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    Re: Macklin, Rams agree to terms

    Not a bad signing, as long as we didn't pay him much.

    I don't want Caldwell though. We need a young, tall wr if we get one at all.


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    Re: Macklin, Rams agree to terms

    isnt caldwell a burner? or at least faster than holt and bennet. if so, somebody needs to stretch the field

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    Re: Macklin, Rams agree to terms

    Caldwell isn't a burner at all. In comparison, he's a couple notches slower then, lets say, Shaun Mcdonald.

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    Re: Macklin, Rams agree to terms

    Not only is Caudwell not a burner, he can't catch a ball if he had gloves with glue on it.

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    Re: Macklin, Rams agree to terms

    the signing of Macklin is really scaping the barrel, I have just read that he had a tough time beating out undrafted FA types for playing time....HHHMmmm

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    Re: Macklin, Rams agree to terms

    We didn't exactly break the bank for Macklin, and won't for Caldwell either shouild we sign him. Let's not forget we will be heading into camp in 3 months, and will need bodies there and in preseason games. Macklin will provide veteran competition for any rookies we bring aboard. He may even make the team. We don't have the cap room to offer 24 million in guaranteed money to the D. Halls of this world right now, but we do have a chance to find a gem or two in the draft. I like our chances to get better this year -- better may not be enough to make the playoffs, but even 6 wins would make us twice as good as last year.

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    Re: Macklin, Rams agree to terms

    altho i try to look on the positive side of players we sign...e.g well Claiborne did look good in Detroit ...if only we could hypnotise "slim" jim into thinking the QB is a buffet,he`d get 20 sacks every year! etc.....

    i am actually struggling to feel confident about Macklin...is one thing getting in veteran leadership..but what sort of example do the likes of Macklin & Chavous set,when they basically arent good enough to be starters!

    this is how to get paid millions without earning it?

    dont like the sound of that one bit!

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    Re: Macklin, Rams agree to terms

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    this is how to get paid millions without earning it?
    No, getting paid millions without earning is is to be the backup QB in Indy or NE.

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    Re: Macklin, Rams agree to terms

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    No, getting paid millions without earning is is to be the backup QB in Indy or NE.

    Or how about being the punter on those teams?

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    Re: Macklin, Rams agree to terms

    Macklin.....now that I think of it, wasn't he the whipping boy that we used to abuse when he played with Arizona?

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    Re: Macklin, Rams agree to terms

    Is it just me or does Linehan prefer slow players over fast ones? I may be jumping the gun a bit but I'm beginning to think that he doesn't necessarily value speed. I'll be keeping a close eye on who we draft versus who we could've drafted more than ever this year.

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    Re: Macklin, Rams agree to terms

    Linehan used to like speed with his receivers at least(Randy Moss), though it certainly seems that he likes the power game in St. Louis, doesn't it? That's not necessarily a bad thing, except for the fact that none of our players are suited to play a power game other than Jax. We don't have huge mauling offensive linemen, we had quick, downfield receivers, and our QB was good at hitting them downfield too. Now he brought in some tall possession guys, to try to run a power game. We'll see if it works. At the least it should give some help to our defense.

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    Re: Macklin, Rams agree to terms

    Macklin is a depth signing and can compete with guys like Wade and Bartell for playing time. If he's as bad as some think, then it shouldn't be hard for Wade and Bartell to come out on top of that competition. But this secondary is in need of some veteran experience, even if it's just as a dime defender. I seem to remember having to play a number of guys in our secondary because of injuries a few seasons ago, so adding a fifth CB at minimal cost would make sense. Besides, Macklin may not even make it out of camp, so I don't see anything to get worked up over.

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    Re: Macklin, Rams agree to terms

    Quote Originally Posted by Nick View Post
    Macklin is a depth signing and can compete with guys like Wade and Bartell for playing time. If he's as bad as some think, then it shouldn't be hard for Wade and Bartell to come out on top of that competition. But this secondary is in need of some veteran experience, even if it's just as a dime defender. I seem to remember having to play a number of guys in our secondary because of injuries a few seasons ago, so adding a fifth CB at minimal cost would make sense. Besides, Macklin may not even make it out of camp, so I don't see anything to get worked up over.
    Well said Nick......

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    Re: Macklin, Rams agree to terms

    Quote Originally Posted by Nick View Post
    Macklin is a depth signing and can compete with guys like Wade and Bartell for playing time. If he's as bad as some think, then it shouldn't be hard for Wade and Bartell to come out on top of that competition. But this secondary is in need of some veteran experience, even if it's just as a dime defender. I seem to remember having to play a number of guys in our secondary because of injuries a few seasons ago, so adding a fifth CB at minimal cost would make sense. Besides, Macklin may not even make it out of camp, so I don't see anything to get worked up over.
    Precisely !! Nothing wrong with providing additional competition in an area of need at a reasonable price.

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