This offseason, theRams.com will be taking a look around the internet for the top Rams headlines of the day. Here's a look at what's out there for Friday, Jan. 26th about your Los Angeles Rams:
Donald Earns PFF's Best Pass Rusher Title
Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald is arguably one of the best, if not the best, interior lineman in the league. This season, the Pittsburgh product recorded 41 tackles, five forced fumbles and two pass deflections. But his most impressive stat was the team-high 11.0 sacks and 91 quarterback pressures recorded this year.
According to Pro Football Focus, Donald posted an incredible 99.7 pass-rush grade. To put that number in perspective, out of 124 interior defenders evaluated, only one other defender had a grade of at least 90.0 (Fletcher Cox, 90.3). And for that reason, Donald was named PFF’s best pass-rusher of the year.
"The production that Donald creates as a pass-rusher would be elite from the edge. The fact that he does it from the interior is frankly unbelievable, and that is why for the third consecutive season he is taking home PFF's top pass-rusher award."
1973 Rams Named "Best of the Losers"
This week, ESPN.com went through the best teams never to win a Super Bowl for each club. For the Rams, writer Alden Gonzalez selected the 1973 team who went 12-3 during the season, but fell to the Cowboys 27-16 in the NFC Divisional Round.
The Rams had eight Pro Bowlers on this team including the likes of DE Jack Youngblood, WR Harold Jackson, QB John Hadl, and DT Merlin Olsen. Plus, their defense allowed the fewest yards and their offense gained the NFL's most yards that season. Gonzalez notes that "if a few things had gone their way, this could have been a historic team.
For more on the 1973 Rams, click here.
Over-the-Top Trick Shots with Gurley
During Day 2 of the Pro Bowl, running back Todd Gurley joined forces with Packers' wide receiver Davante Adams, and Saints running back Mark Ingram to create this hilarious trick shot video. Check it out below: