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  • Faulk still a concern for me

    I know there is a lot of Faulk supporters out there, but to me the guy still looks a lot like last year and I think it was a problem. He seems to lacking the initial explosion, taking forever to get moving in the backfield. When he hits the line he seems hesitant and does a lot of dancing. He is still a great receiver and a great blocke,r but I think he has lost a step or two as far as running with the football.

    Jut my honest opinion.

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    Re: Faulk still a concern for me

    Well, he rushed the ball six times and didn't have much blocking in front of him. I'll reserve judgement at the moment, but I think if the blocking remains as poor as it is for the run game, Steven Jackson offers this team a better chance of establishing a running game because of his ability to shed a tackler and gain some yards between the tackles.

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    • #3
      Re: Faulk still a concern for me

      I agree Nick. Hard to hit the holes when there aren't any. But Marshall only got 16 yards on the ground last night. Eleven of those yards were on one play, so that means the rest were 1 yard runs. Jackson looked like he had the same blocking, but was able to shake free. Unfortunately, I don't have his stats, so that may be just an appearance.

      Still though, I would hate to see Marshall go any where else. If he is done, I want him to retire and be picked up as the Rams RB coach. No one knows as much as he does about the game.
      This space for rent...

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      • #4
        Re: Faulk still a concern for me

        Originally posted by NickSeiler
        Well, he rushed the ball six times and didn't have much blocking in front of him. I'll reserve judgement at the moment, but I think if the blocking remains as poor as it is for the run game, Steven Jackson offers this team a better chance of establishing a running game because of his ability to shed a tackler and gain some yards between the tackles.
        From what I have seen of Jackson, the running game and sMartz will come around the same time. If the blocking doesn't come around, Faulk is not going to be able to reassert himself. Which means the offense will need to be adjusted by sMartz to a game of "3 yards and a cloud of dust" and that means bringing in Jackson to pound out the yards on 1st and 2nd down and Chandler and/or Jackson to be money on 3rd down.

        I am afraid if the blocking doesn't come around, Faulk is in store for the same fate as KW. Unless he is willing to convert to 3rd WR ...

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        • #5
          Re: Faulk still a concern for me

          Originally posted by adarian_too
          Which means the offense will need to be adjusted by sMartz to a game of "3 yards and a cloud of dust" and that means bringing in Jackson to pound out the yards on 1st and 2nd down and Chandler and/or Jackson to be money on 3rd down.
          Chandler, you say?

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          • #6
            Re: Faulk still a concern for me

            Jackson last night: 14 carries for 53 yds.
            "You people point your 'f'in' finger and say theres the bad guy....what that make you....good?" Tony Montana

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            • #7
              Re: Faulk still a concern for me

              Jackson also played agaist the cheifs 2nd team defense faulk had to play agaist the 1st team. Faulk Look good at times, had a great catch, but he had no holes at all.

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              • #8
                Re: Faulk still a concern for me

                Originally posted by NickSeiler
                Chandler, you say?
                I did. Because with current blocking, Bulger isn't going to last. Let me say that again. MB is either going to get hurt or going to implode from poor decision-making if he gets no protection. Period.

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                • #9
                  Re: Faulk still a concern for me

                  I really believe Faulk has no holes because he is talking to long to get out of the backfield. When did Faulk look good?? Did I miss some? I saw one nice run.

                  Like I said. This concerned me last season and it will this as well no matter how good our line is. I can not live in denial that Faulk is not the same back as he was 3 years ago. His first steps are slow.

                  Originally posted by GSOT
                  Jackson also played agaist the cheifs 2nd team defense faulk had to play agaist the 1st team. Faulk Look good at times, had a great catch, but he had no holes at all.

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                  • #10
                    Re: Faulk still a concern for me

                    I thought Faulk looked fine last night, considering the blocking. Also, it's his first real action since surgery.

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                    • #11
                      Re: Faulk still a concern for me

                      Originally posted by adarian_too
                      I did. Because with current blocking, Bulger isn't going to last. Let me say that again. MB is either going to get hurt or going to implode from poor decision-making if he gets no protection. Period.
                      You might as well say Smoker if you're anticipating the kind of protection that's going to get QBs hurt, because Chris Chandler isn't made of steel either.

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                      • #12
                        Re: Faulk still a concern for me

                        I've already informed the Rams that my services will be available at any posistion.
                        JUST WIN ONE FOR THE FANS
                        :ram::ram::ram::ram::ram::ram::ram::ram::ram::ram::ram::ram::ram::ram::ram::ram::ram::ram::ram::ram::ram::ram::ram::ram::ram:

                        "HIT HARD, HIT FAST, AND HIT OFTEN"
                        Adm. William "Bull" Halsey

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                        • #13
                          Re: Faulk still a concern for me

                          Get in there 68.... knock someones head off !!! How bout a two way player, o-line & d-line cause we desperately need it.

                          Maineram :ramlogo:

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                            I think everyone should stop with their BS story about Faulk not wantin to play more.
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                            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.
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                          • argpdt
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                            I find it disgusting the way that the Rams are "utilizing" Marshall Faulk these days. The past 5 or 6 games Faulk is getting very few on field plays with even fewer touches. I think that now that the season is over, the Rams should let Faulk start and see if he brings anything to the running game. Steven Jackson may be the back of the future for the Rams, but his performance has helped contribute to this lost season. When Jackson catches the ball he can be a threat, but he doesn't make people miss in the open field like Faulk either running or receiving, and Jackson has looked like he has hands of stone on far too many passes.
                            Faulk needs less than 40 yards receiving to be #1 all time amongst NFL RBs and the Rams owe him that honor.
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                            -12-06-2005, 03:38 PM
                          • RamDez
                            Faulk Leads Young RBs
                            by RamDez
                            Faulk Leads Young RBs
                            Thursday, August 19, 2004


                            By Nick Wagoner
                            Staff Writer


                            Marshall Faulk has never been a vocal guy. But, then, he has never had to be. One look at his numbers or any of his game film, and even the casual observer can see that everything he does on the field speaks for itself.

                            What do the numbers say? Well, aside from the staggering size of most of them, they don’t simply speak, but scream one thing: Hall of Fame. It’s not debatable whether Faulk is one of the game’s all-time greats; he has racked up 11,213 rushing yards, 6,274 receiving yards and 131 total touchdowns.

                            With the shrill pitch those numbers express, it might be easy for Faulk to get complacent and continue the trend. Complacency, though, has never been in Faulk’s dictionary and it isn’t being added this season. The former league MVP and Pro Bowler has accomplished most everything a player can accomplish in the NFL.

                            The bad news for the rest of the league is that Faulk appears healthy for the first time in awhile. Coach Mike Martz said he sometimes has to hold back his enthusiasm about Faulk. “He looks like the Marshall of old out here,” Martz said. "He feels so good and when he’s like that we try not to put a damper on it, but we also just want him to be cautious.”

                            A nagging knee injury and a hand injury have caused Faulk to miss time in recent years, but he continues to play, not because he wants to prove his doubters wrong, but solely because he loves the game.

                            Faulk has never asked himself what more he can accomplish, but he has a few ideas of what he wants to improve on. Faulk is one of the Rams’ captains this season. Normally, Faulk leads by example and it isn’t hard for him because of his success. Now, with three talented young backs angling to be his heir apparent, Faulk is attempting to take a more vocal role, something he has never done. “When you get in the heat of the battle, there are certain things that only another player can help you with,” Faulk said. “If I do something that’s kind of different, I want them to know what my thoughts were and what I was thinking and try to get them on the same page. “I’m just trying to find a way to become a better leader.”

                            While Faulk has spent most of his training camp on the sidelines, ensuring his health for the regular season, he has also provided an ear for his younger counterparts to turn to for advice. Faulk’s wisdom is readily available to Lamar Gordon, Arlen Harris and rookie Steven Jackson. With Faulk and running backs coach Wilbert Montgomery — a former Pro Bowl running back for the Philadelphia Eagles — providing the knowledge, the trio of backups has two accomplished runners leading the way.

                            Jackson could have easily come to training camp with ideas of displacing Faulk. After all, Jackson was the first running back taken in April’s Draft and there was rampant speculation...
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                          • RamWraith
                            Faulk Leads Young RBs
                            by RamWraith
                            Thursday, August 19, 2004

                            By Nick Wagoner
                            Staff Writer

                            Marshall Faulk has never been a vocal guy. But, then, he has never had to be. One look at his numbers or any of his game film, and even the casual observer can see that everything he does on the field speaks for itself.

                            What do the numbers say? Well, aside from the staggering size of most of them, they don’t simply speak, but scream one thing: Hall of Fame. It’s not debatable whether Faulk is one of the game’s all-time greats; he has racked up 11,213 rushing yards, 6,274 receiving yards and 131 total touchdowns.

                            With the shrill pitch those numbers express, it might be easy for Faulk to get complacent and continue the trend. Complacency, though, has never been in Faulk’s dictionary and it isn’t being added this season. The former league MVP and Pro Bowler has accomplished most everything a player can accomplish in the NFL.

                            The bad news for the rest of the league is that Faulk appears healthy for the first time in awhile. Coach Mike Martz said he sometimes has to hold back his enthusiasm about Faulk. “He looks like the Marshall of old out here,” Martz said. "He feels so good and when he’s like that we try not to put a damper on it, but we also just want him to be cautious.”

                            A nagging knee injury and a hand injury have caused Faulk to miss time in recent years, but he continues to play, not because he wants to prove his doubters wrong, but solely because he loves the game.

                            Faulk has never asked himself what more he can accomplish, but he has a few ideas of what he wants to improve on. Faulk is one of the Rams’ captains this season. Normally, Faulk leads by example and it isn’t hard for him because of his success. Now, with three talented young backs angling to be his heir apparent, Faulk is attempting to take a more vocal role, something he has never done. “When you get in the heat of the battle, there are certain things that only another player can help you with,” Faulk said. “If I do something that’s kind of different, I want them to know what my thoughts were and what I was thinking and try to get them on the same page. “I’m just trying to find a way to become a better leader.”

                            While Faulk has spent most of his training camp on the sidelines, ensuring his health for the regular season, he has also provided an ear for his younger counterparts to turn to for advice. Faulk’s wisdom is readily available to Lamar Gordon, Arlen Harris and rookie Steven Jackson. With Faulk and running backs coach Wilbert Montgomery — a former Pro Bowl running back for the Philadelphia Eagles — providing the knowledge, the trio of backups has two accomplished runners leading the way.

                            Jackson could have easily come to training camp with ideas of displacing Faulk. After all, Jackson was the first running back taken in April’s Draft and there was rampant speculation about the...
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