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    Current Rams vs. All-Ex-Rams Team

    Who would win... the 2005 Rams or this team:

    QB: Kurt Warner, Arizona
    RB: Lamar Gordon, Philadelphia
    FB: James Hodgins, Arizona
    WR: Ricky Prohel, Carolina
    WR: Az Hakim, New Orleans
    TE: Ernie Conwell, New Orleans
    OT: Wayne Gandy, New Orleans
    OG: Zach Wiegert, Houston
    C: John St. Clair, Chicago
    OG: Matt Lehr, Atlanta
    OT: Ryan Tucker, Cleveland

    DE: Grant Wistrom, Seattle
    DT: Jeff Zgonina, Miami
    DT: Brian Young, New Orleans
    DE: Bryce Fisher, Seattle
    OLB: Tommy Polley, Baltimore
    MLB: London Fletcher, Buffalo
    OLB: Robert Thomas, Green Bay
    CB: Dre Bly, Detroit
    CB: Dexter McCleon, Kansas City
    FS: Kim Herring, Cincinnati
    SS: Matt Bowen, Washington


    Looking at that roster, a couple of things are apparent:

    1. The Rams have lost a lot more talent on the defensive side of the ball than they have on offense.

    2. Teams that have played the Rams have also raided their roster. Of the 22 players, 8 are now on current or former NFC West rivals.
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    Re: Current Rams vs. All-Ex-Rams Team

    That's a pretty weak offense, but the defense looks formidable. I think the ex-team beats the current team 21-20. Gordon leads the way with 22 carries for 134 yards and 2 TDs. Warner is 22-39 for 289 yards and a TD. Fletcher leads the D with 13 stops. Bly has a pair of picks and Young recovers a Jackson fumble to end the game.
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    Re: Current Rams vs. All-Ex-Rams Team

    i like our chances. i think we could run on that team and i think we would have at least some shot at getting pressure on warner with that line. To me, it still comes down to this: the two impact players we lost were fletcher and bly. Bly was unavoidable i think, hindsight being 20-20, the fletcher for duncan deal worked out about as well as the nolan ryan for jim fregosi and leroy stanton deal did for the mets in 1971.

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    Re: Current Rams vs. All-Ex-Rams Team

    When a majority of the money is on the offensive side of the ball, the defense is going to be picked clean. For some reason, the beancounters wouldn't sign Wistrom, Fisher, or Fletcher due to influences outside of Martz control.

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    Re: Current Rams vs. All-Ex-Rams Team

    I miss Fletcher. :sad:
    That's my story, and I'm sticking to it!!

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    Re: Current Rams vs. All-Ex-Rams Team

    Well, if it was against this current team with the Corners decimated like this week, I think there are 3 or 4 college teams that could keep up offensively.

    Doesn't this team have a lot more salary cap room next year? Warners dead money ends, doesn't it? And the cap is going up so all teams will have a little more room....and possibly restructure Ike?

    If they can get Butler back as the primary corner, they should be able to get by with Groce as #2, and one of the other newbies (Johnson/Bartell) or even Fisher as the 3rd guy. It just looks so bad when you move that whole list down a tier with Butler out.

    Perhaps bring in a coach who can run a 3-4, using Little and/or Hargrove as LB's.

    With Furry/Atogwe and Archuleta/Carter at safeties.

    ..and a guy specifically brought in to kick off into the end zone every time?

    Is this not enough, or do they need to scrap the whole defense?

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    Re: Current Rams vs. All-Ex-Rams Team

    Quote Originally Posted by txramsfan
    When a majority of the money is on the offensive side of the ball, the defense is going to be picked clean. For some reason, the beancounters wouldn't sign Wistrom, Fisher, or Fletcher due to influences outside of Martz control.


    Now how do you say that it was outside Martz's control?......................i disagree Tx

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    Re: Current Rams vs. All-Ex-Rams Team

    Quote Originally Posted by sbramfan
    Well, if it was against this current team with the Corners decimated like this week, I think there are 3 or 4 college teams that could keep up offensively.

    Doesn't this team have a lot more salary cap room next year? Warners dead money ends, doesn't it? And the cap is going up so all teams will have a little more room....and possibly restructure Ike?

    If they can get Butler back as the primary corner, they should be able to get by with Groce as #2, and one of the other newbies (Johnson/Bartell) or even Fisher as the 3rd guy. It just looks so bad when you move that whole list down a tier with Butler out.

    Perhaps bring in a coach who can run a 3-4, using Little and/or Hargrove as LB's.

    With Furry/Atogwe and Archuleta/Carter at safeties.

    ..and a guy specifically brought in to kick off into the end zone every time?

    Is this not enough, or do they need to scrap the whole defense?


    Finally!!!!!!!!.........Someone that agrees with me!

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    Re: Current Rams vs. All-Ex-Rams Team

    Team #2 would win IMO
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    Re: Current Rams vs. All-Ex-Rams Team

    - 'Cankle' man - Jeff Zgonina
    - London Fletcher

    Two guys that I feel the RAMS should have paid to keep.

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    Re: Current Rams vs. All-Ex-Rams Team

    TEAM # 2 FOR SURE !:tongue:

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    Re: Current Rams vs. All-Ex-Rams Team

    Quote Originally Posted by talkstoangels61
    Now how do you say that it was outside Martz's control?......................i disagree Tx
    Well, Martz wanted to keep Fisher but the powers with the checkbook voted him down. That's factual. I think everyone knew that Wistrom was going to be overpaid, but Fletcher was let go by Lovie so that he could bring in Duncan.

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