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I think it would be more advantageous for the Rams to play predominantly in 3 wide sets( 3 WRs 1 RB and 1 TE/FB) this year despite the youth at the WR position.
1. Help Bradford
Sam Bradford is a guys used to 4 WR sets.I think he will be able to move into a more pro style offense, but he could ease that transition by playing with 3 WRs instead of 2. He hardly if ever played with a FB. You also give Bradford more options to throw to. I personally would rather him target Gillyard or Amendola than Karney or Fells. If you leave either Karney OR Bajema on the field they can block for you and you still have S-jax and possibly Ogbonaya as capable receiving options
2. Help S-jax
Teams may totally disrespect our 3 WRs and leave 3 LBs on the field anyway, but in that case we have a higher chance of getting bigger plays in the passing game. Even if they decide to keep that 3rd LB on the field he is playing more in the space than he would be in 2 wide set leaving more space for S-jax. Most teams would put an extra DB on the field and S-jax has a higher chance of beating a DB than a LB. S-Jax can still have Karney as a lead blocker, but when you look at the number he had 3 100 yard games with Karney starting and 4 without him. So we can get some effective blocking out of other people.
3. Get the young guys reps.
I think we will keep 6 wrs and the most tenured of that group will be 4th year man Laurant Robinson. Mardy Gillyard is the explosive young rookie who could develop into a really good slot receiver which most of the time the slot is the 3rd wide receiver. He will need reps to learn the game. Amendola has been the best WR in camp and also could be an effective slot receiver as well. On the outside you have the speedsters Robinson even with the injury strugles can still get deep. The last 2 guys on the roster IMO will be Foster and Gibson who are pretty much rookies because they didn't get alot of time last year due to injuries trades and whatnot. They are more physical type of possession receivers.
4. We may be worse of at TE than WR.
Outside of Billy Bajema our TEs are just as inexperienced as our WRs. I would say Robinson, Avery, or Amendola are more primed for for a break out than Daniel Fells or Billy Bajema. I also give Mardy Gillayard the rookie advantage over Oh-Oh and Fendi. If we can find a productive TE in our group that guy can stay on the field with our 3 WRs at the expense of Mike Karney who I stated before did make an impact on the run game, but not as much as you would think.
Re: 3 Wide
I actually really like this idea. We dont really have any kind of threat at TE. Putting an extra receiver on the field and having Karney in the backfield the entire time will alow us to open up our offense a lot more.
Re: 3 Wide
I think it will be dependent on two things.
1. Our O-lines ability to block, because if they are not getting the job done, we will need FB/TE help.
2. Bradford's timing on his release(seems good), and can stay relatively safe, then I think a 3 WR set has many advantages as 39thebeast has pointed out.
I would love to see us stretch the field with a long-ball threat.A defeated look of consternation, dissappointment, or even pain. The name derives from the look one often gets when challenged by a large BM.
Re: 3 Wide
It's actually not a half bad idea in theory, not sure how well that would work in regards to protecting the passer? Also, I have been hearing that K Burton has been having the best camp as far as wr go, not to be picky.
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