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Kellen Clemens is a starter again

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Once upon a time, Kellen Clemens was a “quarterback of the future” in New York.

He started eight games in 2007, then Brett Favre arrived, and Clemens has made only one more start since. Until now. (Excited yet?)

The Rams are expected to start Clemens on Sunday with Sam Bradford (ankle) officially doubtful after not practicing all week. Bradford suffered a setback in his ankle during Monday night’s loss to the Seahawks. ¬†Clemens is on his third team this year.

A.J. Feeley is out, which means that Tom Brandstater will likely backup Clemens. Defensive ends James Hall and Chris Long are both questionable.

All of the above is good news for the Bengals, who desperately need a win in St. Louis to stay in the AFC playoff mix.

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22 Responses to “Kellen Clemens is a starter again”
  1. terrellochouno says: Dec 16, 2011 2:56 PM

    This conspiracy against Tom Brandstater is ruining the NFL.

  2. abengalfan says: Dec 16, 2011 3:04 PM

    Long time Bengal fans know what usually happens when the Bengals face a rookie, or 3rd stringer, recently signed etc QB.
    The QB has a career game and the Bengals lose.

  3. breeshasasprole says: Dec 16, 2011 3:12 PM

    good i need SteveJax to give me a good week in fantasy to get me to the championship game!!!

  4. btowngetsdown says: Dec 16, 2011 3:15 PM

    Maybe Clemens can play great to stick it to his former team the Jets, which will, at the same time, help out the Jets.

  5. sbxxix says: Dec 16, 2011 3:15 PM

    Why is this important again?

  6. trollhammer20 says: Dec 16, 2011 3:17 PM

    I thought it was dumb that the Rams started Bradford last Monday. He looked gimpy in warmups, and had next to no mobility for the entire game.

    Guess Spagnolo was trying to save his job. Too late for that.

  7. trbowman says: Dec 16, 2011 3:17 PM

    Clemens is absolutely terrible.

    Brandstater must have been beyond horrible in practice last week if they’re turning to Clemens

  8. deathmonkey41 says: Dec 16, 2011 3:18 PM

    If Steve Spagnuolo still has a job at season’s end, there is seriously something wrong with the world.

  9. nyhealingpoints says: Dec 16, 2011 3:20 PM

    I thought Clemens had a world of talent, an was a great teammate. But he never put it together. You could probably say that for a lot of athletes. But I’ll be rooting for him, both for him and the jets. I am also considering both kellen and Clemens as possible names for my son, as an ironic note. Not either for him but for my grandparents.

  10. whyalwaysthehate says: Dec 16, 2011 3:24 PM

    All I can say is wow. Is Bradford done?

  11. howmanyringsyourteamgot says: Dec 16, 2011 3:35 PM

    And to think it was just 4 months ago when so many” experts” were picking the Rams to win the NFC West cause supposedly they had the best QB situation in the division

  12. fumblenuts says: Dec 16, 2011 3:36 PM

    After Spagnolo is gone, they should FOCUS

  13. geshtahl says: Dec 16, 2011 3:38 PM

    Bored indifference sweeps the nation.

  14. gosuhgo says: Dec 16, 2011 3:47 PM

    Brandstater for MVP

  15. sirkeeb says: Dec 16, 2011 3:56 PM

    good for him. he got kind of a raw deal with the jets, he went from going to be the starter, to off the team pretty quickly. i think he has a chance of being a decent QB in this league given the chance. i wish him all the best.

  16. blackheld says: Dec 16, 2011 4:26 PM

    You all need to remember Jason Campbell, Tavaris Jackson and Matt Moore, all three of whom had essentially been run out the door by their former teams. All three found some varying success where they landed, after.

    Clemens might not be the second coming of Jay Cutler, but if he had even just a mildly competitive team around him, he might do very well.

    Sadly…he has the Rams. But still…

  17. rohlo says: Dec 16, 2011 5:10 PM

    soon to be LA Rams again after the lease is up..kroenke is gonna sell to AEG (new stadium in LA CEO) and then kroenke buys broncos from bowlen so he will own 3 teams in denver..they will rebuild in LA!!!!!

  18. wakeupnfl says: Dec 16, 2011 5:22 PM

    Josh McDaniel is destroying this team. His play calling is so depressing. He should be on the hot seat!!!

  19. frankpm says: Dec 16, 2011 5:48 PM

    i still get that empty, vaguely depressed feeling whenever i think about that legendary 2007 finale of kellen clemens vs brodie croyle for better draft position when herm returned to the meadowlands for the first time. i remember thinking clemens wasn’t being given a fair chance by the team, fans and local media… until that game. he looked confused and uninspired, like much of his team. for that reason, and that reason alone, i was glad they brought in favre in 2008, but that’s a different discussion for a different depressing day ;P

  20. malvord13 says: Dec 16, 2011 9:08 PM

    Good this dudes never really had a fair chance to show what he’s got. Always was stuck in unlucky situations.

  21. f16fighterjet says: Dec 16, 2011 11:32 PM

    He’s got a rocket for an arm and did get a raw deal from the Jet’s. My only complaint about him was that he looked like he was trying to hard to make something happen. If I’m not mistaken Chad Penington got injured but was expected to come back soon the year Clemmons started.

  22. golonger says: Dec 17, 2011 12:00 AM

    Correction: He is STARTING…..he is not a starter…..there is a difference

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