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    Keenan Burton will like be cut next season

    Burton is suppossedly a speedster yet he does nothing in the return game.

    He isn't shifty enough to make people miss. Burton quickly lost is Danny Amendola who has a huge heart.

    I know WR screen are boring and don't get much, but Amendola's catch and desire gets a few yards.

    Next season it is more than likely we bring in another WR.

    That gives us the following:

    These 4 are staying --
    Avery
    Gibson
    Robinson
    Amendola

    With a Free agent Pick up or in the draft that gives us 5 WR's and a few guys on the outside looking in.

    They are:

    Burton, Martin, and Carter.

    With Brooks Foster coming back from injury that leaves 4 guys for one spot. We also have an extra 5th round pick already so we may pick another WR up in the later rounds.


    In anyone we are gonna keep Brooks Foster and that gives us 6 WR's/before draft day...

    Does anyone disagree with this ???????? I doubt it ..

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    Probably looking at FA

    If the Rams had a true #1 receiver and a TE threat then the current WR's don't look too bad. The #1 WR, Avery in the slot #2, and Robinson out wide as the #3, plus a TE working the middle. The problem is there aren't any WR's in the draft who look like a top 5 pick (not to mention 1 or 2 where the Rams will draft). While the 2nd rd pick will be high, most #1 receivers come in the 1st round. So it will probably mean a FA signing, but I'm not sure what WR's will be FA next year.

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    Re: Keenan Burton will like be cut next season

    Burton is still learning, still making mistakes, but has shown promise. It's a little early to write him off just yet. Too bad he doesn't have the benefit of an experienced mentor playing with him to help with his development.

    Gibson hasn't caught a single pass as a pro or even touched the field as a Ram and you're giving him a roster spot for next year? That's interesting.

    There's a long way to go before the Rams receiver corps is set for 2010.

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    Re: Probably looking at FA

    Quote Originally Posted by ramhard View Post
    If the Rams had a true #1 receiver and a TE threat then the current WR's don't look too bad. The #1 WR, Avery in the slot #2, and Robinson out wide as the #3, plus a TE working the middle. The problem is there aren't any WR's in the draft who look like a top 5 pick (not to mention 1 or 2 where the Rams will draft). While the 2nd rd pick will be high, most #1 receivers come in the 1st round. So it will probably mean a FA signing, but I'm not sure what WR's will be FA next year.
    I think you can get the #1 WR in free agency. Lance Moore of the Saints? Lee Evans?

    With so many needs ranging from QB, OT, DE, WR, I'm not sure you can automatically predict a position to fill the WR in the draft. If they dump Barron, OT and QB could be the most pressing needs to fill at that point.

    Burton will not be cut. That's just silly. He's a starter, his contract is locked up at a bargain price and he's got good hands.

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    Re: Keenan Burton will like be cut next season

    I don't remember Burton ever being called a speedster?

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    Re: Probably looking at FA

    Quote Originally Posted by RebelYell View Post
    I think you can get the #1 WR in free agency. Lance Moore of the Saints? Lee Evans?

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    In terms of finding a true #1 receiver, I like Lance Moore. He has never been given the chance and often finds himself as the odd man out in a Saints offense that is packed with talent. I don't care as much for Lee Evans. He has been given a shot to be the #1 guy in Buffalo before and has always proven that he is better off as a #2 who doesn't have to deal with a team's top corner or double-coverage.

    That being said, I'd take either of them, but I think Moore has the better chance to be an elite receiver.

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    Re: Keenan Burton will like be cut next season

    If they hopefully upgrade the talent at WR, I cannot see Burotn being on an average NFL team, he tries hard bit get little seperation, I guess the injuries took their toll

    Amendola is a keeper as a #5 KR/PR

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    Re: Keenan Burton will like be cut next season

    Quote Originally Posted by BrokenWing View Post
    I don't remember Burton ever being called a speedster?

    his 40 time was as fast as Avery's (maybe faster) and he isn't big?

    of course he was a speedster...

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    Re: Keenan Burton will like be cut next season

    [QUOTE=r8rh8rmike;313751]

    Gibson hasn't caught a single pass as a pro or even touched the field as a Ram and you're giving him a roster spot for next year? That's interesting.

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    You think we are gonna cut the guy we traded Wil Witherspoon for?

    I am sure the coaching staff said, "Hey, if we trade for this kid we are probably gonna have to cut someone. Most likely Burton or Amendola".

    no?

    Since ameondola does all the little things, return game, block., slot out, I feel he will stay.

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    Re: Keenan Burton will like be cut next season

    I can't believe Burton's 40 was as fast as Avery's......no way. Can someone dig out his 40?

    I was always under the impression Burton was supposed to be more in the mold of His Royal Highness, the Reverand Ike Bruce.

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    Re: Keenan Burton will like be cut next season

    burtons 40 was not as fast as averys...

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    No so fast

    Burton's and Avery's 40 time at the combine were about the same 4.45 and 4.43 only because Avery had a pulled hamstring. Avery's times healthy were generally considered to be in the 4.25/4.3 range. And yes there is a big difference in football running a 4.3 and running a 4.45.

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    Re: Keenan Burton will like be cut next season

    Avery ran a 4.28 and Burton ran a 4.44

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    Re: Keenan Burton will like be cut next season

    they both ran 4.4 's ....some say avery's hammy was pulled...

    Burton is young and isn't horrible. All I am saying is if the rams have 6 or 7 recievers he seems like the one to go first.

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    Re: Keenan Burton will like be cut next season

    Quote Originally Posted by richtree View Post
    they both ran 4.4 's ....some say avery's hammy was pulled...

    Burton is young and isn't horrible. All I am saying is if the rams have 6 or 7 recievers he seems like the one to go first.
    Wrong, try again. To say they ran the same speed is a joke trying to re-write the history books.

    The Rams cut Pisa for nothing. They traded Leonard for a guy, traded HIM and cut his replacement. Why not cut Gibson? They got a 5th for him and saved $5 million in cap space.

    You need to re-think your arguments.

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