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September 30, 1992 | JOHN WEYLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Maybe the Rams can coax Peter, Paul and Mary to record the team's theme song for the '90s: Where has all the offense gone? And the long passing? As they stood on the threshold of a new decade, the Rams possessed an offense that was the epitome of finesse football. Remember the winter of '89? Jim Everett's spirals and Henry Ellard's hands, or maybe Flipper Anderson's feet. Streaks and flashes and 41 points on the board.
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October 31, 2012 | By Gary Klein
As defensive coordinator for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Monte Kiffin prepared for the 1999 NFC championship game and a St. Louis Rams offense that would come to be known as the "Greatest Show on Turf. " Quarterback Kurt Warner was the triggerman for a high-scoring unit that featured multidimensional running back Marshall Faulk and receivers Torry Holt and Isaac Bruce. The Rams beat the Buccaneers, 11-6, en route to the Super Bowl, and Kiffin has never forgotten the speed he schemed to neutralize.
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October 26, 1985
If John Robinson says one more word about how wonderful Dieter Brock is, I'm going to throw up! AL CARNIEL Los Angeles
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August 1, 2011 | By Sam Farmer
— Answering the bell is no problem for Sam Bradford, preparing for Round 2 of his NFL career. Answering to the beeper, though, is a different story. The St. Louis Rams quarterback is looking to build on his spectacular debut, a season that earned him NFL offensive-rookie-of-the-year honors. Now, he's learning a new offense — without the benefit of a structured off-season — and waiting for Coach Steve Spagnuolo to break out the beeper. That's a timer that sits just behind the offense in seven-on-seven drills and gives Bradford precisely 2.7 seconds to get rid of the ball before a loud beep sounds, signaling he's been sacked.
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October 12, 1985
When the Rams won on the last play of the game last Sunday, Coach John Robinson looked as stunned as Tom Lasorda when the Dodgers win in the ninth on three handle hits, a bad call and a lucky bounce. JACK GIBSON Palm Desert
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September 22, 1992 | TIM KAWAKAMI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Rams' offense, which a long time ago used to be familiar with big games and scoreboard magic, is lost and nobody can find it. Not Jim Everett, whose quarterback rating has taken a no-longer rare dip into mediocrity and who hasn't had a three-touchdown game since Nov. 10 of last year. Not the receivers, who have one touchdown in the first three games. Not Coach Chuck Knox, who sees miscue after miscue haunt the Rams' struggle toward competitiveness. How far gone is it?
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September 26, 1989 | CHRIS DUFRESNE, Times Staff Writer
Sunday's pinball game between the Rams and Green Bay Packers made you wonder if there is such a thing as great defense in the National Football League anymore. The Rams thought they had something special with their Eagle, yet through three winning weeks the defense has been burned for four long touchdown passes while allowing opponents an average of 393 total yards a game. Good thing the Rams' offense is doing the same unto others.
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September 13, 1987 | CHRIS DUFRESNE, Times Staff Writer
With the threat of a players' strike looming, today's opener between the Rams and the Houston Oilers at the Astrodome becomes more important because it could decide a divisional championship in a two-game season. All striking and kidding aside, the Rams really don't need any more incentive for this one. After months of talking, writing and whispering, it's finally time to unwrap the new offense.
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October 11, 1992 | TIM KAWAKAMI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A week after a confidence-building trip to bountiful, the Rams' offense must journey into the valley of noise, where so many offenses have been riven asunder. Moving the ball up and down the field in defeat--as they did last week against the San Francisco 49ers--is one thing, but the New Orleans Saints, tonight in the Superdome, will test the revived Ram offense in a much different fashion.
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September 17, 1994
Given that the Rams lost, 31-13, to Atlanta, I guess their Cinderella season has come to an end. DAVID FACTOR Los Angeles The Ram offense, circa the 1970s, under Chuck Knox: McCutcheon left, McCutcheon right, dropped pass, punt. The Ram offense, circa the 1990s, under Chuck Knox: Bettis left, Bettis right, dropped pass, punt. MICHAEL A. GLUECK Newport Beach Georgia proudly says she has "run" the Ram organization. I think she left out an i . JANN KRONICK-GATH Long Beach
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January 20, 2002 | SAM FARMER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Quarterback Kurt Warner, he of the bruised vocal cords, barely uttered a sound for most of the week. Welcome to the club. The St. Louis defense has been operating with near-silent efficiency all season, tiptoeing its way to a No. 2 ranking in the NFL. Then again, it's hard to hear anything over the jet-engine scream of the Ram offense.
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December 11, 2000 | ROBYN NORWOOD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The old Rams were back Sunday, and you can put it on Kurt Warner's tab. Humbled by three consecutive losses and fighting to make the playoffs, the Super Bowl champions took it out on the Minnesota Vikings with a 40-29 victory. The Rams played like it was 1999, and they partied like it too, celebrating their first two touchdowns with the banned Bob 'N Weave. Bring on the fines. "I told them it's on me. Go have some fun at my expense," said Warner, who wanted to see the old swagger again.
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November 20, 2000 | ROY JURGENS
WASHINGTON AT ST. LOUIS, 6 p.m. * The line: St. Louis by 6. * Story line: Washington heads into the Trans World Dome needing a win and looking to take advantage of the Giants' loss to Detroit. Picked by many to unseat the Rams in the NFC, the Redskins have been somewhat disappointing, especially on "Monday Night Football," where they've gone 0-2. * Key matchups: Ram wide receivers vs. Redskin defensive backs. Ram quarterback Trent Green and Co.
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November 12, 2000 | BOB OATES, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The proposition that the Oakland Raiders are finally a Super Bowl team again this season will be tested, for perhaps the last time, in the Game of the Week Monday night at Denver. If the Raiders win that one, their bright future will be more fact than proposition. For there's nothing much left on their schedule except teams that don't score much, teams like Pittsburgh and Atlanta and Seattle.
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September 5, 2000 | ROBYN NORWOOD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Worst to first: The Denver Broncos think that has a nice ring to it. That was the St. Louis Rams' game last season, and on the night the Rams hung their Super Bowl banner and showed off the Vince Lombardi Trophy at midfield, they weren't inclined to let any dreamers ruin the evening. The Broncos tried, taking a one-point lead in the fourth quarter before losing, 41-36.
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January 31, 2000 | BOB OATES, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
With Kurt Warner at quarterback, the St. Louis Rams showed they can score with greater ease from their 27-yard line than the other team's 27-yard line in Super Bowl XXXIV Sunday when they beat the Tennessee Titans with one fourth-quarter big play, 23-16. Wide receiver Isaac Bruce, who caught Warner's long pass for the game-deciding 73-yard touchdown, is but one member of the finest offensive cast in the NFL.
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October 6, 1990
The way I see it, when the general isn't too smart, the army isn't going to win. John Robinson used Curt Warner for more than two quarters and thoroughly messed up the whole Ram offense. General John should have realized that Curt no longer had the magic touch, nor is he likely to regain it in the future. If Robinson ever realizes that Cleveland Gary is the man of the future, then we might start winning the war again. BOB HUTTON, Burbank
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January 25, 2000 | PAUL GUTIERREZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Anne Tollefson knew that life as the wife of a professional football player would be different. After all, in just more than a year she went from meeting Tom Mack on a blind date when he was in Pasadena for the 1965 Rose Bowl game to typing up her soon-to-be fiancee's first NFL contract in a New York City hotel room with a lawyer looking over her shoulder.
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December 10, 1994
I suspect that Jim Everett would like to wish the Rams' ownership and management a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year for: 1. Trading him to the Saints. 2. Rejuvenating his career and wallet. 3. Allowing him to embarrass the Rams twice. 4. Proving to the world that the Ram offense really is obsolete. 5. Showing that no matter how many times you change the quarterback, other players, coaches or home city, you still can't win if you have the same bungling ownership and management.
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