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    Spagnuolo's recent experience may point away from OT in Round 1

    Two years ago, Steve Spagnuolo was the DC on the Giants' Super Bowl winning team.

    Quick.... who were the Giants starting OTs?

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    David Diehl (LT), a 2006 5th Round draft choice of the Giants, and Kareem McKenzie (RT) a 2001 3rd Round draft choice of the Jets (acquired by the Giants as a FA).

    Not exactly Pro Bowl/"household name" type players.

    If Spagnuolo sees Monroe or J.Smith as elite OT prospects, perhaps they would still get his vote, but I can just as easily see him opining that the team can win with OTs taken after the first round (maybe even the 3rd or 4th).

    The most likely alternate choice would be Aaron Curry, but right now I think he's a serious candidate to go No. 1 overall to the Lions. Who would be next in line, if not an OT?

    I still think that Michael Crabtree is on the radar. Again, this fits Spags' recent experience. Look at what a difference the loss of the Giants' No. 1 receiver - Plaxico Burress - made in their 2008 season. I can see Spags looking at Crabtree as a similar type of player who can create matchup headaches and open things up for the running game.

    Another possibility is B.J. Raji. Again, his experience supports this, as the Giants defense was by stockpiling D linemen taken in the early rounds of the draft (Kiwanuka - 1st Round, Umenyiora - 2nd Round, Joseph - 1st Round, Tuck - 3rd Round, Alford - 3rd Round).

    Of course, Spags does not have the only vote, but perhaps his history points away from taking an OT in Round 1.


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    Re: Spagnuolo's recent experience may point away from OT in Round 1

    Quote Originally Posted by AvengerRam View Post
    Of course, Spags does not have the only vote, but perhaps his history points away from taking an OT in Round 1.
    His history with the Giants didn't involve personnel decisions and acquisitions for the offensive line. I think trying to predict future decisions by Spags based on what his previous team did at a position where he had no input isn't the best way to prognosticate.

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    Re: Spagnuolo's recent experience may point away from OT in Round 1

    Quote Originally Posted by Nick View Post
    His history with the Giants didn't involve personnel decisions and acquisitions for the offensive line. I think trying to predict future decisions by Spags based on what his previous team did at a position where he had no input isn't the best way to prognosticate.
    Perhaps, but I couldn't find my dartboard this morning.

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    Re: Spagnuolo's recent experience may point away from OT in Round 1

    I think we should just all admit that we have no freakin' clue who they're going to pick and it's driving us crazy! I need insight, damnit!

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    Re: Spagnuolo's recent experience may point away from OT in Round 1

    What we do know is that if they take anyone besides curry of j. smith then they are stupid.

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    Re: Spagnuolo's recent experience may point away from OT in Round 1

    If Curry isn't available, I think Smith is a great pick but I wouldn't mind seeing Crabtree either. I think our pick has endless possibilities, and regardless of the position we draft, I think we'll land a quality player.


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    Re: Spagnuolo's recent experience may point away from OT in Round 1

    Quote Originally Posted by jbell15 View Post
    What we do know is that if they take anyone besides curry of j. smith then they are stupid.
    Monroe? Raji? Crabtree? All "stupid" choices?

    Right.

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    Re: Spagnuolo's recent experience may point away from OT in Round 1

    Quote Originally Posted by jbell15 View Post
    What we do know is that if they take anyone besides curry of j. smith then they are stupid.
    I don't see it that way. I'd be thrilled with Monroe, Raji, Crabtree, and maybe even Sakpo with our first pick as well. There's alot of talent on that board that could help our Rams

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    Re: Spagnuolo's recent experience may point away from OT in Round 1

    I really hope that is true. I would love to see Curry in a Rams uniform. But if he is taken by the Lions, I also wouldn't mind picking up Jason Smith.

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    Re: Spagnuolo's recent experience may point away from OT in Round 1

    With so many good players on the board I would rather see us trade down and get an extra pick it would also reduce the money we would have to pay in the contract. But because there are so many good players I don't see anyone wanting to trade all the way up to the second pick. Since I don't see that happening I would rather see us keep Pace this year get rid of Holt and go Curry MLB, Brace NT, and Tupou OT rounds 1, 2 ,& 3. Thats if we don't acquire someone at those positions via free agency or trade.
    Last edited by RamsSB99; -03-03-2009 at 11:03 PM.

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    Re: Spagnuolo's recent experience may point away from OT in Round 1

    Since I don't see that happening I would rather see us keep Pace this year get rid of Holt and go Curry MLB, Brace NT, and Tupou OT rounds 1, 2 ,& 3. Thats if we don't acquire someone at those positions via free agency or trade.
    I agree with you, this works for me.

    If the Lions take Curry, the Rams have to sell we are taking QB and trade back.

    If we lose Pace someone give me our starting O-line...

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    Re: Spagnuolo's recent experience may point away from OT in Round 1

    This is Spags first rodeo as HC....there's no telling what he will do.

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    Re: Spagnuolo's recent experience may point away from OT in Round 1

    Quote Originally Posted by AvengerRam View Post
    Monroe? Raji? Crabtree? All "stupid" choices?

    Right.
    That's exactly what i'm saying AV.
    Monroe is not as good as smith, not as tough as smith, and his knees are iffy-stupid choice
    Crabtree is a risky pick because of injury concerns and lack of speed. He is NOT larry fitzgerald, who people often compare him too because of his lack of speed. He has a potentially large bust factor, and since this is deveney and spags first draft pick hes is too risky- stupid choice
    Raji?- are you freaking kidding me? He was suspended for an entire year because he can't get to class. I don't think he fits our mold of high character guys, alongside the fact that he is NOT worthy of the no. 2 overall pick.-stupid choice.
    It HAS to be smith or curry. Period.

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