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    Rams | Stemke Signed - from
    Fri, 26 Nov 2004 11:51:25 -0800

    <A href=""> reports the St. Louis Rams have signed free agent P Kevin Stemke (Redskins). Terms of the deal were undisclosed. Stemke spent the 2002 offseason with the Rams and was in the Washington Redskins' training camp this year.

    Rams | Landeta Cut - from
    Fri, 26 Nov 2004 11:46:05 -0800

    <A href=""> reports the St. Louis Rams have released P Sean Landeta.

  • #2
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    This is a major surprise to me. Not that landetta is no longer qualified to punt, but that we would make the move now for a totally unproven guy. I cant believe that landettas performance is a shock to anyone given the fact that he has been kicking since vince lombardi was coaching.

    ramming speed to all

    general counsel


    • #3
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      I wonder if this was more about sending a message than anything else.


      • #4
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        It was a suprise to me. Not that he's been doing great as much as up until last week we hadn't heard any rumblings about that being an issue from Martz. I wonder if Landeta had been warned previously. GC makes a good point about the new punter being unproven. Does anyone know his history and stats? Hope it doesn't come back to bite us. If Landeta could kick it out of bounds or at least tackle he may have had a chance. :redface:

        At least we know that special teams is finally getting some attention. Let's hope there are more adjustments to come that will prove effective.
        Last edited by viper; -11-26-2004, 03:14 PM.


        • #5
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          Oh sure...blame the punter.


          • #6
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            Does anyone know which nursing home to send cards and letters to? :redface:


            • #7
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              Thanks for the This Just In news, avenger.

              Perhaps it IS about "sending a message" but in addition, I hope we improve somewhat on punting. Special Teams must improve NOW.

              As for the decision, it's one of those 'damn if you do', 'ditto if you don't' moves. Let's just hope Stemke establishes himself as reliable.

              I wonder what it's like to be present during the actual cut; what the body language might have been with the parties involved. Sean Landeta probably had already considered the possibilities.

              Thank you for your services, Sean (twice with the Rams). I mean it.


              • #8
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                While I concede Landeta has not been punting his best sounds like a "scapegoat of the week" scenario to me.
                Clannie Nominee for ClanRam's Thickest Poster


                • #9
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                  Good point on the message avenger. However, i think that landettas hang time, or lack thereof, has been a significant contributor to the punt coverage issues. I am not blaming all the problems on him, but its a lot easier to replace the punter than to replace the 10 other guys trying to make the tackles.

                  Think about how many times it seems like the punt returner is catching the ball and running forward before our guys get to him. A good portion of that HAS to be the hang time from the punter. If landetta wasnt a 50 year vet, i think he would have been cut a while ago. He has gotten the benefit of the doubt long, long past the point where there was any real doubt as to the current level of his skills. He did have one great game this year, but his time had come. the real issue at this point is whether the replacement solves any of the problems.

                  general counsel


                  • #10
                    Kevin Stemke, P, St. Louis Rams 2004

                    Ironically, this youngster was born in GB and the Packers had considered him for their punter!

                    Last edited by RealRam; -11-26-2004, 05:35 PM.


                    • #11
                      Re: Kevin Stemke, P, St. Louis Rams 2004

                      Originally posted by RealRam
                      Ironically, this youngster was born in GB and the Packers had considered him as their punter!

                      You barely beat me to this....LOL

                      I was just getting ready to post this link myself. I wonder if this move was made BECAUSE he is from Wisconsin and wants to show the Packers what they passed over. Very interesting how this will play out.
                      sigpicThis is for Randy! GO BRM!


                      • #12
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                        BTW, Ms MOM, I had to edit/modify the link (also here in this post).



                        • #13
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                          Hi Mom, are you new or were were you previously apart of Ramsfamily?

                          I can't say Landeta was the problem as zigzag has pointed out. But, he hasn't really been a strong point of our special teams either.

                          That may help, but, its our punt and kick coverage that really needs a kick in the arse. What will MM do to get that under control? Something needs to be addressed there big time.

                          Go Rams!!!


                          • #14
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                            [QUOTE=viper3]Hi Mom, are you new or were were you previously apart of Ramsfamily?[QUOTE]

                            Yup, that is the very opinionated little woman...she wanted to make sure her opinions, etc., were known as her own. She is VERY passionate about her football, and wanted to make sure everyone knows it!


                            • #15
                              Re: Landeta Cut!

                              Apparently when this was announced, Martz was quoted as saying "This was a very hard decision. Sean has been like a father to me."


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