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    Looker gets noticed with big game

    By Jim Thomas
    Of the Post-Dispatch
    Monday, Sep. 05 2005

    The forgotten man in the Rams' receiver corps, Dane Looker, showed Friday that
    he remains alive, well, and ready for whatever role he might have in the St.
    Louis offense this season.

    "I know Kevin (Curtis) and Shaun (McDonald) are great players, and they're
    getting a lot of attention right now," Looker said. "I've just got to make sure
    that Coach (Mike Martz) knows that I'm still here. I'm still the same guy that
    caught 47 balls a couple years ago."

    Looker, 29, did his best to get noticed in Friday's exhibition finale against
    Kansas City. He caught a team-high four passes - good for 56 yards - in the
    Rams' 27-23 victory over the Chiefs. Included in his night's work was the
    game-winning 20-yard touchdown catch with 3 minutes 42 seconds to play.

    "It was just a play where I'm coming across the formation, a crossing route,"
    Looker said. "I try to outflank the defense. Thankfully, Madison Hedgecock
    threw a heck of a block down there, got the guy on the ground, which enabled me
    to score."

    Although not known as a speedster, Looker turned up field after making the
    catch and raced down the sideline to the end zone.

    "I can run when I have to," Looker said. "I kind of always get that possession
    tag on me. But most of my catches, I have my back to the defense. Most of those
    interior slot things. A couple of times (Friday), I got to catch it and turn up
    the field."

    Looker enters the season as the No. 5 wide receiver on the roster, behind
    Curtis, McDonald and starters Isaac Bruce and Torry Holt.

    "He did not have the preseason that I'd want him to have," Martz said. "I think
    (Friday) night he played very well. He just needed to play. He figures very big
    into our plans. ... He absolutely has a role. We mix all five of those guys
    into different personnel groups."


    Defensive tackle Jeremy Calahan, wide receiver Jeremy Carter, center-guard Toby
    Cecil, defensive end Clifford Dukes, offensive tackle Matt Morgan, wide
    receiver Dominique Thompson and cornerback Duvol Thompson have been signed to
    the Rams' practice squad. All had been cut from the Rams' preseason roster.

    More than $70,000 was raised in the Rams' Hurricane Katrina relief drive before
    the Kansas City game.

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    Re: Looker gets noticed with big game

    Looker is coming around again and Looking Good. I like it. McDonald had some nice catches also.
    We have a nice bunch of receivers. :up:


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