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Rams now on the rise, GM Les Snead has some fine-tuning (and contracts) to do

Rams now on the rise, GM Les Snead has some fine-tuning (and contracts) to do

The memory of losing an NFL playoff game was so fresh, Rams general manager Les Snead hardly could bring himself to watch the College Football Playoff championship game this week.

But when Snead finally tuned in, he heard Alabama coach Nick Saban invoke his “Don’t waste the feeling,” slogan that drove the Crimson Tide to another title a year after they suffered a last-second loss in the championship game.

“I think that’s kind of what, where we’re at right now,” Snead told reporters Wednesday as he evaluated the Rams’ turnaround season and looked forward to 2018. “Don’t waste that feeling. Let’s move to the next step.”

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