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  • Those that thought Null wasn't ready...

    ...Obviously knew what they were talking about. No reason to expand upon the obvious. Today's performance speaks for itself.

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    Re: Those that thought Null wasn't ready...

    This whole Rams team isn't ready.
    The Rams... Where dreams go to die.

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    • #3
      Re: Those that thought Null wasn't ready...

      Guys, we might have to draft a QB this year...
      Always and Forever a fan of the St. Louis Rams

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      • #4
        Re: Those that thought Null wasn't ready...

        Get Clausen in here and in a hurry!
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        • #5
          Re: Those that thought Null wasn't ready...

          That was ugly all around not just Null, not saying he wasn't bad, but just saying everything was equally bad. Real hard to find a silver lining out of anything after this performance.

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          • #6
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            he didn't do well,but I think it was still a good move, had to find out if he had it,come to find out all he had was int.

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            • #7
              Re: Those that thought Null wasn't ready...

              Originally posted by dgr828 View Post
              Get Clausen in here and in a hurry!
              Why Clausen?

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              • #8
                Re: Those that thought Null wasn't ready...

                Great start, horrid finish. Definitely not ready. He did do a pretty good job of avoiding the defensive pressure and keeping his body intact.

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                • #9
                  Re: Those that thought Null wasn't ready...

                  It's true Null wasnt ready, but atleast the kid tried his best. I am not happy with his performance, but he did his best on his first game. I wasn't expecting much from our third strong rookie. I still dont like throwing the kid to the wolves, like we did but we didnt really have any other choice.

                  On another note, Marc bulger has played with broken ribs and a broken leg before. Boller has a strained muscle in his thigh. I think that speaks for itself.

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                  • #10
                    Re: Those that thought Null wasn't ready...

                    One bad game by a rookie is not an indication of his abilities. He was a project before the game, he is a project after the game. Didn't we all know that? The key isn't how you start your career, it's how you build on it. The primary problem I saw was that he constantly focused on one receiver and never looked off or went through progressions. He did those things in college so it's about getting comfortable and knowing what you can and can't do.

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                    • #11
                      Re: Those that thought Null wasn't ready...

                      really what did people expect from a 6th round pick out of Western Texas A&M.

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                      • #12
                        Re: Those that thought Null wasn't ready...

                        Have you not seen our team all year? We are not ready to compete as a squad.

                        Do you think Boller wouldve won us that game? I would like to see you reply yes, but both of us know he can't.

                        Why not play the kid? We saw he wasn't ready, either way, we were not winning this game. We lost NOTHING by starting him.

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                        • #13
                          Re: Those that thought Null wasn't ready...

                          Originally posted by Mooselini View Post
                          Have you not seen our team all year? We are not ready to compete as a squad.

                          Do you think Boller wouldve won us that game? I would like to see you reply yes, but both of us know he can't.

                          Why not play the kid? We saw he wasn't ready, either way, we were not winning this game. We lost NOTHING by starting him.
                          The score would have been closer.

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                          • #14
                            Re: Those that thought Null wasn't ready...

                            people that are still calling for null to start must be blind...the last few weeks all i hear people say is "it can't get any worse," well, today it was worse guys.

                            not saying he'll never be ready, but he certainly isn't right now.

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                            • #15
                              Re: Those that thought Null wasn't ready...

                              Originally posted by PeoriaRam View Post
                              The score would have been closer.
                              Your point?

                              We would've still lost. Boller would've probably played just as bad. The thing is, we need to be evaluating players. We know Boller can't hit water if he fell out of a boat. We didn't know what Null can do. I think we all kinda expected the game to be a blow out, regardless who played the QB position and all the injuries on both sides of the ball.

                              Either way we lost, and we got a glimpse of how Null would look in a NFL game. To me, that's a win all on its own. (Unfortunately)

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                              • Bing69
                                Where is Null??
                                by Bing69
                                I was just looking at the rams practice squad on the offical site and cant see Keith Null on it! Has he been snapped up already??
                                -09-06-2010, 04:19 PM
                              • r8rh8rmike
                                "Accent-ing The Positives With Null
                                by r8rh8rmike
                                12.15.2009 12:11 pm
                                “Accent-ing” the positives with Null
                                By Jim Thomas
                                St. Louis Post-Dispatch


                                Even in the midst of Sunday’s 47-7 drubbing to Tennessee, the St. Louis Rams’ offensive unit found some humor in the Texas twang of rookie quarterback Keith Null.

                                “They love it when I say ‘nek-ked right, nek-ked left,’ ” Null said.

                                That’s “nek-ked” as in “naked bootleg” to those who grew up north of Mason-Dixon.

                                “That’s one of the things they just love to give me heck about,” Null said. “So they even did it during the game.”

                                Right in the huddle.

                                “Oh yeah. Every single time I say it, they give me something about it,” Null said.

                                But starting left guard Jacob Bell said he liked what he saw and heard from Null in the huddle Sunday at LP Field, accent and all.

                                “It was very impressive to see a young guy with such poise in the huddle,” Bell said. “He’s southern as it is, so he speaks slow which I like. I can understand what he’s saying. But he didn’t lose his cool. He had a little laugh in there. He looked like a veteran almost.”
                                -12-15-2009, 07:56 PM
                              • MauiRam
                                Null continues fight for his QB position with St. Louis Rams
                                by MauiRam
                                BY BILL COATS
                                ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH
                                05/26/2010

                                In a way, it almost seems unfair.

                                Keith Null was the Rams' starting quarterback for the last four games of the 2009 season. The two players ahead of him on the depth chart for most of the season, Marc Bulger and Kyle Boller, no longer are with the team.

                                And yet as organized team activities continue at Rams Park, Null is in exactly the same situation that he was last spring: fighting to land the No. 3 QB job.

                                "Wherever I end up by the season, I trust the coaches enough to put me in the right position," said Null, a sixth-round draft pick last year from NCAA Division II West Texas A&M.


                                Null beat out Brock Berlin to make the 53-man roster as a rookie. Null dressed as the No. 3 quarterback until injuries felled Bulger and then Boller.

                                That thrust Null into the lineup Dec. 13 at Tennessee for an NFL debut that was short on personal highlights. Null did throw a touchdown pass, an 11-yard toss to tight end Randy McMichael. But Null also was intercepted five times in a 47-7 thumping.

                                The Rams were outscored 122-36 and went 0-4 with Null as the starter, wrapping up their franchise-worst 1-15 season. Null completed 73 of 119 passes (61.3 percent) for 566 yards and three touchdowns, with nine interceptions. His passer rating was a woeful 49.9.

                                "I definitely wish I could get another chance to get back in and sort of redeem myself," Null said. "I don't think that I played as good as I could have."

                                Coach Steve Spagnuolo agreed. "He had some ups and downs, like you would think in a rookie," Spagnuolo said. "Here's a guy that probably didn't expect to play at all, and we had the injury situation. He made some good plays, and he made some bad ones. I know it wasn't probably as good as he wanted it to go overall.

                                "But I do think the reps he got were invaluable."

                                Again, coach and player were in agreement.

                                "These OTAs, as far as knowing the plays and calling the plays in the huddle, it's way easier than it was last year at this time," Null said. "Having one year under my belt, and then getting to go in and play four games, I'm taking all that with me ... and using that experience to help me."

                                The Rams signed veteran quarterback A.J. Feeley to a free-agent deal in the offseason, then spent the No. 1 overall draft choice on Oklahoma QB Sam Bradford.

                                Feeley has been getting all the first-team snaps during OTAs, with Null and Bradford alternating with the second and third units. Ultimately, though, Bradford will be starting and Feeley will be backing him up.

                                That means that the 6-foot-4, 219-pound Null, 24, seemingly will have to best rookie free agent Thaddeus Lewis to retain his roster spot.
                                ...
                                -05-26-2010, 09:39 AM
                              • realchamp11
                                keith null
                                by realchamp11
                                i dont understand why people thought null was ready to start. He's a rookie and not even from the D1 level. He was/is NO WHERE close to being ready to be a starter
                                -12-13-2009, 06:52 PM
                              • BEER
                                Article on Kieth Null.
                                by BEER
                                By Jeff Gordon
                                STLTODAY.COM SPORTS COLUMNIST
                                08/20/2009

                                Ryan Leaf was one of the most egregious draft busts in NFL history. He went second overall to the San Diego Chargers and failed miserably.

                                He alienated teammates, fans and media types. He suffered serious shoulder and wrist injuries. Later, after the Chargers turned him out, he failed to sustain comebacks in Tampa Bay and Dallas.


                                Now his protégé is trying to succeed where he failed.

                                As an assistant coach at West Texas A&M, Leaf helped develop Keith Null into a hugely productive Division II quarterback. Now Null is getting his shot under much different circumstances than Leaf enjoyed -– as a sixth-round Rams draft pick fighting for the No. 3 quarterback slot.

                                Many experts left him out of their pre-draft rankings. Others mentioned him as a potential street free agent, or “camp arm” as they say in the business.

                                But Null could become much more than that. He is a big prospect (6-foot-4, 220 pounds) with a big arm and a nice passing touch.

                                He offers intriguing physical tools and a productive collegiate background.

                                With starting quarterback Marc Bulger missing the rest of preseason play with a broken finger, Null will get additional work as he battles Brock Berlin for the No. 3 job behind Bulger and Kyle Boller.

                                Maybe, just maybe, Null could become a true developmental quarterback. His considerable potential could earn him a roster spot if he continues progressing through the preseason.

                                Null did not look like a small-town, small-school rube during training camp. He knew exactly what he was getting into when he reported to work at Rams Park.

                                Leaf helped get him ready. Null learned from Leaf’s fortune and misfortune.

                                “He has gone through it all, to say the last,” Null said. “He’s definitely had a lot of experiences. He has learned from all of those.

                                “We really enjoyed each other. I enjoyed having him as a coach and I know he enjoyed having me as a player. We got along great.”

                                Leaf’s tenure at the school ended abruptly and badly. He developed a painkiller addiction after his NFL career ended and that led to his arrest on drug charges.

                                But Leaf has stayed connected with Null while working through his personal and legal issues.

                                “He just called me two or three days ago and left me a message,” Null said. “I actually have to call him back. It’s been pretty busy around here.

                                “We talk every two or three weeks, He says in touch. He is very encouraging and helpful for me.”

                                Null threw for 5,097 yards in his senior season and capped his career with stellar Division II playoff and all-star game performances. Null threw for 595 yards and seven touchdowns against Abilene Christian in a playoff game and later earned MVP honors at the Valero Cactus Bowl.
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                                -08-20-2009, 03:53 PM
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