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Danario Alexander Not Injured, Just Invisible Vs. Saints

The Post-Dispatch has taken it upon itself to allay the fears of all the Danario Alexander fans who were worried about his invisibility during the St. Louis Rams' 31-13 loss to the New Orleans Saints. Alexander was thrown to just one time in the loss, but according to coach Steve Spagnuolo it wasn't about an injury—just about the "flow of the game", which didn't lend itself to Alexander's particular talents. 

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That strikes me as a little odd, to be honest; the Rams needed to get downfield as quickly and effectively as they could against the Saints' speed and efficiency, and Alexander remains their primary deep threat. 

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But I think the real issue is a matter of risking the Mizzou alum's health in the games in which he has the highest marginal benefit. The Rams would have needed everything to fall into place to beat the Saints, and one rookie wide receiver probably wouldn't have made the difference, but they'll be in close competition with the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 15 and at the Seattle Seahawks in Week 17. A healthy Danario Alexander could be all they need to put them over the top in one or both of those games.

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