2010 St. Louis Rams

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  1. Deadlift

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    Rams have to keep Alex Barron

    http://www.stltoday.com/stltoday/sports/columnists.nsf/jeffgordon/story/ADD2ECC1E263C4F7862577130050A26E?OpenDocument


    Poorly written article, but this is what the Caste System has come to...

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    Ryan McKee, mentioned as essentially a nobody in the article, is a large White man, age 23:

    http://espn.go.com/nfl/players/profile?playerId=13003
     
  2. backrow

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    If Rams pull the trigger on the trade Barron for Bobby Carpenter we might see a snow patrol in their 4-3 package with underrated Vobora (who even rotoworld gave credit to), Laurinaitis and Carpenter.
     
  3. Don Wassall

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    I hope they makethe trade. They also have Chris Long andGary Gibson (coming back from injury) on the line and Craig Dahl in the backfield. Would be nice to see Carpenter finally get a chance to start. He's been screwed from day one in Dallas.
     
  4. Don Wassall

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    Black busts are eternally talented in the NFL. Guess it's another quality only possessed by Magical Negroes:

    Rams re-signed restricted free agent OT Alex Barron to a one-year, $2.73 million contract.

    <DIV =s_pNewsTextMain>The $2.73 million constitutes 110% of Barron's 2009 salary. Signing the tender will allow Barron to be traded for Cowboys LB Bobby Carpenter on Monday. Barron, 27, performed poorly as both a pass and run blocker last year, allowed seven sacks at left tackle, and committed a league-high 14 penalties. He is durable and talented, though, and will bring needed competition to the blind side position in Dallas.
     
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    I'm excited for the Rams in this trade. They get rid of a bust, Alex "The Penalty Machine" Barron, and bring in an outstanding LB, who all of the DWF's label a bust. In the Rams 4-3, he's being slotted at the starting weakside LB, where he will be a great fit, unlike being one of the inside 'backers in the Cowpokes 3-4. In this system, with his size, speed, and range, we'll finally see the real Bobby Carpenter.
     
  6. backrow

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    from rotoworld:

    David Vobora is expected to lose his starting job after the Rams complete a trade for Bobby Carpenter on Monday.

    Vobora was arguably the Rams' best linebacker working off the strong side last season, but the team signed Ken Flajole-favorite Na'il Diggs to play SAM and plans to use Carpenter on the weak side. Vobora appears ticketed for a fourth linebacker role, as St. Louis' top backup at all three positions.
    Source: St. Louis Globe-Democrat
     
  7. FootballDad

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    Interesting how that story is written. Vobora isn't losing his starting job to Carpenter, who is slated to start on the other side, but to the scrub Na'il "I's speak Ebonics" Diggs.
     
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    Na'il Diggs.. Geez how in the world is this scrub still hanging around? I remember the Packers spending a4th round pick on him way back when and he never ammounted to anything. Now 9 years later and with his third team he's threatening to take a job away from the younger more athletic David Vobora? I'm not buying thisand neither should Vobora. Diggs had 3 good seasons where his tackle stats were in the 80's('02-'04) since then he hasn't sniffed numbers that good.
     
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    well, rotoworld (or at least the guy covering Rams) is a big Vobora fan from his earlier posts, so it seems like he's saying: Vobora should start but the coach will favor Diggs. i really hope it's not the case, and even if it is i am sure that throughout the season he will beat Diggs out.

    some of the earlier posts about Vobora:

    David Vobora-LB - Rams Mar. 19 - 6:38 pm et
    Rams re-signed exclusive rights free agent SLB David Vobora to a one-year contract.
    According to Pro Football Focus, Vobora missed just one tackle all last year on 401 snaps, was effective in coverage, and was quietly the Rams' best run defender from the linebacker position. St. Louis may bring in competition -- Na'il Diggs is on the radar -- but 2008 Mr. Irrelevant appears to be a keeper.Source: Jim Thomas on Twitter


    The Rams have extended exclusive rights free agent tenders to RB Kenneth Darby, CB Quincy Butler, LB David Vobora, and LB Larry Grant.
    Vobora finished 2009 as St. Louis' starting SAM linebacker, playing well despite his unheralded status.

    David Vobora-LB - Rams Dec. 14 - 12:00 pm et
    Rams starting SLB David Vobora left Sunday's loss to the Titans in the fourth quarter with a hyperextended knee and an ankle injury.
    Vobora, who has been a revelation at outside linebacker of late, was injured while covering a kickoff in a 33-7 game for a 1-12 team. The severity of the injury is unknown.
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    Hopefully Vobora can hold off Diggs or at least get equal PT until one of them asserts themselves as the main man at SAM, rotoworlds comments are encouraging.
     
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    Only in this castified league would Diggs even be getting a sniff at the job, let alone being penciled in as the starter. He is the definition of "black scrub player".
     
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    Here is a bit on rookie linebacker Josh Hull from Rotoworld. The caste speak is very evident.

    Rams signed seventh-round LB Josh Hull to a four-year contract.
    <div ="s_pNewsTextMain"> Hull isn't going to wow anybody with his
    physical talent, but he did exhibit a high football IQ and a strong work
    ethic as Penn State's leading tackler last season. He'll help the Rams'
    special teams coverage if he makes the final roster.
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  14. Jimmy Chitwood

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    per Rotoworld:

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    <DIV =s_pNewsTextMain>why would your best receiver be the one most likely to lose his job? only in the affirmative actionUSA does this make sense ... [​IMG]
     
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    It seems Amendola is expendable now that afflete Gilyard is on the team.
     
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    From Rotoworld:

    The St. Louis Post-Dispatch confirms that Mardy Gilyard and Danny
    Amendola are in direct competition for the Rams' slot receiver job.
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    They're also the top two candidates to return punts. Amendola showed
    last year that he has a future as a fourth or fifth receiver with
    special teams value, but Gilyard is much more talented and should win
    the gigs in preseason.
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    Let's just see how this works out.
     
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    Screw that, amendola earned the spot with his play last season.
     
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    and the fact that Gilyard is not "much more talented". I would say Amendola has the edge in talent and the fact that he has experience in the NFL should make him the favorite for the spot.
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  19. Jack Lambert

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    This sums up the situation pretty well.
     
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    Amendola seems screwed. He's an undrafted free agent that no team wanted until the Rams rescued him from the trash heap. Gilyard was drafted (first pick of the 4th round) and has "off the field" and "character" issues, meaning he'll be given every chance at redemption in order to be turned into a feel good story tobe fed tothe bottomless gullibility of the DWFs.
     
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    Well the best case scenario would have been for Amendola to have earned his spot as a slot WR based on last years play. BUT that obviously didn't happen.An okayscenario would be for Amendola to lose his spot as a slot WR but keep his return duties and still see time as a 4th wideout. Idk based on years past, Amendola might be in for a tough unfair year...
     
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    Amendola has had it tough so far. He was on the Eagles practice squad until Fat Bastard ending up waiving him. Then he puts together a nice season in St Louis and all of a sudden is likely to be replaced by a rookie afflete.
     
  23. Thrashen

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    Amendola was also racially discarded by the Cowboys before joining Fat Bastard's crew.

    It's hard to believe he was even signed by the Rams...let alone given a chance to be #3 WR and return man. I don't think he's totally screwed just yet...but white players (and white WRs in particular) are always the sacrificial lambs of the NFL.
     
  24. Don Wassall

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    From CBS Sports for whatever it's worth. Glad to read that he's a fan favorite: In three-WR sets, Danny Amendola joins starters Laurent Robinson and Donnie Avery on the field. That would seem to make fan-favorite Amendola the No. 3 receiver, but coaches are hopeful that fourth-round rookie Mardy Gilyard works his way into the picture.
     
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    Don, this report you just posted is much different than Rotoworld's. Rotoworld is too damn opinionated and they always seem to favor black players.
     

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