The Quick Five: Preseason Week 2

ST. LOUIS, MO - AUGUST 20: Mike Sims-Walker #10 of the St. Louis Rams catches a pass against the Tennessee Titans at the Edward Jones Dome on August 20, 2011 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Ed Szczepanski/Getty Images)

I know it's the preseason, but this one probably left a sour taste in our mouths. The things we saw last week that really impressed us were not present this week and while preseason is meant to shake off the dust, you have to imagine that some people are thinking the high notes from the game against Indy may be just that, instead of a consistent level of excellence. Here we go with week two of the Quick Five!

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Brandon Gibson, WR

I'm pretty sure T.Ram and I knew this would be happening. This is the second week in a row Bradford took a deep shot to Gibson (last week it ended in a miscommunication). He's been having a great camp and now looks assured a roster spot. Considering the guy below, Gibson may have a shot at cracking the starting line-up if he keeps this up.

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Mike Sims-Walker, WR

Lackluster debut? MSW totally miffed what turned into a "Bradford" INT. I use the quotes because it was mostly MSW's fault, and on the very next drive he fell down on a 3rd down conversion attempt. You can't be that reliable go to guy when you aren't reliable.

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Na'il Diggs, OLB

Remember when I said this guy won't make the final roster? If you don't, I'll tell you again: This guy won't make the final roster. I'm going to go ahead and say that no OLB on the team last year will start, because nobody has really impressed besides the people the Rams brought in a few weeks ago.

 

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After MSW's subpar performance, the Rams needed to see something from Avery. He had a nice TD grab and hopefully will get time with the starters next week. After yesterday's game, the WR picture got a lot clearer. Hopefully the Rams will come to their senses and pickup Mark Clayton.

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Cadillac Williams, RB

Is there any doubt at this point that Williams has all but locked up the backup job? This is the second week in a row that Williams ran well, and should he stay healthy, he may just have a nice, productive year.

 

 

Also some other quick notes: Does Jacob Bell really make the offensive line that much better? Sam Bradford is going to have to step it up. People are counting on the Rams to make a big leap this year and it isn't going to happen if he doesn't lead the team. You've got the preseason to iron out mistakes, but as a starting QB, you need to be perfect, always. Finally, while Mardy Gilyard make not make the team, at least he is trying out there. I have to give credit for his effort.

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