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Aqib Talib had barely gotten started with the Los Angeles Rams when he went down with an ankle injury.After two months as a supportive voice on the sideline while his new team soared without him Youth Josh Hill Jersey , the veteran cornerback is rejoining the Rams as their playoff push really begins.The Rams (10-1) designated Talib to return from injured reserve Monday when they returned to work after their bye week.Talib hasn't played since Los Angeles' third game on Sept. 23. He is eligible to return when the Rams visit Detroit on Sunday, but coach Sean McVay said the team won't decide until Talib goes through the week of practice."Hopefully I look good enough so the coaches say I can play on Sunday," Talib said.Talib is eager to resume his first year with the Rams, who acquired him from Denver last March to play alongside Marcus Peters in a revamped secondary. Instead, Talib got hurt in Los Angeles' third game and needed surgery on his ankle."I've been getting real hard workouts lately, but there's nothing like playing in an actual game," Talib said. "The only way you're going to get ready for a game is playing in games, so I'm as good as I can be as far as working out without playing, without competing."The 32-year-old Talib won a Super Bowl ring with the Broncos three years ago, and he has been selected for the Pro Bowl in each of the past five seasons. That streak should end this year, but Talib is healthy in time to play a significant role in determining whether he wins a second championship ring.Although the Rams are still riding high from their epic 54-51 win over Kansas City last Monday night, Talib wants his teammates to focus on the future."I don't think you can maintain," Talib said. "You've got to crank it up a notch, man. You need a little bit extra. Walk through a little bit extra. Take an extra 30, 40 minutes at home. It's like the season really starts right now. (If) you plan on doing something (in the playoffs) Josh Hill Jersey Stitched , you should have about eight games left. So the last eight games, you've got to be working harder than your first 11 games. This is when the season really starts right now."Three of the Rams' final five games are on the road as they chase New Orleans (10-1) for the top seed in the NFC. Los Angeles is one win or one Seattle loss away from clinching back-to-back NFC West titles for the first time since 1978-79, but its bigger race with the Saints could go down to the final week of December.Talib has stayed active in meeting rooms and on road trips during his injury, maintaining his leadership role even while he can't play. After a tumultuous career marked by missteps including everything from fistfights and chain-snatching to self-inflicted gunshot wounds and non-prescription Adderall, Talib has been a steady voice of veteran inspiration for the Rams."Just his presence for our team will be a big benefit to us, having him out on the practice field," McVay said. "He's been around a lot, and he's voted a captain by his guys. He's clearly one of the leaders on this football team."Talib also dabbled in broadcasting during his injury absence."I told him not to get too good at that NFL Network job," said McVay, who is 20 days older than Talib, "because he looks like he's got a couple of years left in him."Troy Hill has started seven games at cornerback opposite Peters during Talib's absence, and Sam Shields has played extensively.Both cornerbacks are likely to stay in important roles alongside nickel back Nickell Robey-Coleman, but Talib's shutdown skills are much-needed on a defense that gave up 346 yards passing to Drew Brees in LA's only loss and 478 yards to Patrick Mahomes in last week's big win."The way that we look at it is it's given us a great opportunity for guys that wouldn't have gotten a lot of those snaps to continue to get that experience," McVay said. "I think it has enabled us to develop some depth at that corner spot. But it's a big boost to our defense getting (Talib) back for a variety of ways." Whatever it takes to get the upper hand, you do it!Tre’Quan Smith Youth Terron Armstead Jersey , Cameron Meredith, Ted Ginn Jr., and Alvin Kamara will all be doing something slightly different than they’ve done up to this point in the season when they arrive in Atlanta to face the Falcons in Week 3.For Smith, this appears to translate into an expanded role according to head coachSean Payton.“We have to find ways to get him more touches. He is handling our installation. He knows what we are doing game plan wise, and I think he is ready to prove that.” I get it.This is a chance to see what the rookie can do in an important game where any wrinkle can result in an upper hand.He’s shown a lot in camp and during preseason, so now is as good a time as ever for him to swim or sink.The question is, will he look more like Kenny Stills or Robert Meachem? Meanwhile, following an injury to return specialist Tommylee Lewis that placed him on injured reserve, the Saints have inserted two new candidates into the now vacant punt return duties.One of those candidates Sean Payton said, “I know I’m comfortable with Alvin (Kamara) back there” but the other he was a little more guarded about and used it as a chance to give the player a vote of confidence“Ted Ginn is someone who’s done it and we just got to get that gas can in his locker and get him going. I think he’s someone who can give you some juice in that area.”Notice the highlighted “subtle” differences in the certainty of the two individual players?Over his career as a punt returner, Ginn has fielded 257 punts for 2,600 yards and 4 TDs.The drawback to some of that “juice” Payton alluded to is that he’s also had 16 fumbles in that time span.Two of them last year as a Saint that had Payton suggesting they “needed to find someone they can trust” before relieving him of those duties.When Payton had his issues with Reggie Bush, he used Lance Moore for the fair catch scenarios.I’d imagine something similar with Kamara and Ginn on Sunday.Finally, Cameron Meredith looks set to make his much anticipated regular season debut as a Saint after being inactive for the previous two games.“He’s doing well. He’s healthy. And this will be a week we’ll look to see how he progresses and see if we can get him into this plan.”Now granted, I trust that the staff knows when he’s ready to contribute but practice speed and game speed are two different things.His first preseason game saw him drop a pass (albeit thrown with questionable touch) that resulted in an INT for his quarterback.He would go on to fair much better in his fourth preseason game with 2 catches for 77 yards and a TD.It obviously took him some time to get up to speed Terron Armstead Jersey Stitched , but those games were meaningless and the current scenario now begs the question - Does game rust and lack of action in the offense for Meredith show up at an inopportune time?I brought all of this to you to make a single point.There is some serious boom or bust potential with the timing of these changes.On one hand, the “newness” of these players and roles could give the Saints a slight advantage in what will be an otherwise close game. On the other they provide a breeding ground for potential mishaps because of that very same “newness”.In a rivalry that is usually won by the team that makes the fewest mistakes, we’ll find out which side of the coins these moves land on following Sunday’s game.Matchup to watch vs FalconsThe Falcons offensive line is missing starting left guard Andy Levitre after he was placed on IR earlier this week.If the secondary is going to hold up against Atlanta’s receiving talent, the defensive line will need to be the catalyst that makes it all possible.Yes, it’s important that the defensive backs force Ryan to go through more than his 1st or 2nd read, but it’s up to the front seven to make him pay when he does.Once you begin hitting Ryan (like any other quarterback) that’s when the mistakes and the second guessing start to appear.If they can rattle him Marshon Lattimore, Ken Crawley, and Marcus Williams should have a chance to turn some tipped passes or errant throws into turnovers late in the game.Random Thought IEven at a young age, when you walk out on the field with your friends you know the consequences of playing tackle football.While being hurt as a kid was more likely than getting injured, you still recognized it’s a gladiator sport.Interesting that many QBs are coming out and trashing the NFL’s current aims to protect the quarterback position.Random Thought IIAdd the recent news that Saints plan to start P.J. Williams in place of Ken Crawley, as another change that has boom or bust potential.The Saints offense is moving the ball and the Falcons offense is moving the ball.The Saints defense is giving up points and the Falcons defense is giving up points.Per usual in this rivalry, it could all come down to which defense or special teams makes the key play that ultimately ends up being the difference in this game.There will be plenty of opportunities for either side but with the Falcons down at least three of it’s primary play makers and the Saints fairly healthy New Orleans should could steal a victory in Atlanta.Prediction: Saints win 28-27
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