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    Adam Carriker question.

    What is his situation ? What injury does he have, is he coming back? what position does he play and is he any good?


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    Re: Adam Carriker question.

    DT, shoulder / torn muscle.

    The last game of the 2007 season he tore a muscle in the same shoulder that kept him out until training camp.
    In 2007 and 2008 he battled through ankle injuries which he also dealt with during his college career. Both ankles appear to have problems.
    It was reported this last June or July (2009) that he was finally at 100% from the shoulder injury that happened way back in 2007 so he battled it all last season. They he hurt his ankle again at the beginning of training camp, keeping him out until preseason was well under way.

    He's supposed to be 100% well before mini-camp this spring. How he performs there will go a long way towards whether he makes the team or not. The reality is that he hasn't been healthy for an extended period in St. Louis and he has had about 2 weeks of preseason work to show Spags anything so far. If he shows up healthy, stays healthy and plays well, he'll make the team. If he diverges off that plan with yet another injury, he's going to have a difficult time being seen as the answer. Spags wants a hard hitting, pounding type of defense. If Adam keeps breaking down, that isn't going to be an easy sell.

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    Re: Adam Carriker question.

    thank u, man do i like this forum

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    Re: Adam Carriker question.

    The bigger question is, with clifton ryan improving. DO we even want to keep carriker. If we draft suh, does carriker have to compete for his spot with douzable, ryan, and scott?

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    Re: Adam Carriker question.

    You can never have too many DTs, and if I recall Clif is a free agent this year. If we can't keep him stl than we will need carriker to step up. However if we keep Ryan, Carriker is healthy, and Suh is who we think he is, our DT's will be a strength, not a weakness.

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    Re: Adam Carriker question.

    yes im all for depth at DT. get a guy in there giving everything he has for a series, switch him out and get another solid guy in there to do the same. Constant pressure on the opposing line. Ive said it before, the guy i want most as a playmaker on my team has got to be D-Line and more specifically a dominating DT. They simply make the entire defense a better unit

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    Re: Adam Carriker question.

    Quote Originally Posted by 01d 0rd3r View Post
    The bigger question is, with clifton ryan improving. DO we even want to keep carriker. If we draft suh, does carriker have to compete for his spot with douzable, ryan, and scott?
    Depends on his contract for next season, and what free agents we bring in during the off-season.

    Even just for depth he will probably get one more year to play as a RAM.

    If he has any pride, he will realize that his chance to play in the NFL is dwindling and will come back next year in the best shape he has ever been in but otherwise, we should plan to play without him and anything he can give will be a bonus.

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    Re: Adam Carriker question.

    Carriker is better suited for a 3-4 and Glenn Dorsey is better suited for a 4-3. I think a straight up trade to the Chiefs would benefit both teams.

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    Re: Adam Carriker question.

    Quote Originally Posted by txramsfan View Post
    Carriker is better suited for a 3-4 and Glenn Dorsey is better suited for a 4-3. I think a straight up trade to the Chiefs would benefit both teams.
    I would like to bring dorsey in, trade doesnt sound bad.

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    Re: Adam Carriker question.

    Quote Originally Posted by txramsfan View Post
    Carriker is better suited for a 3-4 and Glenn Dorsey is better suited for a 4-3. I think a straight up trade to the Chiefs would benefit both teams.

    That would actually be pretty cool. I wonder if Dorsey would pass the physical this time though...

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    Re: Adam Carriker question.

    agreed, but why would the Chiefs take a chance on a guy that can't even get through 5 games?

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    Re: Adam Carriker question.

    He's out of position. He isn't physical enough (or doesn't appear to be physical enough to this website flunky) but could use his speed on the edge.

    I don't know for sure, no one does.

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    Re: Adam Carriker question.

    Quote Originally Posted by txramsfan View Post
    He's out of position. He isn't physical enough (or doesn't appear to be physical enough to this website flunky) but could use his speed on the edge.

    I don't know for sure, no one does.
    You do realize I'm sure that speed was never Adam's thing. If you look back at his draft scouting reports, nobody ever really saw him as a guy fast enough to play DE in the pros at the 4-3. He had speed enough to play DT and was solid against the run, that's why he was moved. To keep saying he is playing out of position isn't going to make him a DE. Even Spags said last offseason there was no consideration of moving him.

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