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    MartialRAM Guest

    Rams needs IAW Scouts INC...

    St. Louis Rams
    Weak-side linebacker: Dexter Coakley didn't play as well as St. Louis hoped he would when it signed him during the last offseason. The 33-year old missed the final four games of the season with a leg injury. He will have to compete for the starting job if he returns. While Brandon Chillar did an adequate job of filling in for Coakley and provides good depth, he lacks the cover skills of an every-down player. The Rams need a playmaker who has the range, closing speed and power to step into the starting lineup.

    Defensive tackle: Damione Lewis and Ryan Pickett have both departed through free agency. St. Louis did well to sign La'Roi Glover as he possesses a good blend of strength and initial quickness. However, Glover, 31, and undersized needs to be kept fresh to be effective, making him less vulnerable to wearing down when he plays too many snaps. In addition, the talented Jimmy Kennedy remains inconsistent. St. Louis needs a defensive tackle who can improve depth now and push the starters for playing time in the near future. No team gave up more rushing yards per carry last year, so the priority will be picking up a defensive tackle with the size and power to clog up the middle.

    Cornerback: At first glance, this may not appear to be a need. Travis Fisher, Jerametrius Butler and Ronald Bartell all return. While Corey Ivy signed with Baltimore, the Rams were able to acquire Fakhir Brown. However, while the team has lots of bodies at the position, question marks remain throughout the unit. The Rams lack a true No. 1 cover corner, Fisher has had problems staying healthy and Butler missed the entire 2005 season because of a knee injury. In addition, Bartell hasn't developed as quickly as hoped and there is some concern that he will never realize his potential. Keeping that in mind, St. Louis should draft a corner on Day 1 who can push for playing time in the sub-packages now and eventually compete for a starting job.

    Offensive guard: Claude Terrell appears to have a bright future as the starter on the left side, but Adam Timmerman is clearly on the downside of his career and Tom Nutten is an unrestricted free agent who isn't expected to return at this point. There is a lot to like about Richie Incognito's upside and he provides some depth at guard. However, he is a better fit at center, where he has the potential to eventually replace Andy McCollum, who turns 36 this year. The Rams need to improve depth at guard and start grooming a possible replacement for Nutten.

    Offensive tackle: Orlando Pace is one of the most dominant left tackles in the league and 2005 first-round pick Alex Barron, who progressed nicely after getting off to a slow start, has the potential to develop into an excellent starter on the right side. However, Rex Tucker signed with Detroit, making depth an issue. St. Louis needs a swing No. 3 with the natural ability and versatility to develop into a quality backup at both tackle positions.

    Other options: Free safety and tight end.

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    RamJackson39 Guest

    Re: Rams needs IAW Scouts INC...

    When they say WLB...They mean SLB right?

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    RamsFan16 Guest

    Re: Rams needs IAW Scouts INC...

    What the heck is IAW?

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    Re: Rams needs IAW Scouts INC...

    My thoughts exactly. I thought there was a job opening for us!

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    MartialRAM Guest

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    Quote Originally Posted by RamsFan16
    What the heck is IAW?
    In Accordance With...Air Force term...sorry.

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    RamsFan16 Guest

    Re: Rams needs IAW Scouts INC...

    Ok thanks. Haha I might join the Air Force. I better get learning these


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