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    Rams Roster, Last Day: How do you count to 53?

    Alright...

    First Friday in September. Final day for the big roster trimming -- a very difficult task, especially when the numbers are dwindling to only ten or seven players left to select. We've already discussed some names for the 2009 team ... but now ...

    How do YOU count to 53?

    Without elaborating as to 'why' for now (you can of course), my tentative, incomplete guess / wish list follows:


    OFFENSE (26)
    QB -- Marc Bulger; Kyle Boller; Brock Berlin
    WR -- Donnie Avery; Keenan Burton; Tim Carter; Ronald Curry; Laurent Robinson; Derek Stanley
    RB -- Steven Jackson; Mike Carney (FB); Sam Gado; Chris Ogbonnaya; Antonio Pittman
    OL -- Alex Barron LT; Jacob Bell, LG; Jason Brown, C; Richie Cogs, RG/C; Jason Smith, RT // Roger Alen III G; Renardo Foster, T; Adam Goldberg, T; John Greco, G; Mark Seterstrom, G
    TE -- Randy McMichael; Daniel Fells

    DEFENSE (21)
    DE -- Victor Adeyanju; Leonard Little; Chris Long; Eric Moore
    DT -- Adam Carriker; Clifton Ryan; Darrell Scott
    LB -- Quinton Culberson; Larry Grant; James Laurinaitis; Will Witherspoon; David Vobora // K.C. Asiodu [...you go, Ekenemchukwu!]
    CB -- Ron Bartell; Quincy Butler; Justin King; Jonathan Wade
    S -- Atogwe, Oshiomogho; James Butler; Todd Johnson; David Roach


    SPECIAL T (3)

    K -- Josh Brown
    P -- Donnie Jones
    LS -- Chris Massey


    PRACTICE SQUAD
    Keith Null, QB
    Mark Rubin, SS

    As I said, difficult indeed. Help me out!
    Last edited by RealRam; -09-04-2009 at 05:12 PM. Reason: Speleen. Clifton < correct > Ryan.


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    Re: Rams Roster, Last Day: How do you count to 53?

    Clifton Ryan not Ryan Clifton!

    We definitely will need another DT and also you cant miss James Hall of the list at DE
    Ive not seen anything from Tim Carter to suggest he gets kept
    And i doubt we keep four RBs on the roster, and i doubt we keep Pittman over Darby

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    Re: Rams Roster, Last Day: How do you count to 53?

    -I agree with the above poster that James Hall should be in there and another DT (either Gibson or Thomas and maybe both if Carriker is hurt bad).
    -I think it's a toss up with Berlin and Null.
    -I think that Nate Jones or Sean Walker could unseat Carter or maybe Curry on your list.
    -Bajema will be on the roster.
    -I think Draft will be on there instead of Culberson
    -Fletcher should be included with the CBs. After trading Hill, we should be carrying 5 since all but Bartell are proven.
    -Would much rather see Dahl then Roach.

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    Re: Rams Roster, Last Day: How do you count to 53?

    General breakdown in the NFL is:

    3 QBs
    5 RBs (including FBs)
    3 TEs
    6 WRs
    9 OL
    9 DL
    7 LB
    8 DB
    3 ST

    Maybe they don't go with a 3rd ST specialist, or they want 4 or 5 TEs like Linehan required! It's a rough guide.

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    Re: Rams Roster, Last Day: How do you count to 53?

    Quote Originally Posted by RebelYell View Post
    General breakdown in the NFL is:

    3 QBs
    5 RBs (including FBs)
    3 TEs
    6 WRs
    9 OL
    9 DL
    7 LB
    8 DB
    3 ST

    Maybe they don't go with a 3rd ST specialist, or they want 4 or 5 TEs like Linehan required! It's a rough guide.
    We need 4 or 5 DTs especially because of Carriker's injury.


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    Re: Rams Roster, Last Day: How do you count to 53?

    Quote Originally Posted by Varg6 View Post
    We need 4 or 5 DTs especially because of Carriker's injury.
    4 DTs is the minimum 5 is the max. Considering Adeyanju and Hall have been able to play both positions at times, it's likely they go with 4 healthy DTs.

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    Re: Rams Roster, Last Day: How do you count to 53?

    Cut David Roach and keep Bradley Fletcher. Fletcher also played some safety in college before cornerback at Iowa. He's way to good to cut, he's going to turn into a stud.
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    Re: Rams Roster, Last Day: How do you count to 53?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tomahawk247 View Post
    Clifton Ryan not Ryan Clifton!

    We definitely will need another DT and also you can't miss James Hall of the list at DE.
    I've not seen anything from Tim Carter to suggest he gets kept.
    And I doubt we keep four RBs on the roster, and I doubt we keep Pittman over Darby
    Understood: so we should keep Ryan and let go of Clifton.

    Not easy to select the first 53 man Rams roster for 2009, now is it...

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    Re: Rams Roster, Last Day: How do you count to 53?

    Adding TE Bajema and veteran LB Draft to the picture = 52 players. // Maybe DT Gibson should be in there too...

    OFFENSE (27)
    QB -- Marc Bulger; Kyle Boller; Brock Berlin
    WR -- Donnie Avery; Keenan Burton; Tim Carter; Ronald Curry; Laurent Robinson; Derek Stanley
    RB -- Steven Jackson; Mike Carney (FB); Sam Gado; Chris Ogbonnaya; Antonio Pittman
    OL -- Alex Barron LT; Jacob Bell, LG; Jason Brown, C; Richie Cogs, RG/C; Jason Smith, RT // Roger Alen III G; Renardo Foster, T; Adam Goldberg, T; John Greco, G; Mark Seterstrom, G
    TE -- Billy Bajema; Daniel Fells; Randy McMichael

    DEFENSE (22)
    DE -- Victor Adeyanju; Leonard Little; Chris Long; Eric Moore
    DT -- Adam Carriker; Clifton Ryan; Darrell Scott
    LB -- Quinton Culberson; Chris Draft; Larry Grant; James Laurinaitis; Will Witherspoon; David Vobora // K.C. Asiodu [...you go, Ekenemchukwu!]
    CB -- Ron Bartell; Quincy Butler; Justin King; Jonathan Wade
    S -- Atogwe, Oshiomogho; James Butler; Todd Johnson; David Roach

    SPECIAL T (3)
    K -- Josh Brown
    P -- Donnie Jones
    LS -- Chris Massey


    PRACTICE SQUAD
    Keith Null, QB
    Mark Rubin, SS
    Last edited by RealRam; -09-04-2009 at 05:28 PM. Reason: Format

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    Re: Rams Roster, Last Day: How do you count to 53?

    i would add James Hall and take off Moore, add Hollis Thomas and Gary Gibson and maybe another unknown DT (that's going to get cut from another team) because the way it looks Carriker will be on IR for the season.
    -And i agree with Zinger Dahl is better then Roach.
    - I also like Trautwein better then Renardo foster.

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    Re: Rams Roster, Last Day: How do you count to 53?

    Quote Originally Posted by LifeLongRam View Post
    ...Add Hollis Thomas and Gary Gibson and maybe another unknown DT (that's going to get cut from another team) because the way it looks Carriker will be on IR for the season.
    - And I agree with Zinger Dahl is better then Roach.
    - I also like Trautwein better then Renardo foster.
    Originally posted by 39Thebeast
    I say throw the rookie Scott in the fire right off the bat, along with Ryan and lets see what these young guys can do. I don't have alot of faith in Gibson or Hollis Thomas, so let's progress the young guys.
    A.C. not 'cool' all of a sudden! He's frozen solid. At least injured for 2009 it seems.

    I agree with 39's emergency plan: Clifton and Scott are simply going to have to step in, step up strong. DO IT.

    Now, is it Gibson's opportunity or, Tomas' last call?

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    Re: Rams Roster, Last Day: How do you count to 53?

    I cant see Roach making the squad and I would say show Todd Johnson the door too. Keep Dahl and maybe pick up a safety from someone else's scrap heap. I would prefer Chamberlain to Culberson at LB. At WR I would go with 5 instead of 6 and send Walker and maybe Jones to the practice squad, this is going to hopefully be a run heavy offense with a limited number of 4 receiver sets and lots of 2 TE then use the extra roster spot for the DL (Ah You?)and if they go with 6 WR maybe they can find a WR/Returner in the last cuts that would help fill what is IMO a glaring hole on this team(returner)

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    Re: Rams Roster, Last Day: How do you count to 53?

    QB
    Bulger, Boller, Berlin (triple B's)
    RB/FB
    S-jax, Karney, Gado, Pittman, Darby
    TE
    McMichael, Fells, Bajema
    OL
    Barron, Bell, Brown, Cogs, Smith, Goldberg, Setterstrom, Rodger Allen III, Grecco
    WR
    Avery, Robinson, Burton, Stanley, Curry

    DEFENSE

    DL
    Long, Adenyanju, Ah You, Ryan, Scott, Hall, Little, Thomas, Gibson
    LB
    Spoon, Lauranatis, Draft, Vobora, Chamberlin, Grant
    CB
    Bartell, King, Wade, Fletcher, Butler
    S
    OJ, Butler, Johnson, Dahl

    Special
    Massey, Jones, Brown, Parks (KR)

    Practice Squad
    Null
    Ogbonaya
    Schuening
    Roach

    Cord Parks and Rodger Allen are my upsets. Stanley hasn't been good returning, but he is lucky his recieving has improved. Parks has been one of the better returners, but he probably won't make the team after we hit the waiver wire. Allen's strength and size make him a great fit for our new look line. He could start some day especially if our current guards continue to underwhelm. I think we will hit the waiver wire in search for a DT, RB, WR or safety once that happens the first guys off are Cord Parks, Hollis Thomas, Kenneth Darby, Ronald Curry, and Roger Allen (Practice Squad). I wouldn't be surprised to see a name like Reggie Brown instead of Curry or a RB in Darby's spot or a DT Thomas's spot

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    Re: Rams Roster, Last Day: How do you count to 53?

    My conservative prediction...


    OFFENSE (26)
    QB: Bulger, Boller, Berlin
    RB: Jackson, Gado, Darby, Pittman, Karney (FB)
    WR: Avery, Robinson, Burton, Stanley, Curry, Walker
    TE: McMichael, Bajema, Fells
    OT: Barron, Smith, Goldberg
    OG: Bell, Incognito, Greco, Schuening, Setterstrom
    C: Brown


    DEFENSE (24)

    DE: Long, Little, Hall, Adeyanju, Moore
    DT: Ryan, Gibson, Scott, Thomas
    LB: Laurinaitis, Witherspoon, Draft, Grant, Culberson, Chamberlain, Vobora
    CB: Bartell, Wade, King, Butler, Bradley
    FS: Atogwe
    SS: Butler, Johnson


    SPECIAL TEAMS (3)

    K: Josh Brown
    P: Donnie Jones
    LS: Chris Massey

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    Re: Rams Roster, Last Day: How do you count to 53?

    Quote Originally Posted by Nick View Post
    My conservative prediction...


    OFFENSE (26)
    QB: Bulger, Boller, Berlin
    RB: Jackson, Gado, Darby, Pittman, Karney (FB)
    WR: Avery, Robinson, Burton, Stanley, Curry, Walker
    TE: McMichael, Bajema, Fells
    OT: Barron, Smith, Goldberg
    OG: Bell, Incognito, Greco, Schuening, Setterstrom
    C: Brown


    DEFENSE (24)

    DE: Long, Little, Hall, Adeyanju, Moore
    DT: Ryan, Gibson, Scott, Thomas
    LB: Laurinaitis, Witherspoon, Draft, Grant, Culberson, Chamberlain, Vobora
    CB: Bartell, Wade, King, Butler, Bradley
    FS: Atogwe
    SS: Butler, Johnson


    SPECIAL TEAMS (3)

    K: Josh Brown
    P: Donnie Jones
    LS: Chris Massey
    i would take away culberson or chamberlain and add a DB. we need 1 more maybe Dahl or Roach

    Also do u think CJ Ah You should be there instead of Moore?

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