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Morning Ram-blings: Plan 'B' for St. Louis

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EARTH CITY, Mo. -- Whether the proposed football stadium on the north St. Louis riverfront gets built or not, there's no doubting that the area for which it's intended is in desperate need of some sort of a makeover.

By now, we've gone over the plan to redevelop that area by way of building a new stadium and surrounding it with new industry and green area. It's the plan the St. Louis stadium task force is diligently pursuing in hopes of keeping the Rams in town and improving a blighted area.

So what happens if the stadium doesn't get built?

That's a question answered by David Hunn of stltoday.com, in his latest piece for the Post-Dispatch.

According to Hunn's report, there have already been discussions about possible alternatives if the stadium doesn't get built. Those plans include many of the things included in the initial plan save for the stadium and the parking. Those plans include residential towers, hotels, shops, possible business startup locations and green space and parks.

In all, the plan is intended to revitalize 180 acres of land that undoubtedly needs revamping.

Whether or not you believe the Rams should stay in St. Louis or go to Los Angeles, it shouldn't be hard to get on board with any plan intended to make a once thriving city better.

I.C.Y.M.I.

A roundup of Tuesday's Rams stories appearing on ESPN.com. ... In the Ram-blings, we opened the day with the possibility of the Carson project gaining steam. ... The Rams lost a scout to the New York Jets recently. ... We closed the day by beginning our offseason roster review in advance of organized team activities, first with quarterbacks then with tight ends.

Elsewhere:

The NFL Nation TV guys talk about Ray Rice, Ray McDonald and how teams are handling domestic violence situations.

ESPN Insider columnist Mike Sando breaks down the effectInsider of Ryan Tannehill's contract on other quarterback deals that are forthcoming.

Michael Sam discussed his journey to the Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football League.

At 101sports.com, Randy Karraker turns a critical eye toward the Bears for the McDonald situation.

At TheMMQB.com, Peter King recounts his reasons for why the Rams went all in on running back Todd Gurley.