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Thread: The WR/CB Catch-22,or... why camp reports will be especially annoying this year.

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    The WR/CB Catch-22,or... why camp reports will be especially annoying this year.

    The Rams spent two draft picks (Quick, Givens) and FA money (S.Smith) on WRs.

    They also spent two draft picks (Jenkins, Johnson) and FA money (Finnegan) on CBs.

    So, come training camp... the naysayers can't lose.

    Rams run a pass play - well covered, pass broken up: "The WRs can't get separation. They still haven't improved the WRs at all! We're doomed!!!"

    Rams run a pass play - WR beats coverage for a TD: "The CBs can't cover anyone! They still haven't improved the DBs at all! We're doomed!!!"

    We might see some of the same when Scott Wells lines up against Michael Brockers.

    The point?

    Camp reports mean diddly squat.

    Reactions to camp reports that assign any significant meaning to the outcome of a few plays mean less than diddly squat.


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    Re: The WR/CB Catch-22,or... why camp reports will be especially annoying this year.

    Sunday- Jenkins is a stiff!
    Monday- Quick stinks!
    Tuesday- Finnegan is washed up!
    Wednesday- Smith has terrible hands!
    Thursday- Johnson couldn't cover a floor with a rug!
    Friday- Givens couldn't catch a cold!
    Saturday- What was Fisher thinking?
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    Re: The WR/CB Catch-22,or... why camp reports will be especially annoying this year.

    The only report that matters coming out of camps is the injury report.

    I will wait to judge the players until they hit the field for real... just want them to be able to hit the field. : )

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    Re: The WR/CB Catch-22,or... why camp reports will be especially annoying this year.

    I remember a while back reading that Leonard little developed his skills because he would frequently line up against Orlando Pace in camp. Look what that made him into. Coincidentally, when Pace left, Little declined. Our WRs will go up against great CBs and that will only make them better. Maybe our WRS sucked last year because they had no competition in training camp?

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    Re: The WR/CB Catch-22,or... why camp reports will be especially annoying this year.

    Remember last year when Kendricks had that monster spring training/preseason... yeah me too but I agree with Rambunctious if we get out healthy Ill be happy

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    Re: The WR/CB Catch-22,or... why camp reports will be especially annoying this year.

    Quote Originally Posted by Trevor View Post
    I remember a while back reading that Leonard little developed his skills because he would frequently line up against Orlando Pace in camp. Look what that made him into. Coincidentally, when Pace left, Little declined. Our WRs will go up against great CBs and that will only make them better. Maybe our WRS sucked last year because they had no competition in training camp?
    What Training Camp?

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    Re: The WR/CB Catch-22,or... why camp reports will be especially annoying this year.

    Quote Originally Posted by Trevor View Post
    Coincidentally, when Pace left, Little declined.
    Also, coincidentally, he turned 35 that season.

    Anyway, I'll be more interested in how things shake out in terms of who is getting time with the first unit each week at any given position than which unit is winning intra-squad scrimmages.

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    Re: The WR/CB Catch-22,or... why camp reports will be especially annoying this year.

    Quote Originally Posted by AvengerRam View Post
    Camp reports mean diddly squat.

    Reactions to camp reports that assign any significant meaning to the outcome of a few plays mean less than diddly squat.
    Diddly squat he says! LOL! I agree.

    So many TC reports coming up soon. So many diddly squats.

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    Re: The WR/CB Catch-22,or... why camp reports will be especially annoying this year.

    The one camp report that means a lot is the injury report. As i say year after year on this topic, you can't win anything in camp, but you can sure ruin your season if you get unlucky with injuries.

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    Re: The WR/CB Catch-22,or... why camp reports will be especially annoying this year.

    Quote Originally Posted by Goldenfleece View Post
    Also, coincidentally, he turned 35 that season.

    Anyway, I'll be more interested in how things shake out in terms of who is getting time with the first unit each week at any given position than which unit is winning intra-squad scrimmages.
    Pace got Injured in the 2006 season halfway through and didn't play most of 2007. In 2007 Leonard had only 1 sack, the season before he had 13 sacks.

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    Re: The WR/CB Catch-22,or... why camp reports will be especially annoying this year.

    Quote Originally Posted by ZiaRam View Post
    What Training Camp?
    Exactly my point.

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    Re: The WR/CB Catch-22,or... why camp reports will be especially annoying this year.

    Quote Originally Posted by Trevor View Post
    Pace got Injured in the 2006 season halfway through and didn't play most of 2007. In 2007 Leonard had only 1 sack, the season before he had 13 sacks.
    Oh right, that year Little got injured and only started 7 games. I had no idea that lining up against Pace in practice had curative powers!

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