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  • Here are the Rams’ starters — for starters ..

    05.20.2010 2:00 pm
    By Bill Coats
    St. Louis Post-Dispatch

    On the second days of OTAs, here’s how the St. Louis Rams lined up their No. 1 units:

    OFFENSE

    QB: A.J. Feeley

    RB: Kenneth Darby

    FB: Mike Karney

    C: Jason Brown

    RG: Adam Goldberg

    RT: Phil Trautwein

    LG: John Greco

    LT: Jason Smith

    TE: Billy Bajema

    WR: alternating between Laurent Robinson, Brandon Gibson, Danny Amendola and Donnie Avery.

    DEFENSE

    DE: Chris Long and James Hall

    DT: Clifton Ryan and Fred Robbins

    MLB: James Laurinaitis

    SLB: Na’il Diggs

    WLB: Bobby Carpenter

    S: James Butler and Craig Dahl

    CB: Ron Bartell and Justin King

    Of course, a number of prospective starters are missing, including RB Steven Jackson, G Jacob Bell, TE Daniel Fells and S Oshiomogho Atogwe. Also, bear in mind that coach Steve Spagnuolo won’t automatically anoint a rookie as a stater. But that’s how they’re aligned at this point.

    Notes & quotes:

    *Spagnuolo said he’s been pleased with Carpenter, acquired in a trade for Alex Barron. “He’s more athletic than I thought,” Spagnuolo said. “He did some things today as the nickel (weakside) linebacker that I thought stood out.”

    *Long-snapper Chris Massey had clean-up surgery on his knee a week ago and won’t be on the field until training camp.

    *Rookie TE Fendi Onobun made an acrobatic catch on a crossing pattern. Also, second-year WR Brooks Foster leaped high for a tough grab on the sideline.

    *Several players hustled to the airport after practice. The team will reassemble Monday when OTAs resume.

    All for now…

  • #2
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    Good to hear about Carpenter and the new guys. Let's keep it up!

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    • #3
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      Why is Daniel Fells missing? He signed a one yera contract last I heard. Shouldn't he be out there?


      WHAT SAY YE?

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      • #4
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        I am assuming Mardy Gilyard will grab the 5th spot on the roster so who is the lucky guy who grabs #6?

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        • #5
          Re: Here are the Rams’ starters — for starters ..

          Originally posted by RAMarkable View Post
          Why is Daniel Fells missing? He signed a one yera contract last I heard. Shouldn't he be out there?


          WHAT SAY YE?
          I think Fells is rehabbing a knee injury.

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          • #6
            Re: Here are the Rams’ starters — for starters ..

            Originally posted by 01d 0rd3r View Post
            I am assuming Mardy Gilyard will grab the 5th spot on the roster so who is the lucky guy who grabs #6?
            That's the beauty of having a WR corp filled with 2s and 3s..........there ain't much difference between #1 and #6. It could be ANYBODY!

            Avery, Gibson, Amendola, Robinson, Gilyard, Foster, Burton

            Any of them could be on this roster.
            Any of them could be gone from this roster.
            The more things change, the more they stay the same.

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            • #7
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              Originally posted by HUbison View Post
              That's the beauty of having a WR corp filled with 2s and 3s..........there ain't much difference between #1 and #6. It could be ANYBODY!

              Avery, Gibson, Amendola, Robinson, Gilyard, Foster, Burton

              Any of them could be on this roster.
              Any of them could be gone from this roster.
              Avery and Robinson at least aren't going anywhere unless they suffer a serious injury. If you told me Gibson and Gilyard aren't going to make the roster i wouldn't believe it, again, barring any serious injuries (even then they'd just be put on injured reserve). Foster, Amendola, Burton, and the rest are pretty much fighting for their lives right now. I don't see Amendola or Burton making the roster at this point.

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              • #8
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                Originally posted by Bralidore(RAMMODE) View Post
                Avery and Robinson at least aren't going anywhere unless they suffer a serious injury. If you told me Gibson and Gilyard aren't going to make the roster i wouldn't believe it, again, barring any serious injuries (even then they'd just be put on injured reserve). Foster, Amendola, Burton, and the rest are pretty much fighting for their lives right now. I don't see Amendola or Burton making the roster at this point.
                What makes you think Avery, Gibson, Gilyard and Robinson get a pass?

                Do you really think the talent spectrum is that wide? I certainly don't.

                Make no mistake, Avery/Robinson/Gibson/Gilyard are no more safe than any other receiver currently on the roster. There's no #1 (talent-wise) on this roster.

                Bottomline: Nobody in this WR corp should feel comfortable with their roster spot; and nobody in this WR corp should feel a roster spot is beyond reach.
                The more things change, the more they stay the same.

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                • #9
                  Re: Here are the Rams’ starters — for starters ..

                  Originally posted by 01d 0rd3r View Post
                  I am assuming Mardy Gilyard will grab the 5th spot on the roster so who is the lucky guy who grabs #6?
                  5th? If Avery can't learn how to hold on to the football, he's grabbing the 2nd spot.

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                  • #10
                    Re: Here are the Rams’ starters — for starters ..

                    Originally posted by HUbison View Post
                    What makes you think Avery, Gibson, Gilyard and Robinson get a pass?

                    Do you really think the talent spectrum is that wide? I certainly don't.

                    Make no mistake, Avery/Robinson/Gibson/Gilyard are no more safe than any other receiver currently on the roster. There's no #1 (talent-wise) on this roster.

                    Bottomline: Nobody in this WR corp should feel comfortable with their roster spot; and nobody in this WR corp should feel a roster spot is beyond reach.
                    I'd love to see your talent quantifier that tells you who has ability and talent who doesn't, seriously it could come in handy..

                    Avery's spot as the number 1 or 2 on this roster isn't safe but do you honestly believe that he won't make the receiving squad, which was what i was saying. Avery can be a great deep threat which can allow our possession guys get passes underneath. It'd take McRae turning into Moss and Curry turning out to be Chris Carter for Avery to get pushed down so far he's without a job. I'm just going by what I saw last season in saying that Gibson, Avery, and Robinson aren't going anywhere. Gilyard was just drafted in the fourth round, he's not going anywhere. That leaves the rest of the guys fighting for their life here.

                    Noone's positional place is set in stone (or clay for that matter) but lets be realistic, those guys, especially Avery, aren't going anywhere, barring a significant injury.

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                    • #11
                      Re: Here are the Rams’ starters — for starters ..

                      I'm really excited to see Foster back!

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                      • #12
                        Re: Here are the Rams’ starters — for starters ..

                        Originally posted by HUbison View Post
                        What makes you think Avery, Gibson, Gilyard and Robinson get a pass?

                        Do you really think the talent spectrum is that wide? I certainly don't.

                        Make no mistake, Avery/Robinson/Gibson/Gilyard are no more safe than any other receiver currently on the roster. There's no #1 (talent-wise) on this roster.

                        Bottomline: Nobody in this WR corp should feel comfortable with their roster spot; and nobody in this WR corp should feel a roster spot is beyond reach.

                        Agreed. Very few (if any) players do not have the luxury to take their spot for granted. That being said, the WR spots are definitely up for grabs. No pun intended, but hell it sounds good! lol..

                        Personally I'd like to see, in no particular order, Robinson-Avery-Burton-Gilyard-Amendola and Foster in the mix..

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                        • #13
                          Re: Here are the Rams’ starters — for starters ..

                          Originally posted by HUbison View Post
                          What makes you think Avery, Gibson, Gilyard and Robinson get a pass?
                          Well, if they don't make the team, a front office that probably is on thinnish ice has effectively admitted that it screwed up by expending multiple valuable draft picks or other resources on acquiring these guys. These are Team Devaney's Boys, and Team Devaney isn't letting them go right now.

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                          • #14
                            Re: Here are the Rams’ starters — for starters ..

                            I'm pretty sure Gibson, Gilyard and especially Robinson have more of an "advantage" so to say.

                            Why?

                            Because they are all products of Devaney's ideas, be it from trade or draft.



                            Avery by speed alone is ahead of all the other WR's, but there is no guarantee he will be one of our top 2 WRs.

                            Do I think he will be on the roster? Yes.


                            The only question marks I have are Amendola, Foster, Burton, and all the other common receivers we've picked up.

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                            • #15
                              Re: Here are the Rams’ starters — for starters ..

                              everyone saying we don't have a # 1 WR, look at Robinsons stats the first 2 1/2 games... if he kept playing like that he would've had right around 1,000 yards. he's our #1.

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                                FB: Mike Karney

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                                RG: Richie Incognito

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                                LG: Jacob Bell

                                LT: Alex Barron

                                WR: Donnie Avery, Laurent Robinson

                                TE: Randy McMichael

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                                T: Clifton Ryan

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                                MLB: James Laurinaitis

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                                CB: Ron Bartell, Jonathan Wade

                                S: James Butler, Oshiomogho Atogwe

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                                QB - Feeley, Bradford, Null, Reilly
                                HB - Jackson, Ogbonnoya, Gado
                                FB - Karney
                                WR - Avery, Gibson, Gilyard, Robinson, Amendola, Foster, Burton
                                TE - Fine, Johnson, Bajema, Fells, Oh-oh, Onobun
                                LT - Smith, Barron
                                LG - Bell, Allen
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                                RG - Goldberg, Greco
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                                RE - Long, Hall, Selvie, Davis
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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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