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    Rams sign Davis

    From Yahoo Sports - Veteran running back Stephen Davis, who rushed for 12 touchdowns and helped Carolina reach the playoffs last season before being knocked out by injury, has agreed to terms with the St. Louis Rams on a one-year contract.

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    Re: Rams sign Davis

    Not sure how I feel about this one. If he's healthy, I suppose he could be a good #2 back, but I wonder who's roster spot he's taking.

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    Not sure how I feel about this one. If he's healthy, I suppose he could be a good #2 back, but I wonder who's roster spot he's taking.
    My first guess would be Moe Williams.

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    Re: Rams sign Davis

    If that's the case, I'd be fine with that.

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    My first guess would be Moe Williams.
    Let's hope that you're right. No mo' Moe... or Larry... or Curley.

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    Re: Rams sign Davis

    Wonder what changed between now and last week when he was here......something must have brought him back.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RAMarkable View Post
    Let's hope that you're right. No mo' Moe... or Larry... or Curley.

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    My thought process is that Davis becomes your #2 and Fisher slides back into the #3 role he was originally signed to fill. Williams is the odd man out, which isn't bad since he hasn't really shown us much thus far especially after missing that blitz pickup that got Bulger smashed against the Chiefs.


    Quote Originally Posted by HUbison View Post
    Wonder what changed between now and last week when he was here......something must have brought him back.
    Perhaps the Rams' willingness to guarantee half of the salary, I dunno.

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    Re: Rams sign Davis

    I wonder how Steven Jackson feels about this development?

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    Re: Rams sign Davis

    Quote Originally Posted by r8rh8rmike View Post
    I wonder how Steven Jackson feels about this development?
    Davis could take away some of Jackson's red zone and short yardage carries, but an interesting twist on this that I saw from someone on another board is what Davis could bring to table as a mentor to Jackson. There are a few schools of thought out there that would suggest Jackson dances too much, maybe a trait he learned while being mentored by Marshall Faulk. Bringing in a strong power 'back like Davis may help Jackson solidify his between-the-tackle running.

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    Re: Rams sign Davis

    Quote Originally Posted by r8rh8rmike View Post
    I wonder how Steven Jackson feels about this development?
    It shouldn't bother him at all. He ought to be mature enough to know that the Rams need the best quality backups they can get. If he's intimidated by the presence of Davis then Jackson is not the man for the #1 job.

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    Re: Rams sign Davis

    I agree this shouldnt bother jackson at all the role for davis is clear, as indicated by the salary. Say bye bye to moe williams. Bottom line is that moe isnt fit to play special teams anymore in my view, something he once excelled at. Davis is better than moe and if davis gets hurt so be it, i dont see him as a higher injury risk than moe and i think he has more upside.

    Excellent signing at very short money

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nick View Post
    Davis could take away some of Jackson's red zone and short yardage carries, but an interesting twist on this that I saw from someone on another board is what Davis could bring to table as a mentor to Jackson. There are a few schools of thought out there that would suggest Jackson dances too much, maybe a trait he learned while being mentored by Marshall Faulk. Bringing in a strong power 'back like Davis may help Jackson solidify his between-the-tackle running.
    Great point on Davis as a mentor for Jackson. And cutting Mo is the best thing the Rams can do.

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    Re: Rams sign Davis

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    much thus far especially after missing that blitz pickup that got Bulger smashed against the Chiefs. .
    Have you all noticed that this seems to be a recurring theme? Last year Bulger was injured twice; and, if I'm not mistaken, both times were on missed blitz pick-ups by either RBs or TEs. My point is what in the world is going on here? Apparently our problems blocking extend far beyond the OL. I can't really see any valid excuses for these continuing flub-ups. And if we don't get it fixed soon, Mr. Bulger will again be located on the sideline holding a clip board. Enuff already!! BLOCK SOMEBODY!!

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    Re: Rams sign Davis

    I like it, just gives us more depth at RB and someone that has played at a high level, can't hurt us.

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    Re: Rams sign Davis

    GOOD MOVE. Nice job.

    Davis will probably be a better all-around support for SJ than Moe (if Williams is indeed the replaced RB). And I agree, Jackson ought to feel quite comfortable with his new "co-worker".

    I had hoped this would come to fruition, signing Davis, when he visited Rams park recently. Glad to see the office people kept his number.

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