Friday, December 30, 2011, 8:09pm
Brandon Lloyd has been happy as a Ram and says he wants to return to St. Louis next season and beyond.
"I would like to stay here," he told the Post-Dispatch. "I've been well-received by the players, by the coaches, by the community. It's been overwhelming; an overwhelmingly warm reception. Coming back to Missouri and St. Louis. I would love to grow with Sam Bradford; that would be awesome. I've never had a true elite-level quarterback in my career."
But there's a catch for Lloyd, the Kansas City area native who's scheduled for unrestricted free agency after this season. If offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels leaves St. Louis, Lloyd would attempt to follow.
"I can't even lie about that," Lloyd said. "I'm tied to McDaniels. He uses me differently than other offensive coordinators used me in my entire career. He uses me as an every-play receiver. The short game, mid-range game, gimmick passes, deep balls.
"I do everything in this offense as opposed to other coordinators who would just run me off as the deep guy; run me off into double coverage and then say I'm not open. So I really like how Josh uses me within the offense. I'm extremely comfortable in the offense. So that is definitely going to be a. ...
At this point Lloyd paused and didn't finish the thought.
A consideration? A factor?
"Probably No. 1 (as a factor)," Lloyd replied. "Because I want to be successful, and I want to earn whatever money I'm making. I want to be used in ways where I feel comfortable and I can be successful. And Josh knows how to do that."
McDaniels has not been successful in St. Louis, but he's been very successful in developing Brandon Lloyd. At this point it doesn't seem likely that McDaniels will be back, which means that Lloyd may be leaving as well.
Monday, December 26, 2011, 1:50pm
Coach Spagnuolo presser; Sam Bradford and AJ Feeley will be day-to-day, Chris Long had no set backs coming out of the Pittsburgh game.
Friday, December 23, 2011, 6:27pm
Thursday, December 22, 2011, 6:47pm
Rams QB Sam Bradford (ankle) missed practice again Thursday. Bradford is not looking good for Week 16. A.J. Feeley (right thumb) did not practice again on Thursday, so it looks like Kellen Clemens will get the start.
Wednesday, December 21, 2011, 7:51pm
Rams QB Sam Bradford (ankle) did not practice Wednesday. There have been rumors that the Rams were going to place him on injured reserve, but Bradford wants to stay on the active roster. Either way, he's not looking good for Week 16. A.J. Feeley (right thumb) did not practice Wednesday, so it looks like Kellen Clemens will get the start.
Wednesday, December 21, 2011, 1:03pm
Rams QB Sam Bradford could miss his fifth start with a high left ankle sprain this week at Pittsburgh and there's only two weeks left in a losing season, but he made it clear Tuesday that he doesn't want to go on injured reserve.
"Absolutely. I've said that now for the past two weeks," Bradford said. "I told Coach I'm trying to get my ankle healthy as quick as possible, I want to be out there as soon as it's good to go."
Asked why it was so important to play again given the Rams are 2-12, Bradford had an emotional response.
"It's my job. That's why I'm here. I'm here to play football, I'm not here to ride the bike, I'm not here to sit on the sideline," Bradford said. "And no matter what happens, I mean, why wouldn't I want to play?
"You put so much time in, you put so much work in, and then to just have it taken away and not be able to go out there and do what you love to do, it's not easy."
The Rams play at Pittsburgh in week 16, which is the fantasy finals in many leagues.
Friday, December 16, 2011, 7:08pm
Rams QB Sam Bradford (ankle, doubtful) missed practice all week and is doubtful for Week 15. A.J. Feeley (right thumb, out) is out, so it looks like Kellen Clemens will get the start against the Bengals. This is a downgrade for Brandon Lloyd.
Thursday, December 15, 2011, 6:40pm
Rams QB Sam Bradford (ankle) and A.J. Feeley (right thumb) missed practice again Thursday. If Bradford and Feeley can't go, the Rams would likely turn to Kellen Clemens, which would be a downgrade for Brandon Lloyd.
Wednesday, December 14, 2011, 7:01pm
Rams QB Sam Bradford (ankle) did not practice Wednesday. He said that his ankle is "going backward," which is not a good sign. A.J. Feeley (right thumb) did not practice Wednesday. Feeley, if healthy, would get the start. If Bradford and Feeley can't go, the Rams would likely turn to Kellen Clemens.
Seattle's defense is pretty decent so Bradford isn't a great option, especially if there is some doubt with his status leading up to the game. We'll post the inactives about an hour before the start.
Saturday, December 10, 2011, 2:19pm
Bradford isn't worth waiting on. It will probably be a long night for the St. Louis offense even if he manages to play.
Friday, December 9, 2011, 6:31pm
Rams QB Sam Bradford (ankle) and A.J. Feeley (right thumb) missed practice again Friday. It doesn't look like Bradford or Feeley will play against the Seahawks, which leaves Tom Brandstater and the recently acquired Kellen Clemens as the Rams' two options at QB. It should be a banner day for the Seattle DT.