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    FAULK FEARS HE'LL BE PHASED OUT---from the rumor site

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    Word out of St. Louis is that Rams running back Marshall Faulks fears that he's the next in line for the Kurt Warner treatment.



    Faulk, whom the Rams acquired in 1999 for a peanut butter sandwich and an old show, became a superstar in St. Louis. But his rise coincided with the out-of-nowhere ascension of Warner -- and with Warner now a fading memory Faulk knows that he's next.



    The fact that the Rams drafted running back Stephen Jackson in round one of the April draft likely has done little to calm Faulk's nerves. But Jackson and Faulk are represented by the same guy, Rocky Arceneaux, and there's a school of thought in some league circles that Arceneaux will structure Jackson's contract to allow Faulk to continue to be the starter -- and get paid well in the process -- for the next year or two.



    Even so, the concept of having only a year or two left is a bitter pill for a guy who, like Warner, believes that his spot atop the depth chart has transformed into a birthright. And with those concerns already creeping into Marshall's mind, it'll be interesting to see whether he rises up and recaptures his past MVP form, or whether he gets tentative as he fears the big hook that found Warner's neck a year ago.


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    Even so, the concept of having only a year or two left is a bitter pill for a guy who, like Warner, believes that his spot atop the depth chart has transformed into a birthright.
    Well that is just a tad bit uncalled for. I don't think Warner or Faulk have ever considered their positions atop the depth chart as a birthright. Realistically, as a starting RB in the NFL, Faulk does not have that many years left, if for no other reason than age. I think Faulk has said on numerous occasions that he will know when the time has come for him to step aside.

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    Re: FAULK FEARS HE'LL BE PHASED OUT---from the rumor site

    I think that the "article" coming from that site should be read as one would whilst sitting on the lavatory and looking for something to read just before one wipes ones arse.................. and said "article" just happens to be to hand


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    Re: FAULK FEARS HE'LL BE PHASED OUT---from the rumor site

    Actually, the author of the article was a Monk from the hilltops of the Isle of Celon, blessed with the intuitive power of mind reading.

    Either that, or he knows a "league source."

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    Re: FAULK FEARS HE'LL BE PHASED OUT---from the rumor site

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    Either that, or he knows a "league source."
    Of course he does. PFT has an army of "league sources" who provide them with incredibly accurate and breaking information. :bored:
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    Re: FAULK FEARS HE'LL BE PHASED OUT---from the rumor site

    This sound like 100% crapola to me. It doesnt jive with anything faulk has said publicly. I dont think that the two situations are the same.

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    Re: FAULK FEARS HE'LL BE PHASED OUT---from the rumor site

    From all I've ever heard/read Faulk is a team first kind of guy. Does he think he'll be phased out, probably. But he knows that's what happens to backs his age, and also knows it would be stupid for himself and the team to continue to rely on only one back. Having an up and comer on the team, will only prolong his career, and I believe he knows this. Will he still command the elite back pay status, he knows the answer to that too.

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    Re: FAULK FEARS HE'LL BE PHASED OUT---from the rumor site

    Agreed. Crap, crap, crap. The guy could've at least tried a little harder. No fake quotes, no fake sources, and he couldn't even spell Steven Jackson's name correctly. The offseason makes idiots out of people. Or is it that the idiots simply feast in the offseason? I don't know.

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    Re: FAULK FEARS HE'LL BE PHASED OUT---from the rumor site

    Howard said that the rams were always interested in a RB in the draft because of Faulks age and previous injuries and that at the combine the Rams were interested in Maurice Clarett Then the rams selected Jackson in the draft, so none of this is surprising.

    He also thinks that the current Faulk story is centered around the concern that exists that perhaps his knee still isn't totally right. Apparently Faulk has told people he's not sure about the knee

    Howard thinks that talk of an impending retirement is premature. Rams people believe he will be at camp, but there is always the possibility he will feel it just isn't right. At this time, there's no way of knowing what will happen.

    It is also certain the addition of Jackson would lead to a lesser role for Faulk
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