Rank #1: EPISODE 42: Swinging for the Super Bowl with Brandin Cooks
The Rams have traded for another Pro Bowl-caliber player, so Inside The Rams host Ryan Kartje returns for another offseason pod to give his thoughts on what adding Brandin Cooks means for the Rams offense and ask whether a first-round pick is too high of a price to pay. Later, NFL columnist Vinny Bonsignore joins from the Rams new stadium construction site to evaluate the team's wild offseason as a whole.
Rank #2: EPISODE 40 - Marcus Peters, Aqib Talib, and the Rams Trade-a-Palooza
After a wild week in which the Rams made four trades and reconstructed their entire defense, NFL writer and Inside the Rams host Ryan Kartje is joined by Rams beat writer Rich Hammond and NFL columnist Vinny Bonsignore to analyze the impact of the Rams trades for Marcus Peters and Aqib Talib, as well as the fallout from trading locker room favorites Robert Quinn and Alec Ogletree. Then, they discuss the decision to franchise tag Lamarcus Joyner and whether Sammy Watkins has played his last down in L.A.
Rank #3: EPISODE 41 - Ndamukong Suh is a Ram; could Odell Beckham, Jr. join him?
The Rams' wild offseason continues, as Ndamukong Suh signed a one-year deal to play next to Aaron Donald on L.A.'s stacked defensive line. Inside the Rams host Ryan Kartje is joined by beat writer Rich Hammond to break down what Suh's signing means, what the Rams are getting in their new Pro Bowl defensive tackle, and how exactly he might fit in Wade Phillips suddenly stacked defense. Later, they discuss another potential bombshell move, as the Rams are rumored to be considering a trade for All-Pro Giants receiver Odell Beckham Jr.
Rank #4: EPISODE 43: Aaron Donald is a no-show (again) and other tales of Rams OTA's
As the Rams wrap up their offseason program, Inside the Rams host Ryan Kartje checks in on the state of the team heading into the summer, with comments from Sean McVay, Wade Phillips, and Marcus Peters. Later in the podcast, SCNG NFL columnist Vinny Bonsignore joins to talk about his trip to the Rams' stadium site, as well as break down the current state of negotiations between the Rams and reigning NFL Defensive Player of the Year, Aaron Donald.
Rank #5: EPISODE 39 - Wrapping up the Rams 2017 season (with SCNG beat writer Rich Hammond)
The Rams season is officially over, but on the anniversary of Sean McVay's hiring, Inside the Rams returns for at least one more week to look back on what's been a charmed season for a Rams team that most expected to fail. Podcast host Ryan Kartje is joined by SCNG Rams beat writer Rich Hammond to discuss where the franchise stands after 2017 and just how Les Snead and the front office will navigate what promises to be a busy offseason.
Rank #6: WILD CARD WEEKEND PREVIEW - Rams vs. Falcons
The Inside the Rams podcast makes its triumphant return for the Rams playoff push, as the wild card round kicks off this weekend. Host Ryan Kartje is joined by SCNG Rams beat writer Rich Hammond and NFL columnist Vinny Bonsignore to discuss how Sean McVay and the Rams turned a moribund 4-12 team into a possible Super Bowl contender and what it will take for the Rams to get past the Falcons on Saturday.
Rank #7: EPISODE 37, WEEK 3 - On Tavon, Donald, and reassessing the Rams potential (with TST's Joe McAtee)
As the Rams prepare to take on the 49ers on Thursday Night Football, host Ryan Kartje breaks down the Rams' issues against the run in their Week 2 loss to Washington, before ruminating on little-used wideout Tavon Austin's future with the franchise. Then, Turf Show Times managing editor Joe McAtee joins the podcast to talk about whether the first two weeks of the Sean McVay era have made him more optimistic about the Rams this season.
Rank #8: EPISODE 36 - Mega Season Preview Pod: What should you expect from the Rams in 2017?
The NFL season is finally here, and on this Mega Season Preview Pod that means the whole Inside the Rams gang is together again to break down the major storylines at the start of the Rams' 2017 season. Podcast host Ryan Kartje is joined by Rams beat writer Rich Hammond and NFL columnist Vinny Bonsignore to go over what exactly to expect in Sean McVay's first year -- from Aaron Donald's holdout to Jared Goff's sophomore progress. Later, Ryan is joined by Sports Illustrated NFL writer Tim Rohan to preview what you should expect from the rest of the league this season.
Rank #9: EPISODE 35 - Wrapping up Rams preseason with 53-man roster predictions
With a mostly meaningless final preseason game on tap, Inside the Rams is joined by SCNG beat writer Rich Hammond to evaluate the team's preseason as a whole and ruminate further on whether Aaron Donald's holdout could extend into the regular season. Then, Rich offers his thoughts on the Rams' impending cuts and who might -- or might not -- make the 53-man roster.
Rank #10: EPISODE 34 - Mike Martz, Jared Goff and his "Buddy", and the Fight for LA
As the NFL preseason passes its halfway point, Inside the Rams host Ryan Kartje welcomes columnist Vinny Bonsignore to discuss former coach Mike Martz's comments about Sean McVay and debate whether Jared Goff's progress in Week 2 of the preseason is indicative of a Year 2 leap for the young quarterback. Later, former co-host and current Chargers beat writer Jack Wang joins to discuss a possible Rams-Chargers rivalry and how he feels about the #FightForLA thus far.
Rank #11: EPISODE 28 - The Rams stadium opening is officially delayed
The opening of L.A.'s state-of-the-art, billion-dollar NFL stadium has been delayed a year, due to an unseasonable amount of rain in the Southland. So what does that mean for the Rams? NFL writer and podcast host Ryan Kartje talks through the far-reaching implications of the stadium decision with SCNG NFL columnist Vinny Bonsignore, including the status of the city's Super Bowl bid in 2021.
Rank #12: EPISODE 22: Recapping Year 1 in L.A. and looking ahead to the Rams coaching interview blitz
The Rams' first season in Los Angeles is officially over, so SCNG NFL writers Ryan Kartje and Jack Wang are joined by Rams beat writer Rich Hammond to review Year 1, on and off the field, and discuss where the Rams historically bad offense goes from here. Later, they talk through each of the candidates for coach that the Rams plan to interview this week and wonder whether a trade for Sean Payton is actually realistic.
Rank #13: EPISODE 21, WEEK 16: End-of-season depression sets in, as the Rams' coach search rolls on
Only two weeks remain in the NFL season, and for the Rams, they can't end soon enough. But Inside The Rams rolls on anyway, as SCNG writers Ryan Kartje and Jack Wang break down the latest developments in the team's coaching search and wonder where the Rams go from here. They also take questions from Twitter and try to forget there's a Christmas Eve game against the 49ers this Saturday.
Rank #14: EPISODE 17, WEEK 12 - Reviewing Goff's debut and previewing the Saints w/ beat writer Herbie Teope
With Jared Goff's debut in the rear view, SCNG writers Ryan Kartje and Jack Wang give their impressions of the Rams rookie quarterback after one game. They also discuss what Goff's presence will mean for the Rams offensive line and receiver hierarchy, and then, welcome New Orleans Times-Picayune Saints beat writer Herbie Teope to the podcast to preview the Rams' Week 12 matchup with the Saints.
Rank #15: EPISODE 13, WEEK 8 - On Jeff Fisher's job status and Goff vs. Keenum, with guest Vinny Bonsignore
With the Rams on bye, NFL columnist Vinny Bonsignore joins SCNG writers Ryan Kartje and Jack Wang for a discussion on head coach Jeff Fisher's status with the Rams and whether he'll make it to next season. They also wonder (again) whether it's finally time to usher in top pick Jared Goff as the Rams new starting quarterback.