Results 1 to 8 of 8
  1. #1
    Rambos's Avatar
    Rambos is offline Registered User
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Location
    Cali
    Age
    50
    Posts
    8,952
    Rep Power
    74

    The Rams can no longer "boast" an all-Ohio State linebacker corps

    LB Kehl hopes to make most of chance

    StoryDiscussionLB

    By BILL COATS

    Share Bryan Kehl is getting a chance with the St. Louis Rams that he never got in two seasons with the New York Giants.

    On Oct. 31 against Carolina Kehl started at weakside linebacker, taking over the spot previously held by Larry Grant.

    The start was Kehl's fourth in three NFL seasons. A fourth-round draft pick in 2008, Kehl (pronounced keel) spent two years in New York -- his first under then-Giants defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo -- before being released after Week 1 this season.

    The 6-foot-2, 237-pound Kehl, 26, was pleased to be let go. Kehl wasn't getting much of a chance to play on defense in NY and was becoming increasingly frustrated.

    "I didn't really like my situation there. I had been talking to my agent since last year about trying to get out of there," he said. "I liked the organization. I loved being there; the facilities are awesome. But you want to get on the field.

    "So when I got waived, I wasn't mad. I got all sorts of calls from people: ‘Oh, it's OK; keep your head up.' And I laughed. I said, ‘My head's up. I'm smiling. I'm happy.'"

    Signed by the Rams on Sept. 15, Kehl became an immediate contributor on special teams. He also was worked in on the nickel package at linebacker before earning full-time duty on defense.

    Now that he has the first-team job, Kehl is focused on keeping it.

    "You definitely want to get to a point where you can be a known, dominating defensive player in the National Football League," he said. "And I'm definitely not there; far from it. But I believe that I can get there."


  2. #2
    sosa39rams's Avatar
    sosa39rams is offline Registered User
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Hamilton, On
    Posts
    5,409
    Rep Power
    43

    Re: The Rams can no longer "boast" an all-Ohio State linebacker corps

    I hope he got promoted because hes playing at a much higher level than expected, not because Larry Grant is underachieving.

  3. #3
    Flippin' Ram's Avatar
    Flippin' Ram is online now Registered User
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Long Beach, CA
    Posts
    2,434
    Rep Power
    32

    Re: The Rams can no longer "boast" an all-Ohio State linebacker corps

    The guy's a speed demon for a linebacker, hope he can live up to his contributions and even play at a Pro Bowl level.

  4. #4
    bruce4life's Avatar
    bruce4life is offline Registered User
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Hemet/San Diego CA
    Age
    34
    Posts
    2,789
    Rep Power
    31

    Re: The Rams can no longer "boast" an all-Ohio State linebacker corps

    lets just hope he can play like Mike Jones or Todd Collins...

  5. #5
    RAMarkable is offline Registered User
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Location
    Arkansas
    Age
    59
    Posts
    2,088
    Rep Power
    41

    Re: The Rams can no longer "boast" an all-Ohio State linebacker corps

    Well if he's not from Ohio State then does anyone know where he' from?

    Thanks.


    WHAT SAY YE?

  6. #6
    DA84 is offline Registered User
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Missouri
    Posts
    41
    Rep Power
    0

    Re: The Rams can no longer "boast" an all-Ohio State linebacker corps

    He's from BYU,

    He was a strong tackler in college, and so far he's looking to be the same for the rams too.

  7. #7
    Dwight Frye's Avatar
    Dwight Frye is offline Registered User
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    Alabama
    Age
    47
    Posts
    875
    Rep Power
    19

    Re: The Rams can no longer "boast" an all-Ohio State linebacker corps

    Quote Originally Posted by bruce4life View Post
    lets just hope he can play like Mike Jones or Todd Collins...
    or Roman Phifer, THE most underrated linebacker we ever had .... except for maybe Mr. Fletcher. Those guys never get any love.

    Just sayin' ....
    If a team won their division seven straight times, that would be a NFL record. Now add on that team did it with seven different QB's in seven straight years,that record is unbeatable. To do that feat, you must of had a great Defense. Jack Youngblood was the captain of that defense.

  8. #8
    Fettmaster's Avatar
    Fettmaster is offline Registered User
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    New Mexico
    Posts
    1,159
    Rep Power
    24

    Re: The Rams can no longer "boast" an all-Ohio State linebacker corps

    I love the depth we're building at LB...

Similar Threads

  1. Rams Trivia - Share What You Know
    By AlphaRam in forum RAM TALK
    Replies: 165
    Last Post: -11-11-2009, 08:22 PM
  2. Some of our Rams Historical Moments
    By OldRamsfan in forum RAM TALK
    Replies: 29
    Last Post: -03-16-2009, 10:23 PM
  3. Jim Thomas Live-Feb. 5th
    By RamWraith in forum RAM TALK
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: -02-06-2008, 12:24 PM
  4. J. Thomas Live, 12-27
    By RamWraith in forum RAM TALK
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: -12-28-2007, 11:46 AM
  5. Jim Thomas Live, November 6, 2007
    By RamWraith in forum RAM TALK
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: -11-06-2007, 06:41 PM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •