View Poll Results: Which rookie will lead the Rams in "big plays"?

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  • Michael Brockers

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  • Brian Quick

    7 25.00%
  • Janoris Jenkins

    13 46.43%
  • Isaiah Pead

    3 10.71%
  • Trumaine Johnson

    1 3.57%
  • Chris Givens

    4 14.29%
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    Which rookie will lead the Rams in "big plays."

    This poll will be fun to look back at in December.

    For the purposes of the poll the following plays will qualify as "big plays":

    Touchdown
    Run of 20 or more yards
    Reception of 30 or more yards
    Sack
    Forced fumble
    Fumble recovery
    Interception
    Tackle resulting in safety
    Blocked punt or FG
    Kick/Punt return of 50 or more yards

    So, who will lead in this category?
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    Re: Which rookie will lead the Rams in "big plays."

    For the record, last year the winner would have been Robert Quinn with a total of nine big plays (5 sacks, 1 forced fumble, 3 blocked kicks).

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    Re: Which rookie will lead the Rams in "big plays."

    This is a very interesting question, given that we have two positions with overlapping positions, and a runner who may be very good at those explosive plays, but may not get a ton of playing time.

    Brockers is at this point, more of a plugger than a rusher. Not in the cards, though he may be responsible for Long or Quinn truly breaking out.

    Quick has the opportunity, and hopefully the skills. Could very will be him.

    Jenkins will most likely be on the teams' second best wide receiver most times, and has a pure cover ability. Since passes deflected are not on the list, I don't think he'll lead the rookies.

    Pead is interesting as he's quick and a good receiver. After Jackson beats down an offense, Pead could sneak through to a big gain or a TD. The question is, will he be a pure compliment to Jax, or will it be a more balanced time share to prolong Steven's career? RB tends to be the easiest transition to the NFL, could he have a CJ2K-like rookie year?

    Now we get into the duplicates and the 'less' talented. I'd only give Givens a shot because he looks to be the new burner for the receiving corps, and as such could be catching a long TD or two. WR is still very hard to come in and produce right away.

    Final verdict: Pead. Just a hunch, but I think this year at least, we see more Titan ball than we see GOST.
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    Re: Which rookie will lead the Rams in "big plays."

    Jenkins ..

    Hopefully some picks, forced fumbles / recoveries but also some special teams plays, could add kick/punt returns of 50+ yards to the list (unless runs of 20+ count in kickoff returns as well)

    Quick if no special teams plays considered.

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    Re: Which rookie will lead the Rams in "big plays."

    Quote Originally Posted by Ram Mar Ram View Post
    Jenkins ..

    Hopefully some picks, forced fumbles / recoveries but also some special teams plays, could add kick/punt returns of 50+ yards to the list (unless runs of 20+ count in kickoff returns as well)

    Quick if no special teams plays considered.
    Runs of 20 yards only applies to runs "from scrimmage." I can add kick/punt returns of 50 or more.

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    Re: Which rookie will lead the Rams in "big plays."

    I think it'll be Quick. I think with the number of targets he's likely to get he's bound to have some deep ones and touchdowns. If not him then I think it'll be Givens with his deep speed.

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    Re: Which rookie will lead the Rams in "big plays."

    I went with Quick, by the way, mainly due to his potential as a Red Zone target.

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    Re: Which rookie will lead the Rams in "big plays."

    Quote Originally Posted by AvengerRam View Post
    Runs of 20 yards only applies to runs "from scrimmage." I can add kick/punt returns of 50 or more.
    Then ill take Jenkins by a nose ... Quick has big play potential written all over him but ill take the little guy this year.

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    Re: Which rookie will lead the Rams in "big plays."

    Just so there is no debate later on the rules, a player CAN get multiple points on one play:

    For example, a Pick 6 would be two points (Int., TD).

    A sack with a forced fumble returned for a TD would be four points (sack, FF, FR, TD).

    Etc.

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    Re: Which rookie will lead the Rams in "big plays."

    I was definitely torn between Pead and Jenkins, but ultimately I'm going with Jenkins. I do think it could come down to who has more opportunities in the special team return department. I just have a feeling that Jenkins is going to be something special and could register a mixed bag of points in this setup. That being said, I hope that at least 3 of the rookies on this list are battling it out for this prestigious contest somewhere around the 10 point range.
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    Re: Which rookie will lead the Rams in "big plays."

    Went with Givens.

    I think he is a bit under the radar right now, but he has more talent than one might expect.

    I don't think he'll be an immediate starter, but I predict he will be contributing greatly by the 3rd or 4th game, and starting by the middle of the season.

    His speed and quickness will make him our deep threat, and I can see him catching 3-5 long catches for TD's this year.

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    Re: Which rookie will lead the Rams in "big plays."

    I went with Jenkins. I just feel like the opposition is going to be throwing a lot of balls at the starting rookie CB until he proves he's a stud CB. Therefore he will have plenty of opportunities to make the big play or plays.

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    Re: Which rookie will lead the Rams in "big plays."

    I went with Quick, as I think he has the best chance at getting the most oppotunities to make big plays. I think Jenkins will contribute more overall, but I think Quick will get more "big plays"

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