I know what everyone is thinking, but no one wants the Rams to have underachieving players so that we can joke, point, and laugh and say, ha, see at Turf Show Times, we're always right.
It's not that way at all. I was just curious to have everyone's answer, because there's a good chance that someone will disappoint. Rather it's the expectations that we place on the player, or the way that they played in the past.
So, for the third TST roundtable, I asked the writers which player, do they think will have a disappointing season. Oh, and surprise, Sam Bradford doesn't have the most votes, see we don't hate Sam.
Tevin Broner (@T_Bron)
Brian Quick, there's no doubt in my mind that he will be a solid receiver in this league. He's been okay so far, but that was in the pre-season. He's on the bench right now, and it's rightfully so. he's still raw, and there's no reason to rush him on the field. As a high draft pick, people will want him to contribute now, and have an A.J Green or Julio Jones type of season, I'd be happy if he get's 600 yards.
VTramsFan (@PeterDunbar)Brandon Gibson. I honestly think he is listed as one starting WR by default due to Pettis being suspended. That said, I think this year Gibson will continue to dissapoint. He has been sort of a "project" thus far, and Jeff Fisher has already proven that he doesn't go for that. You either produce, or you are gone. Look for Gibson to be back on the bench, or worse (cut/traded) by week 5.
DCRamFan (NO TWITTER!!!!!!!!!!!!)I'll say Brian Quick. Not because he's not capable, but the expectations are just too much. The '#1' wide receiver may be on the Rams roster already, but I don't know that he'll perform to expectations in his rookie season. I'll want to see him catch the ball often, I just see it being spread around a lot. Hope I'm wrong...
Rick Siegel (@RSiegel81)
Isaiah Pead. He played well in the game against the backups of the backups to the backups of the Ravens, but he has been a big disappointment so far. He has clearly lost the backup competition to a seventh round running back. When we drafted him, we were hoping he would be the change of pace for Jackson now, and his successor later. So far, we haven't seen much of that.
Josh Wehrle (@jmwehrle)
People are expecting too much out of Brian Quick. It's going to be hard for him to step in as the #1 receiver.
Joe Mazzi (@Joe__Mazzi)
I could go on and on with this one, simply because it has frequently become a norm with so many players. That said, Brian Quick is my one pick. He has a chance to be very good - possibly the eventual No. 1 - but I don't see it happening for some time. He's big, talented and strong, yet raw and understandably behind the curve. Chris Givens seems much further along in adjusting to the pro game, and brings a far more needed element to the Rams offense - speed. Quick's playing time and targets may come in short supply in the early goings. Hopefully I'm wrong.
Eddie P (@iAmMrEddieP)
Note from Tevin- Eddie, responded before Salas was traded for a bag of chips and a late round pick, that no one will care about.
I'm already disappointed with Salas. I thought he'd be at least the 3rd receiver behind (insert here) & Danny A.
Isaiah Pead. Not because of his preseason, but because he's a RB and I think he won't have much opportunity behind Steven Jackson to make a huge impact.
Brandon Birkhead (@birktothehead)
Sam Bradford. The protection is not going to be great and the WRs are still huge question marks. I can't see him having a good season, and if that's the case, the Rams may need to consider other options at QB with 4 first round picks in 2 years.
I hate to say it, but Brian Quick, albeit a rookie, has a lot of expectations to live up to, however unrealistic they are. He will have a decent year, don't get me wrong. In the minds of Rams fans though, he will simply be average. A fan base so receiver starved, many of whom came to the Rams because of the GSOT, won't see enough from Quick to justify his draft status. But again, I see him eventually developing into one hell of a receiving threat, just not this year.
Rodger Saffold - Let's face it, he's a right tackle doing left tackle duties that he's just not up to performing. Richardson and Hunter aren't the only Rams tackles who'll need a "Jumbo OT-TE" set. I have little doubt the Rams will be looking closely at the 2013 Draft class for offensive linemen in the early rounds.
Mike D (@dvond)
JL- I think he will continue to build up his tackles but will rarely make a big stop behind the line of scrimmage and most of them will continue to be made 4-8 yards down the field