December 20, 1990 |
Ram Coach John Robinson received support Wednesday from a coach not usually considered gracious to his peers. But Atlanta Falcon Coach Jerry Glanville says he knows what Robinson is going through. Last season, when he was coach of the Houston Oilers, Glanville sensed trouble despite making the playoffs three consecutive seasons. He interviewed with the Falcons before the Houston Oilers fired him.
July 22, 1990 |
More than ever, this summer's Ram camp promises to be a case of survival of the fittest, quickest and fastest. It's all a part of Coach John Robinson's new theory on natural roster selection. He has created competitive situations and is asking his players to determine the starters. Then again, such a course becomes a must when a coach has so many players of comparable worth. Some years, the gap between Ram starters and reserves has been wide enough to drive a truck through.
January 11, 1990
Anybody else sick and tired of watching the Denver Broncos being blown out of Super Bowls? I hereby become an honorary member of the Southern California Browns Backers Assn. Let's allow a breath of fresh air into the bowl on Jan. 28. . . . What the Browns must do Sunday against John Elway, though, is tighten up a pass defense that has allowed career-high yardage totals to Buffalo's Jim Kelly and Houston's Warren Moon the past two weeks. . . .
December 19, 1989 |
At last glance, it was 14 degrees in New England. The Rams are dropping passes in their sleep just thinking about it. Or so the legend goes. As the mercury plunges, so plunges every postseason notion the Rams will ever consider. This week, the Sunshine Boys take their precision, warm-weather pass offense to Foxboro, Mass., for a crucial season-ending game against the Patriots. Depending on league paper work, the Rams might have to win just to qualify for the playoffs.
November 28, 1989 |
Flipper Anderson's set-up man, Jim Everett, was so lost in the landscape of Anderson's record-breaking receiving performance against New Orleans that it took a night's sleep and a film session to comprehend Everett's role. Now, brace yourself for the two greatest single feats ever witnessed by a coach on the same night. Move over, Flipper. "I think Jim Everett played his best game ever as a pro," Ram Coach John Robinson said.
May 22, 1989 |
File this under new seasons, new tailbacks, new controversies, new holdouts. Eric Dickerson is only a memory, but the concept lives on in Anaheim, where the Rams open mini-camp today without leading rusher Greg Bell, who is laying the groundwork--"If I was in Buffalo, I'd probably be making a million a year"--for one hot summer of No. 42. The season opener, remember, is Sept. 10 at Atlanta, but don't be shocked if Bell isn't on the midnight plane to Georgia. So what makes for a really good holdout?