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Thread: ESPN's Williamson: Rams one of three NFC teams to earn "A" in free agency

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    ESPN's Williamson: Rams one of three NFC teams to earn "A" in free agency

    My general distaste for immediate letter-style grading of personnel acquisition periods aside, I thought this was a nice write-up for what the Rams accomplished in free agency.

    Key additions: CB Cortland Finnegan, DE Kendall Langford, C Scott Wells, WR Steve Smith
    Key losses: WR Brandon Lloyd, CB Ron Bartell, DE James Hall, DT Justin Bannan, DT Fred Robbins, C Jason Brown

    Analysis: Recently, I tagged the Rams as big offseason winners this year, and my reasoning is best explained there. But to sum it up, the Rams are now set up extremely well to build their team for the long term with Jeff Fisher leading the show. Speaking of Fisher, his familiarity with Finnegan was obviously a huge factor. Not only does Finnegan fill a massive need on the field, but he's a good citizen off the field. Langford has some versatility in terms of where he can line up on the D-line and is just entering the prime of his career, while Wells is a big upgrade at center for St. Louis. Considering the dismal state of the Rams' wide receivers, taking a chance on Smith is a calculated gamble that could pay off as a security blanket for Sam Bradford. The Rams also did a nice job of purging some older expensive defensive linemen to better prepare for the future. We might not see the results of this offseason during the 2012 season, but St. Louis is set up extremely well for the long term because of what it has done during this period.

    Grade: A
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    Re: ESPN's Williamson: Rams one of three NFC teams to earn "A" in free agency

    We might not see the results of this offseason during the 2012 season, but St. Louis is set up extremely well for the long term because of what it has done during this period.
    And we still have the draft to set us up even more. And thanks to the Washington trade, we're going to get stronger in the next few years as well. You gotta love the position we're in and where wer're going.

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    Re: ESPN's Williamson: Rams one of three NFC teams to earn "A" in free agency

    Quote Originally Posted by r8rh8rmike View Post
    And we still have the draft to set us up even more. And thanks to the Washington trade, we're going to get stronger in the next few years as well. You gotta love the position we're in and where wer're going.
    Exactly...we are definitely heading in the right direction. Up Up and Away!!

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    Re: ESPN's Williamson: Rams one of three NFC teams to earn "A" in free agency

    Yeah everyone said the same thing when Devaney and Spags were in charge. Ill boast whenever we have a winning season.
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