Actually, the moment Wilkins retired, PK became a high-priority need. The Rams did a very good job filling that need.
Originally Posted by renrawtruk
The guy they wanted is older and would have cost more. Bell is a very good signing.
As for Bell, listening to Devaney talk, he is stating the positives of "the guy we got", knowing that they missed on the guy they wanted. I'm sure he's a solid guard in the NFL, but we got the one who was probably still available on monday because he's a bit undersized.
I have not read anything that indicates that CB was a priority, but assuming it was, who did you expect the Rams to sign? Asante Samuel? He would have cost too much and, quite frankly, outside the Pats defense I would not be surprised if he gets exposed as a fairly average player.
They were trying to get one of the CB's, but they got gobbled up. Now they say the the other teams paid too much, but why release Bruce and free up all this cap space if you weren't willing to use it?
No, that was your Plan A. I seriously doubt the Rams intended to "overspend" for anyone, nor should they have.
The answer is that they freed up all this cap space to SO THEY COULD OVERSPEND and get Faneca some new young players in here, like Berrian, or one of those 2 CB's, and none of it worked out.