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    Salisbury said on SportsCenter tonight that he talked to Turley and his agent, and Turley said he loved the Rams organization and wants to be their starter in 2005.

    Take it with a grain of salt.

  • #2
    Re: Turley will start for the Rams in 2005, according to Sean Salisbury

    My prediction:


    Turley will never be a starting RT for any NFL team ever again. He'll retire and become a permanent fixture on "The Best Damn Sports Show" or some other smack-based program.

    That or a roadie for Metalica.

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    • #3
      Re: Turley will start for the Rams in 2005, according to Sean Salisbury

      Like him or hate him, if he's anywhere near 100% he's a huge improvement over our practice squad caliber starters. Add to that his salary and you've gotta be pulling for him to come back.

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      • #4
        Re: Turley will start for the Rams in 2005, according to Sean Salisbury

        you've gotta be pulling for him to come back
        ...no thank you.
        Clannie Nominee for ClanRam's Thickest Poster

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        • #5
          Re: Turley will start for the Rams in 2005, according to Sean Salisbury

          Sorry, but if the things I am hearing are true (2 mins ago on JT the Brick), if Turley threatened Martz life, he won't see another uniform in the league...

          Not saying that there haven't been times where I haven't said something similar, but I don't know the coach. I don't see another franchise touching him.
          This space for rent...

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          • #6
            Re: Turley will start for the Rams in 2005, according to Sean Salisbury

            I don't see another franchise touching him.
            Raiders?

            On a side note. I'd be extremely happy if Turley can return and play as well as he's capable. That's one less position we have to address in the offseason.

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            • #7
              Re: Turley will start for the Rams in 2005, according to Sean Salisbury

              Originally posted by thoey
              Sorry, but if the things I am hearing are true (2 mins ago on JT the Brick), if Turley threatened Martz life, he won't see another uniform in the league...

              Not saying that there haven't been times where I haven't said something similar, but I don't know the coach. I don't see another franchise touching him.
              Man, I sure would like to know exactly what went on in that office. I've heard everything from Turley went crazy and threatened Martz...all the way to Martz went crazy on Turley and called security for nothing. I don't know what to believe, but I would loved to have been a fly on the wall.
              Last edited by HUbison; -12-29-2004, 09:16 AM.
              The more things change, the more they stay the same.

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              • #8
                Re: Turley will start for the Rams in 2005, according to Sean Salisbury

                Well, Latrell Sprewell choked his coached and is still going strong in the NBA.

                Things are often said in the heat of the moment. Lord knows that Martz seems to be a person that can frustrate you at the drop of a hat. Since we will most likely never know what EXACTLY happened I say we wait and see. Turley is, as stated before, a huge step up from the players that we have had to use this season. Maybe they can work things out, if not I'm sure some team in the league will be more than happy to add them to their OL.

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                • #9
                  Re: Turley will start for the Rams in 2005, according to Sean Salisbury

                  It would have been great to be a fly on the wall during that ah... conversation.

                  I don't see Turley coming back to play for any team, but that is just my opinion based upon limited information.
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                  • #10
                    Re: Turley will start for the Rams in 2005, according to Sean Salisbury

                    To me, we knew what were getting, when we hired turley, and I'm with Zig I what to see him back, one position we won't have to worry about....get him back in there...........

                    steve :ramlogo:
                    "The breakfast Club":helmet:

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                    • #11
                      Re: Turley will start for the Rams in 2005, according to Sean Salisbury

                      Originally posted by majorram
                      To me, we knew what were getting, when we hired turley, and I'm with Zig I what to see him back, one position we won't have to worry about....get him back in there...........

                      steve :ramlogo:
                      I dont know if any of you are from st.louis or watched the news aroudn 12:15 today but you would have saw this. Kyle Turley reportedly threated mike martz's life when martz ask turley if he was trying to recover. Mike Martz and Turley both said that this isnt true.

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                      • #12
                        Re: Turley will start for the Rams in 2005, according to Sean Salisbury

                        Surly this isn't true about Turley threatening Martz life???..this has got to be rubbish right??? :bored:

                        steve :ramlogo:
                        "The breakfast Club":helmet:

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                        • #13
                          Re: Turley will start for the Rams in 2005, according to Sean Salisbury

                          Originally posted by majorram
                          Surly this isn't true about Turley threatening Martz life???..this has got to be rubbish right???
                          I caught this interview on "ESPN 4Qtrs" with Bernie M and he was rehashing the incident as if it were true. But then a recent article of his seemed to presume that Hadley's piece was the gospel relative to Rams Park also. So I'm not sure where Mortenson got this.

                          The whole sequence reminds me of an episode of The Outer Limits. If not that, then The Twilight Zone.

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                          • #14
                            Re: Turley will start for the Rams in 2005, according to Sean Salisbury

                            Well, we know Martz can be a frustrating guy - he's frustrated us on multiple occasions. And we know Turley is a passionate guy who has a problem controlling his emotions at times. This sounds like a situation where the two of them got into an argument and Turley got pretty worked up and might have said in passing, "I'm gonna kill you!" or something like that, and Martz took it to heart and called security. If a guy like Kyle Turley said that to me, I'd probably take it seriously, too. But it sounds like a giant misunderstanding, one that hopefully we'll see cleared up, because we really need a right tackle of Turley's talent.

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                            • #15
                              Re: Turley will start for the Rams in 2005, according to Sean Salisbury

                              When I heard them talking about Turley loving it in STL, I thought it was more in the context of:

                              "It's too bad that Martz flipped out, or whatever, because I love it here in St. louis and wanted to come back".

                              almost more like, if martz hadn't called security on him, he wanted to come back, but now he doesn't.

                              whatever, time will tell. I'll take him if it helps bulger get more time to throw. The 260 pounds thing though is very concerning.

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                              • Nick
                                Rams to file suit against Turley?
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                              • RamWraith
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                                This season, Turley is on injured reserve because of a back injury. While the news was devastating to Turley and the Rams, there is a silver lining for people in St. Louis and other parts of the country.

                                gI am just going to try to make positive use of the time,h Turley said. gI want to try to keep my face in the public eye so I can continue to spread all of the important messages.h

                                Along with his wife Stacy, Turley goes above and beyond the call of duty to make a difference in the community. That relentless dedication, has earned Turley a nomination for the Walter Payton Man of the Year Award, given each year to the player who best balances his responsibilities in the community with those on the field.

                                A truly unique athlete with vast interests beyond football, Turley doesnft shy away from the tough issues and has tackled the challenge of educating people on the value of diversity and acceptance through his work with the Diversity Awareness Partnership. When he speaks on the subject of diversity, he often offers himself as an example of perception versus reality and looking past stereotypes.

                                gIfm not just a football player,h Turley said. gI want to help awareness and show these kids that there are so many things out there for them. They need to know that color, race, none of those things matter.h

                                In addition to his extensive work with the Diversity Awareness Partnership, Turley, a musician who majored in art at San Diego State, has also devoted himself to the Arts and Education Council which raises funds to support the arts and arts education activities in the St. Louis metropolitan area.

                                gThe arts have played a significant part in shaping the person I am today,h Turley said. gAnd by partnering with the Arts and Education Council, Stacy and I hope to bring a new level of awareness to the importance of all art forms ranging from music to visual arts.h
                                ...
                                -10-06-2004, 06:06 AM
                              • RamWraith
                                Turley cut!!
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                                Looking for confirmation, but KFFL is reporting...

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                                Adam Caplan, of Pro Football News and Injury Report, reports St. Louis Rams OT Kyle Turley (back) failed his physical with the team and his contract was terminated.
                                -06-06-2005, 05:24 PM
                              • RamWraith
                                Turleys back
                                by RamWraith
                                I wouldnt count on not seeing Turley next season. I really think you all are looking in the wrong direction on the draft. I really see Turley back at tackle giving us great depth on the line. Heath Miller will be the Rams first round coice.

                                ------------NOW THE NEWS-------

                                ESPN... Turley to return to rams
                                BY . Len Pasquarelli

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                                Turley who missed the entire 2004 season with a torn ligement in his back will return to the rams for the 2005-2006 season. turley got hes weight back up to 300 pounds is expected to start at right takle next year. turley said in an interview that mike and himself has settled there disspute. turley said in no way did i ever threten mikes life, said there was a misunderstanding. and that he will be back next year to help take the rams back to the superbowl. when asked about the chance that the rams could draft jammal brown, turley said hey thats fine, he said he would be willing to move to RG, and let jammal brown take over the RT spot. turley said as long as we win games i would do what ever it takes.

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                                -04-17-2005, 05:54 AM
                              • Nick
                                Turley wants to play defense
                                by Nick
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                                St. Louis Rams offensive tackle Kyle Turley is planning a switch to defensive end this year a position he hasn't played since high school as long he can pass a physical exam and resume working relations with a head coach he won't forgive.

                                Turley, a former standout at San Diego State, wants to switch to defensive end to relieve pressure on his back, a subject of controversy and much physical stress for Turley since December. Turley suffered from a herniated disc in preseason training camp and missed the entire 2004 season.

                                "I need to play a position where I have more freedom to move around and get out of problem situations," Turley said yesterday by phone. "My back was injured on pass plays (on offense)."

                                Turley said Rams General Manager Charlie Armey and operations chief Jay Zygmunt have given him the "we'll see" answer to his switch request. A call to the Rams office seeking comment was not immediately returned last night.

                                In the last three months, Turley's weight dipped to 235 for the first time since his freshman year at SDSU. After working out in Tempe, Ariz., he has it back up to 260 with a target of 275. He was once up to 309.

                                As a result, he said, he's going to be faster than ever and is feeling great about extending his career. A bigger question might be how he'll be received by head coach Mike Martz if he does. In December, Turley got into a shouting match with Martz after Turley said Martz questioned the seriousness of Turley's injury. Turley allegedly threatened to kill Martz a charge Turley denies.

                                "There's definitely hard feelings," Turley said. "As far as I'm concerned, I don't have to forgive anybody. The things he said to me, I don't plan on forgetting."

                                Turley said that from now on his relationship with Martz wil be: "He stays away from me, and I stay away from him."

                                According to Turley, Martz said that Turley came to St. Louis "to take the money and run." Turley, 29, signed a six-year, $26.5 million contract after joining the Rams in 2003.

                                "How do you say that to a guy who hasn't missed a down or a practice in six years and faces a serious, career-ending injury?" Turley asked.

                                Turley, a former first-round draft pick in 1998, also said he's ditched many diet supplements in his quest to regain his health and weight. Instead of multivitamins, for example, he's sticking to a strict diet and nutritional shakes. His body fat rate is down from 10 percent to 8 percent.

                                Turley had surgery on his back in March 2004 but didn't want to have more surgery last fall that could have further jeopardized his career.
                                -04-03-2005, 09:05 PM
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