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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10 days ago  |  Discuss

St. Louis Rams won’t draft one, but here are the top 10 inside linebacker prospects

The Rams are set at inside linebacker with ironman James Laurinaitis in the middle of a contract extension. Nevertheless, check out the top 10 inside linebacker prospects in this year’s draft just in case. You may also be interested in:St. Louis Rams won’t draft one, but here are the top 10 inside linebacker prospectsNational Rewind: OLBs for the St. Louis Rams, Power Rankings...
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11 days ago  |  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...
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December 15, 2013  |  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...
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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 Twitter.com/WrestleChatNet and LIKE US on FACEBOOK using key word "WrestleChat".
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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...
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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...
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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...
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December 28, 2011  |  Discuss

Will James Laurinaitis Get Fined For His Helmet To Helmet Hit On Defenseless Hines Ward?

I am sure we will get to see the bias against the Pittsburgh Steelers this week and the double standard that the NFL has as it relates to helmet-to-helmet hits on defenseless receivers. In case you missed it, St. Louis Rams linebacker James Laurinaitis hit Steelers wide receiver Hines Ward helmet-to-helmet while he was in a defenseless position after catching a short pass prom quarterback...
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December 25, 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...
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November 30, 2011  |  Discuss

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