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Around the NFC West: Rams' restructuring

Posted by ESPN.com's Mike Sando

Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch describes as imminent Jay Zygmunt's resignation as president of football operations. Expect Billy Devaney to emerge with more power.

Also from Thomas: More than 58 minutes of Rams' achievement blew up in 90 seconds.

Bernie Miklasz of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch says Isaac Bruce's return only highlighted the Rams' demise. Miklasz: "Bruce was still a most valuable baller, catching six passes in the fourth quarter, one for a touchdown, to spark San Francisco's proud 17-16 comeback victory over the same old sorry Rams."

Bryan Burwell of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch says the Rams' decision to call a draw play with 25 seconds left sealed their fate.

Jeff Gordon of stltoday.com says the Rams were in a state of shock following their most recent defeat.

Bill Coats of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch hands out a report card with a D-plus grade for quarterback Marc Bulger.

Rod Kloeckner of the Belleville News-Democrat says the 49ers view Bruce as the "consummate pro" whose longevity inspires.

Steve Korte of the Belleville News-Democrat says Ron Bartell and Oshiomogho Atogwe continued their ball-hawking ways in defeat.

Also from Korte: The local TV blackout served the Rams well.

More from Korte: A Rams report card with a C-minus grade for the offensive line.