ISAIAH PEAD RUMORS & GOSSIP
For the last eight seasons, the St. Louis Rams and most NFL fans knew who owned the starting running back job. With Steven Jackson’s departure come lots of questions with few answers, but let’s see what those answers are in 2013.
The training camp battle for the Rams’ running back position will consist of the proven backup (Daryl Richardson), the frustrated draft choice (Isaiah...
Isaiah Pead, RB, St. Louis Rams
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Pead was regarded as a possible sleeper coming into last season. Many analysts speculated the Rams would try to trade Steven Jackson and that Pead, a 2012 second round draft pick, would assume the role of #1 RB. But St. Louis never found a suitor...
ST. LOUIS -- Here Isaiah Pead stands, yards behind Steven Jackson as the ninth-year veteran cradles a pass from reserve quarterback Tom Brandstater during drills at Rams Park, the rookie resembling the lightning to Jackson's thunder.
"Of course, we're two different types of running backs," says Pead, all of 5-feet-10, 197 pounds. "But you can always learn...
The Rams finally addressed the back up running spot, too late we fear to extend the great Steven Jackson's career. They selected Isaiah Pead in the 2nd round of April's NFL draft and he is drawing impressive comparisons to players like Chris Johnson and LeSean McCoy.
Let's now be too tough on Steven Jackson, now.
The man is the definition of prototypical athlete, never mind running back. Possessing breakaway speed, lightning-quick cutting ability and freak, Bruce Wayne strength, he is the ideal back for the St. Louis Rams. But, hey, he ain't perfect. And he sure isn't young.
Jackson, 29, is entering his 9th season in the NFL after...
As the Rams held their eighth OTA Wednesday, it was good to see No. 24 on the field.
No. 24 is running back Isaiah Pead, one of the team's three second-round picks who had been barred from participating since the rookie minicamp because his school (Cincinnati) didn't conclude final exams until Tuesday.
The reasoning behind the rule in the relationship between the NFL and...
The Rams signed second-round RB Isaiah Pead, his agent, Rick Smith, confirmed on Twitter. Pead was the 50th overall pick in Aprils draft. The 5-10, 197-pound back out of Cincinnati rushed for 1,259 yards in 2011 and was named the Big East Offensive Player of the Year. In St. Louis, Pead is expected to be Steven Jacksons backup. Source: ProFootball Weekly Attached Thumbnails
The Rams finally got Steven Jackson a competent backup.
The fantasy community is pretty high on Pead due to his straight-line speed and ability to contribute on third down, but he is going to play behind a workhorse which limits his redraft fantasy value barring injury.
Pead is an astute pickup for the Rams, but he might have been drafted a round too early, but you cannot really...
He didn't necessarily have a favorite NFL team, and lots of times a young Isaiah Pead didn't even have anyone to play football with in the front yard of the duplex his family rented on the east side of Columbus, Ohio.
So Pead would come home from school and chase his dream by chasing his football from the front yard to the back.
"I'd throw it up, over the roof...
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The St. Louis Rams reached for running back Isaiah Pead with the No. 50 pick in the 2012 NFL Draft.
St. Louis should have went another way with this pick with so many holes to fill and so many strong prospects still on the board, but Pead does have the ability to be a breakaway threat in the NFL, and will fit in well as a complement to Steven Jackson. Should immediately...