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    Bad wrist will put Terrell out for season

    By Bill Coats
    ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH
    08/28/2006

    Second-year guard Claude Terrell, who started more than half the Rams' games last year, apparently is headed for a second round of wrist surgery and will miss the entire season.

    "I think that's probably our best option at this point, because he certainly doesn't feel like he can play with the wrist as it is now," coach Scott Linehan said Sunday. "That's pretty much what we've decided we're going to do."

    Linehan said three wrist specialists had recommended further surgery; the only decision remaining is choosing the doctor to do the work. "Claude's got to decide that. He's got to pick one of them and get to it," Linehan said.

    Terrell, a fourth-round draft pick out of New Mexico, started 10 games at left guard last year as a rookie. He played the last five with his damaged right wrist heavily taped and braced.
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    He had the first operation Jan. 9, but "it's been hurting since I had surgery," said Terrell, who hasn't practiced since Aug. 13.

    Richie Incognito has taken over as the first-team left guard. Rookie Mark Setterstrom would back up Incognito.

    "Everything happens for a reason," Terrell said earlier this month. "I'll bounce back. I've been through tougher things than this."

    MRI for Holt

    Wide receiver Torry Holt is scheduled to have an MRI exam of his sore sternum this afternoon. Holt was injured Aug. 19 vs. Houston. He didn't practice last week and sat out Saturday's 16-12 loss in Kansas City.

    Linehan called the procedure "precautionary ... just for peace of mind more than anything. There's no reason other than to make sure there's nothing else in there."

    Isaac Bruce, who also skipped the Governor's Cup contest, is day to day with a sore hamstring. Fellow wideout Kevin Curtis suffered a slight concussion in the first half, but "everything checked out fine after the game," Linehan reported.

    Nose tackle Jimmy Kennedy turned an ankle and, although he returned to the game, might not suit up Thursday in Miami for the final preseason game.

    McDonald will be

    main punt returner

    Apparently a believer in second chances, Linehan has designated wide receiver Shaun McDonald as his primary punt returner. McDonald averaged 4.1 yards on eight punt returns last year, when the Rams' 5.8-yard norm ranked them 29th in the 32-team league.

    Linehan said he likes McDonald's speed and quickness. "He has the ability to make a guy miss," he said. He added that McDonald spent considerable time in the offseason working on his return skills.

    "It's something he wants to do," Linehan said.

    McDonald has returned two punts in the preseason, for an average of 4.5 yards.

    Run game stalls

    On the Rams' first snap of the preseason, Steven Jackson bolted for 16 yards against Indianapolis. The Rams rushed for 202 yards in a 19-17 victory Aug. 10.

    Since then, the running game has sputtered badly. In losses to Houston and Kansas City, the Rams mustered a total of 126 yards on 52 attempts, an average of only 2.4 yards.

    Ram-blings

    The Rams must cut nine players by 3 p.m. Tuesday (St. Louis time), but Linehan said the 75 who remain on the roster probably would be determined today. The deadline for final cut, to 53, is 3 p.m. Saturday.


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    Re: Bad wrist will put Terrell out for season

    Too bad with Terrell, shedding some weight would probably do him good, both in terms of that ankle, general health and how well he'll be able to play. I hope he really buffs up in the next offseason and arrives lean-and-mean for next year's camps. He better take a more serious approach or guys like Incognito and Setterstrom will relegate him to the bench more permanently I think.

    Now McDonald as our punt returner??? Which planet have I been watching football on, hasn't McDonald clearly been worse than say Pyatt, Hagans, Curtis and heck just about anyone else in there? He must be performing some pretty incredible miracles in practice huh, because I sure as hell haven't seen anything in games (regular season or preseason, in his entire career) worth naming him the starter for.

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    Re: Bad wrist will put Terrell out for season

    when i read something like that,mcdonald to be our punt returner,i think if we are going to do that ,bring back Az Hakim,if we are all going to be sitting on the edge of our seats on every punt return anyways,we might as well have a shot to return it all the way.i am just kidding about Az, but i am not so sure about this decision.

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    Re: Bad wrist will put Terrell out for season

    if we are bringing Big Mac back as PR he had better run forward than sideways or backwards as usually happens....


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    Re: Bad wrist will put Terrell out for season

    Quote Originally Posted by RamOfDenmark View Post
    McDonald as our punt returner??? Which planet have I been watching football on, hasn't McDonald clearly been worse than say Pyatt, Hagans, Curtis and heck just about anyone else in there? He must be performing some pretty incredible miracles in practice huh, because I sure as hell haven't seen anything in games (regular season or preseason, in his entire career) worth naming him the starter for.
    Well of course he's performing well in practice, look who he gets to go against. Just the worse "special" teams unit in the league. They can make anybody, including McDonald, look like a future Pro-Bowler.

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    Re: Bad wrist will put Terrell out for season

    Good point, RAMarkable, on the practice ST that McDonald successfully returns punts against!

    There definitely could be some similarities between Mac and Az Hakim, especially on a game ending fumble! In any event, I wonder if Coach Linehan is trying to save a spot in the 53 man roster by putting McDonald or perhaps even Groce as the PR man instead of a Hagans or a Pyatt who would thus become 'expendable'?

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    Re: Bad wrist will put Terrell out for season

    Doesn't look too good on the special teams again. Please God help the staff look into fixing it.:l

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    Re: Bad wrist will put Terrell out for season

    Quote Originally Posted by RAMarkable View Post
    Well of course he's performing well in practice, look who he gets to go against. Just the worse "special" teams unit in the league. They can make anybody, including McDonald, look like a future Pro-Bowler.

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    Interesting way to look at it. On the flipside, you would have to think that the coaches see how poor the special teams unit is covering, and will take that into account when evaluating Sean.
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    Re: Bad wrist will put Terrell out for season

    Quote Originally Posted by RealRam View Post
    In any event, I wonder if Coach Linehan is trying to save a spot in the 53 man roster by putting McDonald or perhaps even Groce as the PR man instead of a Hagans or a Pyatt who would thus become 'expendable'?
    I was thinking the same thing earlier today (hmmm.. great minds think alike?). At any rate, I don't think either Hagans or Pyatt have done enough to earn a roster spot. I.E. neither has "Carpe Diem!!", Seized the Day. So instead of settling for one of 'em , why not cut both and keep some other prospects that are on the bubble like Jerome Collins, M. Hedgecock, or even Tony Palmer, etc?

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    Re: Bad wrist will put Terrell out for season

    Quote Originally Posted by RAMarkable View Post
    I was thinking the same thing earlier today (hmmm.. great minds think alike?). At any rate, I don't think either Hagans or Pyatt have done enough to earn a roster spot. I.E. neither has "Carpe Diem!!", Seized the Day. So instead of settling for one of 'em , why not cut both and keep some other prospects that are on the bubble like Jerome Collins, M. Hedgecock, or even Tony Palmer, etc?

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    That's a good point, if it means we get to keep another guy on the team instead I sorta understand it. I really don't think they'll cut Hagans though, not so soon. I wouldn't mind too much if they did cut him though, I'd much rather keep Hedgecock. Out of the return men I've seen my favorite would be Pyatt, but none of them have been that impressive. In conclusion I really have the feeling Hagans will get a roster spot over someone more deserving, sadly.

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    Re: Bad wrist will put Terrell out for season

    Pyatt sounds like a proven and promising returner, while Hagans seems to bring a lot of upside and flexibility. McDonald is a good WR and if Coach Linehan feels like he deserves another chance, then i totally agree.

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    Re: Bad wrist will put Terrell out for season

    Quote Originally Posted by RAMarkable View Post
    Well of course he's performing well in practice, look who he gets to go against. Just the worse "special" teams unit in the league. They can make anybody, including McDonald, look like a future Pro-Bowler.

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    whoa so mcdonald actually has a shot? he is like the worst PR in the league, lol i HATE him at the position
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