Ep 2018:26 – Will the L.A. Rams sign DL Ndamukong Suh?: Derek Ciapala and Norm Hightower discuss DL Ndamukong Suh’s visit with the Los Angeles Rams. They look at how he fits on the roster, how much he’d cost, and what potentially signing him says about the team. The guys also question whether or not another free agent, Johnathan Hankins, is a better fit.
Ep 2018:25 – L.A. Rams keep Austin and Sully; Now what?: Derek Ciapala and Norm Hightower discuss the Los Angeles Rams’ re-signing of Tavon Austin and John Sullivan. They also talk about what’s next for the Rams with most of the prospective high-end free agent targets signed elsewhere.
Ep 2018:24 – Sammy Watkins leaves, Nickell Robey-Coleman stays with L.A. Rams: Derek Ciapala goes over the last day of the “legal tampering” period before the NFL begins free agency. Among the news items, WR Sammy Watkins leave the Los Angeles Rams, and CB Nickell Robey-Coleman stays.
Ep 2018:23 – L.A. Rams great Jim Everett talks free agency, salary cap and more: Los Angeles Rams great Jim Everett joins the show to give his take on the team’s moves this offseason. He breaks down the salary cap, looks at positions the team should address next, and gives an honest take on big money contracts.
Ep 2018:22 – L.A. Rams sign Sam Shields, trade for Aqib Talib: Derek Ciapala and Norm Hightower bring their quick hot takes on the Los Angeles Rams’ signing of Sam Shields and trade for Aqib Talib. They briefly look at the impact on the team and consider what’s next as the Rams enter free agency.
Ep 2018:21 – L.A. Rams franchise Lamarcus Joyner, trade Alec Ogletree: Derek Ciapala and Norm Hightower react to the Los Angeles Rams’ decisions to franchise Lamarcus Joyner and trade Alec Ogletree. They ponder what’s coming next as the Rams reload on defense.
Ep 2018:20 – The L.A. Rams have some work to do: Derek Ciapala and Norm Hightower analyze the Robert Quinn trade and ask the question: what next? With numerous holes on the roster, they look at what avenues the Rams can take in free agency and the draft to fill those needs.
Ep 2018:19 – Analyzing L.A. Rams GM Les Snead’s tenure: Blaine Grisak and Steve Rebeiro break down the tenure of L.A. Rams general manager. What mistakes has he made? What about his successes? They try to reach a consensus on Snead.
Ep 2018:18 – Talking the L.A. Rams’ trade for Marcus Peters Ft. The Chiefs Wire’s Wesley Roesch: Derek Ciapala and Norm Hightower sit down with USA Today’s The Chiefs Wire managing editor Wesley Roesch. They discuss what Marcus Peters brings to a defense, how the trade is being handled in Kansas City, and the overall ramifications of the deal.
Ep 2018:17 – L.A. Rams agree to trade for 2-time Pro Bowl CB Marcus Peters: Derek Ciapala and Norm Hightower discuss the Los Angeles Rams’ blockbuster trade for Kansas City Chiefs CB Marcus Peters. They look at the numbers and compare Peters to last year’s No. 1 CB Trumaine Johnson.
Ep 2018:16 – Who stays with L.A. Rams? Ft. USA Today RamsWire’s Cameron DaSilva: Derek Ciapala, Steve Rebeiro, and Martin Cruz play “Stay or Go” with USA Today RamsWire’s Cameron DaSilva. They break down the Rams as free agency draws closer. Specifically, the guys spend the last part of the show looking at the case for the Rams paying big money to Aaron Donald and Lamarcus Joyner.
Ep 2018:15 – What should the L.A. Rams do with Trumaine Johnson?: Derek Ciapala and Norm Hightower go through the data and discuss what the Los Angeles Rams should with cornerback Trumaine Johnson as free agency draws near.
Ep 2018:14 – Torry Holt, Isaac Bruce, and the Hall of Fame: Arguing for keeping Sammy Watkins: Derek Ciapala and Steve Rebeiro look at the Hall of Fame credentials for Rams’ greats Isaac Bruce and Torry Holt. They also look at the case of current Rams wide receiver Sammy Watkins and whether or not the team should re-sign him or even franchise him if necessary.
Ep 2018:13 – The First Annual Rams Talk Awards: Derek Ciapala, Steve Rebeiro, and Norm Hightower close the door on the 2017 Los Angeles Rams with our own awards show. We look at the Rams’ best game, their MVP and more.
Ep 2018:12 – Catching up with former Rams DE Kevin Carter: Derek Ciapala continues our series catching up with Rams greats. This time we sit down with 1995 first round pick Kevin Carter. He discusses his career with the Rams and what he’s been doing since retirement.
Ep 2018:11 – L.A. Rams nearly sweep major awards, Jeff Fisher’s firing justified … again: Derek Ciapala and Norm Hightower break down the performances of former Rams in the playoffs and reach a common sense conclusion. They also talk about the Rams’ dominance at the NFL awards and what we can look forward to in 2018.
Ep 2018:10 – L.A. Rams great Johnnie Johnson talks about his career and life after football: Derek Ciapala sits down with L.A. Rams great Johnnie Johnson to discuss his career in the NFL and what he’s doing to make an impact today with the Moving Families Initiative.
Ep 2018:9 – Senior Bowl, Pro Bowl, Super Bowl: Derek Ciapala and Norm Hightower discuss the week that was for the Rams in relation to the Senior Bowl and the Pro Bowl. They also look ahead to the Super Bowl and answer what they think the first move the Los Angeles Rams should make in the 2018 NFL offseason.
Ep. 2018:8 – The Senior Bowl takes center stage, L.A. Rams’ Jared Goff goes to Pro Bowl: Derek Ciapala and Blaine Grisak analyze the Senior Bowl prospects that the L.A. Rams are likely looking at. They also talk about Jared Goff making the Pro Bowl and Isaac Bruce’s chances of joining the 2018 Hall of Fame class.
Ep 2018:7 – Where do the L.A. Rams begin with the 2018 NFL Draft?: Derek Ciapala and Mike Francini look at the Los Angeles Rams’ options in the 2017 NFL Draft, including cornerback prospects and GM Les Snead’s willingness to operate outside of the box.
Ep 2018:6 – Part 2 – L.A. Rams free agency primer ft. L.A. Daily News’ Vinny Bonsignore: The Rams Talk crew speak with L.A. Daily News Rams beat writer Vinny Bonsignore about the team’s future and how the team will handle the upcoming offseason. We focus mostly on the players that need to be signed or let go on defense in Part 2 of our opening primer on free agency.
Ep 2018:5 – L.A. Rams free agency primer ft. L.A. Daily News’ Vinny Bonsignore – Part 1– The Rams Talk crew speak with L.A. Daily News Rams beat writer Vinny Bonsignore about the team’s future and how the team will handle the upcoming offseason. We focus mostly on the players that need to be signed or let go on defense in Part 1 of our opening primer on free agency.
Ep 2018:4 – Looking ahead to the L.A. Rams offseason: Derek Ciapala outlines several personnel issues the Los Angeles Rams face this offseason. He also closes the book on the Rams’ loss to the Atlanta Falcons on Saturday night by addressing concerns with Jared Goff.
Ep 2018:3 – L.A. Rams lose 26-13 to Falcons in NFC Wild Card Game: Derek Ciapala and Norm Hightower break down the Los Angeles Rams’ 26-13 loss to the Atlanta Falcons in their NFC Wild Card Game. They also look ahead to the offseason and the issues the Rams will face, including Sammy Watkins’ contract.
Ep 2018:2 – Looking back at a Hall of Fame career with Rams great Isaac Bruce: Derek Ciapala sits down with 2018 Hall of Fame finalist and all-time Rams’ great Isaac Bruce. They discuss his career, his legacy and life after football.
Ep 2018:1 – L.A. Rams Wild Card Preview with author Jay Paris and Locked on Falcons’ Aaron Freeman: Derek Ciapala and Norm Hightower discuss the Rams’ playoff history in Los Angeles with Game of My Life Rams author Jay Paris. They follow it up with an analysis of the Rams’ Wild Card showdown against the Atlanta Falcons with Locked on Texans and Falcons Central’s Aaron Freeman.
Ep 2017:53 – L.A. Rams rest starters in 34-13 loss to 49ers, will host Falcons in Wild Card Game: Derek Ciapala and Norm Hightower talk about the L.A. experience, poke fun at 49ers fans, and break down the 34-13 loss to San Francisco. Oh, and they discuss the matchup with the Atlanta Falcons in the first round of the playoffs.
Ep 2017:52 – Week 17 L.A. Rams Preview, answering questions about Gurley and Watkins: Derek Ciapala and Norm Hightower look back at the L.A. Rams’ 27-23 victory over the Tennessee Titans. They also analyze the Rams’ Week 17 matchup against the San Francisco 49ers. Finally, they answer questions about Todd Gurley, Sammy Watkins, etc.
Ep 2017:51 – The L.A. Rams are NFC West Champions: Derek Ciapala flies solo to celebrate the L.A. Rams’ 27-23 victory over the Tennesee Titans. They earn the NFC West title with the win.
Ep 2017:50 – Week 16 L.A. Rams vs. Titans Preview with Take on the Titans’ Michael Hopkins: Derek Ciapala and Johnny Gomez host Take on the Titans’ Michael Hopkins to preview a critical game for both the Tennessee Titans and the Los Angeles Rams. One team is looking for a playoff berth; the other team is one win away from its first division title since 2003.
Ep 2017:49 – L.A. Rams near playoff berth with 42-7 beatdown of Seahawks: Derek Ciapala, Steve Rebeiro and Johnny Gomez analyze the L.A. Rams’ 42-7 demolition of the Seattle Seahawks to almost seal the NFC West title.
Ep 2017: 48 – Week 15 L.A. Rams at Seattle Seahawks preview w/ Legion of 12’s Corbin Smith: Legion of 12’s Corbin Smith joins the show to break down the crucial Los Angeles Rams – Seattle Seahawks Week 15 matchup.
Ep 2017:47 – Breaking down the media narrative w/LA Daily News’ Rams columnist Vinny Bonsignore: Los Angeles Daily News NFL/Rams columnist Vincent Bonsignore joins the show to shed light on the recent stories concerning the NFL in LA. He breaks down the problems with the media narrative and looks at what the Rams have done to setup a solid future in the city.
Ep 2017:46 – L.A. Rams pay high price for mistakes, fall short to Philadelphia Eagles: Derek Ciapala and Norm Hightower work through the L.A. Rams’ 43-35 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles. They look at the impact former Rams’ made in the game as well as the mistakes that cost the team a victory.
Ep 2017:45 – Philadelphia Eagles come to town in must-win for L.A. Rams: Managing Editor Derek Ciapala and partner-in-crime Norm Hightower break down a must-win game for the Los Angeles Rams against the Philadelphia Eagles.
Ep 2017:44 – Catching up with L.A. Rams legend Henry Ellard: Managing editor Derek Ciapala sits down with legendary L.A. Rams wide receiver Henry Ellard to talk about his career, faith and life after football.
Ep 2017:43 – Rejoice! L.A. Rams end the streak, beat Arizona Cardinals 32-16: Derek Ciapala and Norm Hightower go through the good, bad and the ugly from the L.A. Rams’ 32-16 victory over the Arizona Cardinals. The win ends the Rams’ 13-year streak without a winning season.
Ep 2017:42 – Week 13 L.A. Rams/Cardinals Preview with USA Today Cards Wire’s Jess Root: Managing editor Derek Ciapala and Cards Wire’s Jess Root preview round two between the Los Angeles Rams and Arizona Cardinals in Week 13.
Ep 2017:41 – L.A. Rams end Saints’ streak, win eighth for first time since 2006: Derek Ciapala and Steve Rebeiro break down the Los Angeles Rams’ critical 26-20 victory over the New Orleans Saints.
Ep 2017:40 – Author Jay Paris breaks down his new book ‘Game of My Life Rams‘: Author Jay Paris talks about his new book “Game of My Life Rams” and other issues in the league today, including the relocations to Los Angeles.
Ep 2017:39: Week 12 Preview with the Saints Wire’s KD Drummond: Derek Ciapala and Norm Hightower visit with the USA Today Saints Wire’s KD Drummond to preview the Los Angeles Rams’ Week 12 showdown against the New Orleans Saints.
Ep 2017:38: Breaking down the L.A. Rams’ 24-7 loss to the Vikings: Derek Ciapala and Norm Hightower try to make sense of the L.A. Rams’ 24-7 loss at the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday.
Ep 2017:37: Week 11 Rams at Vikings preview with About the Labor’s BJ Reidell: Derek Ciapala and About the Labor’s BJ Reidell talk everything L.A. Rams at Minnesota Vikings heading into their biggest game of the season yet.
Ep 2017:36: Postgame – L.A. Rams struggle early, but show growth in victory: Derek Ciapala and Norm Hightower hash out the L.A. Rams’ 33-7 victory over the Houston Texans with State of the Texans’ Patrick Starr.
Ep 2017:35: RamsTalk discusses the state of the Rams and the NFL: Derek Ciapala and Norm Hightower discuss changing expectations of the Rams and the current state of the NFL.
Ep 2017:34: RamsTalk and Texans Wire break down the Los Angeles Rams/Houston Texans matchup: Derek Ciapala and Norm Hightower speak with special guest Jeff Risdon from USA Today’s Texans Wire about the upcoming game between the Los Angeles Rams and Houston Texans.
Ep 2017:33: Postgame coverage – L.A. Rams hammer Giants 51-17: Derek Ciapala and Norm Hightower break down the Los Angeles Rams’ 51-17 destruction of the New York Giants.
Ep 2017:32: Catching up with Stedman Bailey: Managing editor Derek Ciapala sits down with former Rams wide receiver Stedman Bailey.
Ep 2017:31: Week 9 Pregame – L.A. Rams travel to face N.Y. Giants: Managing editor Derek Ciapala and partner-in-crime Norm Hightower break down what the Los Angeles Rams must do to avoid a classic trap game with the struggling New York Giants.
Ep 2017:30: The Los Angeles Rams’ London experience with Sky Ram: Derek Ciapala, Norm Hightower, and Sky Ram cover the week that was in the NFL and the experience in London.
Ep 2017:29: Former LA Rams CB LeRoy Irvin talks about his career, the Rams and current NFL issues: Managing editor Derek Ciapala sits down with Rams great LeRoy Irvin to talk about his career, the current Rams, and some issues taking place in the NFL.
Ep 2017:28: Jim Everett joins the show: Managing Editor Derek Ciapala catches up with former Los Angeles Rams’ quarterback Jim Everett.
Ep 2017:27: The RamsTalk crew discuss the season at the bye with USA Today’s Rams Wire: Derek Ciapala and Norm Hightower analyze the L.A. Rams at the bye with USA Today’s RamsWire managing editor Cameron DaSilva.
Ep 2017:26: The Los Angeles Rams shut out the Arizona Cardinals 33-0 in London: Derek Ciapala and partner-in-crime Norm Hightower break down the Los Angeles Rams’ 33-0 victory over the Arizona Cardinals in London.
Ep 2017:25: Pregame Edition- CardsWire’s Jess Root talk Rams/Cardinals in London: Managing editor Derek Ciapala and partner-in-crime Norm Hightower preview the LARams’ matchup against the Arizona Cardinals with USA Today CardsWire managing editor Jess Root.
Ep 2017:24: Postgame Edition – LA Rams beat Jacksonville 27-17: Managing editor Derek Ciapala and staff writer Steve Rebeiro break down the Los Angeles Rams’ 27-17 victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars. Oh, and they try and do some math.
Ep 2017:23: Week 6 Pregame – Will the Los Angeles Rams beat the Jacksonville Jaguars?: Assistant managing editor Norm Hightower, staff writer Steve Rebeiro and managing editor of USA Today’s Jags Wire James Johnson discuss this week’s match up between the Los Angeles Rams and the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Ep 2017.22: Week 5 Postgame Podcast – The Los Angeles Rams lose to the Seattle Seahawks 16-10: Managing Editor Derek Ciapala and Norm Hightower break down the Los Angeles Rams 16-10 loss to the Seattle Seahawks.
Ep 2017.21: Week 5 Preview – Los Angeles Rams face the Seattle Seahawks: Managing Editor Derek Ciapala and Norm Hightower discuss how the Los Angeles Rams look after four weeks and preview Sunday’s match up with the Seattle Seahawks.
Ep 2017.20: Week 4 – Los Angeles Rams earn 35-30 victory over the Dallas Cowboys: Managing Editor Derek Ciapala and co-owner Norm Hightower discuss the Los Angeles Rams 35-30 victory over the Dallas Cowboys.
Ep 2017.19: Previewing the L.A. Rams at Dallas Cowboys: Norm Hightower and Johnny Gomez preview this Sunday’s match up between the Los Angeles Rams and the Dallas Cowboys.
Ep 2017.18: Talking football with Sal Martinez: Managing editor Derek Ciapala sits down to talk with the Golden Ram Booster Club’s Sal Martinez.
Ep 2017.17: Rams vs 49ers Postgame Show: Managing editor Derek Ciapala and staff writer Steve Rebeiro go over the good and the bad from the Rams’ thrilling 41-39 victory over the 49ers on Thursday night football.
Ep 2017.16: L.A. Rams lose first under McVay, deal with attendance criticism: Managing editor Derek Ciapala looks at the Los Angeles Rams’ 27-20 loss to the Washington Redskins. He also tackles the criticism being directed at L.A. about the early season attendance problems.
Ep 2017.15: McVay Era opens in style, L.A. Rams dominate season opener: Derek Ciapala and partner-in-crime Norm Hightower look at the Los Angeles Rams’ dominating 46-9 victory over the Indianapolis Colts in Week 1. They also touch on the Aaron Donald situation and Sunday’s poor home attendance.
Ep 2017.14: Battle for L.A. and salary cap math: Derek Ciapala and Johnny Gomez look at the Rams’ 21-19 loss to the crosstown Chargers. They also look at the salary cap numbers hurting the Aaron Donald negotiations.
Ep 2017.13: Possible contenders?: Norm Hightower and Derek Ciapala break down the Rams’ preseason win over Oakland and ponder whether or not the team will be a contender sooner than thought.
Ep 2017.12: Looking back on Kurt Warner’s HOF career: Norm Hightower and Derek Ciapala look back on former St. Louis Rams and Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kurt Warner and his Hall of Fame career.
Ep 2017.10: Training Camp & fantasy outlook: Derek Ciapala and Steve Rebeiro break down the impact of Dominique Easley’s injury and Aaron Donald’s holdout, plus other camp thoughts and a look at the Los Angeles Rams fantasy football prospects.
Ep 2017.9: Rams HOF running back votes for Sean Mannion: Norm Hightower, Martin Cruz and Johnny Gomez discuss Eric Dickerson’s comment that the LA Rams should start Sean Mannion over Jared Goff.
Ep 2017.8: Rams fight for LA, Tre Mason speaks out: Steve Rebeiro and Derek Ciapala get more in-depth with the challenges facing the Rams in Southern California and look at the recent article on former running back Tre Mason.
Ep 2017.7: Greg Robinson and the Battle for LA: Derek Ciapala goes over what we learned from the Greg Robinson trade and the status of the “Battle for L.A.”
Ep 2017.6: Jim Hock and Hollywood’s Team: Derek Ciapala interviews author Jim Hock, son of former Rams offensive lineman John Hock, about his new book Hollywood’s Team: Grit, Glamour, and the 1950s Los Angels Rams.
Ep 2017.5: The 2017 LA Rams Draft: Norm Hightower and Derek Ciapala look at how the Rams did in the draft.
Ep 2017.4: The Rams in Free Agency: Norm Hightower and Johnny Gomez look at the Rams’ moves in free agency.
Ep 2017.3: The Rams get started in Free Agency: Derek Ciapala and Steve Rebeiro address the Rams’ early moves during free agency.
Ep 2017.2: Trumaine Johnson/Franchise Tag, etc: Derek Ciapala and Steve Rebeiro look at Trumaine Johnson getting the franchise tag and the uniform changes.
Ep 2017.1: Looking back at the Cleveland Rams: Derek Ciapala sat down with James C. Sulecki, author of The Cleveland Rams, The NFL Champs Who Left Too Soon, 1936-1945, to talk about the history of the team in Northeast Ohio.
Ep 2016.11: Jeff Fisher is fired: Norm Hightower, Derek Ciapala and Steve Rebeiro talk about Jeff Fisher’s firing and what happens next for the L.A. Rams.
Ep 2016:10: Week 5 Immediate Reaction: Norm Hightower, Derek Ciapala and Steve Rebeiro discuss the Rams’ loss to the Bills and the quarterback situation in L.A.
Ep 2016.9: Week 4 Recap: Steve Rebeiro and Johnny Gomez recap the Rams’ win over Arizona.
Ep 2016.8: Is Case Keenum the answer?: Derek Ciapala and Norm Hightower recap the Rams’ 37-32 win over Tampa Bay and look towards the team’s game against Arizona.
Ep 2016.7: Week 3 Preview: Steve Rebeiro and Johnny Gomez break down what the Rams need to do to beat the Bucs in Week 3.
Ep 2016.6: The Rams’ official return home: Derek Ciapala, Steve Rebeiro and Johnny Gomez review the Rams’ 9-3 win over the Seahawks and compare the environment in L.A. to St. Louis.
Ep 2016.5: Rams embarrassed: Steve Rebeiro and Johnny Gomez discuss the Rams’ humiliating performance at San Francisco to open the season.
Ep 2016.4: 2016 Season Preview: Norm Hightower, Derek Ciapala and Steve Rebeiro preview the 2016 season and review the Rams’ preseason against the Vikings.
Ep 2016.3: Preseason Game 2: Norm Hightower, Johnny Gomez and Steve Rebeiro look at the Rams’ win over Kansas City and the key players involved.
Ep 2016.2: Training Camp Coverage & Preseason Game 1 – Norm Hightower, Johnny Gomez and Steve Rebeiro review the first few days of training camp and discuss the preseason 28-24 win over the Dallas Cowboys.
Ep 2016.1: Rams Talk’s Training Camp Preview – Norm Hightower, Johnny Gomez and Steve Rebeiro preview training camp.