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    is 4 receivers enough?

    All we have healthy now is robinson amendola gibson and gilyard correct? Is this really enough depth. Are we goin to sign someone. What should us fans expect now?


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    Re: is 4 receivers enough?

    armendola is pretty much a one man show. let's hope gilyard can come down with the ball. robinson should be decent and gibson is hopeful. lets see what we can do at home!

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    Re: is 4 receivers enough?

    im hoping our tight ends can stay healthy. with fells, bajema , uh-oh and onobun contributing we may get away with 4 wide outs! id like to see onobun lined up outside on some mismatch plays

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    Re: is 4 receivers enough?

    If the Rams are feeling thin, I believe Keenan Burton is still available on the free agent market. But chances are they'll minimize the number of four receiver sets they use to try and protect themselves from further injury, and feature the tight ends more.

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    Re: is 4 receivers enough?

    It's probably not really enough, but I think we'll run with it. I don't know if I have ever seen the Rams come out with five wide receivers since Spagnuolo came on board, and even four is uncommon. I think last year we only had 4 receivers on the opening day roster (Robinson, Avery, Burton, Stanley).

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    Re: is 4 receivers enough?

    It will have to be. At this point, the Rams are simply going to have to sleep in the bed they made.

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    Re: is 4 receivers enough?

    I really hope Hoomanawanui can do what he did in the preseason so Bradford doesn't have to rely on Amendola all the time. But I think Steven Jackson, Amendola, Gibson can be enough to get this team a win if the offense can get in rhythm. They need to pass the ball to Jackson more instead of him running the ball.

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    Re: is 4 receivers enough?

    I don't know if it is the number of receivers that matter as much as it is the quality of receivers and what Shurmur will let the attempt.

    My fear is he won't have faith in them and he will circle the wagons around the run game.

    The run game of course should be important but if we don't try to send a "we can still sling the ball" message early in the game I afraid the sharks will smell blood in the water.

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    Re: is 4 receivers enough?

    Quote Originally Posted by Will51 View Post
    All we have healthy now is robinson amendola gibson and gilyard correct? Is this really enough depth. Are we goin to sign someone. What should us fans expect now?
    No it's not enough.

    Being shorthanded at the WR position also effects the special teams units. Both receiving and covering kicks.

    DeSpags needs to be searching high and low for help in this area.

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    Re: is 4 receivers enough?

    I have chatted with Keenan and he is still hoping to get a call from the Rams. I don't know if he can be a major contributor, but he would help out with depth for sure.

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    Re: is 4 receivers enough?

    An honest question: If you retain 4 "fair" recievers on your roster and make no attempts to aquire anoyone else; does that signal the the opposing team that the Rams have no intention to threaten deep?

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    Re: is 4 receivers enough?

    What about WR Dominique Curry? Is he still a Ram? I know he was a special teams contributor .. Did the Rams waive him??

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    Re: is 4 receivers enough?

    Quote Originally Posted by RamsFanSam View Post
    I have chatted with Keenan and he is still hoping to get a call from the Rams. I don't know if he can be a major contributor, but he would help out with depth for sure.
    I hope that he does get that call. Burton should never have been cut- he's better than Gibson, for a start.

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    Re: is 4 receivers enough?

    Quote Originally Posted by MauiRam View Post
    What about WR Dominique Curry? Is he still a Ram? I know he was a special teams contributor .. Did the Rams waive him??
    Curry injured his knee early in the season and is on IR.

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    Re: is 4 receivers enough?

    Quote Originally Posted by swatter555 View Post
    An honest question: If you retain 4 "fair" recievers on your roster and make no attempts to aquire anoyone else; does that signal the the opposing team that the Rams have no intention to threaten deep?
    Not necessarily. We deal with injuries as any other team does. It's not that we came into the season with the intention of fielding this lineup. We lost Avery and Clayton for the season, but Alexander may be back after the bye. Teams that make knee-jerk reactions mid-season often come to regret it. The message this sends is that we'll survive with what we've got and focus on the long-term. If other teams make assumptions about how this will dictate our game plan, I'm sure we'll be happy to try to exploit the coverage.

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