St. Louis Rams head coach Steve Spagnuolo conducted his start of the week press conference yesterday, and according to our friends at Turf Show Times, the coach indicated that both his starting QB Sam Bradford and his backup QB A.J. Feeley are both day-to-day with their respective ailments. Bradford is dealing with an ankle injury that sidelined him the last two games, and Feeley is dealing with a thumb fracture suffered in the last 49ers-Rams game.
Unless Bradford or Feeley gets some practice time in, it sounds like the Rams will roll out either Kellen Clemens or Tom Brandstater. Clemens started against Pittsburgh and was 9 of 24 for 91 yards as the Rams lost 27-0. Brandstater was picked up in September and has bounced between the Rams practice squad and active roster. Given how Clemens performed and what the Rams are looking to do moving forward, it might make sense to at least see what Brandstater can do.
Coach Spagnuolo also indicated that cornerback Justin King is out for the season. According to TST, King was the last cornerback from the season opening depth chart. The Rams have placed six different cornerbacks on injured reserve and it looks like they will be starting Josh Gordy and Rod Hood, with Chris Smith getting some playing time as well.
The Rams are in an intriguing position heading into this final game. They are 2-13 and tied with the Indianapolis Colts for the worst record in the NFL. The Colts hold the tiebreaker based on strength of schedule, but Indy is heading to Jacksonville for a game that is arguably more winnable than the 49ers game against the Rams. I know players generally appear to give their all in a game, but will we see the Rams sit some of their healthy starters this week? Spagnuolo would appear to be on his way out the door so he might just want to try and go out with a big upset of the 49ers, but who knows what to expect.