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    I cant get over faulk being on the bench with the game on the line in favor of arlen harris. I demand an explanation for vitt and i want to know how it makes any sense at all. It appears to be the single dumbest coaching decision i have ever seen in the history of watching football. We are not talking about faulk vs. jackson here, we are talking about faulk vs. arlen harris, a back that has not been on the field for anything other than special teams in weeks.

    Faulk had his helmet on indicating to me he was clearly ready to go. He was having a very productive game. we were trying to win which is why vitt pulled fitz for martin, what in the world would lead to this kind of decision.

    This is a noteworthy story and i will tell you why. Is faulk coming back next year? That depends on a couple of things, first and foremost, does he want to. I expect faulk to make a decision after we get a new coach and faulk talks to the coach to see what his role will be. Why should he come back to get one touch a game or, in the event jackson is out, to get benched with the game on the line.

    Harris actually made a nice blitz pickup but that is 100% beside the point.

    Does anyone believe for even one second that if martz was coaching faulk would have been out of the game in that situation.

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  • #2
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    i trully think will end up next year on a different team unfortunetly.... his tenure with stl. is over...

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    • #3
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      I dont see him on another team, we would take a real cap hit if we traded/cut him. the hit would not be nearly as bad if he retired after june 1 from what i have previously read. Of course, it is certainly not out of the question, but it would really be a shame. He still has gas left in the tank and jackson is proving to not be the most durable guy on the planet.

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      • #4
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        not 2 make antone mad but i dont really care 4 jackson. ithink faulk should have started all the games

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        • #5
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          Faulk should have been given the chance to get 100 yards. It probably would have been his last 100 yard game and the Rams always win when they have a guy over 100.
          And you thought Mike Martz was "mad"!

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          • #6
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            From what I've heard, Faulk says that he knew he was going to be out for that drive. These were supposedly plays that they had practiced with Harris in the backfield.

            I do think that Faulk will be back next season unless something goes terribly wrong.

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            • #7
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              Originally posted by RamJackson39
              From what I've heard, Faulk says that he knew he was going to be out for that drive. These were supposedly plays that they had practiced with Harris in the backfield.

              I do think that Faulk will be back next season unless something goes terribly wrong.
              i dont belive it. i think something happened with marshall and one of the coaches

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              • #8
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                Faulk will be back next year and until he's ready to hang it up. The question is will the RAMS bring in the type of OC that will make good use of all the players.
                I see Jackson's injury as a direct result of not keeping him fresh, and using Faulk more. :clanram:
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                • #9
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                  It would be a sad day if he left the Rams. I have a lot of respect for Faulk. If they did cut him, it could end up biting them anyway. I don't think a team like the Seahawks would hesitate to go after him as at least a back up. It will be interesting to see how it plays out.

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                  • #10
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                    Here's an idea. lets get some people up front who can half ass block then we can see if Faulk is finished. Faulk with half a step is still a very dangerous man with the football or did I see a different game? You don't throw out the knife because the butter is frozen do you?

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                    • #11
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                      Originally posted by RamTime
                      Here's an idea. lets get some people up front who can half ass block then we can see if Faulk is finished. Faulk with half a step is still a very dangerous man with the football or did I see a different game? You don't throw out the knife because the butter is frozen do you?



                      Thats exactly how some of the line has been playing the last few years....FROZEN BUTTER!..........The D stuffs our line so bad the backs have not a prayer most of the time!............OP does not seem to be playing with heart these days or for the matter the last few years! Not to put it all on him! The middle has been needed to be recharged for some time!

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                      • #12
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                        Didn't I hear vitt say that harris was better at picking up blitz's Some judge he is

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                        • #13
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                          I just checked Faulk's stats at NFL.com......for the season, he's averaging 6, yes, that's right, 6 touches per game. I don't care who the future is at running back for the Rams....there's no way you can tell me that Faulk's skills have deteriorated to the point where we can only utilize him for 6 plays per game.

                          As GC said, that's criminal.
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                          • #14
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                            i think you give faulk 12 touches a game and we might be looking at a much better record.

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                            • #15
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                              I think that 10-15 touches a game would be ideal for Faulk. Also, the double wing with Jackson and Faulk could be utilized a few plays a game. Faulk makes good yardage on his touches and we should utilize him.

                              On another note, Marshall Faulk is an outstanding individual and I am proud that he is a Ram.

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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
                              • 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
                              • majorram
                                Faulk turning back those years!
                                by majorram
                                Did anyone enjoy watching Faulk skip and cut away from defenders, wow it was like we had turned back time!!!LOVED IT

                                I would love Martz to untise this, get him more involved in the game plan, with Bruce injured may be use him as a Slot reciever, we all know he has great soft hands or coming out of the back field....Ok I know he had that fumble but I just enjoyed those carries and touchdown!!!!

                                he still has great talent and experienced!!


                                steve:clanram:
                                -09-28-2005, 11:01 AM
                              • BigGameMN
                                The Faulk ceremony was a disaster
                                by BigGameMN
                                You get to see how cheap this organization really is during stuff like this and they didn't disappoint. The whole thing was bad, they wouldn't shut the stupid music off and it kept drowning out Faulk. And that banner.....Besides being initially hung sideways that banner is embarrassing to a player like Faulk, it looks homemade and like it should be on some kids wall in his room.
                                -12-20-2007, 11:12 PM
                              • RamWraith
                                Faulk might not play
                                by RamWraith
                                KFNS is reporting Faulk will be a game time decision. He has not practiced all week due to a sore knee.

                                This a good thing?
                                -12-02-2004, 12:54 PM
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