

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "Former New Orleans Saints offensive coordinator Doug Marrone would be given serious consideration for the head coaching position if Sean Payton leaves after the season, CBS Sports reported Sunday. The report said there remained a "very real" possibility for the Saints to complete a trade that..." January 02

  • Doug Marrone a candidate for Rams job

    Pro Football Talk "Doug Marrone ended last season as the Jaguars’ interim head coach. Next season, he could be the Rams’ head coach. The Rams are requesting permission from the Jaguars to interview Marrone, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. Marrone spent two years as head coach of the Bills, going 6-10 in his..." January 02

  • Cardinals rout Rams 44-6

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- Three touchdown passes by Carson Palmer and a smothering Arizona defense allowed the Cardinals to crush the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday. Palmer completed 20 of 38 passes for 255 yards and an interception as the Cardinals (7-8-1) rolled to a 44-6 victory over the Rams at the..." January 01

  • Rams, Sean Payton have mutual interest

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "Sean Payton and the Los Angeles Rams share "mutual interest" in him becoming the team's next head coach, and the decision lies largely with New Orleans Saints general manager Mickey Loomis, NFL.com reported Sunday. The report said Payton and the Rams have not had any contact. That could change..." January 01

  • Hall of Fame game moved to Thursday night to start preseason

    ESPN "The Hall of Fame game will be played on Aug. 3 -- a Thursday night -- next summer, two days before the inductions into the pro football shrine. On Wednesday, the hall announced the change in schedule. Previously, the game was played on a Sunday, one night after the inductions. Participants..." December 28

  • Jared Goff on Rams' struggles: I'll give it my all to fix it

    NFL.com "The Rams held a one-touchdown lead Saturday in a game that seemed to drag on forever with little cause for excitement. Then the fourth quarter arrived, the Niners mounted a furious comeback and Jared Goff had a nice little opportunity to boost his Q Score. A game-sealing interception likely..." December 25