Rams News Daily Summary: Jan. 24

Rams Quinn, Donald set for the Pro Bowl –PD
To be completely honest, Rams defensive end Robert Quinn would rather be in Hawaii.

Bernie: QBs decide fate of NFL teams; is Bradford ‘That Guy’?
The 2014 NFL playoffs have reaffirmed something that we already knew, but it’s worth repeating: if you want to win big in this league, you’d better have a quarterback capable of leading the way

Chargers Call Report of Stadium Deal in Los Angeles Untrue –ESPN
The San Diego Chargers refuted a report from a St. Louis radio station that the team has a deal in place for a new stadium in Los Angeles.

Fans Could Hold Key to New Stadium Puzzle –PD
The costs of National Football League stadiums are rising. The portion covered by taxpayers is dipping.

Rams Mailbag: On Coordinators, Draft Needs and More –Wagoner

Aaron Donald Pro Bowl Practice: Day 1 –Video

Robert Quinn’s Pro Bowl Practice: Day 1 –Video

Wired: Aaron Donald Mic’d Up at the Pro Bowl –Video

Senior Bowl: What to Watch –Video

Kirwan’s Senior Bowl Top Defensive Players –Video

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Rams Quinn, Donald set for the Pro Bowl –PD

• By Joe Lyons

To be completely honest, Rams defensive end Robert Quinn would rather be in Hawaii.

“I’m a guy who loves the water and the beach, so obviously, I miss that part of it,’’ said Quinn, who’ll join rookie teammate and defensive tackle Aaron Donald with Team Irvin when the NFL’s best square off in the Pro Bowl Sunday at the University of Phoenix in Glendale, Ariz., which also happens to be the site of Super Bowl XLIX on Sunday, Feb. 1. The Pro Bowl, on ESPN, kicks off at 7 p.m.

With the exception of one season, the NFL all-star game from 1980 through 2014 was held at Aloha Stadium in Hawaii. The exception: in 2010, the game was played in Miami, site of that year’s Super Bowl.

The 2015 and 2016 Pro Bowls have been scheduled for Hawaii.

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Bernie: QBs decide fate of NFL teams; is Bradford ‘That Guy’?

• By Bernie Miklasz

The 2014 NFL playoffs have reaffirmed something that we already knew, but it’s worth repeating: if you want to win big in this league, you’d better have a quarterback capable of leading the way. Without a very good quarterback in place, you’re pretty much out of luck.

Put the outliers aside. Don’t be confused by the fact that Trent Dilfer was the starting quarterback when the 2000 Baltimore Ravens smashed their way to the Super Bowl championship.

Yes, Dilfer “won” a Super Bowl — by managing the offense on behalf of a physical, intimidating Ravens defense that allowed only 10 points per game that season. During Baltimore’s 4-0 postseason run, Dilfer completed only 48 percent of his passing attempts, and connected for an average of eight completions per game.

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