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    Congrats to our new #1 receiver on a great game...

    He helped lead us to our first win of the season with a couple of HUGE first down catches...

    GO RAMS !!!!

    btw.. he wont be getting cut.... he will only be getting better...

  • #2
    Re: Keenan Burton

    We'll see. He shows flashes, that's for sure.

    Avery's certainly been disappointing. I'd like him to show us why he was the first WR picked in last year's draft.

    As for Gibson, he was a nonfactor, which is discouraging, mainly because of Spoon showing how good he can be with the Eagles on Monday Night. I listened to most of the game and the broadcast never really mentioned him even being in the line up. I think he was thrown to once, couldn't see the play so I don't know if it was Bulger's throw or him dropping it. Anyways, I'm interested to see how many plays he was in on.

    I'll give him the benefit of the doubt and maybe he needs more time adjusting to the new (although similar) system.
    Always and Forever a fan of the St. Louis Rams

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    • #3
      Re: Keenan Burton

      Originally posted by Varg6 View Post
      We'll see. He shows flashes, that's for sure.

      Avery's certainly been disappointing. I'd like him to show us why he was the first WR picked in last year's draft.

      As for Gibson, he was a nonfactor, which is discouraging, mainly because of Spoon showing how good he can be with the Eagles on Monday Night. I listened to most of the game and the broadcast never really mentioned him even being in the line up. I think he was thrown to once, couldn't see the play so I don't know if it was Bulger's throw or him dropping it. Anyways, I'm interested to see how many plays he was in on.

      I'll give him the benefit of the doubt and maybe he needs more time adjusting to the new (although similar) system.
      It was bulgers throw, it was far and away behind him and he had to leap back to try to catch it. They pulled him after that throw.

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      • #4
        Re: Keenan Burton

        Was that the only play he was in?
        Always and Forever a fan of the St. Louis Rams

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        • #5
          Re: Keenan Burton

          Originally posted by longfan View Post
          Congrats to our new #1 receiver on a great game...

          He helped lead us to our first win of the season with a couple of HUGE first down catches...

          GO RAMS !!!!

          btw.. he wont be getting cut.... he will only be getting better...
          Heck yeah!

          He did make some awesome catches out there today! I'm a huge fan of Burton and he's been improving all season. Regardless it was the Lions D but still he did look good on those catches!

          And your right, no way he'll be getting cut. I'm sick of the haters saying that he's not "NFL Material", thats a load of garbage. Keenan is great and has the potential to be even better, can't wait to see this kid grow here through his career.

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          • #6
            Re: Keenan Burton

            Originally posted by Varg6 View Post
            Was that the only play he was in?
            I personally didn't see him in the game untill the 4th qtr. I think he may have been in on 2, maybe 3 plays that I saw him.
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            • #7
              Re: Keenan Burton

              Keenan is young, but looks to be progressing well. Hit him in the Endzone afew times to give him a little more confidence! BUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUURTON!!!!! BRUCE WHO?
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              • #8
                Re: Keenan Burton

                I agree. The kid needs to get a touchdown. Once he gets one this year, he's going to get a ton of confidence back.

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                • #9
                  Re: Keenan Burton

                  Not to take anything away from him because he was big part of this win.Number 1 receiver? That's pushing it. He played well in the first half, but he kind of tailed off. He has been playing at this level the past couple games. In this current group with Avery not playing well he has stepped up

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                  • #10
                    Re: Keenan Burton

                    when they needed a first down, they went to Burton, he had a good game
                    @EssexRam_

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                    • #11
                      Re: Keenan Burton

                      Originally posted by 39thebeast View Post
                      Not to take anything away from him because he was big part of this win.Number 1 receiver? That's pushing it. He played well in the first half, but he kind of tailed off. He has been playing at this level the past couple games. In this current group with Avery not playing well he has stepped up

                      my post was a bit tongue in cheek(just a bit mind you).. it was more a response to the thread last week that he would be cut...

                      he was cut alright..

                      cut and pasted into the #1 receiver spot sunday... if only for a day.. but there will be more... imho..

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                      • #12
                        Re: Keenan Burton

                        Originally posted by tomahawk247 View Post
                        when they needed a first down, they went to Burton, he had a good game
                        I think that's the key. The kid has good hands, is a possession type receiver and has the confidence of the QB. How can anyone discount his production? He is a chain mover, that's what the Rams need.

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                        • #13
                          Re: Keenan Burton

                          Burton has certainly been a more reliable target for Bulger/Boller than Avery has. Burton has been targeted just as much as Avery, but has fewer drops, a higher catch percentage, and a higher percentage of his receptions go for first downs.

                          But #1 receiver? Let me just say this - if Keenan Burton is now this team's #1 receiver, it only highlights the very significant issues this team has at wide receiver, and their enormous need for a TRUE top guy.

                          In an ideal scenario, I think Burton would be this team's #4 receiver, behind an as-yet-to-be-acquired #1, Robinson as the #2, and Avery as the #3 (unless he starts showing more consistency and becomes more reliable).

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                          • #14
                            Re: Keenan Burton

                            Originally posted by Nick View Post
                            Burton has certainly been a more reliable target for Bulger/Boller than Avery has. Burton has been targeted just as much as Avery, but has fewer drops, a higher catch percentage, and a higher percentage of his receptions go for first downs.

                            But #1 receiver? Let me just say this - if Keenan Burton is now this team's #1 receiver, it only highlights the very significant issues this team has at wide receiver, and their enormous need for a TRUE top guy.

                            In an ideal scenario, I think Burton would be this team's #4 receiver, behind an as-yet-to-be-acquired #1, Robinson as the #2, and Avery as the #3 (unless he starts showing more consistency and becomes more reliable).
                            I think he meant number 1 receiver at the moment, which, with Avery's inconsistency, Burton definitely could be. However i agree with you assessment that Burton should really be no more than the number three possibly the number 4. I do see him as a Ricky Proehl type in thr future.
                            @EssexRam_

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                            • #15
                              Re: Keenan Burton

                              Originally posted by RebelYell View Post
                              I think that's the key. The kid has good hands, is a possession type receiver and has the confidence of the QB. How can anyone discount his production? He is a chain mover, that's what the Rams need.
                              Gah, for the millionth time, Burton is NOT a "possession type" receiver. He would likely been a late 1st rounder/2nd round pick had he not had an injury riddled senior season at Kentucky. Go look at his films on youtube. Burton has tremendous talent, just needs to put more time in the filmroom to master the WCO ...

                              See the first catch he made against the Lions with the spin out for big YAC. Not the type of play a "possession" receiver makes ...

                              He's made that exact play three times this year ...

                              He's in the poor man's Isaac Bruce mold. He will be a good player here. On pace for 50-60 grabs ....

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                              • Rambunctious
                                Bring Burton back?
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                                I know it is not ideal but at a certain point we need bodies.

                                Burton knows the system, couldn't have gotten that out of shape in 5 weeks and if he has a successful comeback it would make a great made for tv movie.

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                                WR Burton Making Progress For The Rams

                                ST. LOUIS (AP) ― The last time St. Louis Rams receiver Keenan Burton was on the field he tied an NFL career high with five catches and the 54 yards was a personal best.

                                If the records seem modest, remember that Burton is a second-year player for a team that is not exactly an offensive powerhouse. But in that game, two weeks ago, Burton helped the Rams snap a 17-game losing streak with a 17-10 win at Detroit.

                                "I love playing football and I'm grateful for the opportunity," Burton said Friday. "I try to do what they ask me to do."

                                The Rams (1-7) will be asking everyone to contribute this Sunday when they host New Orleans (8-0). So far, coaches like what they are seeing from Burton.

                                After the season-ending injury to Laurent Robinson in Week 3, Burton moved into the starting lineup. Since then, he has 25 receptions for 253 yards and has caught a pass in 16 consecutive games. He has five or more catches in three of the past four games.

                                That production by Burton has impressed rookie coach Steve Spagnuolo.

                                "This particular week, I thought he had a real good week of practice," Spagnuolo said. "He looks real confident to me in what he's doing out there. He's really helping all those other guys out there. He's very smart, a real pro. I think he's doing a really good job.

                                Pat Shurmur, the Rams' offensive coordinator, said he has seen steady development from Burton.

                                "Keenan is a guy that everybody would love to have on their team anywhere," Shurmur said. "He is a very steady guy, very detailed, learns exactly what we are asking him to do and then he goes out there and executes."

                                Veteran quarterback Marc Bulger likes what he has seen from Burton. Getting in sync with a receiver takes time but he believes Burton's work ethic is paying off.

                                "He's learning. I've always said it's just a lot of repetitions and experience in this league," Bulger said. "He's starting to get that. He's willing to learn. We get to talk a lot during practice. He asks the coaches questions. He has a great attitude which I think is going to help pay off when he really starts becoming one of the best receivers in the league."

                                That's Burton's goal. He enjoyed a prolific career at Kentucky, where he ranks fourth with 182 receptions. He had 2,320 yards and 25 touchdowns for coach Rich Brooks, who coached the Rams their first two years in St. Louis before being fired.

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                                -11-13-2009, 02:43 PM
                              • MauiRam
                                Keenan Burton is one happy camper !!
                                by MauiRam
                                Rams receiver Burton is one happy camper
                                Former UK star likes helping kids
                                By Jason Frakes [email protected] July 12, 2008


                                Keenan Burton has yet to play in his first NFL game, but he sounded like a longtime pro while serving as a camp counselor yesterday.


                                "Good route!"

                                "Make a move!"

                                "Come off the ball hard!"

                                "It's never the quarterback's fault!"

                                Burton was in town for the Back 2 Basics Football Camp at the Flaget Community Center. The inaugural camp -- for children ages 5-14 -- began Tuesday and will end today.

                                Burton, a former Manual High School and University of Kentucky player, signed a three-year contract with the St. Louis Rams last week and said working with children the past few days has provided "stress relief."

                                "I'm reliving my childhood," he said.

                                Burton will slide back into adulthood when he reports to training camp July 23 at Concordia University in Mequon, Wis. Burton was the Rams' fourth-round pick in April's NFL draft.

                                The Rams are considered thin at wide receiver, and many expect Burton to compete for the No. 3 spot behind veterans Torry Holt and Drew Bennett. The Rams also drafted a wide receiver in the second round -- Houston's Donnie Avery -- but Burton is confident he can make an impact as a rookie.

                                "They told me that they think I could be the steal of the draft," Burton said. "They think I can come in and contribute right now. We'll see.

                                "I want to (contribute), but I haven't played a down in the NFL. I can't come out and say that I'm going to do this or do that. I can say that I'll come out and try my hardest."

                                Burton had a breakout season as a junior at UK -- 77 catches, 1,036 yards, 12 touchdowns -- but saw his numbers drop (66 catches, 741 yards, nine TDs) in 2007 while battling numerous injuries. That likely hurt Burton's draft status, but Rams coach Scott Linehan remained impressed.

                                "He had a great junior year," Linehan said on the Rams' Web site. "His senior year wasn't as productive, although he played injured and played through it. So this shows this kid's toughness. I like his ability because he has very good hands but can also stretch the field as well."

                                Burton was one of several former local high school stars to take part in the Back 2 Basics camp, joining Male products Chris Barclay, Marcus Green, Montrell Jones and Chris Pointer and Shawnee grad Demetrius Forney. Barclay plays for the New Orleans Saints.

                                About 90 kids signed up for the event, which co-director Jamar Tillman hopes will attract kids from across the United States in years to come. He said he plans to move the event to Papa John's Cardinal Stadium next year and that...
                                -07-12-2008, 03:37 PM
                              • itsguud
                                Burton out for the season...?
                                by itsguud
                                Per Rotoworld......... and a knife in my side



                                Just as he was starting to build some sort of repour with MB. Good for Gibson to get a chance, but I'd like to see all our WR's develop. With two should be starters inj'd this makes our teams development hold up for yet a longer time....
                                -11-16-2009, 10:51 AM
                              • Herzog
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                                I have been reading up on him and I have read several reports that range from him being not so fast to him being a blazer. Does anyone know how fast a 40 he ran once he fully recovered? I know he was faster in pre-season than at the combine.

                                Anyone have some information on this?
                                -10-16-2008, 06:19 PM
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