The regular season is over and the NFL playoffs are hours away; so let’s review how the Rams fared in the NFL this season:
Mike Brisiel, Oakland- Mike’s first season with the Raiders went about as well as it can for a 4-12 joke of a franchise. He played in 15 games and started at guard in each one.
Joel Dreessen, Denver- After signing with Denver in the offseason, Joel exceeded expectations and became a main cog in the Bronco offense and 104.3 Fan’s radio lineup. He ended up with 41 catches and 5 TD’s and 10 Add/Drops in everyone’s fantasy football league.
Clark Haggans, San Francisco- Haggans signed with the 49ers in September and played in two games, notching 2 tackles. (Both solo!) Looks like the end of the road for an all-time great Ram.
Caleb Hanie, Denver- Caleb has looked incredible holding clipboards and wearing beanies on the Denver sidelines.
Jessie Nading, Houston- Mr. Unblockable was active for all 16 games but didn’t see much playing time. Ended the regular season with 13 tackles. (Advanced statistics tell us that is almost one tackle per game.)
Erik Pears, Buffalo- Erik’s year got off to a lucrative start after signing a contract extension over the summer. Things went downhill from there; with injury plagued starts in the first seven games and the rest of the season spent on IR with a hip injury.
Shelley Smith, St. Louis- Smith’s fortunes improved after getting picked up off waivers from Houston. He played in 11 games and injuries forced him into the starting lineup for 6 of them. He played well enough to stay in the lineup and possibly compete for a roster spot in 2013.
Kory Sperry, Arizona- The internet tells me that he played in one game for the Cardinals and didn’t record any statistics. You win, internet.