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    Should once again be exciting to watch. The last few years we have been bored with the same ol' players starting at every postion but we have a list of players that will make a impact this season and should make for an interesting preseason

    Jackson
    Chandler
    Smoker
    Curtis
    McDonald
    Kennedy
    Chiller
    Shiver
    Looker
    Jensen


    Al these players could be HUGE impact palyers this next year, and have a chance at cutting the starting line-up.

    FINALLY PRESEASON MIGHT MEAN SOMETHING TO THIS TEAM.

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    In my opinion, the most important thing about preseason games and training camp for that matter, is surviving without injuries that adversely affect the season. I remember in 2002 hodgins breaking his foot in the san diego preseason game and what a terrible impact that had on our running game as we dug the hole with the 0-5 start. I guess once in a lifetime a big preseason injury, ie trent green, still can result in a superbowl title-thanks capt. kurt!

    ramming speed to all,

    general counsel

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      I agree that preseason will be exciting and worth watching this year. The biggest part of that is because we have young, competitive players at skill positions that could very well start for the Rams in the near future. It'll be fun watching Jeff Smoker, Steven Jackson, and Kevin Curtis working on the field at the same time. But above all, as GC pointed out, I hope they all come out healthy.

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        The one thing I feel good about though is even though we will loose someone because of injury, I feel comfortable enough that we are deep enough, with the exception again at linebacker. We could loose a skill position and still win I think

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          You need to add Hargrove to the list. If he can put some moves on other teams preseason guys, he will be interesting to watch in the regular season !!!

          Maineram

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