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    Relevant Article?

    I came across this article and was curious how legitimate it is. We all know bleacher report tends to be a poor source for any type of news, but I was looking to see from those who have attended camp just how right/wrong this article is. For those interested in reading it is basically just a list of week 2 hot/not players for our boys. So please let me know how relevant this article is and that's the bottom line cause Stone Cold said so.

    Rams Stock Watch: Which Players Are Rising and Falling Through 2 Weeks of Camp? | Bleacher Report
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    Re: Relevant Article?

    Stone Cold, go ahead and copy/paste the article instead of the link. I'm sure it will be interesting to the readers, but we don't post links.

    (wait for it).....And that's the bottom line, 'cause Dez said so!
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    Re: Relevant Article?

    Wellp don't feel bad Mr. Bottom Liner dude... I did not know this either I never tried to post a link before but I thought it was strange in some other columns the op mentioned a link but none provided! lol

    And yes one more time for the road, wait for it...

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    Re: Relevant Article?

    Ok I'll go ahead and cut and paste because it's not really an article, it's a slide show that has risers and fallers (which I'm sure you figured out by now). Their blurbs to justify who is rising and who is falling are really insightful, but since I don't have anything else to do with my morning, I'll throw them in:

    Rising
    Jenkins: Janoris Jenkins picked up his camp where he left his rookie season off: Balling. Brian Quick got the best of him a few times—he’s actually been working everybody this summer—but Jenkins got at least two picks in just the four days that I attended camp. He had three pick-sixes in his last six games, but he’s still hungry. I noticed him working closely with Cortland Finnegan after practice was over last week.

    Bailey: Fans’ attention—much like that of defenses—may be justly paid to Tavon Austin, but Stedman Bailey has been a revelation in Rams camp. As if 25 collegiate touchdowns last season weren’t enough for the latter, he has a skill set that translates so well to the NFL that it’s astonishing that he fell to No. 92 overall. This guy’s catch radius is gigantic. He’ll extend for balls that most other 5’10” wideouts wouldn’t consider, and he brings them in—from the routine to the spectacular.

    Cody Davis and Ray Armstrong: Cody Davis and Ray Ray Armstrong were both undrafted safeties when they matriculated to the Jeff Fisher School of Defense. Only one—Davis—still has that title, but both look like they can make the team this fall. Armstrong is now a linebacker. Both Davis and Armstrong came up with interceptions while I was in attendance, and Ray Ray has shown potential to be a monster in the run game and on special teams, as well. Davis is just over 200 pounds, but he is more than willing to pop a ball-carrier himself.

    Richardson: For a long time, fantasy football owners have wondered what the St. Louis Rams backfield touches distribution would look like. Opinions abounded, but we didn’t even know who the starter was going to be. At least the second question was answered on Aug. 6, when head coach Jeff Fisher told CBSSports.com: “I think Daryl [Richardson] comes back as our starter.” Richardson punctuated that statement in practice by bursting through the second level and using the Madden truck stick on rookie safety T.J. McDonald, who has adjusted well to the pros so far—and outweighs Richardson by over 20 pounds. He’s “just trying to do something out there,” that’s all.

    Justin Veltung: Undrafted rookie wide receiver Justin Veltung caught my eye with an over-the-shoulder catch in the left corner of the end zone on July 31. He’s got some hops (41.5-inch vertical at his pro day, according to NFLDraftScout.com) and speed (4.46 40-yard dash). But his quickness translates onto the field, too. The St. Louis Rams gave him looks at kick and punt returner, as well as slot targets, a handoff and a fake handoff. If he makes the team, he’ll be more than bottom-of-the-roster emergency fodder. The Rams will use him somewhere by choice. If he doesn’t make it as the sixth wideout, look for him to be signed somewhere else this year. He can play. And he can jump.

    Fallers

    Pettis: It’s not even that Austin Pettis is performing poorly in camp. He’s been playing very well overall, and he’s still on the first team. But boy, is Brian Quick gaining on him. Quick is getting looks from Sam Bradford on the first team every now and then, and while he may still be the No. 4 wideout in St. Louis, the gap is closing between him and Pettis. He’ll have every opportunity to seize a big workload as the No. 33 overall pick in 2012. More snaps for Quick will likely be at the expense of the veteran.

    Finnegan: Another case of a good player being outshined by Brian Quick; Cortland Finnegan has allowed several big gains to Quick and Austin Pettis in camp. Cortland probably was asked to turn down his trademark style of physical play with his teammates. He can’t jam guys up at the line every play in practice because the coaches won’t have a chance to see the wideouts release on him in different ways. He’ll still beat up on them from time to time, though, because that’s his game. There’s no real cause for concern with Finnegan right now; it’s just worth noting that Sam Bradford has been targeting him. The offense hasn't always come out on top in those scenarios, either.

    Pead: Isaiah Pead’s ball-security issues are still a problem in this year’s training camp—even on special teams—and he hasn’t ascended to the starting role as some had anticipated. Pead’s best quality may be his burst, but it’s perhaps best used as a receiver. This summer, the St. Louis Rams have tested his kick and punt-fielding skills, motioned him out wide and targeted him several times in the passing game. Drops aside, he has shown up with some big catches in camp. With running backs like Darren Sproles and Reggie Bush attracting the volume of targets that they do, Pead’s receiving prowess can be utilized similarly from the Rams backfield. Clemens: Austin Davis’ job as the No. 2 quarterback still looks secure. Kellen Clemens is back in camp this summer, but he’s been missing guys left and right. Most important about the competition between the two is that Davis is actually running the second team, while Clemens has the third-team guys. We’d still like to see the snap exchanges be seamless, though.

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    Re: Relevant Article?

    My apologies.....Stone Cold was unaware that links are to not be posted. The rattlesnake had one too many drinks last night after kicking The Rocks ***. Wont happen again and that's the bottom line cause Stone Cold said so.
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    Re: Relevant Article?

    Quote Originally Posted by Stone Cold Tavon Austin View Post
    My apologies.....Stone Cold was unaware that links are to not be posted. The rattlesnake had one too many drinks last night after kicking The Rocks ***. Wont happen again and that's the bottom line cause Stone Cold said so.
    No sweat. And it is a cool article.

    Or, umm, excuse me.....HUb 3:16 says it is a cool article.
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    Re: Relevant Article?

    Pettis: It’s not even that Austin Pettis is performing poorly in camp. He’s been playing very well overall, and he’s still on the first team. But boy, is Brian Quick gaining on him. Quick is getting looks from Sam Bradford on the first team every now and then, and while he may still be the No. 4 wideout in St. Louis, the gap is closing between him and Pettis. He’ll have every opportunity to seize a big workload as the No. 33 overall pick in 2012. More snaps for Quick will likely be at the expense of the veteran.
    Well then, how about Pettis A N D Quick performing to potential! Wow.

    ...And oh, yes ... the rest of what might become one of the B E S T WR squads in 2013.
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