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    Anyone out there besides me, wondering why the Rams haven't pursued Tony Horne after KC cut him? Is he still available?

  • #2
    Hey Duke, I am told he has lost a step after the foot injury.

    Keeping the Rams Nation Talking


    • #3
      You're probably right or they would have snatched him up as soon as Vermiel cut him. I guess I'm just digging for something.

      It sure was nice when every drive didn't start at the 20 though.


      • #4
        April in November

        No doubt Duke, special teams is in dire need of special attention ...returns AND coverage! True, Rams should be able to average their field position at the 35 -- keep opponents further back, with a better percentage on that as well.
        Come on April, it's already November!... :mad:
        Last edited by RealRam; -10-31-2001, 06:07 PM.


        • #5
          Hakim has been holding on to the ball lately.Maybe the Rams ought to let Az return kickoffs and punt returns.;)



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