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    Thank you DeSpags

    Thank you DeSpags for rebuilding the core of this team.

    Thank you Spags for coaching one of most prolific defense this franchise had since the Fearsome Foursome days.

    Thank you Spags for curing the cancer that was in the locker room during the Martz and Linehan era.

    Thank you Spags for not letting the players quit on you in these tough times.

    Thank you Spags for willing to coach this team when it was one of the worst in history.

    Thank you Devaney for making the jump on drafting our franchise QB.

    Thank you Devaney for drafting a solid foundation in the 1st-4th rounds as well as the undrafted free agency, something the previous regime is incapable of.

    And most importantly, thank you DeSpags for putting this team in position of a winning culture despite not grasping into that opportunity.

    I wish both of you the best of luck wherever you land.


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    Re: Thank you DeSpags

    [QUOTE=fliptalianstallion;410504]Thank you DeSpags for rebuilding the core of this team.

    Thank you Spags for coaching one of most prolific defense this franchise had since the Fearsome Foursome days.

    You are joking, Right?

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    Re: Thank you DeSpags

    Yeah the defense isn't that good, man.

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    Re: Thank you DeSpags

    Quote Originally Posted by Fettmaster View Post
    Yeah the defense isn't that good, man.
    Way better than what we've had these last 3 decades. You can argue that 2001 when Lovie Smith was our DC was also a good year for that defense but they had the GSOT to keep them fresh.

    Way to bring your negativity kind sir.

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    Re: Thank you DeSpags

    Then I guess I'm negative for saying the Rams defense isn't that good. (Which it isn't)

    And no, the 2011 Rams defense is not the best Rams defense in 30 years.

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    Re: Thank you DeSpags

    As I read this, I wondered how long it would take for the thread to spiral into negative comments. I guess the answer is "not long at all." Kudos flip, for at least trying to reflect on some positives, however, ahem "bold" some of them may be.

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    A very classy post.

    I wish Spags and Billy D. nothing but the best of success in the future. They did some good things while here, and brought in some names that will be impact players for years to come.

    Ultimately, everyone is hired to be fired and after this season, the team decided to make that move. However, I won't overlook some of the good the two did both for the furure of the team and in the community.

    Thanks gentlemen. Best in your future endeavors.

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    Re: Thank you DeSpags

    Quote Originally Posted by shower beers View Post
    As I read this, I wondered how long it would take for the thread to spiral into negative comments. I guess the answer is "not long at all." Kudos flip, for at least trying to reflect on some positives, however, ahem "bold" some of them may be.
    I can't blame the poor souls, although Fett is making a realistic standpoint. I did exaggerate the defense, but my point is, this is a solid foundation for our defense and if coached right by our next HC, they can reach the "elite" label.

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    Re: Thank you DeSpags

    Quote Originally Posted by fliptalianstallion View Post
    Way better than what we've had these last 3 decades. You can argue that 2001 when Lovie Smith was our DC was also a good year for that defense but they had the GSOT to keep them fresh.

    Way to bring your negativity kind sir.
    3 decades? Seriously? You're confusing a few good defensive players for a good overall defense. Statistically this team is as bad as they've been the last 5 years or longer.

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    Re: Thank you DeSpags

    Quote Originally Posted by fliptalianstallion View Post
    I can't blame the poor souls, although Fett is making a realistic standpoint. I did exaggerate the defense, but my point is, this is a solid foundation for our defense and if coached right by our next HC, they can reach the "elite" label.
    Dear Flip,

    thanks for taking time to point out some areas we should all look back on once new coach is here and producing results in a winning way. The foundation is better then it was 3 years ago and with the right leadership, we will be at least 8-8 next year. look at Whiners......singletary was not good HC but help set up strong foundation for Harbaugh. i look for similar thing here for Rams.

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    Re: Thank you DeSpags

    People forget all the good that Spags and Devaney have done for this franchise. From most peoples standpoint, a bad season means that they did EVERYTHING wrong.
    RealRam, shower beers and gap like this.

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    Re: Thank you DeSpags

    Quote Originally Posted by Trevor View Post
    People forget all the good that Spags and Devaney have done for this franchise. From most peoples standpoint, a bad season means that they did EVERYTHING wrong.
    Confirmation bias is very contagious.

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    Re: Thank you DeSpags

    Quote Originally Posted by fliptalianstallion View Post
    I can't blame the poor souls, although Fett is making a realistic standpoint. I did exaggerate the defense, but my point is, this is a solid foundation for our defense and if coached right by our next HC, they can reach the "elite" label.
    Well yeah I agree with this. They still need a couple pieces though IMO

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    Re: Thank you DeSpags

    Let me add that Spags and Devaney were responsible for getting the Rams out of the lunacy of John Shaw and his merry band of cheapskates who hurt the franchise except for the GSOT years.

    I too wish them well in whatever the future holds for them.

    Go Rams!

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    Re: Thank you DeSpags

    I'd love to thank Spags and Devaney as well. Classy guys who did nothing but make me more proud of our oganization. They have definitely put together some nice pieces for Jeff. He can come here, finish the puzzle, and lets get this thing rolling.
    Dwight Frye likes this.

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