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    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?
    Semper Fi!

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    Re: Victor Adeyanju

    You're not the only one who wants to know.

    I think his play closely resembles James Hall. Hall is a little more valuable on the field at the time. But hey, what do I know?

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    • #3
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      With Gibson down and Adeyanju's ability to play inside, maybe he will finally get on the gameday roster
      @EssexRam_

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        I was thinking about this yesterday and my supposition is that so far the reason he's not on the field is because we need more pass rush. Ah You is a better pass rusher and seems to be central on the special teams, which leaves Adeyanju out of the mix when you're rotating three DTs and four DEs. I suspect with Gibson's injury that we'll see Victor this next week.

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          One of our guys was popped for some "banned substance". For some reason, I'm thinking it was someone else, but it might be Victor. Can anyone here tell me for sure?
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            Originally posted by RamsFanSam View Post
            One of our guys was popped for some "banned substance". For some reason, I'm thinking it was someone else, but it might be Victor. Can anyone here tell me for sure?
            David Vobora is banned for 4 games..well 2 now that 2 of those games has passed since then..not sure if you aware of that or you mean a seperate case.


            im not sure why big Vic hasnt made the active roster..he is primarily a run stopping DE but his pass rushing skills have improved since he first made the team and he has been getting more sacks in the last couple of years than he had previously.. i was hoping to see a lot more of him and Darell Scott on the field..hoepfully they will both get more snaps now that Gibson is out for the year.

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              Originally posted by Ramblin` Ram View Post
              David Vobora is banned for 4 games..well 2 now that 2 of those games has passed since then..not sure if you aware of that or you mean a seperate case.
              Nope, that's the case I was thinking of. I guess the "V" is what made me think of Victor, when I should have been thinking Vobora.
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              • #8
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                Originally posted by chiguy View Post
                I was thinking about this yesterday and my supposition is that so far the reason he's not on the field is because we need more pass rush. Ah You is a better pass rusher and seems to be central on the special teams, which leaves Adeyanju out of the mix when you're rotating three DTs and four DEs. I suspect with Gibson's injury that we'll see Victor this next week.
                I remember some statements by Spags saying that Victor wasn't on the active roster because of needs in other areas and as you mentioned, special teams considerations.

                I hope you're right about him finally getting to see the field next week because he's a guy that looks to me like he's ready to break out. Remember that he played the entire year last year with a cast on his hand, yet he didn't miss a single game, had a career high 73 tackles and a couple of sacks.

                I can't wait to see what he can do with two hands. Preferably this week.

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                  If there's one thing Spags knows, it's the defensive line. I trust his judgment.

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                  • #10
                    Re: Victor Adeyanju

                    Originally posted by ScottD413 View Post
                    If there's one thing Spags knows, it's the defensive line. I trust his judgment.

                    I second that. It will be exciting to see him out there, though.

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                    • #11
                      Re: Victor Adeyanju

                      Spags might know what he's doing, and I certainly won't question his track record, but it still doesn't seem right to me that Adeyanju is on the sidelines not even dressed when he showed last year and this preseason that he actually does have some pass rush moves. I feel he's a much better overall player than Ah You, but that's just me. Victor can rush the passer when he's given the chance. Hopefully he will now with the injury to Gibson.
                      I believe!:ram:

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                      • 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.”

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                        -08-20-2008, 02:08 PM
                      • RamWraith
                        Adeyanju Taking Advantage of Opportunity
                        by RamWraith
                        Thursday, September 28, 2006

                        By Nick Wagoner
                        Senior Writer

                        You don’t have to be in his immediate proximity to know when Victor Adeyanju finds something amusing. His booming laugh will do all of the work for you.

                        “It’s so loud it’s ridiculous,” defensive end Leonard Little said. “You can hear it across the room. He’s just an easy going guy. During the games you have to calm him down a little bit because he has a tendency to get kind of hyped so we have to calm him down and get him in the game sometimes.”

                        But it didn’t take much work to get Adeyanju involved in his first start against Arizona last week. In fact, Adeyanju’s first NFL start went so well that he has kept his name at the top of the team’s depth chart.

                        “Anytime you get an opportunity or are given a chance you have to make the most of it, take that and keep moving forward,” Adeyanju said. “I am going to keep fighting for the job and help the defense any way I can.”

                        Although Adeyanju received his first start as a matter of circumstance – Anthony Hargrove was inactive after missing a pair of practices last week – he showed early in the game why he was ready to earn the job on merit.

                        As Arizona receiver Anquan Boldin took off on a long catch and run midway through the second quarter of Sunday’s game, it appeared he might not stop before reaching the end zone.

                        Suddenly, Boldin was brought down from behind. Catching up to Boldin is hard enough for a defensive back, but this wasn’t a Travis Fisher or Tye Hill running him down in the open field. This was Adeyanju. That’s right all six feet, four inches and 270 plus pounds hustled down the field and stopped Boldin at the Rams’ 21 after a 34-yard gain.

                        At the time, the play seemed somewhat insignificant, but three plays later, it proved to be a saving grace. After a pair of runs gained 8 yards, linebacker Pisa Tinoisamoa tipped a pass in to the waiting hands of safety Oshiomogho Atogwe for a drive-killing interception.

                        “(They were) within scoring position, he stops the touchdown and then we step up and get the turnover as Victor runs down a receiver, which was a heck of a play…a rookie running down a receiver in that situation and tackles the kid,” coach Scott Linehan said.

                        It was just one of a number of solid plays made by the rookie defensive end out of Indiana. In making his first NFL start in place of Hargrove, Adeyanju made enough of a first impression to get yet another chance to start this week against Detroit.

                        “He played with great effort and great energy,” Linehan said. “He played the run extremely well, he was on the backside of plays getting close to the ball, he made a great second effort play in the open field on the receiver, and he didn’t play like a rookie. There was no hesitation at all.”

                        Adeyanju finished his first start with seven...
                        -09-28-2006, 01:05 PM
                      • RamsInfiniti
                        Victor Adeyanju inactive ....
                        by RamsInfiniti
                        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 ...
                        -09-13-2009, 12:31 PM
                      • tomahawk247
                        Adeyanju to try playing?
                        by tomahawk247
                        i read somewhere he is going to try playing. His arm cant be fully healed from the rbeak yet. And its cool that he is willing to play, because it shows dedication. However, with this season practically over he might as well sit and let it heal up. There is no point doing more damage when we are out of the playoff race already
                        -12-05-2006, 05:30 AM
                      • RamWraith
                        Adeyanju done for the year
                        by RamWraith
                        Rams | Adeyanju done for the year
                        Fri, 1 Dec 2006 16:00:28 -0800

                        St. Louis Rams DL Victor Adeyanju (forearm) will not play in Week 13, and he is out for the rest of the year.
                        -12-01-2006, 06:09 PM
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