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    Bruce may play final game in St. Louis

    SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Isaac Bruce's final NFL game might be back in the very place that he spent his most productive years.

    Mike Singletary said Bruce's fellow San Francisco ***** wide receivers approached the coach to say they wanted the 16th-year veteran to play Sunday at St. Louis in the team's last game.

    Bruce has been inactive the past five contests and for six in all for San Francisco. He said it would be special to play, but he doesn't want it to be an honorary thing.

    Singletary called it a "very good chance" that Bruce would be on the field. While Bruce said he hasn't decided for sure whether he will retire after the season, he expects to make an announcement soon.

    Bruce was a four-time Pro Bowl pick in his 14 seasons with the Rams.

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    Re: Bruce may play final game in St. Louis

    We should retire his number 80 in honor of his greatness in 1994-2007?

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    Re: Bruce may play final game in St. Louis

    Quote Originally Posted by fliptalianstallion View Post
    We should retire his number 80 in honor of his greatness in 1994-2007?
    Henry Ellard would like a word with you in the parking lot.

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    Re: Bruce may play final game in St. Louis

    Quote Originally Posted by shower beers View Post
    Henry Ellard would like a word with you in the parking lot.
    lol kay then, no need to for an ass-whoopin in these forums plz
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    Re: Bruce may play final game in St. Louis

    Here's more:

    12.30.2009 2:13 pm
    Farewell to Isaac? Bruce “75 percent” sure he’s retiring
    By Jim Thomas
    St. Louis Post-Dispatch


    For those in attendance Sunday at the Edward Jones Dome, say goodbye to Isaac Bruce. It looks like Sunday will be the final NFL game for the St. Louis receiving icon. Bruce, who ranks second in NFL history in reception yards (15,208) and fifth in receptions (1,024), told St. Louis reporters on a conference call Wednesday that he’s “75 percent” sure he’s retiring following Sunday’s game. Those who know Bruce, 37, say it’s closer to 100 percent than 75 percent.

    Bruce has played the past two seasons for San Francisco, the Rams’ opponent Sunday. But Bruce has been replaced in the lineup (for Josh Morgan) by ***** coach Mike Singletary since midseason. Bruce hasn’t even dressed in six of the past seven games, and originally Singletary indicated that Bruce would be inactive the rest of the season.

    But Singletary apparently has had a change of heart, hinting strongly that Bruce will play Sunday during his conference call.

    About 8,000 tickets remained for the game at the start of the week, so it looks like Bruce’s probable NFL finale will be blacked out on local television in the St. Louis area.

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    Re: Bruce may play final game in St. Louis

    I used to hear that Ike wanted to get into coaching when he retired. I'd love to see the Rams bring him in, in the same capacity that Henry Ellard was in. This is a young group, so they could use someone with game experience to make them into a workable unit.

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    Re: Bruce may play final game in St. Louis

    Quote Originally Posted by laramsfan73 View Post
    I used to hear that Ike wanted to get into coaching when he retired. I'd love to see the Rams bring him in, in the same capacity that Henry Ellard was in. This is a young group, so they could use someone with game experience to make them into a workable unit.
    I love the idea of Ike coming in as receiver coach.

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    Re: Bruce may play final game in St. Louis

    That would be so fitting and nice! To see Sir Isaac retire among the (quite different current) Rams.

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    Re: Bruce may play final game in St. Louis

    Man, if only he could wear our uniform for his last game.

    Well, I hope he becomes our wide receiver coach! The guy has so much talent.

    Hope to see 80 with Bruce's number up there. I'm a young fan, so I know next to nothing about Ellard. =/
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    Re: Bruce may play final game in St. Louis

    Rams fans have been spoiled by the play of Ellard and Bruce. Together, they spanned almost 20 years of Ram receiving excellence. A player like Ike comes around exceedingly rare. No fancy TD dances or any other BS just play the game and help the team. Ike IS the man.

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    Re: Bruce may play final game in St. Louis

    IIRC, early in his career, he stated in an interview that he wanted to go to Seminary when he retired from the game. While I would love to see Ike coach the WR group, I don't think he has it in him. Ike has always been a lead by example type person. I don't believe he has it in him to be an instructor/teacher. As a matter of fact, I remember there being some post (here or in the Rampagers) that people were upset that Ike wasn't a more demonstrative leader to young guys like JT Thomas, Hakim, Kennison, and Holt.


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