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    My "Safe for 2012" Rankings

    I was thinking about which players are likely to be back as starters in 2012.

    Here is my ranking of the primary starters from 2011 in terms of which are most likely to be 2012 opening day starters (at the same position they started at this year). Here's what I came up with:

    Group 1: The "Locks" (aka "The Core")

    1. Sam Bradford
    2. Steven Jackson
    3. James Laurinaitis
    4. Chris Long
    5. Brandon Lloyd*
    6. Quintin Mikell
    7. Harvey Dahl

    Group 2: The "Probables" (aka "The Serviceable")

    8. Ron Bartell**
    9. Brad Fletcher**
    10. Fred Robbins
    11. Rodger Saffold
    12. Lance Kendricks

    Group 3: The "Questionables" (aka "The Replaceables")

    13. James Hall
    14. Darien Stewart
    15. Britt Miller
    16. Justin Bannan
    17. Jacob Bell
    18. Jason Brown
    19. Jason Smith

    Group 4: The "Doubtfuls" (aka "I hope nots")

    20. Brandon Gibson
    21. Brady Poppinga
    22. Chris Chamberlain
    23. Ben Leber
    24. Justin King

    *If resigned
    **If healthy


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    Re: My "Safe for 2012" Rankings

    Nice list but I'd probably make a few adjustments. For one, I'd add Fred Robbins to the "I hope not" list. It is time for a younger, more productive DT, IMO.

    Same for James Hall, except this is only because I expect Quinn to take over at DE on a full-time basis.

    And finally, Darien Stewart looks like a "probable" to me.

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    Re: My "Safe for 2012" Rankings

    id love to see a full roster of this and not just 24. leaves me with a lot of questions with just less then half a full roster.

    Ill give an opinion then.


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    Re: My "Safe for 2012" Rankings

    Quote Originally Posted by AvengerRam View Post
    I was thinking about which players are likely to be back as starters in 2012.

    Here is my ranking of the primary starters from 2011 in terms of which are most likely to be 2012 opening day starters (at the same position they started at this year). Here's what I came up with:

    Group 1: The "Locks" (aka "The Core")

    1. Sam Bradford
    2. Steven Jackson
    3. James Laurinaitis
    4. Chris Long
    5. Brandon Lloyd*
    6. Quintin Mikell
    7. Harvey Dahl
    Robert Quinn


    Group 2: The "Probables" (aka "The Serviceable")

    8. Ron Bartell**
    9. Brad Fletcher**
    10. Fred Robbins
    11. Rodger Saffold
    12. Lance Kendricks
    Greg Salas
    Austin Pettis
    Danny Amendola
    Donnie Jones
    Jerome Murphy
    Josh Brown


    Group 3: The "Questionables" (aka "The Replaceables")

    13. James Hall
    14. Darien Stewart see him a probable
    15. Britt Miller
    16. Justin Bannan
    17. Jacob Bell
    18. Jason Brown
    19. Jason Smith
    Marquise Johnson

    Group 4: The "Doubtfuls" (aka "I hope nots")

    20. Brandon Gibson
    21. Brady Poppinga
    22. Chris Chamberlain see him a probable, gotta see more and ST's
    23. Ben Leber
    24. Justin King

    *If resigned
    **If healthy
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    Re: My "Safe for 2012" Rankings

    How in the world do you have Darian Stewart as questionable? He leads ALL NFL safeties in passes defensed, and is getting better and better each weak. He has incredible range for a very young player.

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    Re: My "Safe for 2012" Rankings

    Quote Originally Posted by RamsInfiniti View Post
    How in the world do you have Darian Stewart as questionable? He leads ALL NFL safeties in passes defensed, and is getting better and better each weak. He has incredible range for a very young player.
    Exactly what I was thinking. Darian stewart has filled in nicely for Otogwe. Also why don't you have Robert Quinn anywhere?

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    Re: My "Safe for 2012" Rankings

    There is absolutely no question in my mind that quinn and salas will be on the rams roster next year, health permitting, and stewart is pretty close (good young player, low salary). I have a hard time seeing a scenario where kendricks isnt back.

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    Re: My "Safe for 2012" Rankings

    Poor, poor, roster.!

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    Re: My "Safe for 2012" Rankings

    ITS NOT A ROSTER

    Its a list of who is currently a starter, and the rankings are based on whether they should return as starter or not

    The only one i disagree on in Avengers list is Darrien Stewart, who should be starting next year

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    Re: My "Safe for 2012" Rankings

    I know Hawk247, that was the first thing that come to mind.! Where is DX, and Clayton on this list.?

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    Re: My "Safe for 2012" Rankings

    Its a personal opinion, why doesn't everyone just relax? It clearly says "MY" in the title. We all think differently, and I myself would change a few things too.

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    Re: My "Safe for 2012" Rankings

    I think you need to see Josh Gordy given a full time shot to actually play on this defense. You have a healthy Fletcher, Bartell,Murphy and Gordy and that is a solid backfield.

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    Re: My "Safe for 2012" Rankings

    A good thread, AV. The saddest part for me is to acknowledge, as you do, that 3 of our starting OL men are "replaceable". Especially given that we have spent so much treasure to draft and/or sign them.

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    Re: My "Safe for 2012" Rankings

    Quote Originally Posted by AvengerRam View Post
    Group 1: The "Locks" (aka "The Core")

    1. Sam Bradford
    2. Steven Jackson
    3. James Laurinaitis
    4. Chris Long
    5. Brandon Lloyd*
    6. Quintin Mikell
    7. Harvey Dahl

    Group 2: The "Probables" (aka "The Serviceable")

    8. Ron Bartell**
    9. Brad Fletcher**
    10. Fred Robbins
    11. Rodger Saffold
    12. Lance Kendricks

    Group 3: The "Questionables" (aka "The Replaceables")

    13. James Hall
    14. Darien Stewart
    15. Britt Miller
    16. Justin Bannan
    17. Jacob Bell
    18. Jason Brown
    19. Jason Smith

    Group 4: The "Doubtfuls" (aka "I hope nots")

    20. Brandon Gibson
    21. Brady Poppinga
    22. Chris Chamberlain
    23. Ben Leber
    24. Justin King

    *If resigned
    **If healthy
    I would have to agree. 1-7 record equals half the team is expendable. In fact they should be replaced if the Rams want to compete again.

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    Re: My "Safe for 2012" Rankings

    Quote Originally Posted by RamsInfiniti View Post
    How in the world do you have Darian Stewart as questionable? He leads ALL NFL safeties in passes defensed, and is getting better and better each weak. He has incredible range for a very young player.
    Let's see how he holds up for the rest of the season.

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