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Sunday, September 8, 2013
Locker Room Buzz: St. Louis Rams

By Nick Wagoner

ST. LOUIS -- Observed in the locker room after the Rams’ 27-24 victory against Arizona.

A long way to go: Make no mistake; the Rams were pleased to come away with a win, especially after trailing by 11 in the fourth quarter. To a man, though, everyone in the locker room agreed with this assessment from coach Jeff Fisher: “We have a long, long way to go,” Fisher said. “There’s a lot of areas we have to address but most of those were self-inflicted wounds."

Many mistakes: Speaking of self-inflicted wounds, the Rams were not pleased with their miscues in Sunday’s victory. The penalty problems of the preseason carried over as the Rams drew seven flags for 59 yards.

A winning habit: Rams kicker Greg Zuerlein booted his second game-winning field goal at the Edward Jones Dome in the past three games the team has played at home. The unflappable Zuerlein is so calm his teammates expressed no surprise that he stepped up and kicked the game-winning 48-yard field goal.

VIPs: The Rams had no shortage of very important people in the locker room after the game. Owner Stan Kroenke checked in and former NFL coaches Marty Schottenheimer and Jim Fassel stopped in to visit with their sons Brian and John, both of whom are on the Rams’ staff.