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This stat about St. Louis Rams linebacker James Laurinaitis is extremely impressive

There may be no more crucial position on the field for the defense than inside linebacker. A missed tackle or a blown coverage there is the quickest way to give up six points in a hurry. Fortunately for the St. Louis Rams, they’ve got a guy. According to the experts at Pro Football Focus, Laurinaitis tackled better than anyone else at his position in 2014, only missing one for...
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July 21, 2015  |  Discuss

James Laurinaitis: Rams ready to take workouts to 'another level'

The St. Louis Rams are the last team in the NFL to start OTAs and Rams middle linebacker James Laurinaitis can not wait to get back on the field and turn the intensity up a notch. “We started the journey when we came together for workouts, but (OTAs) take it to another level,” Laurinaitis said, via the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. “Personally, I enjoy it. You can only do so many...
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June 01, 2015  |  Discuss

St. Louis Rams: what is next for 2015?

James Laurinaitis The St. Louis Rams in 2014 have had their challenges. The Rams had some bad luck with some injuries, play calling, and getting players ready to compete on a week to week basis. The Rams play calling on both sides of the ball has left a lot to be desired. This year should have been the St. Louis Rams year to make it to the playoffs but bad luck always seemed to...
December 21, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: St. Louis Rams LB James Laurinaitis Smashes Poor Kerwynn Williams

There was precious little offense in Thursday night's game between the Arizona Cardinals and St. Louis Rams, but there was a whole lot of one thing--monster hits. One of the best came during the first half of the game when the Cardinals were within striking distance of the end zone.Had Cardinals running back Kerwynn Williams made the catch on this play Rams linebacker James Laurinaitis...
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December 12, 2014  |  Discuss

James Laurinaitis sums up the St. Louis Rams’ win well

The Rams pulled off an exhilarating, strange, and sometimes ugly 19-17 over the Buccaneers today. Rams middle linebacker James Laurinaitis summed up the afternoon well with this postgame tweet. Nothing like winning!!! So many gutsy performances! Never been prouder of my teammates! Wasn't pretty but I don't care! W!!!!! — James Laurinaitis (@JLaurinaitis55) September 15, 2014
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September 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Offseason Position Preview: Linebackers

Since he was drafted in 2009, James Laurinaitis has been the spearheaded leader of this defense. He has led the team in tackles year-after-year and is the figure his teammates rally behind.But Laurinaitis’ only fault as captain of some of the worst defensive units in St. Louis history is being in the wrong place at the wrong time. The former Ohio State product was drafted in the...
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July 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Weekly Rewind: Much ado about the St. Louis Rams’ front seven

Here’s a recap of what you may have missed this past week. cover32 Rams Local Content - The Rams’ front seven will only be as good as James Laurinaitis (READ) - How does the St. Louis Rams’ front seven stack up against the NFC West? (READ) - What should the St. Louis Rams expect from Brian Quick in 2014? (READ) - The Rams are turning the running back job into a competition…sort...
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June 21, 2014  |  Discuss

The St. Louis Rams’ front seven will only be as good as James Laurinaitis

The Rams’ front seven has been the subject of much ballyhoo this offseason, including a piece from our own Sam Tramel earlier this week. With the addition of first-round pick Aaron Donald to an already stacked defensive line headlined by PFWA defensive player of the year Robert Quinn, the Rams’ defensive line would be a disappointment if it didn’t constantly disrupt quarterbacks...
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June 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Let’s take a look at the St. Louis Rams’ inside linebacker needs

Yesterday, we took a look at the top inside linebacker prospects in this year’s draft. I mentioned that the Rams probably won’t take any of these guys since they are firmly entrenched with sixth-year man James Laurinaitis in the middle for 2014. However, Laurinaitis’s contract is front-loaded to the extreme. He counted $12.4 million against the Rams’ cap last year, the first...
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April 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Rams defense provides bright spot in up and down season

ST. LOUIS -- James Laurinaitis doesn't have an answer. The St. Louis Rams' middle linebacker has tried to figure out where things went wrong, why his team and his defense can look dominant in some games and struggle to stop anybody in others. Laurinaitis knows that next month, when the Rams are watching the playoffs, they are going to be watching team they beat this season -- Arizona...
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December 15, 2013  |  Discuss

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