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    Fox Sports hails Rams additions... Someone from STLTODAY posted this

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    Adam Schein / Special to FOXSports.com
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    Now that a full week has passed in the NFL's business season, it is time to break down the good, bad, and ***** in the start of free agency.

    Three instant impact moves

    Brian Williams to Jacksonville The Jags were a playmaking cover corner back opposite Rashean Mathis away from being a truly complete defense. Williams, who gets a six-year, $32 million deal with a $10 million signing bonus, perfectly fits that void. The defensive back played well subbing for Fred Smoot last season and is loaded with upside. He will thrive playing for Jack Del Rio.

    Lawyer Milloy to Atlanta Let's be honest; the Falcons were horrific at safety last year. Milloy adds credibility, toughness, leadership, a winning attitude, and the ability to make plays to the Falcons defense. Troy Vincent told me that the Falcons are getting a "difference maker" who can stuff the run and defend the pass by signing his former Bills teammate to a three-year $6 million deal with a $2.5 million signing bonus.

    Will Witherspoon to St. Louis Desperate for toughness and play-making at the linebacker position, the Rams smartly coughed up 33 million dollars over six years for the former Panther. Witherspoon, who recorded 109 tackles, 2 1/2 sacks and 2 picks for Carolina last year, will play middle linebacker for the Rams and instantly add an attitude.

    Top three teams in free agency

    Titans Floyd Reese got the ball rolling
    with Thornton and the great moves kept coming. New center Kevin Mawae adds a mean-streak and a veteran presence to the offensive line. David Givens is a very reliable and big-game-tested receiver to team with Drew Bennett and the Titans' young wide outs. And the versatile safety Chris Hope instantly gives the young defensive backfield a jolt of talent and professionalism. Hope told me it is his job to make Adam Jones "get what it is all about." Hope and Givens have Super Bowl rings while Mawae and Thornton have been in championship games. That type of playoff experience is invaluable for the Titans.

    Browns Bentley was just the tip of Phil Savage's fantastic "off-season." Joe Jurevicius is also a Cleveland native and gives Charlie Frye a veteran threat in the red zone. Everyone knows that Willie McGinest is a Romeo Crennel guy from their days together in New England and McGinest will be a team leader. But let's not sell McGinest short as a pass-rushing linebacker. In addition to a major locker room presence, the former Patriot star instantly gives Cleveland a much better pass rush. This was a great move. Cleveland improved in the trenches by plucking Kevin Shaffer to join Bentley on the offensive line and plugging in beefy Ted Washington at nose tackle. Plus, the Browns improved their special teams by stealing Dave Zastudil from the Ravens.

    Rams Witherspoon was perfect. The St. Louis secondary was a punch-line last year and the Rams added a play-maker and leader by inking Corey Chavous. And after he was cut by Dallas, LaRoi Glover quickly looked to be reunited with his former head coach with the Saints Jim Haslett, who now heads the Rams defense. I also loved Scott Linehan bringing in Gus Frerotte, who was with him in both Minnesota and Miami. While I am a big fan of Marc Bulger, you have to wonder aloud about his ability to stay healthy for 16 games. Frerotte is not a starter, but is the ideal backup. And playing for Linehan, where he knows the system cold, is a good fit all around.


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    Re: Fox Sports hails Rams additions... Someone from STLTODAY posted this

    Nice to hear! :up: Thanks, 16.

    Good comment on the Bulger/Frerotte situation too, just as Theodus69 had anticipated.

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    Re: Fox Sports hails Rams additions... Someone from STLTODAY posted this

    Quote Originally Posted by RealRam
    Nice to hear! :up: Thanks, 16.

    Good comment on the Bulger/Frerotte situation too, just as Theodus69 had anticipated.
    Theodus speculated that Gus could start over Bulger. It doesn't say that in that article, it says he's the ideal backup, which he is. There is no way that Gus beats out Bulger for the starting job, unless Bulger quits or comes in with only one leg or arm. LOL

    In fact I don't think Gus will even compete in camp for the starting position. He's here as the backup and he knows that.
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    Kudos to Jared Cook for saying what needed to be said about being outplayed and outcoached vs the Cards.

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    Re: Fox Sports hails Rams additions... Someone from STLTODAY posted this

    Quote Originally Posted by ramsbruce
    Theodus speculated that Gus could start over Bulger. It doesn't say that in that article, it says he's the ideal backup, which he is. There is no way that Gus beats out Bulger for the starting job, unless Bulger quits or comes in with only one leg or arm. LOL

    In fact I don't think Gus will even compete in camp for the starting position. He's here as the backup and he knows that.

    I hope you are right!

    Any news on Bulger and his health?
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    Re: Fox Sports hails Rams additions... Someone from STLTODAY posted this

    all we know about Bulger is that he's really dedicated to what he has to do. And thats to stay healthy. Hopefully, it'll all work out


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    Re: Fox Sports hails Rams additions... Someone from STLTODAY posted this

    bout time someone gives the rams some credit

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    Re: Fox Sports hails Rams additions... Someone from STLTODAY posted this

    This morning's Post-Dispatch said that Bulger is ahead of his rehab schedule from last year, so things sound good. We still need another lineman or two to help him stay healthy.

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