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Keep an eye on Rams' Tinoisamoa

Posted by ESPN.com's Mike Sando

Playing on a struggling defense for a losing team in a smaller media market is one way to go unnoticed by NFL standards. The Rams thinks linebacker Pisa Tinoisamoa is having a very good season. Here's what coach Jim Haslett told reporters Thursday:

"I think that's the number one thing, he's healthy. He's playing with great pad level, the guy is playing with power for a guy that's not big in stature, I mean, he's extremely fast, obviously. But the guy is doing everything right and that's the reason he's not getting knicked up and hit because his mechanics and techniques are just, you know, he's doing everything right for the first time since I've been here."

I'll keep an eye on Tinoisamoa when I travel to St. Louis for the Cowboys-Rams game. There wasn't much momentum for that game when we talked about where to go in Week 7, but subsequent events sealed the deal. The Cardinals are off, the 49ers have lost three in a row and the Seahawks haven't won in almost a month. The Rams are the hottest NFC West team in the division among teams with a game on the schedule this week.