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    Hadley said that it is his understanding that the rams are just waiting for Travis Fisher to comeback so they can cut Garrett. Rumor has it that the powers at Rams Park are very disappointed with Garrett.

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    So am I....he hasn't played well at all. He was completely different in college.

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      Re: Hadley on Garrett

      ...and what about Coady?

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        Re: Hadley on Garrett

        I appreciate that he hasnt met expectations, but cutting him seems a little extreme. Apparantly, they are about to put him on the jacoby sheppard plan. Remember that butler was deep in the doghouse for a full year attitude wise until he matured.

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        • Guest's Avatar
          TX, your man kevin garrett......
          by Guest
          TX, your guy kevin garrett is going to get his chance to show what he can do with fisher likely out for the year and with groce having the knee issue. I dont really see aeneas at cb as a good option, i would prefer to see garrett get his shot, but we will have to see what happens.

          general counsel
          -08-23-2004, 08:10 PM
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          another healthy scratch for garrett
          by Guest
          It is beginning to look like the reports that we are going to waive kevin garrett when fisher is ready to return may be accurate. garrett was a healthy scratch for the second week in a row.

          ramming speed to all

          general counsel
          -10-19-2004, 05:06 AM
        • evil disco man
          Tidbit on Kevin Garrett in SI
          by evil disco man
          •New NFL Grads
          A Matter of Degrees

          Kevin Garrett, Rams Cornerback • Graduated from SMU. Master's in Liberal Arts
          Garrett, 24, whose parents are both school teachers, earned bachelor's degrees in both marketing and psychology at SMU and started on his master's before leaving the school in 2003. Since then he's taken classes at St. Louis's Washington University, including social science courses this spring, and says he finished with a 3.4 GPA. Says Garrett, "In the business world, the more pieces of paper you've got, the higher you climb up the ladder."

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          -07-08-2005, 01:41 PM
        • RamWraith
          Garrett, Groce Move to Forefront
          by RamWraith
          Tuesday, August 24, 2004

          By Nick Wagoner
          Staff Writer

          About one year ago, Kevin Garrett and DeJuan Groce were rookies. Green as can be, the two young cornerbacks went through their first training camp with plenty of college pedigree, but little experience at the game’s highest level. They didn’t have to worry too much about stepping in and contributing on the field because of the presence of other talented corners Travis Fisher and Jerametrius Butler.

          On one play in the second quarter of the Rams’ second preseason game against Kansas City on Monday night, everything changed for Groce and Garrett. Fisher left the game after making a standard, everyday tackle, holding his right arm. It turned out the arm was broken and Fisher, who had four interceptions in 2003, could now miss the entire season. In an instant, Garrett was thrust into an unfamiliar role as the starting cornerback for the defending NFC Western Division champions.

          Fisher will have surgery Wednesday to get a plate put in his arm. He could miss anywhere from eight weeks to four months. Rams coach Mike Martz said Tuesday that he hopes to get Fisher back late in the season, but there are no guarantees. “No one really completely knows when we’ll get him back,” Martz said. “I think for us at this point, nobody really knows, so there is no sense in putting a time on it. It just gives somebody else an opportunity. That’s what they are here for.”

          Fisher’s absence leaves a gaping hole in the secondary that Garrett and Groce will attempt to fill. Groce sprained his left knee in practice on Aug. 18. He has not practiced since, but Martz said Groce would get back to workouts as early as Thursday. “We could possibly have him this week,” Martz said. “He will start running tomorrow. It’s a day-to-day thing. If he’s not ready, he’s not ready.”

          Garrett, meanwhile, appears ready to take his shot at the leading role. With Groce out of action, Garrett came in for Fisher and did a solid job in relief. Garrett was in a similar position to Fisher last year, when he missed valuable time with a fractured wrist. He played mostly on special teams in the nine games he appeared.

          Garrett is, perhaps, the fastest Ram. The second-year player out of Southern Methodist has had a strong camp, according to Martz. “Kevin had a better camp than I would have thought,” Martz said. “He had the furthest to go just in his skills and his background. DeJuan was a little more refined and I thought Kevin caught up. I was hardpressed to determine which one had the edge. That is good news.”

          If neither of the young corners can make the next step, there is one more option to replace Fisher. Aeneas Williams would probably be a pretty serviceable replacement considering he is likely to one day enter the Hall of Fame as one of the game’s all-time great cover men.

          Williams moved to safety a year ago...
          -08-25-2004, 05:41 AM
        • RamDez
          Garrett Makes the Grade
          by RamDez
          Tuesday, May 17, 2005


          By Nick Wagoner
          Staff Writer

          Typically, when a player enters the NFL, he is set for life financially. But when Rams cornerback Kevin Garrett received his masters degree in liberal arts from Southern Methodist last weekend, he truly set himself up for life.

          Finding professional football players with undergraduate degrees from their respective universities is a difficult enough assignment. Finding those rare players that continue their education even after earning their degree is even more uncommon.

          With the understanding that there is life after football, Garrett realizes how important an education is for his future.

          “It’s real important,” Garrett said. “Football is not forever. You read stories about guys who never finished school and don’t have anything to fall back on and then they get injured or somehow or another fall out of the league with nothing to fall back on. It’s a safety net to know I have something to rely on if football doesn’t work out.”

          The NFL approaches rookies soon after they are drafted offering them the chance to finish or continue their education. Garrett earned a pair of degrees from SMU in psychology and marketing and had already started toward the masters in liberal arts while in school.

          After the Rams selected Garrett in the fifth round of the 2003 draft, Garrett thought he would have to put his education on the back burner. When he found out that he could finish that education for free, it returned to the forefront.

          “I was already halfway finished when I got to the league,” Garrett said. “I like to finish things when I start them. I was already there. The league gives the players the opportunity to finish classes for free so I might as well take advantage of that situation. I went ahead and did that.”

          The next step for Garrett was figuring out how he was going to get an SMU education while living and playing football in St. Louis. That part became easy soon after he made the appropriate contacts with the league.

          After placing a call to say that he wanted to finish his degree, the league set him up with a dean at Washington University. With the cooperation of Washington University, Garrett was able to take all of his classes there and transfer the credits back to SMU.

          Garrett isn’t exactly sure what he wants to do when his time in the NFL is over, but he has a few ideas of what he would like to do.

          “I like working with people,” Garrett said. “I like the creative side of things, I like working with kids, hopefully somewhere in marketing or advertising and being cordial and friendly to people.”

          As Garrett stood in front of family and friends for his first commencement ceremony (he missed his undergrad ceremony because of a track meet), Garrett reflected on the value of an education. With two parents having a background...
          -05-17-2005, 02:18 PM
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