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  • What Rams do you think have played their way on to next years roster?

    Be it that they have had good seasons, or have shown flashes, who do you think, from our current crop of players, should be back next year?

    QB: Keith Null
    RB: Steven Jackson
    FB: Mike Karney
    WR: Donnie Avery
    WR: Laurent Robinson
    WR: Brandon Gibson
    WR: Danny Amendola
    TE: Billy Bajema
    OT: Jason Smith
    OT: Adam Goldberg
    OG: Jason Bell
    OG: Mark Setterstrom
    C: Jason Brown

    DE: Chris Long
    DE: CJ Ah You
    DT: Clifton Ryan
    DT: Darell Scott
    DT: Leger Douzable
    LB: James Laurinaitis
    LB: David Vobora
    CB: Bradley Fletcher
    FS: OJ Atogwe
    FS: Craig Dahl

    K: Josh Brown
    P: Donnie Jones

    This isnt a list of starters for next year, its a list of players that ive liked the look of and who i think can do some good for us next year. Someone like Billy Bajema has been a good blocker and has shown an ability to catch, and will be a good backup TE for us. Adam Goldberg's ability to fill in on most positions on the line is good for a backup T and G, same with Mark Setterstrom at G and C. Guys like Ah You and Douzable have shown good ability in limited time. Craig Dahl always seems to be around the ball when he is on the field and can hit pretty well.

    Im not sure if any of these guya are free agents, and there are clearly players signed to big contracts that will be back, but i think these guys deserve a shot.

    I think the main reason for this is that the majority of these guys are playing with heart and passion, despite us being a losing team late in the season.
    @EssexRam_

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    Re: What Rams do you think have played their way on to next years roster?

    I'm 100% sure that the plan for next year is to have Null, Reilly, then add somebody else to start (or backup if Null does well). The way the Rams talked about Reilly made me think that they planned to have him for next year and Null is playing at least well enough to be a backup. He'll certainly play much better in the next 2 weeks.

    I think that Darby has made his way on, obviously Jackson too.

    Avery, Amendola, and Keenen Burton will definitely be on, possibly Ruvell Martin.

    At Tight End, Fells and Bajema should stay, McMichael should not.

    On the o-line, I think we'll have the same players except for Barron. I think Setterstrom is a fine replacement for Incognito and Greco could be a starter down the road.

    Mike Karney is a future Ram, too.


    On the other side of the ball, I think our secondary will remain the same. If we didn't have all these injuries to Bradley Fletcher and Ron Bartell (he played through a thigh injury that clearly affected his play in the first half of the season). Jonathon Wade will be back this week and will probably be on next year, I believe he's got some talent, and Justin King is playing very well. Atogwe and James Butler will obviously be back. Quincy Butler hopefully will not. I hope we can get somebody else, though, at cornerback or as a nickelback who can make plays. We need more than just safeties to make plays.

    On the D-line, Long and Little (should he not retire) will be back and I think Scott and Ryan are doing a nice job up front. Scott won't start next year if Suh is on the team, but he'll be on the roster.

    At Linebacker, Laurinaitis should stay and I think Paris Lenon is doing a nice job. Vabora should not. I think we should try to get 2 linebackers to surround Laurinaitis, but if not Lenon is okay.

    In Special Teams, Jones and Brown need to stay, and Jordan Kent has done a great job recently in punt coverage. I believe we need to retain as many people as we can, this is definitely a strength this year (not counting the Saints getting a Kick Return touchdown, that was just one play though).



    Fun Fact: Jordan Kent is the son of Oregon basketball coach Ernie Kent.

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    • #3
      Re: What Rams do you think have played their way on to next years roster?

      Vabora should not.
      What has Vobora done to not even deserve a back up job next year?
      @EssexRam_

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      • #4
        Re: What Rams do you think have played their way on to next years roster?

        IMO, nobody has done enough to guarantee their spot next year.

        This roster is so devoid of talent being on its current form is more an indictment than an exculpation. Now, I'm sure those who actually have talent (Jackson, J-Lau, etc.) will find themselves the leading candidate at their respective positions. However, if I'm DeSpags, I take those under contract plus all the best talent I can find to make up a camp roster.........then all bets are off. The best 53 make it, the rest don't.
        The more things change, the more they stay the same.

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        • #5
          Re: What Rams do you think have played their way on to next years roster?

          Originally posted by tomahawk247 View Post
          Be it that they have had good seasons, or have shown flashes, who do you think, from our current crop of players, should be back next year?

          QB: Keith Null
          RB: Steven Jackson
          FB: Mike Karney
          WR: Donnie Avery
          WR: Laurent Robinson
          WR: Brandon Gibson
          WR: Danny Amendola
          TE: Billy Bajema
          OT: Jason Smith
          OT: Adam Goldberg
          OG: Jason Bell
          OG: Mark Setterstrom
          C: Jason Brown

          DE: Chris Long
          DE: CJ Ah You
          DT: Clifton Ryan
          DT: Darell Scott
          DT: Leger Douzable
          LB: James Laurinaitis
          LB: David Vobora
          CB: Bradley Fletcher
          FS: OJ Atogwe
          FS: Craig Dahl

          K: Josh Brown
          P: Donnie Jones

          This isnt a list of starters for next year, its a list of players that ive liked the look of and who i think can do some good for us next year. Someone like Billy Bajema has been a good blocker and has shown an ability to catch, and will be a good backup TE for us. Adam Goldberg's ability to fill in on most positions on the line is good for a backup T and G, same with Mark Setterstrom at G and C. Guys like Ah You and Douzable have shown good ability in limited time. Craig Dahl always seems to be around the ball when he is on the field and can hit pretty well.

          Im not sure if any of these guya are free agents, and there are clearly players signed to big contracts that will be back, but i think these guys deserve a shot.

          I think the main reason for this is that the majority of these guys are playing with heart and passion, despite us being a losing team late in the season.
          We have one win this season.....We have been blown out in more games than I care to remember. How could so many players be on that list???? Alot of us are going to be very very surprised by the moves SPAGS makes during this offseason.
          sigpic :ram::helmet:

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          • #6
            Re: What Rams do you think have played their way on to next years roster?

            Originally posted by laram0 View Post
            We have one win this season.....We have been blown out in more games than I care to remember. How could so many players be on that list???? Alot of us are going to be very very surprised by the moves SPAGS makes during this offseason.
            That's only 25 out of 53 players on the roster listed above, and I can add a few more that I think will be around ....

            As it stands, that leaves 28 more ...

            You're telling me that Spags is going to add 28 or more NEW players to the roster?

            Yea, I don't think so.

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            • #7
              Re: What Rams do you think have played their way on to next years roster?

              Originally posted by RamsInfiniti View Post
              That's only 25 out of 53 players on the roster listed above, and I can add a few more that I think will be around ....

              As it stands, that leaves 28 more ...

              You're telling me that Spags is going to add 28 or more NEW players to the roster?

              Yea, I don't think so.
              Could happen, RI. Of the current 53, only 25 were on the roster last year.
              The more things change, the more they stay the same.

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              • #8
                Re: What Rams do you think have played their way on to next years roster?

                why are we putting next years team together when this years team still has 2 games to go ?

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                • #9
                  Re: What Rams do you think have played their way on to next years roster?

                  Originally posted by jkramsfan View Post
                  why are we putting next years team together when this years team still has 2 games to go ?
                  Yes there are two games to go but is anything going to change in these two games?
                  @EssexRam_

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                  • #10
                    Re: What Rams do you think have played their way on to next years roster?

                    On offense, I'd say Laurent Robinson and Danny Amendola at receiver, Jackson and Karney at runningback, Daniel Fells at tight end, Jason Smith and Jason Brown on the offensive line.

                    On defense, Laurinaitis is a lock, but Vobora and Lenon have decent odds. Also, Atogwe, James Butler, and Dahl seem strong at safety. I'd assume Long and Ryan will return on the defensive line based on their play. Josh Brown and Donnie Jones almost go without saying on special teams.

                    We'll keep more than that, but those are the ones I'd say have earned it based on their production this season. Some will be back because they're still learning (Bradley Fletcher, Darrell Scott, etc.) or showed promise but were injured before they made their mark (Gary Gibson perhaps). Others because of past merits or because we have nothing better (potentially Bulger on one account or the other).
                    Last edited by Goldenfleece; -12-24-2009, 08:25 AM.

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                    • #11
                      Re: What Rams do you think have played their way on to next years roster?

                      Guys, I appreciate the thought, but it escapes me how any roster spot on a 1-13 team is safe.
                      The more things change, the more they stay the same.

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                      • #12
                        Re: What Rams do you think have played their way on to next years roster?

                        Originally posted by HUbison View Post
                        Guys, I appreciate the thought, but it escapes me how any roster spot on a 1-13 team is safe.
                        You think Steven Jackson could be cut?

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                        • #13
                          Re: What Rams do you think have played their way on to next years roster?

                          Originally posted by RebelYell View Post
                          You think Steven Jackson could be cut?
                          I was speaking generally, of course. As I stated earlier, there are 2 or 3 players (Jackson at the top of that very short list) who will most certainly be at the top of the depth chart, regardless of how the offseason plays out.

                          However, that 1/4th, 1/3rd, 1/2, or more of this talent lacking roster can have their spot guaranteed simply escapes me. That's all I was saying.
                          The more things change, the more they stay the same.

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                          • #14
                            Re: What Rams do you think have played their way on to next years roster?

                            Originally posted by tomahawk247 View Post
                            Yes there are two games to go but is anything going to change in these two games?
                            I was only messing with you guys,I could less about next year at this point,I just want to win this Sunday,Happy Holidays Everyone

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                            • #15
                              Re: What Rams do you think have played their way on to next years roster?

                              Originally posted by HUbison View Post
                              Could happen, RI. Of the current 53, only 25 were on the roster last year.
                              BINGO

                              That may explain why the Rams only have 1 win. Maybe trying to build a cohesive unit that works hard and together may help chalk up some more Wins.

                              IMHO I started to see more productive play as the line remain intact. Unfortuantely, with injuries and the idiot that can not keep his cool the lineup has once again been changed.... but we've seen some encouraging effort. Give these guys some time to work together and maybe if the Rams are fortunate they can keep a lineup of WR and QB's together in a system year 2 and production such improve drastically.

                              The grass is always greener somewhere the question is can the Rams work as a team and manage to identify thier own talent and coach and scheme around it. If the answer is, yes, then next year should be encouraging as a Rams fan.

                              GO Rams
                              Last edited by Dominating D; -12-24-2009, 01:59 PM.

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                                HB - Jackson, Ogbonnoya, Gado
                                FB - Karney
                                WR - Avery, Gibson, Gilyard, Robinson, Amendola, Foster, Burton
                                TE - Fine, Johnson, Bajema, Fells, Oh-oh, Onobun
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                                ROLB - Diggs, Vobora, Grant
                                CB - Bartell, Murphy, Dockery, Fletcher, Butler, King
                                FS - Atogwe (if he signs) Dahl, Bassey
                                SS - Butler, Hart

                                K - Brown
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