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    This secondary is awful.

    This offseason, the Rams need a completely revamped secondary. The only player that deserves to stay and start is Oshiomogho Atogwe. James Butler has looked very mediocre all year when he's not committing safeties or tackling Atogwe on interceptions. And obviously, Ron Bartell, I don't care if he's injured, is not getting it down. Bradley Fletcher was okay, Jonathon Wade is bad, Quincy Butler and Danny Gorrer are possibly the worst players I've ever seen. We better get some good CB's and a strong safety.

    So I ask ClanRam, what good cornerbacks are there to be had in the draft second day (rounds 3-7) and what CB's could we get in free agency? We better not raid any more practice squads looking for jewels.


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    Re: This secondary is awful.

    craig dahl is a great tackler and an average cover guy. Hes done well in his starts. I think you definetely keep him, OJ depending on his money demands, fletcher, bartell if hes willing to take a significant pay cut. the other guys are expendable.

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    Re: This secondary is awful.

    Quote Originally Posted by Bralidore(RAMMODE) View Post
    craig dahl is a great tackler and an average cover guy. Hes done well in his starts. I think you definetely keep him, OJ depending on his money demands, fletcher, bartell if hes willing to take a significant pay cut. the other guys are expendable.

    TAKE SUH, and some how some way someone get a Quarterback in here...
    C. McCoy should be available second round.

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    Re: This secondary is awful.

    I think we need to go this route with the free agency. Adding a CB in the draft is ideal too, but we need two or three new guys.
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    Re: This secondary is awful.

    Let's see...

    Bartell in 2008 had the best stats of any CB in the division in terms allowing completions/big plays, etc.

    In 2009, he's played hurt most of the year and had no pass rush to help him, so his play has diminished.

    That's what you call a lost cause?

    Bartell, Atogwe and Butler are keepers. Dahl is fine as a backup. Ideally, they'll get an upgrade at the #2 CB spot, but I'd worry more about the pass rush than anything else.

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    Re: This secondary is awful.

    you're right. danny gorrer needs to pack his bags..

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    Re: This secondary is awful.

    Fix the pass rush and the secondary will automatically look better.

    And looking bad against the Cards passing attack is no more an indictment than looking bad against the GSOT back-in-da-day.
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    Re: This secondary is awful.

    Rounds 3-7 probably will not give you the upgrade you seem to think the Rams need. Some of the guys you mention were drafted in those rounds. Give some of these guys time to adjust to the NFL and learn the Rams D system. As mentioned above these players will look alot better with some kind of pass rush and maybe a offense that will take some time of the clock so the guys can come off the field and get the rest needed to chase all of these WR up and down the field.

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