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    We signed the Jolly Green Giant!

    by Doug Kyed on Wed, May 22, 2013 at 10:53AM

    There haven’t been many 6-foot-10 players in NFL history, but the St. Louis Rams are hoping their latest acquisition will stick around. The Rams signed a behemoth offensive tackle on Tuesday, Ole Miss’ Terrell Brown. Brown is 6-foot-10, 388 pounds, but played sparingly with the Rebels during his three-year Ole Miss career. Brown played just two games in 2012 at offensive tackle and eight games in 2011 as a defensive tackle. The tallest player in NFL history is Richard Sligh, a 7-foot defensive tackle for the Raiders in 1967. The tallest current NFL player is 6-foot-9 Jared Gaither, who played for the Chargers in 2012 but is currently a free agent. Brown’s pro day measurables are nowhere near as impressive as Gaither’s were coming out of Maryland, though. Brown ran a 5.77-second 40-yard dash with a 5.44-second 20-yard shuttle and 8.93-second three-cone drill. Gaither ran the 40 in 4.98 seconds and had a 4.49-second 20-yard shuttle and 7.12-second three-cone time. Brown may benefit from the proposed partnership between the WWE and NFL to funnel football players into pro wrestling’s developmental system. There are far more 6-foot-10 wrestlers than NFL players. Brown’s most notable highlight at Ole Miss wasn’t on the field at all. It was on the sidelines when he sat down and crushed a plastic folding chair. Check it out in all of its slow-motion glory below.


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    Re: We signed the Jolly Green Giant!

    Maybe he could block kicks?

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    Re: We signed the Jolly Green Giant!

    Quote Originally Posted by AvengerRam View Post
    Maybe he could block kicks?
    I would think that he could at least block the longer ones due to the low trajectory.

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    Re: We signed the Jolly Green Giant!

    That chair didn't stand a chance.


    Ok, for real, if you can't crack the starting lineup at Ole Miss, how do you make a NFL roster?
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    Re: We signed the Jolly Green Giant!

    If not a kick blocker, potentially a body guard for Austin?

    Ramming speed to all

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    Re: We signed the Jolly Green Giant!

    Lead blocker, FB.....goal line situations.

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    Re: We signed the Jolly Green Giant!

    Quote Originally Posted by HUbison View Post
    Ok, for real, if you can't crack the starting lineup at Ole Miss, how do you make a NFL roster?
    At least they didn't draft him in the 4th round (Travis Scott)

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    Re: We signed the Jolly Green Giant!

    Quote Originally Posted by AvengerRam View Post
    Maybe he could block kicks?

    Absolutely! This young man wouldn't even have to jump -- ball would bounce off his face mask.

    I don't know about TB, seriously. Some players are considered much too short around the 5 foot - 8" range to be effective unless they have exceptional moves, quickness, etc. I'm thinking the same would apply to this Tackle. He would really have to prove himself with the respective talent and strengths needed for a good OL to play in the NFL.

    And that may be too tall an order.

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    Re: We signed the Jolly Green Giant!

    Quote Originally Posted by HUbison View Post
    Ok, for real, if you can't crack the starting lineup at Ole Miss, how do you make a NFL roster?
    Yeah, I'm not sure what the thinking is here in signing him. His own OC at Ole Miss said he had trouble bending down to get into his stance, had little flexibility, and had a hard time getting a burst off the ball.

    I guess the Rams can look at his ability to block kicks, but he's going to have to pretty much block everything in sight to have a chance at sticking around.

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    Re: We signed the Jolly Green Giant!

    Newest Rams player weighs in at 403 pounds

    By Joe Lyons

    Thomas Brown (left) battles Al Lapuaho in a drill at the Rams' workout Thursday at Rams Park. Brown, a rookie free agent who is 6-foot-10, weighed in at 403 pounds.


    The Rams opened up Organized Team Activities to the media for the first time on Thursday. A few things to come out of the workout, which lasted around two hours:

    • The newest Ram, tackle Thomas Brown, is a mountain of a man. Signed as a college free agent out of Mississippi earlier this week, Brown is listed at 6-foot-10 and 385 pounds. But he is even bigger than that.

    "Actually, we weighed him in at 403," Rams coach Jeff Fisher said. "We had him in for a rookie tryout and he had some issues we had to clear up from a physical standpoint. But we put that behind us. We worked him out on both sides of the ball and decided that his best position would be offensive tackle.

    "He's a defensive lineman trying to convert to offense, but he got through practice.''

    • The second season of the Fisher regime seems to be making progress.

    "I guess I can describe it to you this way: last year ar at this time, the entire team was hearing things for the first time,'' Fisher said. "This year, it's just the rookies going through that. For everybody else, it's the second go-around.

    "Our plan is to completely install everything ... from the first snap of a game at first-and-10 to last play of the game of the game with a Hail Mary pass and everything in between."

    Quarterback Sam Bradford had noticed a world of difference: "It just feels so much better knowing the details of this offense and actually having the ability to go over and help the young guys. When you're learning a system for the first time, it's really hard to go over ahd coach the young guys because you're still trying to figure everything out, too.''

    • Receiver Brian Quick was limited Thursday with a tight hamstring.

    "He woke up this morning with it,'' Fisher explained. "It felt tight, so we just backed him down.''

    With only a handful of players left on the practice field, Bradford could be seen working on routes and throws with recent draftees Tavon Austin and Stedman Bailey.
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    Re: We signed the Jolly Green Giant!

    Put him at fullback. He would be a devastating lead blocker.

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    Re: We signed the Jolly Green Giant!

    That Post article had his name wrong. It's Terrell, not Thomas Brown.

    This kid will be cut with the first go-around I'm sure.

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    Re: We signed the Jolly Green Giant!

    Quote Originally Posted by RebelYell View Post
    That Post article had his name wrong. It's Terrell, not Thomas Brown.

    This kid will be cut with the first go-around I'm sure.
    You could be right, he might not make the 1st cut, but if he can figure out a way to sit on DTs and DEs the way he did to that chair, he might have a shot.


    Rams' Terrell Brown stands out
    Updated: May 24, 2013, 12:17 PM ET
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    If St. Louis Rams coach Jeff Fisher was looking to add size to the offensive line, he accomplished his goal.

    Terrell Brown, an undrafted free agent out of Ole Miss who stands just under 7 feet tall and weighs more than 400 pounds, will shift from the defensive line to offensive line, Fisher said Thursday.

    Leading up to the draft, Brown was listed at 6-foot-10 and 388 pounds. However, Fisher said those stats aren't quite accurate.

    "Actually, we weighed him in at 403," Fisher told reporters Thursday. "We had him in for the tryout, and he had some issues that we had to clear up from a physical standpoint. But he got that put behind us. We worked him out on both sides of the ball, defensive line and offensive line, and we felt like his best position would be right tackle. [Rams offensive line coach Paul Boudreau] said he'd love to have him. He's a defensive lineman that we've converted to offensive lineman."

    Fisher also joked of using Brown on special teams to "block" some kicks.

    Brown played sparingly during his three-year career at Ole Miss, appearing in two games at offensive tackle in 2012 and eight games at defensive tackle in 2011.
    Despite his limited playing time, Brown still was the center of attention at Ole Miss' pro day. The massive Brown, who has 38-inch arms and a 92 3/8-inch wingspan, ran the 40 in 5.80 and 5.88 seconds, had a 5.65-second short shuttle and a 8.98-second three-cone drill. He also had a 23½-inch vertical jump and 6-foot-9 broad jump and performed 22 lifts on the bench press.
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    Re: We signed the Jolly Green Giant!

    He would have to be on the run package, as a man that size would limit the passing lanes. Maybe get stilts for SB? <br><br>gap

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    Re: We signed the Jolly Green Giant!

    Running game...? If nothing else his mass is an asset, imagine D-linemen playing 60min trying to move him. My guess is that come the start of the 4th quarter they are winded. Though I do wonder if he is a "depth" player. Limited playing time in college makes me concerned. If you have a "mountain" on your side, I'd think you would want him as an every down player....hmmmm
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