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, a big segment of their long-faithful local fan base has pleaded with them to dress better.
The Rams have listened to their fans' pleas, and now the NFL is allowing them to wear their classic blue-and-yellow uniforms five times at the Coliseum this
The Rams will don the franchise's traditional uniforms in their final five home games this season, chief operating officer Kevin Demoff announced Friday to
a thrilled throng of Rams supporters at training camp.
"I'm excited for our fans, because their voice was heard in the NFL office," Demoff said. "We're glad that we were able to deliver for them."
The Rams' uniform choices have attracted uncommon scrutiny since mere days after the team announced its return to California in 2016. Most local fans
fondly remember the Rams in their royal blue jerseys with yellow pants, which
the Rams wore from 1973 until 1999.
The St. Louis Rams won the Super Bowl in the white version of that uniform, but swapped out that color scheme the next season in favor of a navy-and-gold
look. The Rams tweaked their look when they moved back to LA, and the Rams wore
a hybrid look last season that resembled the blue-and-white look worn by the Los
Angeles Rams from 1964-72, but with accents of the St. Louis gold.
The Rams adopted the classic blue-and-yellow look as their throwback uniform when they moved home, and they've worn it in two home games apiece over their
first two seasons in the Coliseum. Their fans wanted more, and they're getting
"(The NFL) understood our fans' requests about why we wanted to wear throwbacks more," Demoff said. "They saw the passion. We sent them all the
letters, all the discussion from last year."
The Rams essentially were allowed to swap out their current navy-blue jerseys for their throwbacks for four games during the upcoming season. The team spent
several games last season wearing what appeared to be mismatched navy jerseys
and pants, and fans were fed up.
They'll also swap their current white-horned helmets for gold horns while wearing the throwbacks. The Rams' headgear also is historic: they have the first
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, after halfback Fred Gehrke painted the horns onto the leather helmets in 1948.
After the NFL agreed to the switch this week, the Rams will wear the royal blue jerseys with yellow ram horns around the shoulders in five of their seven
home games. Their eighth "home" game is in Mexico City, where the Rams will wear
their yellow "Color Rush" alternate uniforms.
The Rams will wear their current white home jerseys in their two preseason home games and their first two regular-season games at the Coliseum in
September. That decision will force their opponents to wear colored jerseys in
the hottest temperatures of the season.
The team also will wear the blue-and-yellow gear with roughly the same frequency in 2019, Demoff said.
But this franchise's uniform saga is far from over.
The Rams have long planned to unveil new uniforms when they move into their palatial new stadium in Inglewood for the 2020 season. Demoff indicated the new
look is likely to be "a blend" of the classic and the new.
"Certainly we know where the fans' passion on colors and uniforms are," Demoff said. "But we want to make sure we walk into the world's newest and most
modern stadium with a uniform design that is reflective of our history, but also
reflects the building that we've just constructed."
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — If another injury comes, Sam Bradford says, there is nothing else he could have done in his preparation for the coming season to
Approaching Sunday’s debut as Arizona Cardinals quarterback, Bradford said Wednesday his battered left knee “does feel as good as it has felt in a long
“I’ve done everything in my power to put myself in this position,” he said. “If something happens and it doesn’t hold up, I’m going to hold my head high
knowing that I put my body and myself in the best position to succeed.”
The Cardinals eased Bradford along, limiting his work in the offseason and giving him regular days off in the preseason. Now it’s time for the real thing,
Bradford leading his fourth team in six seasons.
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,” said coach Steve Wilks, himself making his Cardinals debut Sunday. “I talk to him daily just to see how he’s doing. Most
importantly, just the mental aspect of it. From a physical standpoint, I think
he’s great. I think the knee is strong. He’s at a good place right now and had a
good practice today.”
Bradford, limited to 80 games in eight NFL seasons, has acknowledged going through a dark time after his latest injury, which sidelined him in the second
game for Minnesota last season. He appreciates this chance to start again.
“At this time, you just realize how special each game is,” Bradford said. “It is truly a blessing to be out there every Sunday, every time that you get on the
field with your teammates after having gone through some of the injuries that I
“Having not been able to be out there, I don’t think you take it for granted at all. You realize how special it is and how unique of a position we’re in to
be able to do what we do and really with the mindset of just trying to make the
most of it.”
The injuries have been well-documented for the player who was the No. 1 overall draft pick, by the St. Louis Rams, in 2010 after a stellar career at
His first knee injury came seven games into the 2013 season. Another in a preseason game in 2014 wiped out that entire year. But he has shown how
effective he can be when he is healthy. He played 15 games for the Vikings in
2016, completing 72 percent of his passes for a career-best 3 Womens Alexander Steen Jersey
,877 yards and 20 touchdowns with five interceptions.
Then came 2017 and another injury.
The Cardinals were in dire need of a quarterback when Bradford was signed. They’d lost Carson Palmer to retirement while Drew Stanton and Blaine Gabbert
weren’t re-signed. Arizona brought in Mike Glennon as the backup before pulling
off a draft-day surprise, moving up to select Josh Rosen 10th overall.
Bradford is widely seen as the caretaker until Rosen is ready to become the franchise quarterback. A big season might delay that inevitability.
“I see when he’s healthy early in the season, the first game of the year — every time he’s been healthy — he’s a very accurate, precise quarterback,” said
Redskins coach Jay Gruden, who leads Washington into Arizona on Sunday. “I think
nobody can doubt that his arm is very talented. I think he’s had a couple
injuries as of note that has probably slowed his progress down a little bit.
He’s been on a few different systems and teams, but I think if you protect Sam
Bradford and you give him time to throw, he’s as good as anybody, really. He’s
got a great, accurate arm.”
Bradford seemingly can’t wait for Sunday.
“I think there’s going to be a lot of excitement, to be honest,” he said. “Just to be able to play football again, to get back on that field, it was great
to get through today and getting back in the regular-season mode. Last
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, the night before, getting back into the work and the routine that I’m used to and the things that I’ve done in the past.”
Maybe someday, he said, injuries won’t be such a big part of his story.
“I hope that one day maybe you guys will stop using that phrase or stop asking those questions,” Bradford said, “but I think at this point, I understand
it and realize that it just kind of comes with it.”
NOTE: Although Wilks had said DE Markus Golden (knee) had a limited workout Wednesday, the official injury report said Golden did not practice. Wilks said
it’s been his experience that if a player can’t practice by Thursday, he won’t
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