Morning Ram-blings: Christmas reading

ST. LOUIS -- Good morning, Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all. A little later today, we'll offer up a St. Louis Rams Christmas List provided by you, the fans via Twitter.

For now, here's a little light reading on the Rams before you open your presents and check out the Disney World Christmas Parade. Have a great one and, as always, thanks for reading.


A roundup of Tuesday's Rams stories appearing on ESPN.com. … In yesterday's Ram-blings, we tipped our cap to kicker Greg Zuerlein for his quietly strong second season. … In the final edition of Weekly Redskins Watch, we broke down the possibilities for the Rams' draft pick from Washington, a pick that almost certainly won't be worse than No. 3. … In this week's Buzz video, we discussed the Rams' desire to play spoiler in Seattle while attempting to reach .500 for the first time since 2006. … This week's Power Rankings saw the Rams jump a spot to No. 19 after three weeks at No. 20. … We closed our Christmas Eve with a couple of film study sessions, one on defense and one on offense from the Rams' win against Tampa Bay.


At stltoday.com, columnist Bryan Burwell provides his take on how Jake Long's injury could alter the Rams' approach to the draft, though he leaves out one possible impact tackle in Auburn's Greg Robinson.

Jim Thomas took part in his weekly chat with fans.

Thomas also wrote about Long's injury and his chances of returning in time for the start of 2014.

Bernie Miklasz writes that Deacon Jones would be proud of Robert Quinn's ascension.

Joe Lyons touches on the Rams' improved run defense.

Over at SportsonEarth.com, Mike Tanier named his All Rookie team with a couple of Rams making the cut.

At SI.com, Chris Burke offers an early top 10 mock draft with the Rams using the second pick on an offensive tackle.

Burke also put together his list of the most disappointing rookies in 2013. The Rams' Tavon Austin is at No. 2 on his list. Can't say I agree with that take. At all.