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    According to his Facebook page, Adam Carriker is going to have surgery on his ankle to remove bone spurs. He should be 100% recovered long before draft day.
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    I hate Adam Carriker lol. He's garbage IMO

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    • #3
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      Originally posted by Ahmedrams81 View Post
      I hate Adam Carriker lol. He's garbage IMO
      i dont see how anyone can come to that conclusion, considering he hasnt had much chance to show what he can do. Especially when he is played in his right position (4-3 UT) instead of at nose.
      @EssexRam_

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        Originally posted by tomahawk247 View Post
        i dont see how anyone can come to that conclusion, considering he hasnt had much chance to show what he can do. Especially when he is played in his right position (4-3 UT) instead of at nose.
        Well that's exactly the problem, he doesn't play. Imagine after all these surgeries and time off how rust he's gonna be. He was never that great to begin with, now he's gonna be terrible.

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        • #5
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          Adam who? I mean we don't even really know who this guy is other than he was another one of Linehan's brilliant draft picks. That's saying alot considering he wasn't drafted to play TE.
          sigpic :ram::helmet:

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            He knows that if he doesn't perform this year he's out. He even said it. At least he knows what he has to do.

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            • #7
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              Originally posted by Ahmedrams81 View Post
              I hate Adam Carriker lol. He's garbage IMO
              This has to be one of my least favorite stereotypical fan opinions: the "player who has been hurt should be chastised as a bust" concept.

              Carriker had a pretty good rookie year, and since then has been unable to stay healthy. What is there to "hate"? Is it his fault he's been injured? Has any coach ever stated that he does not work hard or has come into camp out of shape? Has anyone on the team ever questioned his effort?

              Nobody knows what would have become of Carriker's career had he stayed healthy. If the injuries and time away from live action have eroded his skills to the point where he fails to make the team, we'll never know.

              I'll save my "hate" for guys like Lawrence Phillips, Eric Crouch, Kyle Turley, Richie Incognito and Tony Hargrove. Carriker does not fit in that category.

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                Originally posted by AvengerRam View Post
                This has to be one of my least favorite stereotypical fan opinions: the "player who has been hurt should be chastised as a bust" concept.

                Carriker had a pretty good rookie year, and since then has been unable to stay healthy. What is there to "hate"? Is it his fault he's been injured? Has any coach ever stated that he does not work hard or has come into camp out of shape? Has anyone on the team ever questioned his effort?

                Nobody knows what would have become of Carriker's career had he stayed healthy. If the injuries and time away from live action have eroded his skills to the point where he fails to make the team, we'll never know.

                I'll save my "hate" for guys like Lawrence Phillips, Eric Crouch, Kyle Turley, Richie Incognito and Tony Hargrove. Carriker does not fit in that category.
                Well, the thing I have been told is that D-linemen usually take 3-4 years to develop. If he already lost his first two (or is it second two?) years, when is he supposed to go through the developing process? I think Suh will surely be the better d-linemen out of Nebraska.

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                • #9
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                  I think SOME might take 3-4 years, but if that was really the norm, it seems that not too many teams would ever draft D-linemen, since their contracts would be almost over by the time they "develop". I feel for Carriker; he played as a DE in college, was asked to gain weight and play DT by Linehan but has had a hard time staying healthy. I'm not sure thats any reason to call him "garbage". I will understand if he can't make it next year, but I'll be pulling for him.

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                  • #10
                    Re: *RUMOR* More Surgery For Carriker

                    Originally posted by Ahmedrams81 View Post
                    Well, the thing I have been told is that D-linemen usually take 3-4 years to develop. If he already lost his first two (or is it second two?) years, when is he supposed to go through the developing process? I think Suh will surely be the better d-linemen out of Nebraska.
                    Not sure how any of that justifies your hatred.

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                    • #11
                      Re: *RUMOR* More Surgery For Carriker

                      Originally posted by RamsFanSam View Post
                      According to his Facebook page, Adam Carriker is going to have surgery on his ankle to remove bone spurs. He should be 100% recovered long before draft day.
                      Wonder why it took this long to determine he needed bone spurs removed via surgery? He's been on IR forever .. Hopefully he'll come back healthy enough to earn a roster spot. It's a bummer to have a #1 pick wash out. Maybe Spags will give him a few reps at DE (just to prove to everyone he can't do it of course) ..:<>

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                      • #12
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                        Well personally i hope the guy comes back strong and shakes things up at camp this off-season. Why do people want him released already? It does nothing but help this team if he comes back strong and becomes a force. If he doesn't then you cut ties and continue on. Not really as if he's commanding a large amount of money right now. From what Ive seen from his brief play and his interviews, he has the heart and determination to play and he works hard.

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                        • #13
                          Re: *RUMOR* More Surgery For Carriker

                          Originally posted by AvengerRam View Post

                          I'll save my "hate" for guys like Lawrence Phillips, Eric Crouch, Kyle Turley, Richie Incognito and Tony Hargrove.
                          Dude's dad died in a fire, and his mother died of aids before he was 10. He had some run-ins with the law, but its not like he drunkenly ran over someone. He expressed remorse for letting his St. Louis teammates down, and had a fine season in NO and seems to be reformed. Hate Tony Hargrove? Really?

                          Anyways as for Adam, this news is unfortunate. I would like to see him come back and dominate next to Suh, but I don't know if he'll even be a Ram next year.

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                          • #14
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                            A.C. can be a good rotation guy. I say keep him, if even for depth alone.

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                            • #15
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                              I hope he stays on the team for the price and depth, and I still believe he could be something.
                              I wonder tho, why NOW get another surgery. I hope this isnt the way it ends for him, or us. We need him to pan out.

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                              • MauiRam
                                Adam Carriker on the road to recovery
                                by MauiRam
                                By Nick Wagoner

                                Senior Writer
                                In putting the finishing touches on a solid rookie campaign, the normally reserved Adam Carriker couldn’t help but let his emotions get the better of him.

                                Carriker had started the whole season, working as a valuable cog in a defense in which he played every position on the line. Suddenly any joy he had been able to take from his first season work vanished, replaced by the stinging pain in his bent back shoulder.

                                “I’m not going to lie,” Carriker said. “I was pretty livid. I was like ‘Are you serious?’ I go the whole year, I don’t know how many plays I played and then the last game of the year I get hurt. I was really upset.”

                                t was the second play of the game against Arizona on Dec.30, the season finale and Carriker’s last chance to make a strong first impression. As per usual for the defensive tackle, Carriker was taking on a double team.

                                Carriker tried to get off the blocks but felt his shoulder moving in the opposite direction of the rest of his body. Finally, the shoulder popped and Carriker found himself in a great deal of pain.

                                Carriker did his best to play through the pain, finishing the first half and playing the early portion of the third quarter. By then, it had become clear to Carriker and the coaching staff that he was no longer effective and simply trying to tough it out. A quarter and a half early, Carriker’s rookie season ended abruptly.

                                When Carriker arrived back in St. Louis, he met with the medical staff to determine the severity of his injury. The verdict? A torn labrum in his shoulder that would require six months of rehabilitation.

                                In other words, from the time Carriker had surgery in the middle of January, he wouldn’t be able to return to the field until training camp in July at the earliest.
                                At least, that was what the doctors ordered. But judging the progress Carriker has made in the past four plus months and the fact that he’s doing some individual work at this weekend’s minicamp, there’s a strong chance Carriker will not only be ready to go in time for training camp but could be at full strength.

                                “I think it is amazing how fast he has recovered,” coach Scott Linehan said. “Generally, with an injury like that, it is four to six months before you can do anything. I think in this case he could probably be able to play a game if we had to play one. I said it was youth but I think a lot of it has to do with work ethic and want. That guy has been busting his butt since the end of the season to get to where he is at. It has really paid off.”

                                Indeed, Carriker has attacked his rehab with the same voracious appetite that helped make him the Rams’ No. 1 pick in 2007. Soon after his surgery, Carriker wasn’t able to lift his arm above his shoulder without the help of someone else.

                                Within a few weeks, his range of motion...
                                -05-11-2008, 05:33 PM
                              • RamWraith
                                Carriker not playing
                                by RamWraith
                                Adam Carriker did not make the trip to Foxborough according to Fox Sports. I guess that makes him out today, not questionable.
                                -10-26-2008, 08:51 AM
                              • r8rh8rmike
                                St. Louis Rams' Adam Carriker Hopes For Another Chance
                                by r8rh8rmike
                                St. Louis Rams' Adam Carriker hopes for another chance

                                BY JIM THOMAS
                                ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH
                                01/08/2010


                                Three seasons into his NFL career, defensive tackle Adam Carriker must prove himself all over again — and he knows it.

                                "I've definitely got to show myself and play well," Carriker said. "And I'm just looking forward to doing that."

                                Carriker never made it to opening day in 2009, suffering a season-ending shoulder injury in the Rams' preseason finale against Kansas City. Carriker underwent shoulder surgery Sept. 9.

                                Coach Steve Spagnuolo's staff may have a sense of what Carriker can do. But they've seen very little of him in person — on the practice field or on game day. Prior to the shoulder injury, he missed three weeks of training camp and three preseason games with an ankle injury.

                                At this point, while the coaching staff and front office sifts through their roster options for 2010, Carriker can't be sure how or even if he fits into the team's plans. But he'd like the opportunity to revive his career for the team that drafted him 13th overall in 2007.

                                "I would love to play here," Carriker said. "I would love to stay here. I've got a home here. The Rams are my home. St. Louis is my home."

                                Nearly four months removed from surgery, Carriker is far along in his rehab program. "After four months, you're pretty much free to lift (weights) with a few restrictions," he said. "But pretty much I'm working on getting my full strength back."

                                Carriker hopes to be full-strength once the Rams begin their offseason conditioning program March 15. "Everything's on schedule, right on par if not a little bit ahead," Carriker said.

                                By the time the Rams reach spring practices and minicamp, Carriker may have competition at defensive tackle from former Nebraska teammate Ndamukong Suh.

                                "Why not? If they feel he's the best player," Carriker said. "That's really up to the guys upstairs. They'll do whatever they think is best for the team."

                                Here's a look at how other Rams are healing from season-ending injuries:

                                WR KEENAN BURTON

                                Burton was leading the Rams in receptions (25) when he suffered a season-ending patellar injury in his right knee Nov. 15 against New Orleans. He had surgery six weeks ago, and says he's on pace to begin jogging next month.

                                Team medical officials have told Burton he's ahead of schedule so far in his rehab, but Burton is unsure whether he'll be able to participate in spring practices. Burton was starting to settle in as an NFL pass-catcher when the injury occurred.

                                "I was feeling like I had been feeling when I was in college," said Burton, who attended Kentucky. "I was getting back to it....
                                -01-08-2010, 05:14 PM
                              • r8rh8rmike
                                Trade Was No Surprise To Carriker
                                by r8rh8rmike
                                Trade was no surprise to Carriker

                                BY JIM THOMAS
                                ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH
                                04/26/2010


                                Adam Carriker could see it coming, long before the initial speculation surfaced that he might be traded to the Washington Redskins.

                                "I suppose it's always a surprise when you get traded," the defensive lineman said. "But I know there'd been talks, even before it got out to the media. I knew the talks had gone on, so I wasn't shocked."

                                Rumor became reality last Tuesday, when Carriker was traded to the Redskins. The deal involved only a switch of fifth-round and seventh-round picks by the clubs; the Rams got no extra players or compensation for Carriker, a first-round draft pick out of Nebraska in 2007.

                                The current Rams coaching staff gave up on Carriker even though it saw very little of him on the field. Carriker was just coming back from shoulder surgery when he suffered an ankle injury 10 days into coach Steve Spagnuolo's first Rams training camp last summer. Carriker had just returned from the ankle injury when he suffered a season-ending shoulder injury — requiring surgery — in the 2009 preseason finale.

                                "It is what it is," Carriker said. "I guess they felt like they got a good enough look at me."

                                Carriker says he's excited about the new career challenge that lies ahead in Washington under veteran NFL head coach Mike Shanahan.

                                "We've struggled here the last few years in St. Louis," Carriker said. "No disrespect to the Rams, but all of a sudden I'm on a team that's made a lot of offseason moves. They're being talked about as a contender, and everybody's excited about the team."

                                Carriker spent a few days in Washington last week following the trade. He was back in St. Louis when he spoke with the Post-Dispatch in a phone interview but heads back to the nation's capital this week to participate in the Redskins' offseason conditioning program.

                                He talked to Shanahan for only a couple of minutes while in Washington last week. "They were getting ready for the draft," Carriker said.

                                But he'll been reunited in Washington with defensive coordinator Jim Haslett, who was Rams coordinator for two of Carriker's three seasons in St. Louis. "Coach Haz is a good coach," Carriker said.

                                In Washington, Carriker will play end in the Redskins' 3-4 alignment, which is considered a more natural position for him than defensive tackle in the Rams' 4-3. But But Carriker took mild offense to being typecast as a 3-4 end only.

                                "I played nose guard here (in St. Louis) my first year and did well at that," he said. "Sometimes I'd play nose guard, (3-technique) defensive tackle, and end all in one series. That happened against San Francisco. You didn't know where you were lining up until...
                                -04-26-2010, 11:38 PM
                              • Nick
                                More Nuggets on Rams/Carriker
                                by Nick
                                According to Scout.com, both Scott Linehan and Jim Haslett were present for Nebraska's pro day to watch Adam Carriker, who weighed in at just over 290 pounds. After running another impressive forty (though to be fair it was on a favorable track), Carriker was put through a number of defensive line drills, some of which he had never done before. Reportedly, he looked great.

                                Again, according to Scout.com, the Rams love Carriker's ability as well as his character and personality. But they feel he is capable of playing at defensive tackle and has the ability to comfortably add as much as 35 pounds to his frame.

                                Thoughts?
                                -03-09-2007, 10:56 AM
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