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    Butting Heads Ep. 158 - L.A. Rams defeat Tampa Bay 34-24

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2021 61:05

    Steve and Johnny take yet another Rams victory after a dominant showing from the Rams against the defending Super Bowl champions. They discuss another masterclass performance from Matthew Stafford, a big day for DeSean Jackson, a statement game from Cooper Kupp, and give their thoughts on an interesting defensive performance. Rams Talk Radio and Blue Wire are sponsored by TickPick.com! Visit TickPick.com/rtr and use the promo code RTR to save $10 on your first order of Los Angeles Rams or NFL tickets! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Ep. 2021:37 - Rams vs. Bucs Preview Ft. J.C. Allen

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 25, 2021 33:53

    Derek Ciapala visits with the Pewter Report's J.C. Allen to preview the Los Angeles Rams' Week 3 matchup with the defending champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Rams Talk Radio and Blue Wire are sponsored by TickPick.com! Visit TickPick.com/rtr and use the promo code RTR to save $10 on your first order of Los Angeles Rams or NFL tickets! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Butting Heads Ep. 157 - Limping out of Indy

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2021 67:04

    Steve and Johnny chop it up for an hour on our beloved 2-0 Los Angeles Rams. They hit on Henderson's injury and how much faith they have in Sony Michel, the highs and lows of a road victory against the Colts, and what we can expect in a huge matchup against the defending champion Tampa Bay Bucs. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Ep. 2021:36 - L.A. Rams hold on for 27-24 win in Indy

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2021 60:35


    Derek Ciapala and Michael Stewart break down the Los Angeles Rams' 27-24 victory over the Indianapolis Colts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices


    Ep. 2021:35 - Week 2 L..A. Rams at Colts Preview Ft. Andrew Moore

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 17, 2021 32:31

    Derek Ciapala welcomes Sports Illustrated's Andrew Moore to preview the Los Angeles Rams' matchup at the Indianapolis Colts in Week 2. Rams Talk Radio and Blue Wire are sponsored by TickPick.com! Visit TickPick.com/rtr and use the promo code RTR to save $10 on your first order of Los Angeles Rams or NFL tickets! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Ep. 2021:34 - Matthew Stafford leads L.A. Rams to Week 1 victory

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2021 36:13


    Derek Ciapala and Michael Stewart break down the Los Angeles Rams' 34-14 Week 1 victory over the Chicago Bears. Rams Talk Radio and Blue Wire are sponsored by TickPick.com! Visit TickPick.com/rtr and use the promo code RTR to save $10 on your first order of Los Angeles Rams or NFL tickets! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices


    Butting Heads Ep. 156 - L.A. Rams rout Chicago in season opener

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2021 63:39

    Steve and Johnny take an hour long victory lap to celebrate a blowout win for the Los Angeles Rams in their season opener against the Chicago Bears. They discuss the impact of Matthew Stafford, a very odd game from the defense, and dig into some big performances from Cooper Kupp, Justin Hollins, Jalen Ramsey and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Ep. 2021:33 - Rams Talk NFL Tour Around the League Mega Show

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 12, 2021 225:13

    Derek Ciapala sits down with podcasters for multiple NFL teams from around the league to preview the 2021 season. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Ep. 2021:32 - LA Rams vs. Chicago Bears Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 10, 2021 65:20

    Derek Ciapala and Tommy Avants give their three keys for the Los Angeles Rams to be successful in 2021. Later, Chicago Audible's Will DeWitt breaks down the Bears - Rams. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Butting Heads Ep. 155 - It's Football Eve!

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2021 58:40

    Football is finally here! Steve and Johnny discuss what they are most excited to see in the Los Angeles Rams' first game in front of fans at SoFi stadium before diving into their Week 1 matchup with Andy Dalton and the Chicago Bears. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Ep. 2021:31 - Tour Hits Baltimore and Pittsburgh; Rams Name Captains

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 3, 2021 54:03


    Derek Ciapala welcomes Alex Kozora from Steelers Depot and 410 Sports' Glenn Martin and James Haskell to discuss the Pittsburgh Steelers and Baltimore Ravens as part of our Tour Around the League. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices


    Butting Heads Ep. 154 - 53 Man Roster Reaction

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 2, 2021 60:35

    Steve and Johnny take a dive into the Rams' "finalized' 53 man roster, discussing decisions such as keeping three quarterbacks, only keeping three running backs, the punter situation and some other surprise cuts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Ep. 2021:30 - The Rams cut to 53

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2021 56:35


    Derek Ciapala and former Los Angeles Rams defensive back Michael Stewart break down the roster cut to 53. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices


    Ep. 2021:29 - L.A. Rams Injury Concerns

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 27, 2021 46:23


    Derek Ciapala and Michael Stewart look back at the Los Angeles Rams' second preseason game, as well give their takes on the team's injury situations and moves. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices


    Butting Heads Ep. 153 - Rams Acquire Sony Michel, plus more preseason reaction

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 26, 2021 57:32

    **Since the recording of this episode, new details have emerged on the Sony Michel trade. The Rams gave up a 2022 6th and a 2023 4th for Michel. When the episode was recorded, different details were reported.** Steve and Johnny discuss the acquisition of running back Sony Michel and what it means for the Rams in 2021. They also share some thoughts following the Rams' preseason loss to Las Vegas before discussing the battle for the starting punter job. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Butting Heads Ep. 152 - Meaningful Discussion on Meaningless Games

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 19, 2021 59:38

    Steve and Johnny take a deep dive into the 13-6 barnburner classic between the third stringers on the Los Angeles Rams and the Los Angeles Chargers. They discuss the decision to not play anybody that really matters before discussing performances from the Rams' top rookies, the backfield, the quarterbacks, and a star turn from Justin Lawler. SignUp and PropUp with Thrive! https://www.thrivefantasy.com/?promo=TALKRAMS  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Ep. 2021:28 - Preseason Week 1 L.A. Rams vs. Chargers Review

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 18, 2021 38:41


    Derek Ciapala and Michael Stewart review the Los Angeles Rams' 13-6 loss to their local rivals, the Los Angeles Chargers. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices


    Butting Heads Ep. 151 - an unofficial Unofficial Depth Chart review

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 11, 2021 50:45

    Steve and Johnny dive into the Los Angeles Rams' first unofficial depth chart of 2021, including an unexpected change at center and some interesting placements on defense. Later, they talk about some players to watch as the Rams prepare for their first preseason game in two years. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Ep. 2021:27 - Early Training Camp Injury Concerns

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 5, 2021 50:13


    Derek Ciapala and Michael Stewart express concern over early Los Angeles Rams injury concerns, including surgery for Bobby Brown III and Robert Rochell. They also discuss the quarterback position, the NFC West, and other random stories. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices


    Butting Heads Ep. 150 - Stafford aggravates thumb, plus Schedule Preview Pt. 4

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 3, 2021 61:07

    Steve and Johnny discuss the recent Matthew Stafford injury news and other news and notes from training camp before diving into the fourth and final part of their 2021 Los Angeles Rams schedule preview. Submit your Blue Wire Hustle application here: http://bwhustle.com/join Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Butting Heads Ep. 149 - Camp Buzz, plus Schedule Preview Pt. 3

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 30, 2021 61:04

    Steve and Johnny discuss the latest buzz out of the early days of training camp for the Los Angeles Rams, including Jordan Fuller being the de facto defensive signal caller. Later, they preview Weeks 9-13 of the Rams' schedule, including marquee matchups with the Titans and Packers. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Ep. 2021:26 - Moving on without Cam Akers, plus Weeks 6-12 Predictions

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 26, 2021 31:50


    Derek Ciapala and former Los Angeles Rams defensive back Michael Stewart discuss what the team will do to replace injured running back Cam Akers. They also discuss booking reports that Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers will retire this week and make their predictions for Weeks 6-12. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices


    Butting Heads Ep. 148 - Cam Akers Injury Reaction, plus Schedule Preview Pt. 2

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 21, 2021 73:53

    NOTE: An earlier version of this podcast was uploaded before the injury. If you listened to that, please redownload to get the full episode. Steve and Johnny react to the devastating injury news for running back Cam Akers and consider what the Rams' options are moving forward. Later, they continue their preview of the entire Los Angeles Rams schedule, this week looking forward to matchups against the Seahawks, Giants, Lions and Texans. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Ep. 2021:25 - The Rams' New Alternate Jersey

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 20, 2021 48:47


    Derek Ciapala and former Los Angeles Rams defensive back Michael Stewart discuss the new alternate uniforms. They also discuss the key questions facing the Rams entering training camp and Jimmie Ward's comments on Matthew Stafford. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices


    Butting Heads Ep. 146 - New Jerseys! Plus Schedule Preview Pt. 1

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 14, 2021 71:58

    Steve and Johnny discuss the Rams' lovely new alternate uniforms. They also preview the first four games of the Rams' 2021 campaign. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Butting Heads Ep. 146 - Whitworth mulling retirement, plus round two of "Do We Give a ****?"

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 7, 2021 49:54

    Steve and Johnny react to the news that Andrew Whitworth may be entering his final season. Later, they play another round of "Do We Give a ****?" with plenty of very July Rams topics! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Ep. 2021:24 - Touring Two Rams Opponents: Chicago and Tennessee

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 29, 2021 67:38

    Derek Ciapala gets the lowdown on two 2021 Los Angeles Rams opponents: the Chicago Bears and the Tennessee Titans. First, the Chicago Audible's Will DeWitt breaks down the Bears and their decision to take Justin Fields in the 2021 NFL Draft. Later, Locked on Titans' Tyler Rowland analyzes the Titans' offseason moves, including the trade for wide receiver Julio Jones.

    Ep. 2021:23 - Tour Talks Washington and NY Giants

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 22, 2021 50:30

    Derek Ciapala sits down with Burgundy Bros. host Rod Murray to break down the 2021 Washington Football Team. Later, Bleeding Blue's Nick Isidori gives the lowdown on the New York Giants as we continue the Tour Around the League.

    Butting Heads Ep. 145 - The Les Snead Trade Review Pt. 3

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 22, 2021 81:58

    In the third and final installment of the Les Snead Trade Review, Steve and Johnny's endeavor to grade every trade the Rams GM has made comes to an end as they discuss the wild 2018 offseason, the active 2019 NFL Draft and the memorable 2019 trade deadline.

    Butting Heads Ep. 144 - The Les Snead Trade Review Pt. 2

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 16, 2021 40:58

    Steve and Johnny's endeavor to grade every single trade Les Snead has made with the Los Angeles Rams continues with part two! We look back at 2016 and 2017, revisiting the Jared Goff trade five years later as well as looking at Snead's eventful first season with Sean McVay.

    Butting Heads Ep. 143 - The Les Snead Trade Review Pt. 1

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 11, 2021 55:48

    Steve and Johnny commit to grading every single trade that Rams GM Les Snead has ever made. In part one, they go season by season through Snead's tenure in St. Louis, from 2012-2015. Trades include the RG3 trade, the Sam Bradford/Nick Foles swap, and more. This was recorded maybe 10 days ago - it's been a week - thank you for your patience on this episode!!

    Ep. 2021:22 - Rams go camping, Julio Jones traded

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 9, 2021 61:18


    Derek Ciapala and former Los Angeles Rams defensive back Michael Stewart look at what's been taking place at camp. They also discuss the Julio Jones trade and the Aaron Rodgers situation.


    Ep. 2021:21 - The L.A. Rams Sofi Stadium Experience

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 5, 2021 42:41

    Derek Ciapala and Tommy Avants discuss the Sofi Stadium tour experience and analyze the week's camp notes, including the impressive transformation of Los Angeles Rams defensive lineman A'Shawn Robinson.

    Ep. 2021:20 - The Rams and Julio Jones?

    Play Episode Listen Later May 28, 2021 54:28

    Derek Ciapala and Tommy Avants discuss the Los Angeles Rams potentially trading for wide receiver Julio Jones. They also analyze the impact Matt Stafford will have on the team as well as Tommy's previous draft day selections.

    Butting Heads Ep. 142 - Do We Give a ****?

    Play Episode Listen Later May 25, 2021 44:57

    Steve and Johnny bring back an off-season tradition as old as time - do we give a ***? They discuss Julio Jones, John Wolford changing his number, the Rams being the youngest team in the league, and more topics that may or not matter!

    Ep.2021:19 - Tour Around the League Kicks Off

    Play Episode Listen Later May 20, 2021 53:19

    Derek Ciapala visits with Javier Vega to discuss the 2021 San Francisco 49ers offseason and playoff hopes. Later, Locked on Cards' Bo Brack argues why so many experts are wrong to predict a last place in finish for the Arizona Cardinals in the NFC West.

    Ep. 2021:18 - The L.A. Rams Schedule Release!

    Play Episode Listen Later May 14, 2021 67:18

    Derek Ciapala and Tommy Avants break down the 2021 Los Angeles Rams schedule, and take trips down several different rabbit trails in the process.

    Butting Heads Ep. 141 - Assessing the Offensive Line Situation

    Play Episode Listen Later May 12, 2021 55:12

    Steve and Johnny take a closer look at the Rams' current offensive line. They discuss the decision not to select an offensive linemen in the 2021 NFL Draft, the projected starting five and the potential replacements for Austin Blythe. Later, they look at the Rams' class of Undrafted Free Agents.

    Butting Heads Ep. 140 - Not Another Draft Review Podcast

    Play Episode Listen Later May 7, 2021 79:08

    REJOICE! THE RAMS DRAFTED A LINEBACKER! Steve and Johnny throw a welcome parade for the Rams' newest ILB and give their thoughts on the entire 2021 Los Angeles Rams draft class.

    Ep. 2021:17- Breaking Down the L.A. Rams' 2021 Draft

    Play Episode Listen Later May 4, 2021 66:03


    Derek Ciapala and Michael Stewart analyze the 2021 Los Angeles Rams' draft class.


    Ep. 2021: 16 - L.A. Rams surprise with 2nd round pick

    Play Episode Listen Later May 1, 2021 63:06

    Derek Ciapala, Norm Hightower, Steve Rebeiro, and Johnny Gomez break down the second round of the 2021 NFL Draft and recap some of the surprising decisions made in the first round. Later, they react to the Rams taking Louisville WR Tutu Atwell with the 57th overall pick.

    Ep. 2021:15 - The First 10 Picks of the 2021 NFL Draft

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 30, 2021 90:45

    Derek Ciapala, Norm Hightower, and Steve Rebeiro discuss the top 10 picks of the 2021 NFL Draft, the direction of the Los Angeles Rams for the later rounds, and where the quarterbacks land.

    Butting Heads Ep. 139 - Final Draft Preview feat. Cam DaSilva

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 28, 2021 27:19

    Steve is joined by Rams Wire's Cam DaSilva to get his takes on what he thinks the Rams will do in the 2021 NFL Draft, including whether or not they will draft an inside linebacker (finally), who the favorites are to be selected at 57 and whether or not the Rams should trade back even further.

    2021:14 - Previewing the 2021 NFL Draft

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 27, 2021 51:43


    Derek Ciapala and former Los Angeles Rams defensive back Michael Stewart break down the team's draft possibilities, as well as the NFC West's potential moves. Finally, they look at the quarterbacks expected to be taken early in the draft.


    Butting Heads Ep. 138 - Snead's Draft Decisions

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 21, 2021 56:45

    Steve and Johnny take a look at the paths the Rams could potentially go down with the 57th pick, and name some of the prospects they're hoping the team takes a look at.

    Butting Heads Ep. 137 - NFC West Assessments, plus the Edelman Debate

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 14, 2021 59:06

    Steve and Johnny take inventory of each of the Rams' NFC West rivals after free agency. But first, they talk extensively about why Julian Edelman should not even sniff the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

    Ep. 2021:13 - Looking Ahead

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 10, 2021 27:54


    Derek Ciapala and Michael Stewart break down the current status of the Los Angeles Rams entering the dead zone of the 2021 NFL offseason.


    Butting Heads Ep. 136 - Draft Dishin' feat. Kev Mahserejian

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 8, 2021 54:20

    Steve and Johnny are joined by RotoBaller's Kev Mahserejian to discuss all things draft. They take a look back at how they feel about the Rams' 2020 class a year later before getting into what they think the biggest needs are on Day 2 of the 2021 NFL Draft and who they hope the Rams will go after. 

    Butting Heads Ep. 135 - The Rams are Recentering

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 1, 2021 49:42

    Steve and Johnny discuss the surprising departure of Los Angeles Rams starting center Austin Blythe, and the minuscule contract it took for the Chiefs to poach him. They look into what possibly led to this decision and the path to replacing him on the offensive line. They also discuss the now official 17 game season, quotes from the departing Troy Hill and John Johnson, and the 49ers making a splash in the 2021 NFL Draft.

    Ep. 2021:12 - The Rams' Salary Cap Breakdown

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 27, 2021 64:33


    Derek Ciapala and Michael Stewart analysis the Los Angeles Rams' cap situation after all of the renegotiation numbers are released. They also address the DeShaun Watson problem.


    Butting Heads Ep. 134 - Desean Jackson arrives, multiple Rams depart

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 24, 2021 63:30


    Steve and Johnny discuss the L.A. Rams' signing of Desean Jackson and what we can expect from the 34-year-old veteran receiver. Later, they discuss the current salary cap situation before diving into the departures of Michael Brockers, Troy Hill, Josh Reynolds and more.


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