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Brockers ready, Laurinaitis iffy for Rams

The one thing linebacker James Laurinaitis just doesn’t do is miss playing time, be it on the practice field, in exhibition play, or regular-season contests. But for two-plus weeks at Rams Park — and two preseason games — his world was awry because of an ankle injury. There’s no other way to put it: it just wasn’t normal to see Laurinaitis standing on the sideline. ...
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6 days ago  |  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

James Laurinaitis: Buccaneers had tells that were easy to read

James Laurinaitis enjoyed a big day in the St. Louis Rams’ win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday, as he recorded 12 tackles, an interception and defended two passes. At certain points, it almost appeared as though the fourth-year linebacker knew what the Bucs were going to throw at him. According to him, that’s because he did. “We just felt like coaches do a phenomenal...
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 24, 2012  |  Discuss

ESPN Publishes an Awesome Picture of Animal & His Son James Laurinaitis Swapping Uniforms

ESPN’s “Sportsnation”, @SportsNation”, has tweeted a really cool pic of Animal with his son, St. Louis Rams linebacker James Laurinaitis. The pic shows James dressed up in his Dad’s Legion of Doom gear and Animal in his son’s NFL uniform. Here’s the pic: FOLLOW US on TWITTER at and LIKE US on FACEBOOK using key word "WrestleChat".
October 05, 2012  |  Discuss

St. Louis Rams extend MLB James Laurinaitis

James Laurinaitis is a very talented linebacker. A 2009 2nd round pick, he has graded out positively overall over the past 3 years as a starter and ranked 14th overall among middle linebackers in 2010 on ProFootballFocus. He’s managed 100+ tackles in each of his first 3 years in the league, good for a combined 376 tackles, a whopping 310 of which were solo. Heading into the final...
Via The Football Fan Spot
September 08, 2012  |  Discuss

Respect comes from preparation for Laurinaitis

ST. LOUIS James Laurinaitis walked from a shower area to his locker Friday at Rams Park and passed fellow linebacker Brady Poppinga. Over the last five months, Poppinga has come to respect Laurinaitis' mental and physical approach to his craft honed over three seasons. But one recent episode captured Laurinaitis' grit, and Poppinga gestured his teammate closer to hear his...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
December 31, 2011  |  Discuss

James Laurinaitis has been a force for the St. Louis Rams in 2012

25-year old inside linebacker James Laurinaitis has been a force for the Rams on D once again this year.  He has played in 15 games for the Rams so far this year and he has 133 tackles, 6 tackles for a loss, 3 sacks, 1 fumble recovery, 7 passes defensed and 2 interceptions.  Laurinaitis has now played in played in 47 games in his first three years with the Rams and he has 367 tackles...
Via Rams Locker
December 28, 2011  |  Discuss

James Laurinaitis is a tackling machine for the St. Louis Rams

24-year old linebacker James Laurinaitis is a tackling machine for the Rams.  He has played in 11 games for the Rams so far this year and he has 90 tackles, 2 sacks, 4 tackles for a loss, 6 passes defensed, 2 interceptions and 1 fumble recovery.  He has now played in 43 games in his first three years with the Rams and he has 324 tackles, 7 sacks, 16 tackles for a loss, 1 forced...
Via Rams Locker
November 30, 2011  |  Discuss
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