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    How close were we to getting Donovan Darius?

    Do you guys remember. Cause right now I am really wishing we would have gotten him and if he was here he could be healthy and everything. I wanted him but didn't get him cause our F/O is dumb and pays players like turley that aren't even on our team and don't trade them

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    Re: How close were we to getting Donovan Darius?

    I wanted him but didn't get him cause our F/O is dumb and pays players like turley that aren't even on our team and don't trade them
    I hope you are joking. Everyone was happy when we got Turley he was supposed to solidify our RT spot which he did until he got hurt and then there was no trade value. You might be able to find things to blame the FO for but Turley is not one of them.
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    Re: How close were we to getting Donovan Darius?

    After the john st clair debacle, find me just one guy on this board who thought AT THE TIME that the turley sign and trade was a bad move.

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    Re: How close were we to getting Donovan Darius?

    No I know when he was very good when he was health as in TUrley but when he threatened Martz and when we should have waiten till he got healthy then traded him.
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    Re: How close were we to getting Donovan Darius?

    No I know when he was very good when he was health as in TUrley but when he threatened Martz and when we should have waiten till he got healthy then traded him.
    First of all, you'd want to keep him on the roster and pay him several millions of dollars for doing absolutely nothing for two years? That's not smart.

    Second of all, who's going to trade for a broken down tackle who hasn't played in two years with a huge contract? It would never happen.

    As for Darius, this being the second time you've asked this question on these boards, the Rams never made a serious push to get Darius. Besides, we already have the defensive player of the month at SS. We need a FS, not a SS.

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    Re: How close were we to getting Donovan Darius?

    Quote Originally Posted by general counsel
    After the john st clair debacle, find me just one guy on this board who thought AT THE TIME that the turley sign and trade was a bad move.
    Well I can't say as I thought it was a bad move at the time, but I was not 100% sure about it. I don't follow other teams or their players. All I really knew about the guy was his suspect attitude and I questioned whether that would bode well for the Rams.

    Once I saw him play in his first game vs. strahan I was not thrilled. Tatty Turley got his butt whipped. The Rams gave up a lot to get him and I was expecting he'd be more dominant than he was. He was an average RT at best. I have no proof but I think he took the money and ran. Huge mistake by the Rams.

    Quote Originally Posted by ZigZagRam
    Besides, we already have the defensive player of the month at SS. We need a FS, not a SS.
    Yeah right. For every good play he makes he then makes several bonehead plays. He's got to be the most over-rated player on the Rams roster.



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    Re: How close were we to getting Donovan Darius?

    I for 1 really didn't like the Turley trade but,because of our RT delima i didn't say much!

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    Re: How close were we to getting Donovan Darius?

    We traded a 2nd round pick for Turley a great starting RT that helped turn this team around from 7-9 to 12-4. Then the year after Turley we are 8-8. There were no problems with Turleys behavior while he was here he was a model citizen until his injury then the guy went crazy. He even played good at both RT and LT for the Saints before coming over to us and he played good for us. If he would not have got hurt then got in the squabble with the team after that we never would have looked at RT in the draft because Turley is just now 30 and he was still playing at a high level before the injury. We also would have been better then 8-8 last year when Bulger was getting killed. The way things worked out we still got Barron which I am happy about he looks good in protection but still needs to prove he can help in the running game.

    Quotes from the team the year we got Turley.
    Acquired from the Saints to fill a huge hole at offensive right tackle, Turley has been dominant in training camp. He draws the toughest assignments in pass protection drills, often taking on sack specialist Leonard Little, and almost always wins the battle.

    "He's a gifted athlete with an attitude, and that's what you want," coach Mike Martz said.
    Turley takes over for John St. Clair, who was a disappointment last year.

    The addition of Turley and center Dave Wohlabaugh makes the Rams' line potentially one of the NFL's best, once All-Pro Orlando Pace ends his holdout. Rams quarterbacks absorbed a pounding last year, with Kurt Warner (broken pinky, broken hand) and Marc Bulger (back) both missing a lot of time.

    "You bring in a guy like Kyle who's an all-Pro type guy, you've got to be excited about that," Warner said. I think it's going to be the best offensive line we've had."
    The following is our record and our RTs during those years. Martz offense needs a good RT.

    1999 13-3 Fred Miller Good Won SB
    2000 10-6 Ryan Tucker Good
    2001 14-2 Ryan Tucker Good Lost SB
    2002 7-9 John St. Clair Horrible
    2003 12-4 Turley Good (In the playoffs we played for the tie and Carolina won by 3 in OT)
    2004 8-8 Sapaia Bad
    2005 2-2 Barron (Jury is out looks good so far)

    If trading for a guy and going from 7-9 to 12-4 does not make people excited I have no idea what would.
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