2011 St. Louis Rams

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  1. Don Wassall

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    Rams continue to add to what was the Whitest defense in the league last year along with Cleveland:

    Rams signed DT Justin Bannan to a three-year contract. The Denver Post's Mike Klis reports former Broncos HC and current Rams OC Josh McDaniels played a part in luring Bannan to St. Louis. Bannan should be given a chance to start on the inside after tallying 35 tackles, one sack and forced fumble for Denver a season ago. Though Bannan is 32 years old, he remains a quality run stuffer and adds needed size at 6-foot-3, 310.
     
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    The Rams best receiver is again compared to Wes Welker by Weenieworld.

    Danny Amendola was the starting slot receiver in Sunday's Rams scrimmage.



    Amendola racked up eight catches for 70 yards with a touchdown. Now playing the Wes Welker role in Josh McDaniels' offense, Amendola has major PPR upside. Even without McDaniels last year, Amendola averaged 5.3 catches per game.
     
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    Amendola is actually the one guy who could reasonably compared to Welker. Similar size and quickness; both went to Texas Tech; both excelled in kick and punt returns as well as receiver; both had to fight the caste system; and now both under a Josh McDaniels system. Truly a poor man's Wes Welker. (Although there have been plenty of similar size and skill set black players who never get compared to Welker or vice versa.)
     
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    Anybody that bothered to watch Rams games late last season knew that Amendola was the guy who made the offense go. The Seahawks certainly figured it out, their strategy in the season finale last year was taking Amendola out of the offense by double and triple-covering him on every snap. For some reason however, the supa affletic outside receivers still couldn't get open with mostly man-to-man coverage.
     
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    It's being reported that the Rams are adding yet another white player to their defense, Ben Leber. I think they are getting precariously close to breaking some sort of caste law that will cause the dispersal of the team.
     
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    I'm pretty sure Leber is mixed, white and Asian.
     
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    I'll still cheer for him. I didn't even know he was mixed before you said anything. I'm guessing most DWFs still think of him as white.
     
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    http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/players/playerpage/424592/ron-bartell



    http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/players/playerpage/563847/cj-ah-you

     
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    well, at least we found out that Salas is indeed being treated as a white player (regardless of his possible mixed heritage, he looks pretty white to me)

    he was inactive yesterday after not playing well in his first NFL start (replacing injured Amendola), had he been black, plenty of excuses would have been made for him.
     
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    http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/players/playerpage/1117803/lance-kendricks


    He was a 2nd round pick, a player that was supposed to stretch the field (at TE) because he's lighter. We learn that his hands aren't so good..
     
  12. referendum

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    The Rams are quietly approaching Houston Texans levels of white players, reaching four whites on O-line tomorrow due to injuries and Tony Wragge taking over at center. If Amendola hadn't gotten injured this would really be a team to root for. As it is I'm pulling for them to finish the year strong, so that there isn't a huge housecleaning next year. I believe they will be around 11-12 white starters tomorrow.
     
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    Weenieworld reports that Rams are thinking about putting sumo tackle Jason Smith on IR.
     
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    Laurinaitis was held out of practice, but they expect him to go on Sunday: http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/players/playerpage/563624/james-laurinaitis

     
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    Now that Jacob Bell, sumo guard, is on IR, we may once again be looking at four whites on O-line for the Rams. Its amazing how fast these O lines can flip around racially because its really a "battleground" area with lots of whites and blacks out there competing for spots.
     

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