We all know about the Rams injury problems at this point, so it stands to reason that some guys who were inactive on Sunday will be in the lineup when the team travels to New York for this week’s Monday Night Football game against the Giants. Lucky for the Rams and for us as fans, we have some pretty good players who will be filling in some of those spots. It looks like 2011 first-round pick Robert Quinn will be active in place of CJ Ah You, who will miss at least one week after having surgery on his injured wrist. I’ve heard some people begin to grumble about Quinn and how he was inactive last week, but everyone needs to remember that this guy had very little offseason work because of the lockout. Because of that, and because he missed his final season at North Carolina due to eligibility issues, he hasn’t played meaningful football is close to two years. Give him some time. He has all the tools to be an elite pass-rusher, so when he starts to figure this NFL thing out, he’s going to be dangerous.
Also likely to make his first appearance of the young season is Ramblin’ Fan favorite Danario Alexander. Danny Amendola is expected to miss at least a month with his dislocated elbow, so I would expect Alexander to get the nod against the Giants. The Rams got absolutely nothing downfield through the air against the Eagles, and although that was mostly due to Philly’s great secondary, DX will provide another deep threat for this team. I really want to see him get involved in the offense this week to solidify his spot on the active roster, so keep an eye on #84.
In other news, Ron Bartell has been ruled out for the entire season, but he told the media on Tuesday that he plans to play again next season. The neck injury is a serious deal, so let’s all keep Bartell in our thoughts and hope for a return in 2012.
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