Thomas, Jim
December 2005
Sporting News;12/23/2005, Vol. 229 Issue 51, p70
The article focuses on the football team Saint Louis Rams. Rookie QB Ryan Fitzpatrick needs to show something down the stretch if he wants to have a realistic shot at backing up Marc Bulger next season. Fitzpatrick has struggled with his accuracy and reads the past two weeks. After throwing five interceptions against the Minnesota Vikings, Fitzpatrick could be replaced by Jamie Martin or Jeff Smoker sometime in the next three weeks. At his best, TE Brandon Manumaleuna is an effective point-of-attack blocker who can help the running game. The team rarely dressed in full pads for practice after October under coach Mike Martz.


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