Rams News Daily Summary: July 2

New Riverfront Stadium Costs Crest $5 million –PD
The cost of planning for a new riverfront stadium continues to rise.

NFL.com Head Coach Power Rankings. Rams at #15
NFL.com has taken it upon themselves to rank all 32 head coaches in the league.

Jared Cook: Nick Foles Can ‘Grab the Ram by the Horns’
Jared Cook is a great tight end in an unenviable situation.

Two Rams Make All-25 and Under List –Latsch
Our friends over at the fantasy side of the Scout Network published their All-25 and Under NFL team on Thursday. Two St. Louis Rams standouts made the list while another just missed the cut.

Finding the Fits: Rams Hoping Jamon Brown Provides ‘Iron’ at RG –Rang
Fans in St. Louis know better than most that it doesn’t matter how much talent a quarterback or running back possesses if he isn’t surrounded by equal ability (and durability) on the offensive line.

Rodney McLeod Calls 2015 “the Breakout Year” for the St. Louis Rams
Fans are hoping for it. Pundits and analysts are doubting it. But Rams’ free safety Rodney McLeod is calling the 2015 season the year the Rams finally break out.

Rams Rookie QB Sean Mannion Making Adjustment to NFL –St.LouisRams.com
Quarterback is football’s toughest and most important position, especially during a transition to the NFL, and through June, Rams’ rookie Sean Mannion is making positive early strides.

Mike Claiborne Talks Latest L.A. Relocation Reports, Possible Rams’ Attendance Issues –Audio

Rodney McLeod: This Is The Year for Us, A Breakout Year –Video

Jared Cook Has High praise for New Rams QB Nick Foles –Audio

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New Riverfront Stadium Costs Crest $5 million –PD

• By David Hunn

ST. LOUIS • The cost of planning for a new riverfront stadium continues to rise.

This week, the tally climbed to more than $5 million, paid out by the public board that owns the Edward Jones Dome, on behalf of Gov. Jay Nixon’s stadium task force.

Nixon’s two-man team announced plans for the $985 million open-air riverfront arena in January, days after St. Louis Rams owner Stan Kroenke leaked his own plans to build a stadium in Los Angeles.

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NFL.com Head Coach Power Rankings. Rams at #15

by Michael Condon

NFL.com has taken it upon themselves to rank all 32 head coaches in the league. 32 of the most prestigious jobs in the country belong to 32 men that will see more scrutiny in 17 weeks than the average person will see in a lifetime throughout his or her career. 32 of the most sought after jobs for anyone in the football world. How did the NFC West fair? Let’s take a look.

St. Louis Rams: Jeff Fisher – Rank #15

A little better than halfway up the pack for Fisher seems about right. Taking a look at his history with the Tennessee Titans might incline some people to place him higher in the countdown, but the recent shortcomings he has had in St. Louis can not be ignored. Failing to finish better than 7-8-1 in three years has placed a sense of urgency on the 2015 season. Roster turnover in high profile positions will only stir the pot further as Fisher looks to put the doubters in the rear view mirror with a playoff appearance in 2015 for the first time in his tenure as head coach of the Rams.

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Jared Cook: Nick Foles Can ‘Grab the Ram by the Horns’

 

By Conor Orr

Jared Cook is a great tight end in an unenviable situation.

In each of his first two seasons in St. Louis the quarterback situation has been a disaster. Cook’s numbers, while strong at 52 catches and 634 yards, reflected the constant instability.

But in an interview with FOX Sports this week, he detailed the one ingredient that the quarterback position was truly missing, and the one thing Nick Foles has brought to town.

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Two Rams Make All-25 and Under List –Latsch

By Nate Latsch

Our friends over at the fantasy side of the Scout Network published their All-25 and Under NFL team on Thursday. Two St. Louis Rams standouts made the list while another just missed the cut.

The NFL All-25 and Under Team is highlighted by some of the players you might expect like Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck, Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell and New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr.

The two Rams that made the cut aren’t big surprises.

Defensive end Robert Quinn, a two-time Pro Bowl selection, was one of three defensive linemen selected.

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