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Jim Thomas Previews Rams-Steelers Match-Up

Brendan Marks, Fri, 25 Sep 2015 15:05:00 GMT

Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch joined The Ryan Kelley Morning After on Friday to talk a number of topics surrounding the Rams’ match-up with the Pittsburgh Steelers at the Edward Jones Dome on Sunday.

we typed up some talking points from the segment, which you can listen to by clicking below.

On Terry Bradshaw saying yesterday the Rams are “100 percent gone” to Los Angeles:

“He’s not on my short list of sources on relocation. I will say this…I think it’s pretty clear Fox and the networks in general would love to see a team in LA. Both the Kroenke project and Carson project are basically offering the networks facilities as part of their stadium complex. And Fox is basically headquartered out there any way. Terry Bradshaw doesn’t know. Nobody knows at this point.”

On chances Todd Gurley plays this week:

“I can’t sit here and tell you for sure. We’ll definitely know more this afternoon. It’s either going to be this week or next week. I think all along this was the plan for Todd Gurley. It’s just a matter for them to reach the point where they feel comfortable…that he’s in ‘football shape.’ I think this could be the week. They’re not going to roll him out there and give him 20 to 25 touches. There’s no doubt he can spark the team.”

“There are only so many running plays. I don’t think there’s any concern with Todd Gurley in terms of the playbook. He knows what he’s supposed to do and where he’s supposed to be.”

How have the Rams followed up upsetting performances in the Fisher regime?

“Generally they followed it up with a good effort. Sometimes some of their biggest wins have come off very bad losses. I fully expect them to come out and be more focused, maybe play with more intensity. Pittsburgh is on such a roll offensively that I just think that even a better performance on Sunday probably isn’t going to be enough. They probably have the best (quarterback-wide receiver-running combo right now).”

Here’s the complete segment:

Jim Thomas on The Morning After