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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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    • #3
      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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      • #4
        Re: Is Laurant Robinson a reliable building block for us?

        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?

          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.
          Last edited by RamsSB99; -02-14-2010, 09:14 PM.

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

            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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            • #7
              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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              • #8
                Re: Is Laurant Robinson a reliable building block for us?

                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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                • #9
                  Re: Is Laurant Robinson a reliable building block for us?

                  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.

                  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.

                  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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                    • #11
                      Re: Is Laurant Robinson a reliable building block for us?

                      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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                      • #12
                        Re: Is Laurant Robinson a reliable building block for us?

                        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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                        • MauiRam
                          Rams' Robinson eager to contribute ..
                          by MauiRam
                          Thursday, Jun. 17, 2010
                          BY STEVE KORTE - News-Democrat

                          ST. LOUIS -- The last few weeks of Organized Team Activities have been more than just light practices for St. Louis Rams wide receiver Laurent Robinson. They've been an extension of his rehab from leg injuries that prematurely ended his promising 2009 season.

                          "I think he'd tell you the same, but I don't think he's 100 percent back yet," Rams coach Steve Spagnuolo said. "I think it's like Reggie Scott, our trainer, has said. This is the best rehab he can get. He's healthy enough where he can go out there to do this. Your body does the things you have to do on the football field when you're out there practicing."He's fighting through it. Really, he and Keenan (Burton, patella injury), they're basically still in rehab."

                          Robinson vowed to be 100 percent by the start of training camp later this summer. "They said the best thing for me is to go out there and do actual football drills and stuff just to get through the soreness and get back used to the cutting and stuff," Robinson said. "It's working out good. I'm pushing through it, and I'm getting better every day. "By training camp, I'll be ready to go, ready to roll."

                          Robinson missed the final 13 games of the 2009 season after suffering a fractured leg and a sprained ankle in Week 3 against the Green Bay Packers. Robinson was injured when the pile rolled up on him from behind on a run by Steven Jackson with 1:41 left in the third quarter of the Rams' 36-17 loss to the Packers.

                          Robinson walked off the field at the Edward Jones Dome after the injury, but then was taken by cart to the locker room. He underwent surgery and then began the rehab process that is finally getting closer to a conclusion. "Honestly, I didn't know it was that bad," Robinson said. "I walked off with a little bit of a limp. I didn't think it was going to be that bad. It was a frustrating injury watching from the sideline, but that's in the past now, and I'm ready to move forward and get back on the same track as last year."

                          The Rams acquired Robinson from the Atlanta Falcons in a trade on April 6, 2009. They swapped fifth-round and sixth-round picks with the Falcons in the 2009 NFL Draft -- moving 22 spots in the fifth round and 20 spots in the sixth round -- to get Robinson.

                          Robinson had 11 catches for 132 yards and one touchdown after two games last season, putting him on pace for 88 catches and 1,056 yards. Entering his fourth NFL season, Robinson has the most experience of any of the 10 wide receivers on the Rams' roster.

                          Robinson feels like the Rams' receivers -- many of whom got valuable playing time last year due to the wave of injuries that hit the unit -- are better than people are giving them credit for being. "People are going to talk because we don't have a big-name...
                          -06-17-2010, 12:33 PM
                        • 39thebeast
                          How much do we miss Robinson?
                          by 39thebeast
                          Stats via Mike Sandos Blog. Even though Robinson was hurt week 3 he still has the same amount of third down targets as Avery and Burton with 7. Steven Jackson leads the team in third down targets with 9. Throwing to Robinson on third down Bulgers rating is 110.7 Burton and Avery with the exact same amount of targets are hovering around 67. Among guys with a minimum of 10 targets Bulgers passer rating when throwing to Robinson is 91.2, he only has a higher rating throwing to Burton at 100.9.

                          You can interpret this allot of ways. Bulger needs a true number 1 to be good, Robinson is really good, our other receivers suck, and so on.

                          To me there is a combination in the lack of faith in Bulger and to a much larger extent the WRs. We only threw the deep post or deep out to Robinson and now we don't do that nearly as much.
                          -11-13-2009, 09:59 PM
                        • Rambos
                          Robinson Making a Statement
                          by Rambos
                          Robinson Making a Statement
                          Saturday, August 22, 2009


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                          By Nick Wagoner
                          Senior Writer

                          Of the many moves the Rams made during the past offseason, from hiring a new head coach to bringing in big dollar free agents and picking near the top of the NFL Draft, there was one that perhaps flew under the radar without proper acclaim.

                          It certainly didn’t garner any headlines on ESPN, barely qualifying for bottom line status but on April 6, the Rams swapped their fifth and sixth round picks to Atlanta for the Falcons’ fifth and sixth round picks and receiver Laurent Robinson.

                          At the time, it seemed like a low-risk, high reward move. And though there is a lot of football left to be played before anyone can stamp the high reward portion of that deal, Robinson is certainly off to a promising start.

                          “I feel good,” Robinson said. “I’m just working hard every day in practice, going out there trying to be the best I can be everyday, listening to the coach…I mean, and just being coachable and going out there and executing. The offense is great, I’m very confident and comfortable in it, and hopefully I can just continue on in the regular season.”

                          Soon after top receiver Donnie Avery was diagnosed with a stress fracture in his foot, the onus fell on Robinson as one of the young receivers behind Avery to step up and fill the void in this preseason.

                          Robinson had already earned his way into the starting lineup and was getting the work opposite Avery as a starter in practice when Avery suffered the injury.

                          But with Avery out, Rams coach Steve Spagnuolo made it clear he was looking for any of his young receivers to stand up and make a statement.

                          With Avery projected toward a return sometime around the season opener at Seattle, Robinson appears to be the one looming the largest.

                          “It’s a great opportunity here for me,” Robinson said. “Hopefully I can just step right in, make some plays, and help the team win anyway I can whether that’s by running, blocking, or catching the ball.”

                          In Friday night’s loss to the Falcons at the Edward Jones Dome, Robinson made his presence felt with five catches for 65 yards in about two quarters of play.

                          Along the way, Robinson hauled in a difficult 25-yard catch and showed excellent hands on some short and intermediate slant routes. Further, Robinson showed the ability to pick up yards after the catch, an imperative trait for any receiver in the West Coast Offense.

                          In two preseason games encompassing about three quarters of play, Robinson has been targeted 10 times and come up with seven catches...
                          -08-22-2009, 08:46 PM
                        • MauiRam
                          Rams can't wait any more for Greg Robinson to take next step
                          by MauiRam
                          By Nick Wagoner

                          OXNARD, Calif. -- Los Angeles Rams left tackle Greg Robinson is well aware of the importance of his third NFL season.

                          As the former No. 2 overall pick in the 2014 NFL draft, Robinson has yet to live up to the lofty expectations that go with that status. After accumulating more holding penalties than any player in the league and struggling in pass protection for much of the 2015 season, Robinson has left outside observers unafraid to use the "B" -- as in bust -- word when describing him.

                          But as Robinson goes through the team's organized team activities, he isn't allowing the chatter about his early career struggles to bother him. That's because he has too many other things to worry about, like opening holes for prized running back Todd Gurley and keeping No. 1 overall pick Jared Goff upright in the pocket.

                          "I really won’t allow myself to put any pressure on myself before I need to," Robinson said. "So it is a big role, I think the most important thing is just between now and September when we have to play is just prepare myself as best as possible and eliminate all the things I struggle with and try my best to provide the best protection possible for him."

                          A strong argument could be made that for the Rams to improve offensively in 2016, there's no more important player than Robinson. Sure, Goff is taking over the most important position and Gurley is the focal point of the system, but Robinson is vital in giving both of them an opportunity to maximize their success.

                          It's a notion that isn't lost on Robinson and has been apparent to the coaching staff.

                          “The entire offensive line has doubled in size here in the weight room," coach Jeff Fisher said. "They’re all bigger and stronger and quicker, so that’s a good thing. Greg is throwing around a lot more weight. He has a much better feel for what we’re doing. He’s sitting at the front of the classroom. He wants to prove something, and that’s a good thing for him.”

                          Another good thing for Robinson is that he's back to full strength after toe surgery. Its lingering effects slowed him considerably last offseason and into the regular season. Having a full offseason to work out puts Robinson ahead of where he was a year ago at this time, though that offseason work has brought on some mixed results.

                          On one hand, Robinson was able to use a chunk of that time focusing on refining his technique and fundamentals. He spent six weeks training with former NFL offensive lineman LeCharles Bentley in Arizona.

                          "It’s not super-aggressive workouts, it’s just mainly technical work," Robinson said. "He does a great job of it. Just in that small period of time where I was in Arizona, I felt like I made a lot of progress."

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