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    Is Laurant Robinson a reliable building block for us?

    Hopefully the Title did not confuse you.

    This is about a possession/ reliable 3rd down weapon at receiver. Last year it seemed like Laurant was becoming a valuable possession receiver before his injury. Now he does have a history with injuries.

    Every QB needs that sure handed receiver that always gets open on 3rd downs. Look at Mark Sanchez he had a man in Jericho Cotchery that helped him through his rookie year.

    The rams are probably guna think future QB. So weather it be jason cambell, jimmy clausen, sam bradford, dan lefevour, tony pike, etc. whoever it is or even Bulger they are guna need a possession receiver.

    Do you think we should depend on Robinson or get a guy like Brandon Lafell in the draft?


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    Re: Is Laurant Robinson a reliable building block for us?

    I think Robinson can be a great receiver under the tutelage of Cromwell. I wouldnt exactly say he has a history with injuries, he was injured in Atlanta one year, maybe as a fluke, then he got injured here which isn't very uncommon for rams players in general. Now with the new turf we are getting in the off season, and a little luck, we can have a solid #1 receiver.

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    Re: Is Laurant Robinson a reliable building block for us?

    Robinson had some minor hamstring issues that put him on the inactive list for at least one game as a rookie. In 2008, he missed time with knee and hamstring issues before eventually being placed in IR. In 2009, he broke his tibia and was put on IR by the Rams. Over the last two seasons, he's only been available for nine of a possible 32 games.

    I like this ability, I think he has the tools to be a capable starter, but he just can't seem to stay on the field. And until he shows the Rams he can do that, I just don't know how good of an idea it is to count on him being able to do it.

    On top of that, Robinson is probably the best receiver on this team. The next best options are Avery and Gibson, who both show flashes but also suffer from consistency issues. If you're a fan of another team looking at the Rams' WR unit, you'd probably see a bunch of guys who could be #3's on your team, maybe a #2.

    Someone is going to have to emerge as a more consistent, reliable weapon in the passing game if ______________ (read: whomever our 2010 QB is) is going to be successful throwing the ball. It just didn't seem like any of our QBs had someone out there they could count on this season to get separation, be in the right spot, and make a catch when needed. It'd be nice if one of our guys could emerge and become that type of player, but I also wouldn't be unhappy if the Rams tried to add more talent to the group.
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    Re: Is Laurant Robinson a reliable building block for us?

    Quote Originally Posted by Nick View Post
    Someone is going to have to emerge as a more consistent, reliable weapon in the passing game if ______________ (read: whomever our 2010 QB is) is going to be successful throwing the ball. It just didn't seem like any of our QBs had someone out there they could count on this season to get separation, be in the right spot, and make a catch when needed. It'd be nice if one of our guys could emerge and become that type of player, but I also wouldn't be unhappy if the Rams tried to add more talent to the group.


    what's you opinion on getting a guy like Brandon Lafell in the 2nd round? too early?

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    Re: Is Laurant Robinson a reliable building block for us?

    Quote Originally Posted by BarronWade View Post
    Hopefully the Title did not confuse you.

    This is about a possession/ reliable 3rd down weapon at receiver. Last year it seemed like Laurant was becoming a valuable possession receiver before his injury. Now he does have a history with injuries.

    Every QB needs that sure handed receiver that always gets open on 3rd downs. Look at Mark Sanchez he had a man in Jericho Cotchery that helped him through his rookie year.

    The rams are probably guna think future QB. So weather it be jason cambell, jimmy clausen, sam bradford, dan lefevour, tony pike, etc. whoever it is or even Bulger they are guna need a possession receiver.

    Do you think we should depend on Robinson or get a guy like Brandon Lafell in the draft?
    How comical. Instead of attempting to shoot down everything in the thread I started prior to this thread, maybe you could have found some common ground about Laurent Robinson in addition to shooting down my ideas. I said "Laurent Robinson looked like he might be our best WR prior to going down last year." I guess that prompted this thread (lacking in original thought) two hours later :>)


    As far as telling me I should have changed the name of my title maybe you should change yours to a player that plays in the NFL. Laurent Robinson plays football for the St. Louis Rams. Laurant Robinson has never played for the Rams.
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    Re: Is Laurant Robinson a reliable building block for us?

    Quote Originally Posted by BarronWade View Post
    what's you opinion on getting a guy like Brandon Lafell in the 2nd round? too early?
    If your looking at Lafell as a possession receiver and number 2 guy no. If he is a number 1 yes. WR is one of our biggest needs IMO. I think Robinson is more than a possession receiver he is pretty fast he can stretch the field. I believe he ran in the 4.3's. He has pretty good hands good leaping ability and runs good routes. No doubting his talent and he has a good set of tools. Because of his health issues you cant count on him being more than a number 2. If healthy I think he would be a more than capable number 2. Pair him with a guy like Demaryius Thomas who you could get at the top of the second who is a potential number 1. You also still have Avery, Amendola, and Gibson coming off the bench in roles where they are more likely to excell.

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    Re: Is Laurant Robinson a reliable building block for us?

    I rather count on Laurant Robinson than a rookie unless his name is Fitzgerald or Moss.

    Go Rams

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    Re: Is Laurant Robinson a reliable building block for us?

    Quote Originally Posted by Nick View Post

    If you're a fan of another team looking at the Rams' WR unit, you'd probably see a bunch of guys who could be #3's on your team, maybe a #2.
    I think unfortunately, this is a good point and one that often eludes us. I believe most of us here (myself included) are homers and often overlook seeing the players from outsider's eyes. I think we're kidding ourselves if we think we can rely on Laurant Robinson as anything more than a partial contributer at this point, simply based on his inability to stay on the field. But, I along with the rest of you guys, certainly hopes he does more than that.

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    Re: Is Laurant Robinson a reliable building block for us?

    Quote Originally Posted by RamsSB99 View Post
    How comical. Instead of attempting to shoot down everything in the thread I started prior to this thread, maybe you could have found some common ground about Laurent Robinson in addition to shooting down my ideas. I said "Laurent Robinson looked like he might be our best WR prior to going down last year." I guess that prompted this thread (lacking in original thought) two hours later :>)


    As far as telling me I should have changed the name of my title maybe you should change yours to a player that plays in the NFL. Laurent Robinson plays football for the St. Louis Rams. Laurant Robinson has never played for the Rams.
    No actually your thread did not spark this thread. It was a different mock off-season. It was by Harry S. Truman its worth reading. He has a really nice mock out but not that many people have viewed it or commented on it. He had Brandon Lafell as his 2nd rounder so that really got me thinking of that possibility. Then i thought about Laurant Robinson so i thought it was worth asking.

    Also i was not shooting down your ideas i was just giving some criticism

    And the reason i suggested the thread name change was because it is a mock off-season the way your thread sounded it made it feel more like you were gives us a few name and explain it.

    Quote Originally Posted by 39thebeast View Post
    If your looking at Lafell as a possession receiver and number 2 guy no. If he is a number 1 yes. WR is one of our biggest needs IMO. I think Robinson is more than a possession receiver he is pretty fast he can stretch the field. I believe he ran in the 4.3's. He has pretty good hands good leaping ability and runs good routes. No doubting his talent and he has a good set of tools. Because of his health issues you cant count on him being more than a number 2. If healthy I think he would be a more than capable number 2. Pair him with a guy like Demaryius Thomas who you could get at the top of the second who is a potential number 1. You also still have Avery, Amendola, and Gibson coming off the bench in roles where they are more likely to excell.
    No i do project Lafell as a #1 down the road. But he will likely start at #4 or #5 because i just like the idea of giving a rookie anything he has to earn it. And if Lafell does earn it and shows he can be a #1 and Robinson stays heathy we would have 2 sure handed receivers that any QB can rely on and a deep threat in Avery at slot.

    I dont like Thomas because he is like the receivers we have right now inconsistent hands. He drops it too many times. The only thing different between thomas and the guys we have is his size.

    Quote Originally Posted by Dominating D View Post
    I rather count on Laurant Robinson than a rookie unless his name is Fitzgerald or Moss.

    Go Rams
    Well lets see if we can find the next Moss or Fitzgerald. You should think about adding Percy Harvin to that list.

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    Re: Is Laurant Robinson a reliable building block for us?

    Where's the love for Damian Williams on here? Best route runner in the draft, which is extremely overlooked. He would be a quarterbacks dream as he is one of those guy's who just gets open. His only knock is he isn't 6'4 (6 feet even) but neither was torry holt. Id rather pick him up in the third round (hoping he last that long) than an unpolished guy in the high second

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    Re: Is Laurant Robinson a reliable building block for us?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bralidore(RAMMODE) View Post
    Where's the love for Damian Williams on here? Best route runner in the draft, which is extremely overlooked. He would be a quarterbacks dream as he is one of those guy's who just gets open. His only knock is he isn't 6'4 (6 feet even) but neither was torry holt. Id rather pick him up in the third round (hoping he last that long) than an unpolished guy in the high second
    He may not even last till the 2nd.

    he is polished and a nice route runner and a playmaker.

    The Ravens need a WR that can run routes they may take him

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    Re: Is Laurant Robinson a reliable building block for us?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bralidore(RAMMODE) View Post
    Where's the love for Damian Williams on here? Best route runner in the draft, which is extremely overlooked. He would be a quarterbacks dream as he is one of those guy's who just gets open. His only knock is he isn't 6'4 (6 feet even) but neither was torry holt. Id rather pick him up in the third round (hoping he last that long) than an unpolished guy in the high second

    I love the guy, and I think he's the best WR in this draft. That being said, I hope he falls to us in the second round, but I won't be suprised if he goes as early as Top 15.

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