Friday, August 27, 2010

Rams Lose Avery For The Season

Donnie Avery will miss the 2010 season with a torn ACL, which will require surgery. Avery hurt his knee while going up for a long pass from Sam Bradford Thursday night during the St. Louis Rams 36-35 victory over the New England Patriots. This is a devastating blow to the Rams receiving core which is already the weakest in the NFL. Donnie Avery is the Rams top explosive receiver and with only 100 catches in his career is also the most experienced.

The St. Louis Rams will desperately need to pick up one or two veteran receivers before the start of the season. The Rams made the correct move in drafting Sam Bradford in the 2010 NFL Draft but they did not make the right move by not getting him more weapons to succeed. A few weeks ago they possibly had a chance to bring in a Hall of Fame receiver in Terrell Owens but were not able to sign him. Maybe Owens was never going to play for a 1-15 team but we should have done what it took to try and get him here. Now that Stan Kronke is the St. Louis Rams owner look for the Rams to be more aggressive collecting talent.

How inexperienced are the Rams heading into the season? Laurent Robinson leads all Rams receivers with 55 catches in the NFL. The Rams have nine receivers left in camp and of those 9 4 of them have no catches in the NFL and Jordan Kent has only one. That is correct folks the Rams have basically only four receivers on the roster that have produced in the NFL. Below are their totals.

19 Robinson, Laurent - 55
16 Amendola, Danny - 43
14 Burton, Keenan - 38
11 Gibson, Brandon - 34
82 Kent, Jordan - 1
15 Curry, Dominique - 0
81 Gilyard, Mardy - 0
83 McRae, Brandon - 0
84 Alexander, Denario - 0

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