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    James Laurinaitus defensive ROY?

    Adam Schefter recently tweeted that J Lau was his front runner for defensive rookie of the year at this point in the season followed by Ray Maualuga. So there is at least a positive there.


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    Re: James Laurinaitus defensive ROY?

    He is playing like it, if he can be this good all year long he deserves to be roy

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    Re: James Laurinaitus defensive ROY?

    and what i find impressive is unlike Rey Mau he hasnt been given a free role to just attack..he is playing disciplined ball and leading the defense.
    not bad for a Rookie who had supposedly reached his development ceiling in College!

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    Re: James Laurinaitus defensive ROY?

    when we got Laurinaitus i jumped off my couch... screamed like a 6 year old girl and knew we had won the second round of the draft...

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    Re: James Laurinaitus defensive ROY?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ramblin` Ram View Post
    and what i find impressive is unlike Rey Mau he hasnt been given a free role to just attack..he is playing disciplined ball and leading the defense.
    not bad for a Rookie who had supposedly reached his development ceiling in College!
    and Cincinnati is 2-1, with Rey making 2 key plays that led them to victory.

    Lau is playing the under the radar role, while Rey is making the headlines by making impact plays.

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    Re: James Laurinaitus defensive ROY?

    Adam will be one of the few who will actually take a look at James. Most of the media guys really tend to look only at the teams that are doing well for most of their awards, not individual players. Individually, Laurinaitus is playing as well as any rookie, and deserves a mention for his play so far.

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    Re: James Laurinaitus defensive ROY?

    Unless we get some wins, he will not get the consideration he deserves.

    We have the best punter and longsnapper in the league and neither ever get named to the Pro Bowl. Why? We have so few wins.

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    Re: James Laurinaitus defensive ROY?

    Quote Originally Posted by AlphaRam View Post
    Unless we get some wins, he will not get the consideration he deserves.

    We have the best punter and longsnapper in the league and neither ever get named to the Pro Bowl. Why? We have so few wins.
    Exactly, he won't win it on this team.

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    Re: James Laurinaitus defensive ROY?

    I was for us picking Rey Malaluga. I've seen him play at USC, and I also saw USC whip Ohio State. That being said Lurinitis is a Rams Malaluga isn't so Lurinitis is my guy although I would have much rather had Rey.

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    Re: James Laurinaitus defensive ROY?

    If voting were today (all politics aside), SOA should be the defensive rookie of the year. Cushing over took him on total tackles (26 to 25), but SOA's solo lead isn't so close (19 to 14). Delmas, Maulaublahblah, Curry, Derek Cox, Bruce Johnson, and Victor Butler would garner mention as well.
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    Re: James Laurinaitus defensive ROY?

    Considering that our run defense has been thoroughly better this year vs last year when anyone could run on us, that alone should make him rookie of the year. He's playing very disciplined ball, and he's making plays all over the field. I swear he had more than three tackles in this weekend's game as well.

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    Re: James Laurinaitus defensive ROY?

    Quote Originally Posted by TekeRam View Post
    Considering that our run defense has been thoroughly better this year vs last year when anyone could run on us, that alone should make him rookie of the year. He's playing very disciplined ball, and he's making plays all over the field. I swear he had more than three tackles in this weekend's game as well.
    The season isn't over yet. I'm not saying this to be negative, but I'm not entirely convinced our run defense (by seasons end) will be any better.


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    Re: James Laurinaitus defensive ROY?

    Quote Originally Posted by btimsah View Post
    The season isn't over yet. I'm not saying this to be negative, but I'm not entirely convinced our run defense (by seasons end) will be any better.

    Well, the 2009 Run D's per carry average is the 2nd best the Rams have had in the past 7 years. At 4.3 per carry, only 2007's 4.1 is better over that span. However, it's not like that 4.1 put that 2007 team over the top either. I think the run D has gotten better; but there's still a ton of work to be done. And SOA is a huge portion of moving in the direction of getting the work done.
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    Re: James Laurinaitus defensive ROY?

    Laurinitaus has been awesome lately. I don't know his stats at the end of week three, but at the end of week two he racked up 22 tackles, and I think 16 of them solo. At this point he is definatly a candidate, and I would love to see him win that award to spark up or defense.

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    Re: James Laurinaitus defensive ROY?

    James Laurinitaus= THE MAN

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