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    I have a feeling that Faulk is going to retire. Yes he said (kind of) that he is coming back BUT he hasn't announced he is coming back yet. I have a feeling (slam me on this comment if you will) that he is going to do the same thing Jimmy Smith did. He is saying how excited he is about the upcoming season, ect. and then will retire. I know the two are two diffrent people but things are shaping out that way. I'd be upsted to see him go but its a business, and maybe with the word of us looking at bringing Moe Williams in Faulk is changing his mind, I know we haven't singed Moe Williams yet but were talking about it. Maybe Linehan isn't telling us something, maybe he is telling us everything, who knows. Thats my two cents.

    This is how I see our RBs next year.

    Scenerio One
    Jackson
    Faulk
    Fisher

    Scenerio Two
    Jackson
    Williams
    Fisher

    Scenerio Three
    Jackson
    Lee Suggs (Talk about him getting cut, young good back)
    Fisher

    Scenerio Four
    Jackson
    Fisher
    Washington

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    Re: I got a feeling about Faulk

    And it worth alot , I dont think we find out till it happens but I like your post and break done , Well done ...
    :helmet::ram::helmet: :ram::helmet::ram:

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    • #3
      Re: I got a feeling about Faulk

      Forgive me if I can't take your opinion very seriously just now 16, but 1 day ago in the "Rams attempting to get Moe Williams" thread you said:

      "Yea. This has me worried, really worried."
      (To speculation about Faulk retiring)

      Then 17 hours ago in the "Prisco: Faulk out of shape and unwanted?" thread you said:

      "I really wouldn't be that upset to see Faulk go" and "Faulk is just dead money IMO"

      And now in this newest thread you say: "I'd be upset to see him go"

      It was the same with the Tye Hill draft pick, first you were so angry about it you left the chat, then what must have been 15 minutes later or so, you all of a sudden think it's the best pick ever.

      Now a man is entitled to change his mind of course, but in general you might want to cool down a little and think before you post. Otherwise you just come off as a flip-flopper with no opinion other than going with what seems popular at the time.

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      • #4
        Re: I got a feeling about Faulk

        Originally posted by RamOfDenmark
        Forgive me if I can't take your opinion very seriously just now 16, but 1 day ago in the "Rams attempting to get Moe Williams" thread you said:

        "Yea. This has me worried, really worried."
        (To speculation about Faulk retiring)

        Then 17 hours ago in the "Prisco: Faulk out of shape and unwanted?" thread you said:

        "I really wouldn't be that upset to see Faulk go" and "Faulk is just dead money IMO"

        And now in this newest thread you say: "I'd be upset to see him go"

        It was the same with the Tye Hill draft pick, first you were so angry about it you left the chat, then what must have been 15 minutes later or so, you all of a sudden think it's the best pick ever.

        Now a man is entitled to change his mind of course, but in general you might want to cool down a little and think before you post. Otherwise you just come off as a flip-flopper with no opinion other than going with what seems popular at the time.
        I mean I'd be upset to see his Legacy go but not upset to see himself go, because its a business.

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        • #5
          Re: I got a feeling about Faulk

          Like i said in another thread, I think he'll wait until after the preseason, 1) like if the HBs arent doing well or Jackson gets injuried, He'll stay, and 2) if all the HBs are doing really good he might think.... "All of them are doing well, Its probably time I should end my career and let another person take my place..." He has had a GREAT career!

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          • #6
            Re: I got a feeling about Faulk

            Originally posted by RamsFan4ever
            Like i said in another thread, I think he'll wait until after the preseason, 1) like if the HBs arent doing well or Jackson gets injuried, He'll stay, and 2) if all the HBs are doing really good he might think.... "All of them are doing well, Its probably time I should end my career and let another person take my place..." He has had a GREAT career!
            No way he waits that long! I say before PreSeason or Right about the start of Mini Camp he'll announce whether he is staying or going. Right now though I myself (others are entitled to their opinions) feel that he is going to retire. Just me! I mean why would Linehan be looking at Moe Williams with Faulk, Jackson and Fisher? He said already he is impressed with Fisher so far and others are saying that this might be the biggest signing given Fishers' talents he has shown. Thats why I think that he will retire.

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            • #7
              Re: I got a feeling about Faulk

              Originally posted by RamOfDenmark
              Now a man is entitled to change his mind of course, but in general you might want to cool down a little and think before you post. Otherwise you just come off as a flip-flopper with no opinion other than going with what seems popular at the time.
              Don't you see? RF16 is such a skilled debater, he internalizes both sides of the argument! Besides, how else is he going to rack up that many posts without arguing with himself?

              All kidding aside, I don't think Faulk would wait until after the pre-season to retire. What would it matter if Jackson were to get out of the preseason alright if he goes down in game 1? If Faulk wants to make sure the team will be alright, he'll probably stay for the next season. So far, all the sources I've seen except Prisco indicate either Faulk says he wants to be back, sources close to Faulk say he wants to be back, or the coaches want him back. Maybe it's all show, but I'm inclined to think we've got him for one more year.
              Last edited by Goldenfleece; -06-02-2006, 03:24 PM.

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              • #8
                Re: I got a feeling about Faulk

                I don't think he is going to retire until next season. And that is a mabye. In my mind, I truly believe that he is going to play this season. The only reason that I can see him retiring is if he realizes that his knees can't keep up with him. And if for some reason he does quit, your gonna see him on the sideline as a coach.

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                • #9
                  Re: I got a feeling about Faulk

                  Nice comment, Dr. D, and I do agree about The Marshall's knees, timing and potential sideline situation.

                  Welcome to the Clan! :clanram: Enjoy.

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                  • #10
                    Re: I got a feeling about Faulk

                    Must be the same gut feeling that led ramsfan16 to believe that aj hawk is going to be a bust. Ramsfan16 may be correct about this one, he may be wrong about this one, he is entitled to his ever changing view. This much i will say with 100% certainty. Faulks decision will be based on one thing and one thing only at this point- DOES HE STILL WANT TO PLAY. it will have nothing to do with tony fisher. I cant believe how many times some people (and i am not naming names) are stupid enough to believe everything that they read.

                    ramming speed to all

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                    • #11
                      Re: I got a feeling about Faulk

                      Originally posted by RamsFan16
                      This is how I see our RBs next year.

                      Scenerio One
                      Jackson
                      Faulk
                      Fisher

                      Scenerio Two
                      Jackson
                      Williams
                      Fisher

                      Scenerio Three
                      Jackson
                      Lee Suggs (Talk about him getting cut, young good back)
                      Fisher

                      Scenerio Four
                      Jackson
                      Fisher
                      Washington
                      Let me guess, you also see our next president in 2008 as being either Republican (scenario one), Democrat (scenario two), or neither (scenario three)? Those are some impressive prognostication skills. ;)

                      As for Faulk, I don't think he's going to retire. Unlike Favre, who had people kind of strung along with the real possibility of it happening, Faulk's retirement is only being speculated on because he hasn't come out and said he's definitely going to be playing this year. All indications are that he will be, but we know he isn't exactly the most durable back in the league. Hence, adding Fisher as the #3 - a guy who has spent time as a change of pace back and adds good depth. The Rams are likely looking at Williams because of Linehan being familiar with him. This isn't anything new, and I don't think it reflects some hidden knowledge that the staff knows about Faulk. It's probably more to just see how much depth they can acquire. Just look at Green Bay last season. How many RBs did they go through in 16 games?

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                      • #12
                        Re: I got a feeling about Faulk

                        Two points that have been brought up will have the greatest impact: Desire to play and the health of his knees.

                        First and foremost, he must have the desire to play. If, as he has been quoted, he wants to play then the rehab process and conditioning must begin in earnest now. I'm sure that it has to some extent begun already.

                        As a seasoned pro in knee surgeries (5), I know how annoying, painful and time consuming rehab can be. In addition, as you get older in a young man's game, this rehab and conditioning really takes a toll on you as much mentally as physically.

                        He may have the desire, but is the body willing and able to respond and cooperate to make one more season possible? That is the question that the next month or two of conditioning and rehab will answer for him. We are just left to await the resulting answer.

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                        • #13
                          Re: I got a feeling about Faulk

                          Whoa! If we pick up Lee Suggs I will be ecstatic!

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                          • #14
                            Re: I got a feeling about Faulk

                            Originally posted by RamOfDenmark
                            Now a man is entitled to change his mind of course, but in general you might want to cool down a little and think before you post. Otherwise you just come off as a flip-flopper with no opinion other than going with what seems popular at the time.
                            I have said the same. RamOfDenmark you are preaching to deaf ears I'm afraid.

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                            • #15
                              Re: I got a feeling about Faulk

                              i hope he continues to play, i believe he has 2 years left if he wants them, i remember faulk saying once that big time players make big time plays in big time games(that might not be an exact quote) and i feel he still has a few special moments left in him.i also feel he has earned the right to do what he wants and to take as long as he needs to make the right decision,unless it starts to hurt the team which it is not at this time,

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                                I think everyone should stop with their BS story about Faulk not wantin to play more.
                                by Guest
                                Faulk may have went to management and told them it was time to make a change because he is good hearted and they chose a RB with their first over all pick.
                                How many players anywhere in the NFL would go to management and tell them to play some one else ahead of them none is the answer because they are all after the dollar but not Faulk he wants to see the kid get a chance and succeed. But Faulk still has a lot of game left in him and if Jackson ever went down with an injury and they had to play Faulk you would see that I can honestly say Jackson has helped contribute to our losing season with his no gain runs and getting two QB's blown up by bad blocking both Bulger and Martin were the victims of his poor blocking.

                                Faulk has a lot of game left and this was the first off-season in a long time he did not have to have surgery. He is as healthy and as good as he has been in a long time. I guarantee you if I had to win a game I would take Faulk over Jackson as my running back. Once Faulk saw they drafted a RB he knew he did not have a lot of years left and he knew they had to play the #1 RB in the draft pretty quickly and that is why I believe he said they should play him. Because how would people feel if Faulk played good and we did not start Jackson for another 4 years they would all be wondering why we spent such a high pick on someone that sets on the bench.


                                Nick Faulk did it for the team and Jackson no one else in the NFL would have done what he did. Faulk may have thought at the time that Jackson might be able to handle the starting job and knowing that they selected him so high they would have to play him soon. Faulk is today better then Jackson. He is as healthy as he has ever been.
                                -12-11-2005, 09:25 PM
                              • LA Rammer
                                Marshal Faulk
                                by LA Rammer
                                What is the latest? Is he gonna be back for 2007? Can't recall last thread on this.
                                -11-15-2006, 11:35 PM
                              • Nick
                                Prisco: Faulk out of shape and unwanted?
                                by Nick
                                From Pete Prisco
                                http://cbs.sportsline.com/print/nfl/story/9474135/rss

                                Why is Marshall Faulk still with the Rams? That's an interesting question when you consider he hasn't taken part in the team's offseason program and word is he's once again a little pudgy. OK, chunky is more like it. Faulk was a pet of previous coach Mike Martz, which is why he was allowed to get away with not being in the best shape. The joke was that Faulk used to play golf to get into shape in the offseason. New coach Scott Linehan has made it clear that Steven Jackson will be the team's top running back. Word is some coaches and others in the organization wouldn't mind too much of Faulk simply decided to retire. But after all he has done for the organization, how can it simply just let him go? That could be a public relations disaster for the new staff. Still, don't expect Faulk to see much action. His time has come and gone in St. Louis. You would think he'd realize that and do something about it, especially from a conditioning standpoint. There are a lot of backs who take an active role in getting into shape when they get older. Faulk should be doing more of that and less golf if he's truly serious about playing. If the Rams had guts, they'd let him walk. Now that Martz is out the door, there's no reason not to do so.
                                -06-01-2006, 08:32 PM
                              • RamDez
                                Faulk faces many questions
                                by RamDez
                                Faulk faces many questions
                                By Jim Thomas

                                Of the Post-Dispatch
                                07/29/2004






                                MACOMB, Ill. - How much does he have left?

                                How's the right knee?

                                Is he about to retire?

                                Rams running back Marshall Faulk has heard the questions. He's not sure of the answers himself.
                                "Those are good questions," Faulk said. "It's things people should ask. Those are the things that are going to be answered this year. I feel up to the challenge, and we'll find out. As the season goes on, you guys will find out also."

                                So how is the knee?

                                "I don't know," Faulk said. "I practiced (Wednesday). I looked at (practice) film, and it looked pretty good. Of course, I'm critical about a lot of things that I do. But I felt pretty good about what I did and how my body responded."

                                Faulk, 31, had another surgery on the knee during the offseason, fueling rumors that he would retire rather than play the 2004 season. But those rumors were unfounded.

                                "I heard about it," Faulk said. "And it was news to me."

                                Faulk wouldn't be here at Western Illinois University if he were contemplating retirement. Macomb, after all, isn't high on his list of summer "vacation" spots.

                                "I love football," Faulk said. "I think that it's in me. I was given a gift to play this game. Not just a physical gift, but a mental gift to understand it. It's not all that I have. But it's something that I have that I love doing, and I have a passion for it."

                                It's just that his passion is always tested in Macomb.

                                "It's always at its all-time low at training camp," Faulk said, only half-jokingly. "And it's always high once training camp's over."

                                The continuing knee problems have at least prompted him to think about retiring, albeit down the road.

                                "This is probably the first year that I've thought, 'Man, if the body isn't acting right, what do I do?' " Faulk said. "Do I fight through it? Or do I not play?

                                "That's something that I'm going to have to evaluate at the end of the season similar to what Aeneas (Williams) does."

                                For the last several offseasons, Williams, 36, has re-evaluated whether he wants to continue playing. During the offseason Faulk talked to his agent, Rocky Arceneaux, about possibly playing only another year or two.

                                After playing at such a high level for most of the past decade, Faulk's body might simply tell him that he no longer can play. That will influence the thought process on retiring.

                                "It'll be that," Faulk said, "and if I can accept a lesser role - if that becomes the issue. Or if the situation here dictates that I can't be here any longer. So it's
                                ...
                                -07-29-2004, 11:47 PM
                              • RamWraith
                                Burwell talks about Faulk and retirement
                                by RamWraith
                                By Brian Burwell / PD

                                Coach Mike Martz says Faulk's sore knees need some rest. I asked Faulk how much rest he thinks he'll take. 'That depends on what you want to do,' he said, speaking generally, as if he were talking about someone else. 'If this is your last season, then what you do is rush back, deal with the pain and whatever happens happens and you retire at the end of the season. But if you've decided that you want to play at least one more year, and you're comfortable and accept a specific limited role, than you play it smart. You take your time, get healthy and come back when it's feeling right.'

                                Faulk sounded like a man who was more interested in returning for one more scaled-back run next season. He also sounded quite comfortable with this changing of the guard.

                                As we talked, Faulk was nearly trampled as the media moved in to circle and interview quarterback Chris Chandler. Faulk slipped on his black leather jacket, pulled his wool knit cap down snuggly over his head, flipped a backpack over his shoulder and nimbly tried to get out of the way.

                                As he attempted to make a quick getaway, a few more reporters converged on him.

                                'Can we ask you a few questions, Marshall?' someone asked.

                                'Awww, nah,' he whispered, feigning modesty. 'Why do you want to talk to me?'

                                Faulk is not quite ready to say goodbye to his athletic life just yet. But he is perceptive enough to know that this wasn't his moment. This was not his time. Faulk could see that big fellow over there on the other side of the room with the flowing dreadlocks and youthful legs was finishing up his postgame radio interview. Faulk knew Jackson was about to march back to his locker stall.

                                Faulk knows a thing or two about the paradox of the past and the future never occupying the same space. So the living legend nearing the end of his 11-year Hall of Fame run slipped quietly out the back locker-room door. A few moments later, the future - young Mr. Jackson - slipped seamlessly into his space.
                                -12-06-2004, 01:44 PM
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