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  • Acquire fast OLBs and safeties to keep running QBs (Kaepernick, Wilson) in check.

    3 10.34%
  • Bolster their interior OL so they can run between the tackles.

    1 3.45%
  • Acquire big, physical receivers to deal with big CBs and aggressive safeties.

    3 10.34%
  • Make sure the OT spots are rock solid and can keep Bradford on his feet.

    7 24.14%
  • Add big play guys who can break open close games.

    2 6.90%
  • Don't worry about the division foes. Just build where you're weak.

    13 44.83%
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    Personnel Strategy to Win the West

    The Rams have had great success this year in their division, but if they want to compete with the Niners and Seahawks for the title in 2013 (I don't expect the Cardinals to be in the discussion), they will need to make sure that they continue to match up well against their top rivals.

    Which of the following personnel strategies should the Rams focus on the ensure that they can compete in the West in the coming years?


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    Re: Personnel Strategy to Win the West

    I voted for fast OLB's and Safeties but not to stop running qb's as the main point. Their main goal will be to tackle Frank Gore(or whoever they have in) and Marshawn Lynch. Also so our cb's can play closer to the wr's and not have to worry about the safeties giving up big plays.


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    Re: Personnel Strategy to Win the West

    don't worry about the other teams. Just worry about ourselves.
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    Re: Personnel Strategy to Win the West

    Those are some nasty secondaries... So I voted the receiver option (but I think it's just one not two so no need for the plural). I think one FA WR (Paging Wallace, Bowe or Jennings) paired with Givens, Quick and Amendola and we will have a more than capable WR corp for the future & beyond.

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    Re: Personnel Strategy to Win the West

    I think it is very interesting that the vote has gone heavily in favor of ignoring the division foes. I wonder if the vote would be different if the Rams were 0-4-1 in the division rather than 4-0-1 this year.

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    Re: Personnel Strategy to Win the West

    Quote Originally Posted by AvengerRam View Post
    I think it is very interesting that the vote has gone heavily in favor of ignoring the division foes. I wonder if the vote would be different if the Rams were 0-4-1 in the division rather than 4-0-1 this year.
    We're 4-0-1 in the division, and yet we are in a VERY tough place to squeek into the playoffs. Worry about yourself, no-one else. Outside of your division is 10 more games. Grab the players that will make YOUR team dominant, and thats all there is to it.

    The ***** would seem to agree. They've went against the grain in todays passing league and have built a 100% pure rush first team. On the D too. They have 3 pro bowl LB's, and how many pro bowl worthy CB's? BTW, Carlos Rogers is trash, so dont mention him.
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    Re: Personnel Strategy to Win the West

    Winning the division is important but it's only 6 games. You still need to be a whole team to win the other 10. Identify your biggest weaknesses and make them better.

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    Re: Personnel Strategy to Win the West

    My take is you build your team to beat the teams in your division. If you can't compete in your division and lets be real prior to this year we have been door mats in the West. You can make the playoffs without winning the division but it's harder to advance to the SB.

    If your team dominates the division that goes a long way to getting to the SB.
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    Re: Personnel Strategy to Win the West

    You play each team in your division twice. You only see the other 10 teams once. You build to be strong in your own division. That said, I went with aquiring a playmaker. We have a lot of really good players but we need one or two that other teams have to plan for like a Megatron or Julius Peppers.

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    Re: Personnel Strategy to Win the West

    Even if the Rams don't design their draft to improve divisional match-ups, I think they can learn from what the Seahawks and Niners have done well. The Niners have used high picks to get guys like Staley and Iupati, while the Hawks drafted Okung and Unger early. Now both teams have very solid OLs that allow them to run the ball effectively and protect the passer.

    I think the Rams should strongly consider using two of their first four picks this year on OL.

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    Re: Personnel Strategy to Win the West

    By Tony Softli

    Coach Fisher was asked the upcoming contest against the Seattle Seahawks he replied, “That we didn’t lose any in the division. In order to compete, in order to be a consistent playoff contender, you have to have success in the division. You have to build yourself for success in the division. I think we’re on the right path – we’re not there yet – but we’re on the right path.”
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    Re: Personnel Strategy to Win the West

    Some of the choices overlap, but I selected keeping Sam on his feet as that will enable the offense to be more potent within the division or against any team. I do agree with Rambos that being effective in the division is the key to moving ahead. But I also feel that we need to be built to win in the playoffs which should be around the corner for us next year hopefully. So I probably should have selected "don't worry about the division", but our O-Line is so crucial to moving forward that we should be devoting 2 of our first 4 picks in the draft to the O-Line as AV suggests. If not, then add via FA. Ultimately it's about making Sam better; that gets you to the Super Bowl.

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