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    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

  • #2
    Re: keith null

    Already a thread on this, still better then boller.


    • #3
      Re: keith null

      He may not have been, but with Boller and Bulger both hurt who do you suggest we start? Let's see, Brown has a td pass this year maybe he should be under center next week.;)


      • #4
        Re: keith null

        Null was fine. I was one that wanted to see if he was the answer to this teams needs. Null will never be any more than a backup. Under circumstances he did what he needed to do.

        I say don't draft another QB at this point, too expensive. Bulger is still the man and will be at least for now. Lets draft Suh and focus on making some key trades to improve secondary and offensive line. A shrink for cogs, dude is crazy.
        LA RAMMER

        It's Jim not Chris


        • #5
          Re: keith null

          Originally posted 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
          Null was far more ready to start than you apparently are to analyze his performance. Sorry, but you don't have a clue on this one, the numbers don't tell the whole story ...


          • #6
            Re: keith null

            Originally posted by 01d 0rd3r
            still better then boller.
            has boller thrown 5 ints in a game this season?


            • #7
              Re: keith null

              Boller's last start for the Rams...

              113 yards passing, 53.1 Comp, 0 tds and 1 int.

              Null's 1st start for the Rams...

              157 yards passing, 62 Comp, 1 td and 5 int.

              Yes the 5 Ints are huge and can't continue but... considering this was his first and only game and Boiler has had 5 starts this year and years of experience...

              I don't see Boiler has a clear cut, slam dunk over Null.

              Again I'm not saying he is the answer for next year but he did enough today to make me want to see him next week.


              • #8
                Re: keith null

                Is Boller a rookie with no experience?
                "I've been saving the Universe for over a thousand years. I figure it owes me just this once."


                • #9
                  Re: keith null

                  im just saying if boller was playing we wouldnt have lost by 40 points


                  • #10
                    Re: keith null

                    Null has a good arm and he threw a couple of good accurate passes, the physical skills are there, what I saw today was a QB with promise. If you could teach Null to not lock in on one receiver he could be the QB of our future.


                    • #11
                      Re: keith null

                      Originally posted by BrokenWing
                      Is Boller a rookie with no experience?
                      Zing! Post of the day!

                      Originally posted by realchamp11
                      im just saying if boller was playing we wouldnt have lost by 40 points
                      So? We would've still lost. I don't care if we lost by 70, a loss hurts us regardless. You can take an emotional loss by today, but either way it goes down as a big freaking L in that column, regardless of score.


                      • #12
                        Re: keith null

                        Just goes to show, it doesn't matter who is behind center... They will suck.. This is a team effort not a one man team.


                        • #13
                          Re: keith null

                          Originally posted by realchamp11
                          im just saying if boller was playing we wouldnt have lost by 40 points
                          No, we may have lost by 37, or 60 ...

                          Or maybe not ...

                          How many rookies have you seen get thrown into the fire and get forced to sling it 43 times against a defense that absolutely has your number from the start?

                          Boller is nut job. He may not have thrown 5 picks, but I bet that Titans D would have gotten 3 on him. At least Null tried to throw it downfield before the coaches got in his ear ...

                          Playing Boller yesterday would have accomplished absolutely nothing, and if doing so would have appeased you, simply because we may not have gotten blown out as bad, you might want to reevaluate if you have the team's best interest in mind ...

                          The coaches can say what they want about Null, but you know they were salivating over the opportunity to throw him out there, and with a reason to do so ...


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                            Keith Null
                            by Guest
                            I thought Keith looked good out there. He's accurate and seems to get rid of the ball fast.

                            Does anyone think he looks better than any of our other backups? I'm curious because we gave Gado the 2nd spot after his good performance. I'd be fun to see Null in there either with the 2nd or even the 1st stringers.

                            Get the kid in it.
                            -08-22-2009, 01:53 PM
                          • r8rh8rmike
                            Round Two: Why Not Null At QB For Rams?
                            by r8rh8rmike
                            11.25.2009 11:53 am
                            Why not Null at QB for Rams?
                            By Roger Hensley

                            QUESTION: With only six games remaining and the St. Louis Rams sitting at 1-9, and with QB Marc Bulger injured, why are the Rams not considering Keith Null at QB so they can see what theyíve got there? Rookie QBs play all the time, surely heís prepared after being with the team since training camp, right?

                            JIM THOMAS

                            Apparently this is hard for some to fathom, but Keith Null IS NOT READY. He played at WEST Texas A&M, not Texas A&M. It wasnít until October that he even felt comfortable taking snaps from center. If you think Marc Bulger had communication and timing issues with Brandon Gibson, what do you think will happen with Null? To borrow from a Rams Park colleague, about the best thing Null has going for him right now is an absence of failure. And whether youíre 1-9 or 9-1 ó this is the NFL. You play to win. This is November, not August. And right now, Kyle Boller gives the Rams their best chance to win.

                            BERNIE MIKLASZ

                            No. 1, Null is a very raw project. A small-college guy from a spread offense. He needs a lot of time to prep before he can start an NFL game. Heís at a disadvantage compared to other rookie QBs who played in major-college programs and in more pro-style offenses.

                            No. 2, he has had virtually no practice time at all in running this offense. It would be a disservice to the kid to throw him to the wolves. Why do people want to see him fail at a job before heís ready to take on that job? Whatís the point? Why get him massacred? Irresponsible.

                            No. 3, the Rams arenít as high on Null as people seem to think that they are.

                            BRYAN BURWELL

                            Unless there is a major medical disaster to Kyle Boller, there is no reason to put a rookie QB who doesnít forecast as a star into the lineup as a starter. Would I like to see him in for a look-see? Sure, but perhaps the Rams staff has already seen enough of Null and they donít think he is ready yet.

                            BILL COATS

                            Nullís simply not ready. As the No. 3 QB, heís gotten very few reps in practice since the start of the regular season because Kyle Boller does the scout-team work. It would be unfair to Null to toss him in there now. You would set him up to fail by doing so.
                            -11-25-2009, 10:41 AM
                          • r8rh8rmike
                            Null Should Be On '10 Roster, But Starting Is Another Question
                            by r8rh8rmike
                            Null should be on '10 roster, but starting is another question

                            Jeff Gordon

                            Rookie quarterback Keith Null has earned a spot on the 2010 Rams. This much we know for sure.

                            Could he compete for the starting job next season? It is too soon to stay that.

                            Could he blossom into the franchiseís Quarterback of the Future? It is much, MUCH too soon to make such an optimistic assessment.

                            We do know that Null has pretty good tools. And we know he has some nerve, too, since he shrugged off his ghastly five-interception debut in Week 14.

                            Clearly Null learned from his first NFL start. His second outing went much more smoothly than his first. He settled down and got into a nice passing rhythm.

                            "It was a lot different," Null told reporters after the game. "It seemed like things slowed down a little bit for me a lot more than it did last week. It was a great opportunity to get out there and play again."

                            He made just two glaring mistakes during the Ramsí 16-13 loss to the visiting Texans Sunday at the Edward Jones Dome.

                            1) After a botched exchange, Null tried to execute the running play. He needed to eat the football instead, as he learned while losing a costly fumble. Job One for young NFL quarterbacks is ball security.

                            2) While scrambling for his life, Null tried to make a play. He needed to just throw the ball away, as he learned while throwing a costly interception.

                            Other than those errors of aggression, Null was just fine.

                            He took a couple of big sacks after failing to locate a receiver, but at least he pulled the ball back instead of forcing throws into coverage. That was progress.

                            Null completed 18 of 27 passes for 173 yards and a touchdown. He looked like a veteran while converting that one red zone opportunity.

                            The Rams lined up with three wide receivers on the short side of the field on a first-and-goal play from the Houston 3. The other two wideouts cleared room for Danny Amendola, who caught a quick pass from Null to score.

                            That is a routine touchdown play for most teams, but it was like scaling a mountain for this group. Week after week after week the Rams have come up short in the red zone.

                            So fans saw glimmers of hope in this game. The Rams offense appeared more assertive than it had been for most of this season. We saw a lot of three- and four-receiver sets, which is highly unusual for the Steve Spagnuolo regime.

                            Null demonstrated a strong arm while taking some deep shots. He threw intermediate passes with authority. He made generally good reads, too.

                            Some fans have gotten way too excited in our forums and chats here at STLtoday, but Null did a lot of good things. During a season of unrelenting failure,...
                            -12-21-2009, 03:53 PM
                          • 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, 03:19 PM
                          • dgr828
                            Are the Rams ready to throw Null into the fire?
                            by dgr828
                            Lets not beat around the bush! Its time give Keith Null some live action pro football experience. Kyle Boller, lets face it , was a bad FA pick up. A good PLAYBOY, but a bad pick up, non the less, bringing nothing to the table.
                            This weeks practices should have Keith Null rolling with the 1st team, as the Rams prepare for a trip to Chicago.

                            40 year old Brett Favre picked apart this weak Seattle defense for 4 TDs and over 300 yards, Boller made the Seahawks look like a Baltimore Ravens or Pittsburgh Steelers defense.

                            What do the Rams have to lose? Throw in the Kid! (Null that is!)
                            -11-29-2009, 07:10 PM