So I was perusing the Jets' SB Nation blog (which is horribly inactive in terms of fan comments, I might add. I've been trying to change that, but I can only do so much. I think more Dolphins and Patriots fans post there than Jets fans. Other Jets fans, please help) and found came across a guest-writeup on the Rams by Turf Show Times on their page as a prelude to the Jets-Rams game tonight.
But anyway, I found this about our favorite pile jumper in the writeup:
But the real effort for the Rams this year has been to get bigger and tougher in the middle - recognize a theme here? - and that starts with second round pick MLB James Laurinaitis. The Rams have been among the league's worst when it came to linebackers, largely because they lacked a true middle linebacker, stubbornly opting to play the miscast Will Witherspoon in that role. With Laurinaitis in the middle and Witherspoon back to his natural spot on the weakside, the Rams expect to get much better on defense.
I feel like they need to be warned about the impending doom they have coming their way with expecting him to be the savior of their linebackers.
I also found this tidbit on someone we hold a little more dear:
... and last year's fourth round pick Justin King is working hard to rebuild his reputation after his impressive camp in 2008 ended prematurely with a foot injury.
Here's to really really hoping he sticks and gives them a helluva value for being a 4th rounder.