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    Good News

    Looks like Snead agrees that we don't need anymore high draft WRs.

    Les Snead says St. Louis Rams don't need No. 1 receiver



    The St. Louis Rams entered this season with a group of wide receivers boasting just 1,371 career yards combined. Four teams since 1991 came into a campaign with less real estate at the position.
    With or without Sam Bradford at the controls, St. Louis struggled to move the ball through the air in 2013, throwing for fewer yards (3,125) than 26 other NFL teams. The Rams' leading receiver wasJared Cook, a tight end, and no wideout accounted for more than 40 receptions or 600 yards.
    Despite those ill results, general manager Les Snead doesn't believe the Rams need to hunt for a proven No. 1 receiver.
    "I go back to this and the answer is really 'no' on that,"Snead said last week, per Nick Wagoner of ESPN.com. "I think our receivers right now, I truly believe as they progress and the oldest guy just finished his third year, we cannot have another receiver around here and we're going to be a good football team."
    St. Louis hasn't had a receiver cross the 700-yard mark since Torry Holt did the deed in 2008. Snead, however, isn't married to statistics, emphasizing that "teams win" -- not players -- saying: "We're in this fantasy footballtype age, and I think if you look at seven of the top 10 pass catchers, seven of the top 10 didn't make the playoffs."
    Still, Tavon Austin was widely expected to blow up as a rookie, only to stay stuck in the mud for much of the season in coordinator Brian Schottenheimer's vanilla air attack.
    Flashes of potential from Brian Quick and leading wideout Chris Givens have the Rams holding out hope that one of their many draft picks will bloom. St. Louis used a first-rounder on Austin last April and spent a second on Quick and a fourth on Givens in 2012. TheRams dropped a third-round pick on Austin Pettis the season before and made Cook their big offseason free-agent acquisition in March.
    Snead's message is clear: He isn't in the mood to burn another high pick when so much young potential -- albeit entirely unproven -- already sits on the roster.
    The latest "Around The League Podcast" interviews Carolina Panthers star Greg Hardy and looks ahead to the Conference Championships.



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    Re: Good News

    This is absolute garbage. Of the 12 teams that made the playoffs this year, only two did not possess a 1,000 yard WR on their team (Chiefs, Seahawks).


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    Re: Good News

    In other news from around the time of this article, the Conference Championship games are looking like they'll be really good! My gut says Denver beats New England, Seattle defeats San Fran, and they'll meet in the Super Bowl.

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    It's simple. We whiffed on Quick. Givens is regressing. Cook doesn't look like he gives a damn about football. We need guys who are going to get it done. As of right now we only have 2 WR's worth keeping, Tavon and Stedman. How can you be a WR and not know how to catch a football (looking at you Tavon, Cook, Quick, Givens...) At least Tavon improved as the season went on.

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    GM says no to a WR + this time of year = WR is a distinct reality
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    Why you 'Around the League Podcast', you!!!

    I want a WR at #13 or in 2nd Round!

    Watch out for the rumors avalanche.

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    Re: Good News

    Quote Originally Posted by sosa39rams View Post
    This is absolute garbage. Of the 12 teams that made the playoffs this year, only two did not possess a 1,000 yard WR on their team (Chiefs, Seahawks).
    You do know that one of those 2 teams you named won the superbowl without the 1,000 yrd receiver...And that same team is team we most closely resemble with out tough D and an offense that will put a marginal amount of points

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    Quote Originally Posted by BarronWade View Post
    You do know that one of those 2 teams you named won the superbowl without the 1,000 yrd receiver...And that same team is team we most closely resemble with out tough D and an offense that will put a marginal amount of points
    Things happen. The only reason the Seahawks didn't have a 1,000 yard WR was because their top 2 WR's both went down (Harvin and Sidney Rice). We're nowhere near the Seahawks level. They have 3 superstar DB's, 3 solid LB's, more depth than imaginable on their D Line, better QB, a top 3 RB...

    They have a shaky offensive line but even then they have two pro bowl caliber guys on that line.

    Just because we have a similar structure does not mean we should pass on a 1,000 yard receiver because they didn't have one.


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    Quote Originally Posted by sosa39rams View Post
    It's simple. We whiffed on Quick. Givens is regressing. Cook doesn't look like he gives a damn about football. We need guys who are going to get it done. As of right now we only have 2 WR's worth keeping, Tavon and Stedman. How can you be a WR and not know how to catch a football (looking at you Tavon, Cook, Quick, Givens...) At least Tavon improved as the season went on.

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    Re: Good News

    Quote Originally Posted by HUbison View Post
    GM says no to a WR + this time of year = WR is a distinct reality
    Ding! Ding! Ding! The silly season is in full swing, and Snead is knee deep in it.
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