Tuesday, September 16, 2008

St. Louis Rams vs. Kansas City Chiefs GameDay

The St. Louis Rams will take on the Kansas City Chiefs Thursday night at Arrowhead Stadium, for the Governors Cup. This will be the fourth and final preseason game for both teams. The Rams are 2-1 and the Chiefs are 1-2. Typically the fourth preseason game is a snoozer and is only really meant to weed down the roster, while you pray none of your really good players get hurt. Below are a few items we believe Rams fans may want to be watching in tonight’s game.

  • Larry Johnson – Larry Johnson comes in with 35 preseason carries the most of any feature back in the NFL. Since the Chiefs are having a hard time on offense in the preseason they plan to give Larry some more work tonight. Lets watch to see if Carriker and Glover can continue to clog the middle and if the linebackers can fill and tackle a huge back like Johnson

  • Young Star Match-ups – There is a chance that we may get to see Chris Long go up against Brandon Albert tonight. Albert has been bothered by a bad ankle but may see some playing time. In addition a possible clash of beasts between Glenn Dorsey and Richie Incognito may also happen. Rams fans would love to see these two go at it with or without helmets.

  • WR Battle – This is going to go down to the wire. It is almost certain that the Rams will keep Torry Holt, Drew Bennett, Dante Hall, Donnie Avery, and Keenan Burton. The big question after that is how many WRs they will keep on the roster 6 or 7. If they go with 6 it is going to be a huge battle tonight. Dane Looker, Marques Hagans, Brandon Williams, Derek Stanley and Reche Caldwell are all still trying to make the squad. I see the battle just coming down to what do the Rams want to keep most the sure Dane Looker, or a backup WR with return ability like everyone else except Caldwell who I think is certainly cut in the next wave. Looker is the best of that group and should receive the final roster spot.

That’s it for now lets just hope we do not incur any more injuries during tonight’s game. By the 3rd Quarter it’s possible you may want to check out the start of the NCAA college football season as NC State will be taking on South Carolina and the old ball coach.


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