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The Armani Archetype:2010 Rams Award Show

Highlights of the 2010 Rams Award Show
Christina Armani
4/3/2011
Last week was the 2010 Rams Award show. Six awards were given out and several honorable mentions were given. They didn't make it to the playoffs but 2010 was a turn around year for the Rams. These players who have been recognized worked week after week to get the Rams six additional wins which was no easy feat.

Chris Long won the Defensive MVP award. I love Chris Long and I know he'll make it to the hall of fame like his father did. He had 8.5 sacks last year which is so impressive that his opponents had to double team him. Steven Jackson won the Offensive MVP player and was the top performer for many of the games. Jackson is our top draft pick of the decade but Sam Bradford who won the offensive rookie of the year award is giving him a run for his money. Seventh round pick George Selvie won the defensive rookie of the year award with his 21 tackles and 1.2 sacks. Another rookie named Roger Saffold won the Iron Man award for helping turn the Rams offense into a respectable one. Finally, Danny Amendola won the spirit of St. Louis award for exceeding expectations despite all the things he had going against him. Honorable mentions went to James Laurinaitis, James, Hall, Mark Clayton, Fred Robbins, and Danario Alexander.

Who will win the awards next year? How many of these players will we see on the list again? Will we see any of the honorable mentions on the list? Will Sam Bradford win the Offensive MVP award? Tune in this season to find out.

Rams 2011 Schedule

Rams Schedule is Out and my Predictions
The Armani Archetype
4/19/2011

Week 1 9/11 vs Eagles - We will most likely lose. The Eagles are a great team.
week 2 9/19 vs Giants - We will most likely win. The Giants are very good but the last thing the Rams want is another prime time disaster. They'll work their hardest to keep that from happening.
Week 3 9/27 vs Ravens - This one is a toss up but I'll have to go Rams.
Week 4 10/2 vs Redskins - This is no brainer. The Rams for sure. The Redskin are terribe
Week 6 10/16 vs Greenbay - This should be a loss. It's unlikely that we'll beat the superbowl champs. We'll have come off a bye so it's not impossible though.
Week 7 10/23 vs Dallas - Win. We almost beat them last year and we're going to be healthier.
Week 8 10/30 vs Saints - Lose. They're a great team. We'll do better then we did last year though.
Week 9 11/6 vs Arizona - Win. They're the worst team in the division and we almost swept them last year.
Week 10 11/13 vs Cleavland - Win. They're our easist opponent this season.
Week 11 11/20 vs Seattle - Win. It's a homegame. They may have won the division but we're still the better team.
Week 12 11/27 vs Arizona - Win. We will sweep them this year.
Week 13 12/4 vs San Fransisco - We will most likely win. We may lose since it's an away game
Week 14 12/12 vs Seattle - We will win. We won't let them embarrass us again in prime time.
Week 15 12/17 vs Cincinnati - They were quite terrible last year. They should be easy to beat.
Week 16 12/24 vs Pitsburgh - Santa will deliver us a win.
Week 17 1/1 vs San Fransisco - A tossup but in the 49ers favor. I'm not holding my breath for a season ending win.

Ok so I have predicted 13 wins. With a new offensive cordinator and healthy wide receivers we can do it. We do have a lot of tough opponents but we have some tough players too. We have been rebuilding for several years now and we're not the same lackluster team anymore. Will I be right again? Tune in this season to find out.

The Armani Archetype: Sam Bradford Offensive ROTY

Sam Bradford is the Associated Press Offensive Rookie of the Year
Christina Armani
2/4/2011

Sadly Bradford didn't win the NFL/Pepsi rookie of the year award. However, he did just win the AP offensive rookie of the year award. Bradford's stats are impressive and second only to those of Payton Manning's. Bradford had 3512 passing yards, 18 touchdowns, and 219 yards per game. If you think it's shabby, remember that he plays for the team that was the worse last year. He has only had seven fumbles in the year and that is very good for a rookie.

How did the other rookie quarterbacks do? Lets look at Rams second QB choice Jimmy Clausen. He had 1558 passing yards, 3 touchdowns, and 119 yards per game. How about Tim Tebow? He did have 5 touchdown but had a lot less yardage then Claussen. Lets also look at Colt McCoys stats. He had 1576 passing yards, 6 touchdowns, and 197 yards per game. Bradford helped take his team from two wins to seven wins which was not an easy feat. Congratulations to the AP rookie of the year Sam Bradford! Here's hoping that you are next years NFL MVP.

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