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Updated Roster Prediction

Discussion in 'RAMS - NFL TALK' started by 12intheBox, Aug 17, 2014.

  1. 12intheBox Active Member

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    I wanted to take an updated crack at this:

    My 46 man Game day "active" roster for week 1 - Vikings

    Offense (21)
    QB: (2) Bradford; Hill
    RB: (3) Stacy; Cunningham; Reynolds
    TE: (3) Cook; Kendricks; Harkey
    WR: (5) Austin; Britt; Quick; Givens; Pettis
    OL: (8) Long; Robinson; Wells; Saffold; Barksdale; Barnes; Joseph; Person

    Defense (22)
    DL: (8) Quinn; Long; Hayes; Sims; Brockers; Langford; Donald; Carrington
    LB: (6) Laurinaitis; Ogletree; Dunbar; Armstrong; Bates; Steward
    DB: (8) Jenkins; Johnson; Joyner; McDonald; McLeod; Alexander; Gaines; Davis

    Specialists (3)
    K: Zuerlien P: Hekker LS: McQuaide

    Kickoff Team:
    Zuerlein; Gaines; Reynolds; Harkey; Bates; Joyner; Cunningham; Alexander; McDonald; Armstrong; Steward

    Kickoff Return:
    Givens; Barnes; Person; Cunningham; Reynolds; Alexander; Steward; Armstrong; Bates; Harkey; Davis

    Punt Coverage:
    Reynolds; Davis; Sims; Armstrong; McQuaide; Bates; Joyner; Harkey; Alexander; Gaines; Hekker

    Punt Return: Austin; McDonald; Reynolds; Davis; Armstrong; Bates; Harkey; Gaines; Alexander; Steward; Ogletree

    The rest of the 53 (not dressing for week 1):

    Westbrooks, Cunningham, McGee, Gilbert, Bond, Mason, Bryant

    Practice Squad:

    Reid, Sam, Roberson, Van Dyk, Bayer, Rhaney, Hill, Watts

    Suspended:

    Bailey
     
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  2. BigRamFan Living the life Jimmy Buffett only sang about.

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    Looks like a solid effort @12intheBox . I was a little surprised that you had Reynolds ahead of Mason until I read the ST rosters.
     
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  3. JackDRams Member

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    You have Bayer on the 53 and the practice squad
     
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  4. CoachO Well-Known Member

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    Nicely done,, hard to argue with any of these selections, I assume you meant to add J. Cunningham to your practice squad, as you have Bayer on both, the 53 and the PS.
     
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  5. 12intheBox Active Member

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    Doh!

    Thanks - was having trouble deciding between Bayer and Cunningham for that 4th TE - I meant to leave Cunningham on the 53 and move Bayer to the PS - I think the Rams will value blocking skills over receiving skills when push comes to shove.
     
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  6. CGI_Ram Hamburger Connoisseur

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    What about Mason as KR?

    That seems to recoup a roster spot, cutting Reynolds.

    If not Mason, then Cunningham. I just don't see Reynolds carrying much value right now.
     
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  7. CoachO Well-Known Member

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    Then you aren't paying attention,,, Chase Reynolds is the best ST player on the roster. Mason may indeed be given a shot at the KR role, but that hardly impacts Reynolds.
     
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  8. 12intheBox Active Member

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    Reynolds can tackle, he can block, and he knows exactly where to be on STs. He is one of our best ST players - I know that he isn't anything more than that, but we have seen enough games lost on special teams to not give it some roster attention.

    I, too, hoped that a player with a higher positional ceiling would step up and boot him off of this roster, but with Pead out - Reynolds is all but in.
     
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  9. CGI_Ram Hamburger Connoisseur

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    Good points 12intheBox.
     
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  10. bluecoconuts Well-Known Member

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    At this point hard to argue. I'm not sure Sam makes it to waivers still, but Westbrooks seems to have passed him up, and unless he can really wow people on ST hard to argue for him to stay. Good list
     
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  11. CGI_Ram Hamburger Connoisseur

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    You look hot this morning, Coach. How you doin?

    (Just checking to see if you might possibility be my wife... She's sitting across the room on her computer) :LOL:
     
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  12. 12intheBox Active Member

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    Mason could very well be the KR once Bailey comes back. Givens needs to be playing like his pants are on fire - I keep reading that he is starting practice early and finishing practice late, so it seems to be registering with him - but he, unlike Reynolds, isn't going to keep a uniform solely for what he brings on STs.
     
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  13. metroram New Member

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    Looks quite solid -believe reynolds is definitely active due to special teams.I think maybe the 6th linebacker isnt on the team yet and that Bayer may be the 4th tight end.
     
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  14. junkman No longer a grumpy old troll

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    Interesting...

    Unexpected things I like:
    • Westbrooks in the 53, pushing Sam to practice squad. Very fluid situation, but Westbrooks killed it for second game in a row. Carrington... hmm... invisible at best.
    • UDFA Bayer making the 53. You have him on the practice squad too, tho.
    • Reynolds both making the team and pushing Mason out of the 47 (which makes perfect sense without Pead)
    • Person on the 47
    Other thoughts
    • Gilbert on the 53? I'm not sure anyone would raid him off our practice squad, he hasn't shown much this pre-season except raw building blocks
    • I don't have enough of feel for Bond vs Washington
    • Givens getting pushed more and more into the role of "veteran who doesn't play and is on the 47 just in case", 2 targets, no catches, but he did have a 30 yd ko return. Not sure if that's better or worse than Pettis, where I'm not sure he even played
    • No Woodard? No Justice Cunningham?
     
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  15. CoachO Well-Known Member

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    Its not a 47 man active roster, its actually a 45 man roster, with an exemption for the 3rd QB. Teams can designate a player as the 3rd QB, but he cannot play until the 4th Quarter unless there is an injury to the first 2 QBs.
     
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  16. CGI_Ram Hamburger Connoisseur

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    Yeah, who would sign him to their active roster? And... If someone did; how deadly of a blow, really?
     
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  17. DaveFan'51 Well-Known Member

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    I think you've nailed it, except, I would Put TE Cunningham on the PS, and Place Bayer on the 53.
     
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  18. CoachO Well-Known Member

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    This post is disturbing on so many levels....
     
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  19. CGI_Ram Hamburger Connoisseur

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    :LOL:
     
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  20. DaveFan'51 Well-Known Member

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    OFF TOPIC; " Welcome to ROD!"
     
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