2012 St. Louis Rams

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  1. Don Wassall

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    The Rams brought in something like 14 wide receivers with NFL experience to camp last year. All were black except Danny Amendola and rookie Greg Salas. Every last one of the blacks is now gone except for perpetually injured Danario Alexander and Brandon Gibson, who is also a career bust.

    According to Weenie World the two black receivers they drafted the other day are already being penciled in as the starters outside. That's good for Amendola, who will likely get a ton of catches as Sam Bradford's reliable outlet receiver, but likely not good for Bradford, who suffered last year from the carousel of crap at receiver and a lousy majority sumo o-line.

    The St. Louis Post-Dispatch believes that rookies Brian Quick and Chris Givens are the favorites to start at wide receiver for the Rams in 2012. Quick, a second-round pick, stands 6'4/220 and figures to work as the "X" receiver, or split end, so that he can use his size to beat press coverage. Givens, a fourth-rounder, would handle flanker duties. He has sub-4.4 speed and will provide Sam Bradford with a vertical threat. Danny Amendola is expected to handle slot work.
     
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    Former Dartmouth running back Nick Schweiger hopes to make the St. Louis Rams as an undrafted free agent.

    5'10 210 lbs ran a 4.4 40 at Boston College pro day jumped 10'3. Ya just another white stiff..
     
  3. Don Wassall

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    Joke of the Day. Who says they don't have a sense of humor at Weenieworld. In a league filled with thugs, felons, accused felons (many multiple times but "miraculously" the charges keep getting dropped or dismissed), it's obvious that "due diligence" is priority number one.

    According to The Sideline View's Adam Caplan, Rams rookie WR Chris Givens was available in the fourth round because teams were concerned with high school injuries as well as "small" character concerns. It's a reminder that teams do serious pre-draft due diligence. Givens tore both of his ACLs in high school, and was suspended one game in 2010 for an undisclosed violation of Wake Forest policy. Givens largely avoided injury in college and ran a 4.42 at the Combine with a 1.58 ten-yard split. Writes Caplan, "based on talent, (Givens) should have been selected at least a round higher."
     
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    I was glad to see that Chase Reynolds is still in the league. I don't how far he is on the depth chart at rb but Steven Jackson is aging. They have him returning punts right now in camp. I'd say he has a good shot at sticking around being that Jeff Fisher is there, he is the one who brought in Mariani because his son played with him at Montana. Reynolds also played at Montana and came out the year after, but his best season was his junior year which was Brandon Fisher's senior season, so he probably saw a good deal of Reynolds as well as Mariani. Chase can also line up in the slot but they have Amendola and Salas.


    edit: Just read the above post about Nick Schweiger trying to make the team at rb as well. Hopefully both can make the team, maybe one will go to the practice squad. It would have been cool to see Reynolds go to Detroit where Brandon Fisher was a coach, even though I don't know how much pull he has but I think he is with the Rams now. When Jeff was with the Titans they didn't like the idea of having Fisher bring his son in.
     
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    WR Brian Quick was the second pick of the second round of the 2012 draft by the Rams. He was taken that early despite playing at Appalachian State and being called a "reach." Well, it appears it was a reach all right. Quick looks to be headed to the already very large list of black WR busts of recent years. Laziness and stupidity are also aspects of athleticism, but are taboo to mention in "mainstream" discussions and evaluations.

    From Weenieworld:

    Beat writer Jim Thomas notes second-round WR Brian Quick hasn't looked "very ready to play." Quick dropped a pass, had to be told where to line up and seemed to lose a ball in flight in limited action versus the Patriots in Week 8. With Danny Amendola (clavicle) returning, Chris Givens emerging as a big-play weapon, and Austin Pettis' snaps on the rise, Quick is a poor bet for a major role going forward.
     

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