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    27 and Under (aka "The Core")

    Okay, maybe I'm just getting giddy with the last two wins, but my optimism meter is registering high readings today. One thing that I find promising is the number of contributing players on the team who are 27 years old or younger (and, consequently, have at least 3 more good years before age is a factor). Makes for a nice core for the future:

    Victor Adeyanju - 25
    O.J. Atogwe - 27
    Donnie Avery - 24
    Alex Barron - 26
    Jacob Bell - 27
    Ron Bartell - 26
    Adam Carriker - 24
    Richie Incognito - 25
    Steven Jackson - 25
    Chris Long - 23
    Clifton Ryan - 24

    Add to that list guys like Burton, Greco, Scheuning and even Tye Hill and you have the potential for a long term core of quality players. They really need to lock up two in particular - Atogwe and Bartell.


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    Re: 27 and Under (aka "The Core")

    We do have a young group of guys. And with the draft next year, we will add more potential starters. We keep our vets for now to play and groom our young ones. It's great to see we have YOUNG core players along with vets.

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    Re: 27 and Under (aka "The Core")

    Quote Originally Posted by AvengerRam View Post
    They really need to lock up two in particular - Atogwe and Bartell.
    Avenger,

    What is your opinion on the play of Alex Barron this year? What do you think may be his future, if any, with the Rams when his contract runs out next year? And, if you don't mind...please don't mention anything about his penalties as we've all discussed that issue ad infinitum. I am more interested in his blocking prowess than anything else at this point.

    WHAT SAY YE?

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    Re: 27 and Under (aka "The Core")

    I completely agree with the optimism. However, I must admit the lack of a QB on that list is, at least, notable.
    "Before the gates of excellence the high gods have placed sweat; long is the road thereto and rough and steep at first; but when the heights are reached, then there is ease, though grievously hard in the winning." --- Hesiod

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    Re: 27 and Under (aka "The Core")

    Barron's play has been solid this year, and he's proven to be one of our more durable players.

    When his contract expires, I'd resign him as long as he's not looking to break the bank.

    And yes, HUB, I do wish there was a 24 year old QB of the future on that list.

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    Re: 27 and Under (aka "The Core")

    How about Donnie Avery folks? Amirite?!

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    Re: 27 and Under (aka "The Core")

    Quote Originally Posted by shower beers View Post
    How about Donnie Avery folks? Amirite?!
    Amirite?

    What the flip is "Amirite"?
    "Before the gates of excellence the high gods have placed sweat; long is the road thereto and rough and steep at first; but when the heights are reached, then there is ease, though grievously hard in the winning." --- Hesiod

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    Re: 27 and Under (aka "The Core")

    Quote Originally Posted by HUbison View Post
    Amirite?

    What the flip is "Amirite"?
    Am I right? But spoken as one word. E.g. Amirite people?!

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    Re: 27 and Under (aka "The Core")

    Quote Originally Posted by Nick_Weasel View Post
    Am I right? But spoken as one word. E.g. Amirite people?!
    Ah, I see. So the English translation of "Amirite" is "Am I right".

    Very well. I guess spelling is overrated. or should I say....igesspelngisoveratd?
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    "Before the gates of excellence the high gods have placed sweat; long is the road thereto and rough and steep at first; but when the heights are reached, then there is ease, though grievously hard in the winning." --- Hesiod

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    Re: 27 and Under (aka "The Core")

    There is Brock Berlin, he could be a solid player,

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    Re: 27 and Under (aka "The Core")

    Quote Originally Posted by jjigga3000 View Post
    There is Brock Berlin, he could be a solid player,
    idonthinso

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    Re: 27 and Under (aka "The Core")

    Wellif wehad taken JayCutler Insyeadof TyeHill theqbissue wouldbecovered!

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    Re: 27 and Under (aka "The Core")

    yesisntthisfun?!

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    Re: 27 and Under (aka "The Core")

    beets haveeng totalkboutlosses alletime

    anbrokberlinisjuswhere heshoodbeat... asbackup

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    Re: 27 and Under (aka "The Core")

    good young talent we have

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