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    Re: I hope Linehan learns from past mistakes.

    You have to look at why Bulger has been injured so much. Sure he did get hurt trying to make a tackle but for the most part he was a sitting duck behind that line with all of the long passing plays called and holes on the line he was getting killed just the same way Warner did. Linehan says he will let Bulger audible, not call so many 7 step drops, hopefully that will help provide better protection for Bulger. With that being said I don't want to draft Cutler with our first pick. We can wait until next year to draft a QB, we have too many other needs this year.

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    Re: I hope Linehan learns from past mistakes.

    We'll see....hey, there's a scenario for every position on our team except three....Wilkins, Holt and Pace. Everyone else? It's up for grabs.

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    Re: I hope Linehan learns from past mistakes.

    Quote Originally Posted by Nick
    He's a top ten quarterback when healthy. If Linehan can keep him out of the trainer's room with better protection, does he really need to make leaps and bounds for the Rams to have to consider resigning him in two years?
    For the money he's going to be asking for? Yes. He does. He has to take us deep into the playoffs.

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    Re: I hope Linehan learns from past mistakes.

    Quote Originally Posted by txramsfan
    For the money he's going to be asking for? Yes. He does. He has to take us deep into the playoffs.
    Can you PM me his agent's phone number, so I can get a copy of the contract demands you're looking at? :tongue:

    Bottom line is we don't know what kind of money he'll command just yet, so again, I wouldn't stress over it until we see what happens in 2006.
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    Re: I hope Linehan learns from past mistakes.

    I give up.....UNCLE....

    I CAN'T WAIT FOR THE DRAFT TO BE OVER. THERE'S MORE SPECULATION IN THE DRAFT THEN HOW MANY FACE LIFTS HAS JOAN COLLINS HAD.
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    Re: I hope Linehan learns from past mistakes.

    Quote Originally Posted by txramsfan
    The guy played in one of the toughest conferences in college and won on the road with most of the time an inferior team.

    He has a gun of an arm, can read defenses, is cool under pressure and is a solid #1 pick. Now, do the Rams NEED him now? No. Could he be a more valuable pick at the #11 slot than what's left on the board? Absolutely.
    Then we're on the same page then. Do we need him? no. Should we take him? I'll leave that open for debate.

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    Re: I hope Linehan learns from past mistakes.

    I can't believe you're so negative about Bulger. He's a very good NFL quarterback who has been absolutely pummeled because of Martz's minimum protection schemes. You might wonder if the front office will resign him, but I'm willing to be there is no question in their mind what they will do at this point.

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    Re: I hope Linehan learns from past mistakes.

    Martz's minimum protection schemes
    A little off-topic, but Martz's "minimum" protection scheme is a slight misnomer. It wasn't uncommon to leave 6 or 7 in protection, but our interior has never been (at least over the past couple of years) athletic enough to excel in his zone blocking scheme. That's a scheme for athletic in-sync linemen.....and we just haven't had that. Hopefully, Linehan's man-up blocking will be more conducive to our interior line.

    So, was Martz' blocking scheme part of the problem? Yes.
    Was it the "minimum" scheme that several see it as? Not necessarily.
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    Oh my....now I'm down on Bulger

    Quote Originally Posted by chiguy
    I can't believe you're so negative about Bulger. He's a very good NFL quarterback who has been absolutely pummeled because of Martz's minimum protection schemes. You might wonder if the front office will resign him, but I'm willing to be there is no question in their mind what they will do at this point.
    I'm not down on him...geez where was everyone when I was defending him from the Warner brigade? Look, the guy can play in this league but let's face facts....he's been hurt every year. No matter who is at fault, to me that's irrelevant. What, the injured list has a special area for coaches getting players killed so the injury isn't that significant? An injury is an injury, no matter who you think caused it.

    Bulger's contract is up after 2007 and right now he's in the 10th to 15th range of QB's in the league. On third down he's historically good but on first and second down he has always struggled. He has to improve or the Rams would be dumb not to look for a replacement.

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    Re: I hope Linehan learns from past mistakes.

    Quote Originally Posted by Bar-bq
    It is an unfair stigma for a smaller-school guy like cutler to experience. Think of Vincent Jackson last year, and Ricardo ColClough from 04. Both experience similar prosmects from smaller schools, probably more of an extremity are the aforementioned, but you can whack cutler in that same boat. I think he's a wee bit over-ranked, and should fall into the 16-23 range.

    A small school like miami ohio*cough*Ben Roethlisberger*cough*

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    Re: Oh my....now I'm down on Bulger

    Quote Originally Posted by txramsfan
    On third down he's historically good but on first and second down he has always struggled.
    The last two years, his numbers on first and second down have been better than his third down numbers.
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    Re: I hope Linehan learns from past mistakes.

    I stand corrected

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