I sent out a tweet yesterday. I was (kinda sorta) complaining about the fact that I had to host a going away party for one of my hubby’s students on the season opening night of the Monday Night Football.
Ah, the things I do for my hubby… One of my Twitter followers said, “He’s a very lucky man.”
I’m not sure if he was referring to the fact I was “sacrificing” my time or the fact that I love football enough that this was an issue. Haha.
And yes, I think my hubby knows that he’s a lucky. I remind him every now and then just in case he forgets.
Take a look at the picture to the right. This was taken just before the game started.
From left to right: WR Brandon Gibson, DE James Hall, WR Danny Amendola, S Quintin Mikell, and RB Steven Jackson.
Who would have guessed by the end of the game #16 would dislocate his elbow (gruesome photo if you have a strong stomach) and #39 would strain a quad.
I have a feeling this week will be filled with injury talk on both sides of the line.
And so it begins:
1) Danny Amendola‘s elbow will most likely not need surgery. We’re still waiting on updates from the medical staff but they seem optimistic that surgery can be avoided. Now it’s just a matter of his elbow healing and managing the pain.
This is a huge loss short term (4-6 weeks) because Danny does so much on the team. He’s the #1 slot receiver, a big factor in the return game on special teams, and the emergency QB with the departure of QB Thaddeus Lewis.
2) I heard yesterday on 101ESPN that 13 NFL teams have opted NOT to carry a third QB on their 53-man rosters this year. The Rams were one of them as they let Thaddeus Lewis go and watch him get snatched up by Browns HC Pat Shurmur.
Spags confessed in his press conference yesterday that they are reconsidering how they’re going about the QB situation. A. J. Feeley may be a good mentor for Sam Bradford off the field but he’s not in terms of adequately managing the game on the field.
Rams think Sam Bradford (with a bruised right index finger) will be able to go Monday night against the Giants but you have to think they will make some rosters move in the next couple of weeks.
3) And then there’s RB Steven Jackson. He looks like he’s out for week 2. Luckily, Cadillac Williams picked up the slack to what really amounted to a pretty decent run game. Cadillac ran for 91 yards. All that despite limited amount of reps during training camp and the preseason.
The biggest shocker that came out of Spag’s presser was the news about CB Ron Bartell. What they thought was a stinger was actually revealed to be two fractures in his neck! He was diagnosed with two broken vertebrae. This will most likely end his season. Prayers to Ron Bartell for a speedy recovery.
I think the key word we learned this week, good and bad, was “depth.” Lack there of in QB and the secondary and good depth in the RB position.
Let’s keep hoping for some good (injury) news the next few days from Rams Park.