Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
Results 16 to 26 of 26
  1. #16
    Nick's Avatar
    Nick is offline Superbowl MVP
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Location
    Morgantown, WV
    Age
    31
    Posts
    18,919
    Rep Power
    147

    Re: Coach Spags needs your help!

    Quote Originally Posted by sosa39rams View Post
    I wouldn't quite rank him 3rd. but I'd put either him or Gilyard in the slot, thats why I believe he said that hes in the top.
    I think the slot job will eventually be Gilyard's, the only question is when.


    Quote Originally Posted by HUbison View Post
    I suppose overachieving is better than underachieving.

    I understand your perception, Nick; little white guy w/o any flashy measurable. But he has produced at a higher level than most any of the rest of the WR roster. At some point, an overachiever is just an achiever.
    Primarily, IMO, because most of the WR roster couldn't stay on the field. Amendola played in 14 games; no other receiver besides Avery played in more than nine. Now that everyone is healthy and in competition with each other, though, it's hard for me not to give the edge to other players.


  2. #17
    01d 0rd3r's Avatar
    01d 0rd3r is offline Registered User
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    florida
    Posts
    1,259
    Rep Power
    27

    Re: Coach Spags needs your help!

    Assuming there is no Danario Alexander signing.
    1.Robinson
    2.Avery
    3.Gibson
    4.Gilyard
    5.Amedola
    6.Burton

  3. #18
    RockinRam's Avatar
    RockinRam is offline Registered User
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    TX
    Posts
    4,038
    Rep Power
    43

    Re: Coach Spags needs your help!

    WR 1: Laurent Robinson

    Laurent Robinson has the ability to stretch the field and also be a consistent go-to guy in the middle of the field. He has playmaking ability once he has hold of the ball. He also runs crisp routes, and is a reliable target.


    WR 2: Donnie Avery

    Is the team's resident speedster. Has the speed to burn defenders and make plays either down the field, or through slants and screens. Has shown flashes of making clutch catches, but has also shown some inconsistency.


    WR 3: Mardy Gilyard

    He isn't the fastest guy, but he is very quick and agile, and is a legitimate playmaker. He is a good route runner, and has the ability to be a solid slot receiver, and maybe even a legit #2.


    WR 4: Brandon Gibson

    Gibson had a decent showing during his short time on the Rams last season. He has good hands, he is a nice route runner, and he has good catching technique. He is more quick than fast, like many of our receivers, and he will have to prove that he is better than the bunch. Has good potential, and has showed flashes of playmaking potential, along with being a possession receiver.


    WR 5: Keenan Burton

    Keenan Burton has been slowed down by injuries. Meanwhile, when given the opportunity, he has showed glimpses of solid play. Again, he is more quick than fast, but he is a good possession receiver, and can become a reliable target.


    WR 6: Danny Amendola/Brooks Foster

    To me, the battle of the 6th spot is between Amendola and Foster. Let's compare them.

    Amendola is a feisty and quick receiver. Though undersized, he is not afraid to throw his body around, and has shown he can take tough hits. He has good hands, and some say he is a poor man's Wes Welker.He is also a decent returner, and gives us depth at WR.

    Foster is bigger, stronger, and tougher than Amendola. Though he has no NFL experience, Foster has had a great training camp and OTAs, and has shown that he can make tough catches.

  4. #19
    HUbison's Avatar
    HUbison is offline Superbowl MVP
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Location
    Kentucky
    Age
    40
    Posts
    13,296
    Rep Power
    142

    Re: Coach Spags needs your help!

    Primarily, IMO, because most of the WR roster couldn't stay on the field. Amendola played in 14 games; no other receiver besides Avery played in more than nine. Now that everyone is healthy and in competition with each other, though, it's hard for me not to give the edge to other players.
    And everyone started last training camp healthy as well. He stayed on the field when others couldn't. How is that a bad thing? Sounds to me like he's the only one not "injury prone" (a little tongue-in-cheek).

    His ability to stay on the field, and in contrast the inability of others to stay on the field.............indicative or anomaly?
    "Before the gates of excellence the high gods have placed sweat; long is the road thereto and rough and steep at first; but when the heights are reached, then there is ease, though grievously hard in the winning." --- Hesiod

  5. #20
    RealRam's Avatar
    RealRam is offline Registered User
    Join Date
    Jun 2001
    Location
    Mexico
    Posts
    7,895
    Rep Power
    66

    Re: Coach Spags needs your help!

    Very nice press conference setting, Bison.

    My recommendations to Coach Spags:

    WR1: Avery
    WR2: Gilyard
    WR3: Robinson
    WR4: Gibson
    WR5: Amendola
    WR6: Foster

    PS: Kent & Alexander.
    Last edited by RealRam; -08-06-2010 at 05:42 PM. Reason: PS additions

  6. #21
    Nick's Avatar
    Nick is offline Superbowl MVP
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Location
    Morgantown, WV
    Age
    31
    Posts
    18,919
    Rep Power
    147

    Re: Coach Spags needs your help!

    Quote Originally Posted by HUbison View Post
    And everyone started last training camp healthy as well. He stayed on the field when others couldn't. How is that a bad thing? Sounds to me like he's the only one not "injury prone" (a little tongue-in-cheek).

    His ability to stay on the field, and in contrast the inability of others to stay on the field.............indicative or anomaly?
    I'm not really following you here, as I never implied Amendola's durability was a bad thing. I simply think praise of his production in 2009 when compared to our other receivers needs to be tempered by the fact that he played in more games than anyone not named Avery.

    Obviously durability is a plus, and it might be one reason the Rams could opt to keep six receivers on the active roster instead of five. If the Rams sustain injuries in 2010, Amendola and others will have a chance to fill those spots. But if the Rams' WRs remain healthy, I give the edge to some of the other players ahead of Amendola and see him closer to the bottom of the depth chart.

  7. #22
    Goldenfleece's Avatar
    Goldenfleece is offline Registered User
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Location
    Washington, DC
    Age
    32
    Posts
    3,586
    Rep Power
    59

    Re: Coach Spags needs your help!

    "I'm glad everyone could be here today. I'd like to share with you our thoughts on the WR situation. We've come up with a few answers, but there are still more answers to come. First off, we've thrown away all thoughts of draft position and tenure. All 10 receivers started this camp with a clean slate. With that in place, here's where we are. We know for sure that Laurent Robinson and Donnie Avery are on the roster. They're gonna lead this group. Another guy that will see a ton of time is Danny Amendola; he's going to be a solid contributor to this team. There's two other guys, Brandon Gibson and Mardy Gilyard that intrigue us. I could see them filling out this roster. But there's this one guy that we're still on the fence with. We were going to stick with five receivers, but Brooks Foster may force us to go with six. He's may just be too good to leave off the final roster. That's all, and thanks for coming. Oh look, a banana peel.....DOH! Where am I?"

    Now for the justification:

    Laurent Robinson - The coulda/woulda/shoulda-been man of 2009. He could get open. He would get hard yards after the catch. He should have been a 1000-yard receiver. Then he got injured. Maybe this is his year.

    Donnie Avery - One of the smallest but healthiest Rams, he has played in 31 of the last 32 games. His speed was under-utilized last season, but he has the tools to have the kind of success DeSean Jackson has had in Philly.

    Danny Amendola - He's going to make the team by virtue of his special teams play if nothing else, but what I loved about him was that he was always moving forward. Brandon Gibson averaged more yards/catch (10.2 to Amendola's 7.6), but more of Amendola's receiving yards came after the catch (4.3/catch to Gibson's 2.5/catch). That's right, more than half of Amendola's yardage last season came after the ball was in his hands. That's what you need in this offense. Where the guy catches the ball is going to be determined by the route he's given, but what he does after the ball is in his hands is up to him. Amendola made the most of his catches.

    Brandon Gibson - "Possession is nine tenths of the game." Is that how that expression goes? Gibby has struggled with minor injuries through the summer off-season, but he was the go-to guy during the second half of last season. He never looked like a breakout star, but he moved the chains consistently. It would be unwise for the coaches to forget it.

    Mardy Gilyard - Fourth round picks usually don't get cut before their first regular season, and Gilyard was a playmaker in college. Mardy will likely press Amendola for playing time, but there should be enough room for both on the roster.

    Brooks Foster - I have a hard time seeing the team choosing not to retain Foster's services. His strength and size present a match-up challenge distinct from other receivers on this list. If he plays well, I could easily see him taking a spot from one of these other guys.
    Last edited by Goldenfleece; -08-07-2010 at 12:23 PM.

  8. #23
    HUbison's Avatar
    HUbison is offline Superbowl MVP
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Location
    Kentucky
    Age
    40
    Posts
    13,296
    Rep Power
    142

    Re: Coach Spags needs your help!

    Quote Originally Posted by Nick
    I'm not really following you here, as I never implied Amendola's durability was a bad thing. I simply think praise of his production in 2009 when compared to our other receivers needs to be tempered by the fact that he played in more games than anyone not named Avery.
    No, I'm not implying you were arguing against Amendola's durability. However, I don't think it's accurate to discount his production based on the injuries of others. If he has the best chance of staying on the field, then he needs to be on the roster.
    "Before the gates of excellence the high gods have placed sweat; long is the road thereto and rough and steep at first; but when the heights are reached, then there is ease, though grievously hard in the winning." --- Hesiod

  9. #24
    live4ramin's Avatar
    live4ramin is offline Registered User
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Location
    The Missouri Flatlands
    Posts
    1,286
    Rep Power
    24

    Re: Coach Spags needs your help!

    Amendola, Robinson, Gillyard, Foster (he's 6'5" for god sakes), Burton & Alexander (The walk on sleeper).

    Avery's too brittle.
    Let the hype begin.

  10. #25
    laram0's Avatar
    laram0 is offline Superbowl MVP
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    Massachusetts
    Age
    57
    Posts
    9,083
    Rep Power
    106

    Re: Coach Spags needs your help!

    WR1-Avery
    WR2- Robinson
    WR3- Gibson
    WR4- Gilyard
    WR5- Foster
    WR6- Amendola

    Amendola is the guy that forces Spags to keep 6 WR's on the roster.

  11. #26
    AvengerRam's Avatar
    AvengerRam is offline Moderator Emeritus
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Location
    Longwood, Florida, United States
    Age
    46
    Posts
    18,012
    Rep Power
    164

    Re: Coach Spags needs your help!

    Quote Originally Posted by Nick View Post
    WR1: Avery
    WR2: Robinson
    WR3: Gilyard
    WR4: Gibson
    WR5: Foster
    WR6: Amendola

    Some have said Burton is having a strong camp; if it carries over into the preseason, he may take Foster or Gibson's spot. But I'm not ready to write off two guys that this GM/coach combo acquired themselves last year based on early reports about Burton's camp performance.
    What he said.

Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12

Similar Threads

  1. Spagnuolo - live chat now
    By UtterBlitz in forum RAM TALK
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: -01-07-2010, 06:20 PM
  2. Jim Thomas Live: 12/11/07
    By RamWraith in forum RAM TALK
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: -12-11-2007, 07:59 PM
  3. Rams Hire Al Roberts to Coach ST
    By AvengerRam in forum RAM TALK
    Replies: 64
    Last Post: -02-02-2007, 02:58 PM
  4. Linehan transcript on coaching moves
    By RamWraith in forum RAM TALK
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: -01-24-2006, 08:04 PM
  5. Rams take coaching show to LA
    By RamWraith in forum RAM TALK
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: -01-17-2006, 05:57 PM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •