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    Gado legit #2 back

    I think its clear that Gado in the clear #2 back for the Rams. Especially with him being able to return kicks, play fullback if needed and backup Jackson. He has 3 TD's in 3 preseason games so he has a nose for the endzone. I think he will be exactly what the Rams want him to be, a role player. He knows this is Jackson's team and he just wants to help the team be successful. Keep up the good work Samkon Gado!


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    Re: Gado legit #2 back

    I can't say I disagree with that, man. Gado is a solid player, and I don't really remember what happened to him back in GB. He had an above average season with them a few years back and then he just disappeared. I think he'll wind up being more than just a #2 back, like you said, being a fullback as well. He'll be apart of the Rams' 1-2 punch run game if you ask me.


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    Re: Gado legit #2 back

    Yea, they got a tough decision for running back. i haven't seen Ogbonnaya in though.

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    Re: Gado legit #2 back

    He struggled some last week, but came back great this week! If he's out #2 back, I would be very glad with it.
    I guess it'll be between Darby and Pittman who is our #3 guy now. Will they battle it out in the 4th preseason game?

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    Re: Gado legit #2 back

    Gado's blocking or lack thereof seems to be his biggest weakness at this point.

    I hope Marc Bulger doesn't read that.

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    Re: Gado legit #2 back

    How did we get this guy?

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    Re: Gado legit #2 back

    He's been impressive. But he's got one more preseason game to show that he's worthy of the spot.

    If Jackson's role of being injured continues...then he better be able to suit up and fill in that void.
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    Re: Gado legit #2 back

    Beautiful block by Barron on that Gado TD run. It'd be a lot easier to decide which guy looks like a keeper if the blocking were always like that.

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    Re: Gado legit #2 back

    Quote Originally Posted by SB34rams View Post
    How did we get this guy?
    Answer according to Wiki:

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    Gado was signed by the St. Louis Rams on November 4, 2008 after wide receivers Drew Bennett and Dante Hall were placed on injured reserve. The Rams released Gado on November 19 to make room for offensive tackle Anthony Davis.

    After spending the rest of the 2008 season out of football, Gado was re-signed to a future contract by the Rams on January 5, 2009.


    Awards and honors
    Gado received two NFL awards for his rookie performance:

    NFL Offensive Rookie of the Month, November 2005
    Rookie of the Week, Weeks 10 and 14
    In addition, Gado holds a couple of Green Bay franchise records for a rookie.

    Most rushing yards in a game (171).
    Most touchdowns in a season (7).

    Personal
    Gado is a member of the Samantia club in Houston. Gado received a bachelor's degree in health promotions while taking pre-med courses at Liberty University; he has already taken the MCAT and plans to retake it in July 13, 2007.[3] Gado plans to follow up his football career by becoming a medical missionary in his native country. A fall 2006 TV spot highlighted Gado's internship at a hospital in Green Bay. His father, Jeremiah Gado, initially left Nigeria in 1990 to study at Columbia International University, and now regularly visits Nigeria for mission work. Gado was named on the Phil Simms All Iron team for his contribution to the community. Gado now resides in Columbia, South Carolina for the off-season in 2007.

    While it is early to say that this RB is ready to become Super Gado, I also think that he's looking good -- good potential, great attitude. Legit #2 back indeed. He must be all pumped up right now which is terrific for the Rams offense.

    ...And he holds an 'NFL record' too: Gado became the first player in NFL history to score three touchdowns on his 23rd birthday.
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    Re: Gado legit #2 back

    Wow, im really glad we found a back up for Action Jackson. It's about time and i think that we need a stout runner, who can also cut it up if Jackson needs a rest.

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    Re: Gado legit #2 back

    I really like Gado. I think he is a legit # 2. I haven't been to impressed with Pittman.

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