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The Quick Five: Preseason Week 3

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The Rams are still undefeated in the preseason, and with the starters taking a break next week (for the most part), you have to be feeling pretty good about where things are going. There are a few issues, but for the most part, this team looks like it has improved from last year. Hiring Josh McDaniels over other...safer...options (Brad Childress) was an excellent move. The offensive line is living up to it's HUGE payroll. Things are going to be fun in two weeks. Let's get into it:

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Brandon Gibson, WR

I told you so. This guy has had a great camp and overall preseason. He looks like he is one of Bradford's go to targets in this offense, and I would feel pretty safe to pencil him in as #1 for the Rams on opening day.

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Darian Stewart, S

Leave it to Devaney to find these diamond-in-the-rough type guys. Stewart was solid on Friday, and may have stolen a starting safety position. He doesn't have all the pieces together yet, but he's getting there, and he's looking pretty decent so far.

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Jason Smith, OT

I'm sure glad this guy is proving me wrong. I totally thought he was a bust, but the way he has been playing (and the entire starting offensive line, when together), this could be the foundation for one of the best lines in the league. It would be awesome if he was this year's Chris Long.

 

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Poor DX. After having knee issues in practice, he didn't look too good during the game. In such a crowded field, he may have just lost his spot on the team. It is going to come down to the fourth quarter next week, but it's going to be very, very close.

 

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Robert Quinn, DE

He played well in the biggest preseason game yet. He isn't ready to start, but he is going to play a big part in the rotation this year. If James Hall and Fred Robbins play like they did last year, well, look out.

 

 

 

It's great to watch the preseason, but I don't think I'm the only one that is just itching for the regular season to start. Could I be crazy for saying this could finally be the year the Rams become good again?