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    I don't get this at all, he was a monster in the preseason. C.J. Ah You is active in his spot ...

    Confusing move for me ...

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    Re: Victor Adeyanju inactive ....

    Originally posted by RamsInfiniti View Post
    I don't get this at all, he was a monster in the preseason. C.J. Ah You is active in his spot ...

    Confusing move for me ...
    I'll say. He's just listed as inactive, no indication of any injury. I agree he was a MONSTER in the preseason. I thought Ah You also looked great in the preseason, but it's still very disappointing to see Victor not playing.


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      Re: Victor Adeyanju inactive ....

      Maybe he did something the coaches though were unprofessional. =/


      • #4
        Re: Victor Adeyanju inactive ....

        Victor not playing todays' game is very bad news to hear, not to mention very bad timing!
        Rams need everyone today, hopefully C. J. can carry the torch.


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          Re: Victor Adeyanju inactive ....

          maybe he was smoking with wroten... ( know wroten is not on the team but thought it was funny)


          • #6
            Re: Victor Adeyanju inactive ....

            Boy, Spags never lets you slide back off the edge of your seat,does he?

            All the best to the young man.He may be a bit quicker in pass rush than VA who has improved but still lacks the moves to be a good speed rusher,imo. Locklear & Willis had trouble with the speed rush in last year's second game.


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              Re: Victor Adeyanju inactive ....

              Originally posted by Bruce4life View Post
              maybe he was smoking with wroten... ( know wroten is not on the team but thought it was funny)
              No, not funny. :frown:

              Forgive me, Bruce. I'm just so upset right now during halftime!!! 14-0 game when it had almost been 7-7.

              I'm sorry VA is not there helping out. We'll soon find out what happened.


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              • Richbert88
                Victor Adeyanju
                by Richbert88
                Can someone, particularly someone who has access to team officials, please explain why VA continues to be inactive for this team?

                I'm having a problem with this. Is he just no good? Does he have a health issue? Is there some as yet not disclosed problem with him (ie, he's failed a gender test or something)? The rest of his draft class sucked so bad they don't want to take a chance that he'll suck it up on the field?

                Why is this guy not getting snaps, much less making the active game day roster?
                -10-11-2009, 09:23 PM
              • RamWraith
                Adeyanju in a Rush
                by RamWraith
                Wednesday, August 20, 2008

                By Nick Wagoner
                Senior Writer

                For many years, Rams legend Deacon Jones was known for using the “cast” on his hand as a way to fight off offensive linemen and terrorize quarterbacks.

                Current Rams defensive end Victor Adeyanju hasn’t drawn comparisons to the legendary Jones in terms of play but a quick glance at the giant white club adorning Adeyanju’s right hand might at least harken some memories.

                Of course, using a cast or any other object as a weapon has long since been declared illegal but who’s to say what can happen in the heat of the battle.

                “That’s technically illegal,” Adeyanju said. “Technically it’s illegal, but when the body’s moving, going crazy, somebody might get hit.”

                Adeyanju suffered a broken right middle finger on July 27, an injury that kept him out for the balance of training camp. Adeyanju had surgery in St. Louis, getting three pins placed in the finger.

                During Adeyanju’s rookie season, he sported a similar cast after breaking his forearm against San Francisco on Nov. 26.

                “Victor for one thing, and I joked about it, played with a club before so it’s not new to him,” coach Scott Linehan said. “For a ‘D’ lineman it hinders you probably as it does any position, not being able to use your hands, but he’s gone through that before and he’s never slowed down. He’s so anxious to get onto the field that he came out right away and was effective. He really is one of our best run defenders and played well even with the cast on there.”

                Soon after surgery, Adeyanju was already pushing to get back on the field. He spent much of his time lobbying line coach Brian Baker to return to practice as soon as possible.

                Most players wouldn’t mind the chance to miss the bulk of training camp but Adeyanju wanted to come back. Entering his third season in the NFL, Adeyanju and many of his coaches believe he is on the verge of a breakout season.

                He gained more weight and muscle in the offseason, up to 280 pounds. Defensive coordinator Jim Haslett and Baker have big plans for Adeyanju this season, working him at end on running downs and sliding him inside for some passing downs.

                His hallmark talent remains that ability to stop the run as Haslett and Baker have both said on numerous occasions he’s one of the best run stopping ends they have encountered.

                “Victor is a legitimate tough guy,” Baker said. “He’s always been our best run defending end, no matter what Leonard (Little) or James (Hall) might say. He’s the best against the run. He’s a machine. He was starting to get much better in the pass rush. Just because he’s gotten so much bigger, we can play him inside. The ability to move him around some was something we were really looking forward to and he was starting to embrace that and then the finger got broken.”

                -08-20-2008, 02:08 PM
              • r8rh8rmike
                Adeyanju Waits For His Chance
                by r8rh8rmike
                Adeyanju waits for his chance
                By Jim Thomas
                ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH

                Perhaps the most surprising Rams personnel move in the season opener against Seattle was a player who didn't suit up. Victor Adeyanju, a fourth-year defensive end from Indiana, was among the team's seven pregame inactives.

                Adeyanju was so thrown off by being de-activated, he said he couldn't sleep Sunday night after the team returned to St. Louis. So to say he was surprised by the move would be an understatement.

                "Yeah," Adeyanju said, breaking into his trademark hearty laugh. "But you've got to believe in anything that's good for the team. If they felt that would help us win, so be it. ...You've got to believe in the coaches and trust them. If they need me out there, they'll have me out there."

                Adeyanju is coming off a 2008 season in which he started nine games and led all Rams defensive linemen in tackles with 73. Not known for his pass-rushing skills, he recorded two sacks and eight quarterback pressures.

                But Adeyanju seemed to have improved as a pass rusher this preseason, sharing the team lead with two sacks in exhibition play.

                "I thought I was productive," Adeyanju said.

                But with 10 defensive linemen on the active roster for the regular season, coach Steve Spagnuolo is swimming in options on that unit. He decided to dress Leonard Little, Chris Long, James Hall and C. J. Ah You at end against the Seattle. It was Ah You who was the 12th man on the field on the ill-fated blocked field-goal play.

                Following Thursday's practice, Spagnuolo wouldn't commit to dressing Adeyanju this Sunday against Washington.

                "We're still tossing that one around," Spagnuolo said. "I love Victor. He came up to me and said, 'Coach, what can I do? Do you need me to do anything?' He's a team player."

                Spagnuolo indicated that Ah You's presence on the Seattle game day roster wasn't necessarily the reason for Adeyanju's presence on the inactive list.

                "Special teams can play into that whole thing, and I know Victor understands that," Spagnuolo said. "We activated (linebacker) Larry Grant there at the last minute. We didn't think he was going to be able to go, and we just made a conscious decision to go that way."

                Adeyanju added: "I know it's a tough decision; that's why I'm glad I don't have to make those types of decisions. I was ready to go, but it just didn't happen."

                FOSTER CARE

                Nearly a month removed from season-ending left ankle surgery, wide receiver Brooks Foster is doing treadmill work to stretch out the muscles around the injury. The fifth-round draft pick from North Carolina suffered the injury on the Rams' final offensive play in their preseason opener against the New York Jets....
                -09-18-2009, 12:29 PM
              • rollrams
                Victor Adeyanju out 2-4 weeks
                by rollrams
                MEQUON, Wis. — The bumps and bruises are starting to pile up, as can be expected as we get deeper into camp. First-team cornerback Fakhir Brown (shoulder) is out 2-3 weeks, free-agent rookie defensive tackle Josh Thompson (foot) is gone for at least a month, and defensive lineman Victor Adeyanju returned to St. Louis on Monday morning for surgery on a broken middle finger. He’ll miss 2-4 weeks.
                By Bill Coats
                St. Louis Post-Dispatch
                -07-28-2008, 10:05 AM
              • r8rh8rmike
                St. Louis Rams' Victor Adeyanju Enjoys Free Hand
                by r8rh8rmike
                St. Louis Rams' Victor Adeyanju enjoys free hand

                BY BILL COATS
                ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH

                Greet Rams defensive end Victor Adeyanju, and he'll be more than happy to shake hands. A simple gesture, true. But a year ago, Adeyanju couldn't have done it.

                That's because his right hand was encased in a bulky wrap as protection for the middle finger he broke on the third day of training camp. "It feels like you're carrying a baby," Adeyanju said.

                The injury required surgery, but Adeyanju played in all 16 regular-season games and recorded a career-high 73 tackles, including two sacks. He graduated to a smaller cast as the finger healed, but he was encumbered throughout the season.

                "I did what I could do last year, but it kind of set me back," said Adeyanju, a fourth-round draft pick in 2006. Because he compensated for the injury, he's had to "re-learn some things" during camp this year while also familiarizing himself with a new approach on defense under coordinator Ken Flajole.

                "A lot of things have changed," Adeyanju said. "The scheme's a little more complex. A number of things could change depending on who our opponent is."

                Rookie coach Steve Spagnuolo demands versatility from his linemen, which is a plus for Adeyanju. Stout against the run, the 6-foot-4, 284-pound Adeyanju was moved inside last year in certain situations. He has been getting more of the same this summer, with promising results, Spagnuolo reported.

                "Victor is one of those smart guys that can play a couple of different positions," Spagnuolo said. "He's doing a good job."

                It's an ongoing process, Adeyanju stressed. "I'm learning how to leverage a guy, work my hands, playing different techniques. I'm still trying to get a feel for things, working a lot of different moves. It's getting really interesting."

                NO SELLOUT

                Even though the coveted Governor's Cup will be at stake, Thursday's home preseason game vs. Kansas City won't sell out, according to Kevin Demoff, the Rams' executive vice president of football operations.

                Because of NFL rules, it can't be shown live locally, although KTVI (Channel 2) will air the game on tape-delay, beginning at about 10:30 that night.

                FIVE GET CUT TODAY

                The Rams must trim five players from their 80-man roster by 3 p.m. today (St. Louis time). Just four days later, the final 53-man squad has to be determined.

                Today's cuts won't be particularly difficult to make, but Spagnuolo insisted that he still had a number of decisions to reach before Saturday's deadline. "I'm keeping an open mind with that last group of guys, because we're not done yet," he said. "We've got some practice and we've got a game."

                -08-31-2009, 10:13 PM