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    Free Agents
    O.J. Otogwe, FS, Rams- Top 5 FS in the league lock him up

    Darryl Tapp, DE, Seahawks- Anyone else remember that 3 or 4 sack performance he had against us a couple years back? Tapp is a really good pass rusher mired in a deep rotation that has Patrick Kerney. For his size it is surprising how good he is against the run and athletic enough to get a good pass rush. Wont be overly expensive and will give you bang for your buck. He will start at RE so Long can play LE

    Tony Schefler, TE, Broncos- Great receiving TE he can even split out and play some WR. 6-5 great redzone target. Look at his stats he wont get as big of pay day as some think

    Brandon Johnson, WLB, Bengals- 6'5 243 former DE, perfect Spags LB.

    Jerious Norwood, RB, Falcons- Devaney drafted this guy because he is explosive in all aspects of the game. Because he is an excellent receiver he and S-Jax can be on the field at the same time. His injuries and inability to run inside will hold him back from getting a huge pay day, but also make him perfect for a complementary role behind S-Jax. After getting trucked by S-Jax Norwood can run by you with his 10 to 15 touches a game

    Karl Paymah, CB, Vikings- Good size, good tackler, and pretty good in coverage. Could play RCB until Flethcer is healthy then move to the nickel.

    Zach Strief, OT, Saints- 6'7 330 4 career starts small sampling becuase Saints are deep on the line. I think our line has improve drastically and we need some continuity to take it to the next lvl. LT Smith, LG Bell, C Brown, RG Goldberg/Setterstrom, RT Grecco/Strief.

    Restricted Free Agents
    Clifton Ryan, DT, Rams (Tender)
    Craig Dahl, S, Rams (Resign)
    Mark Setterstrom, OG, Rams (Resign)


    Draft


    1. Jimmy Clausen, QB, Notre Dame-


    Has been the best QB in college Football. Accurate with and above average arm, but what I like are the intangibles. Tough as nails, great leader, cool under pressure, and he is at his best in the 4th quarter.

    2. Golden Tate, WR, Notre Dame-


    We need a number 1 guy why not Jimmy Clausen's favorite target right now. Alot of people would prefer a bigger guy but there is no one better when the ball is up in the air. He has the best hands in the draft and he goes up and grabs everything. Pretty good size 5-11 195 and does alot of damage after the catch. He has had only 1 game without a TD, 2 not over 100 yards receiving.

    3. Vince Oghobaase, DT, Duke-

    Good size 6'5 305, extremely athletic, and strong. Recorded six sacks last year, but has been banged up this year. Coming back from injury has a had a sack in the last 2 games. Perfect fit at UT in this system. A little raw, but Spags system and the heavy rotation he employs will help him develop


    4. Micah Johnson, LB, Kentucky-

    Big guy 6'2 258. Tackling Machine because he is verry physical and aggressive. Plays MLB now, but would eventually challenge Vobora for the SLB spot. Reminds me of Rey Mauluga without the character issues.

    5. Austen Lane, DE, Murray State-

    Dominating Division II right now. He has 9 sacks on the season so far and had 11 last year. 6'5 265 running a 4.65 he has Division I measurables. He will instantly get some time rotating in at end and will surprise alot of people.

    5. Jeffrey Fitzgerald, DL, Kansas State-


    extremely versatile an and at one point he the top 5 pick playing opposite Chris Long until he had to transfer. Looks like he is regaining form. He will eventually fill the James Hall in the rotation.

    6. Nathan Overbay, TE, Eastern Washington


    Big TE 6'5 270, but also a good receiver. Combines Bajema's blocking with Schefler's ability in the red zone. Coming from a small school he will be a special teamer and maybe a a 3rd TE.

    7. Erick Cook, OL, New Mexico

    6'6 center he can play all positions on the line. Good all around depth on the line.

    7. Aaron Webster, S, Cincinnati-

    Depth will compete for the 4th safety job and will be a special teamer. David Roach is a bum
    Last edited by 39thebeast; -11-12-2009, 03:11 PM. Reason: Changes everywhere, but top 2 picks

  • #2
    Re: Beastly off season

    I like it man. It sounds like a reasonable offseason. A lot of this could actually happen.
    Always and Forever a fan of the St. Louis Rams

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    • #3
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      I like drafting clausen with his WR. They already have the timing down and will make immediate impact, good choice.

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      • #4
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        i like this mock off-season the best out of the ones ive seen on the Clanram so far.

        i like that you have only gone for 1 wideout as despite what it looks like now,when the off-season comes around i believe we will only need one..our numero uno.(i would prefer a F.A one personally..but with the way the salary cap is up in the air..they may not be any worthwhile wideouts available.)
        id love us to get Sheffler as i think even tho Fells has shown some good skills..he`s too inconsistent to be relied upon as our number 1 TE and getting Sheffler onboard would help our rookie QB a great deal.

        i like the fact that youve gone for veterans in positions where we have some talented on the rise youngsters..instead of going for yet more youngsters like ive seen in our other mock off-seasons..well in the case of the CB,DT, & LB positions anyway.

        I wouldnt call it a perfect off-season but id say its the closest to perfect yet..and closest to reality.
        i think Sheffler would be the hardest to prize away because he seems to have been a go to guy in Denver in recent weeks..but shoot McDaniels got rid of Cutler so anything can happen.

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        • #5
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          Yea it's a really nice mock off-season i liked it. But there are some moves i would like to criticize

          Originally posted by Ramblin` Ram View Post
          i think Sheffler would be the hardest to prize away because he seems to have been a go to guy in Denver in recent weeks..but shoot McDaniels got rid of Cutler so anything can happen.
          That right. How are going to get sheffler to come to St. Louis? Kyle Orton seems to like him and they need him in the red-zone.

          Oh yea the biggest mistake you made is Peko is signed through 2014 with the Bengals. I remember hearing that.

          Also the receiver position. I don't really understand why we would draft a WR unless it's a Calvin johnson/Larry Fitz type. We have so many young recievers that have "potential" Laurant Robinson have #1 WR potential and Gibson might too with his "potentially" reliable hands. Tate might know Clausen well but he does not know our Offense well.

          At this point i dont think shurmur will stay next year. But if he does in his offense we don't need a #1. We need 2-3 reliable targets to throw too.

          So if do get a receiver it might be later in the draft or through FA where will most likely overpay for someone then they will struggle in year 1 cuz we have QB issues.

          Also you need to address the DT position. Cuz Peko will not hit the FA market so do you have an alternate?

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          • #6
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            Originally posted by BarronWade View Post
            Yea it's a really nice mock off-season i liked it. But there are some moves i would like to criticize


            That right. How are going to get sheffler to come to St. Louis? Kyle Orton seems to like him and they need him in the red-zone.

            Oh yea the biggest mistake you made is Peko is signed through 2014 with the Bengals. I remember hearing that.

            Also the receiver position. I don't really understand why we would draft a WR unless it's a Calvin johnson/Larry Fitz type. We have so many young recievers that have "potential" Laurant Robinson have #1 WR potential and Gibson might too with his "potentially" reliable hands. Tate might know Clausen well but he does not know our Offense well.

            At this point i dont think shurmur will stay next year. But if he does in his offense we don't need a #1. We need 2-3 reliable targets to throw too.

            So if do get a receiver it might be later in the draft or through FA where will most likely overpay for someone then they will struggle in year 1 cuz we have QB issues.

            Also you need to address the DT position. Cuz Peko will not hit the FA market so do you have an alternate?
            ya i realized the Peko mistake Ill fix that. Ill fix that

            Well Schefler is going to be last in the pecking order with Orton, Marshall, D.J. Williams, Elvis Dumervil all FA's and they have Daniel Grahm and a rookie. McDaniel doesn't run a TE friednly offense in the first place. We could offer Schefler also offer him a good deal of money and way more targets than he has ever had in his career.

            We need WR help and it is a misconception that this offense doesn't need a number 1 guy. DeSean Jackson is a number 1 guy in this offense. We definately need a WR. Robinson has never healthy and he would be a good number 2. We haven't seen anything out of Gibson. Tate may not be Fitzgerald or Johnson, but he is a Steve Smith or DeSean JAckson type of guy. A second rounder who makes an instant impact with his wide range of talents. We definately need to draft or go out in FA and get a wideout it is our biggest need IMO. In FA there are number 1 guys out there, but all are littered with character problems and I don't think Jerry Jones is letting Miles Austin go. Whatever you want to call it, but we need a consistent target at WR bigtime.

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            • #7
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              Originally posted by 39thebeast View Post
              ya i realized the Peko mistake Ill fix that. Ill fix that

              Well Schefler is going to be last in the pecking order with Orton, Marshall, D.J. Williams, Elvis Dumervil all FA's and they have Daniel Grahm and a rookie. McDaniel doesn't run a TE friednly offense in the first place. We could offer Schefler also offer him a good deal of money and way more targets than he has ever had in his career.

              We need WR help and it is a misconception that this offense doesn't need a number 1 guy. DeSean Jackson is a number 1 guy in this offense. We definately need a WR. Robinson has never healthy and he would be a good number 2. We haven't seen anything out of Gibson. Tate may not be Fitzgerald or Johnson, but he is a Steve Smith or DeSean JAckson type of guy. A second rounder who makes an instant impact with his wide range of talents. We definately need to draft or go out in FA and get a wideout it is our biggest need IMO. In FA there are number 1 guys out there, but all are littered with character problems and I don't think Jerry Jones is letting Miles Austin go. Whatever you want to call it, but we need a consistent target at WR bigtime.
              i still think it will be hard for us to get Sheffler but if we can it would be great.

              Donnie Avery is our DeSean Jackson type player. He has big play capability. He is really fast. The reason Jackson looks better than avery is because Mcnabb can throw it deep. The eagles love going deep. A 5yrd slant is deep for shurmur. IMO we have the pieces for a solid receiving group we just need that QB that can throw deep and also have the accuracy to throw in Shurmur's short yardage no risk no reward system. We have too much young depth at WR so if we take golden tate early we need to ask these questions:

              Where will Tate fit in?

              Can he separate at the next level?

              How much will he contribute in year 1? (is he NFL ready week 1)

              Is Tate that much of a better deep threat than Avery for us to use a top 40 pick?

              Who will initially throw to him? (will bulger start week 1)

              Also don't you think this is a bit of reach. I mean think about it is Tate making Clausen look good or is Clausen making Tate look good. It's pretty obvious.

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              • #8
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                Originally posted by BarronWade View Post
                i still think it will be hard for us to get Sheffler but if we can it would be great.

                Donnie Avery is our DeSean Jackson type player. He has big play capability. He is really fast. The reason Jackson looks better than avery is because Mcnabb can throw it deep. The eagles love going deep. A 5yrd slant is deep for shurmur. IMO we have the pieces for a solid receiving group we just need that QB that can throw deep and also have the accuracy to throw in Shurmur's short yardage no risk no reward system. We have too much young depth at WR so if we take golden tate early we need to ask these questions:

                Where will Tate fit in?

                Can he separate at the next level?

                How much will he contribute in year 1? (is he NFL ready week 1)

                Is Tate that much of a better deep threat than Avery for us to use a top 40 pick?

                Who will initially throw to him? (will bulger start week 1)

                Also don't you think this is a bit of reach. I mean think about it is Tate making Clausen look good or is Clausen making Tate look good. It's pretty obvious.
                I agree with alot of what your saying here, but here is my only concern. Do we really want to put alot of stock in Avery as the future of our reciever corp, I know we spent a 1st round pick on him and he's fast but this guy sure gets dinged up easy. I want to like the guy as our future go-to reciever but if he's not healthy enough to play a full season should'nt we have a plan B in place?
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                • #9
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                  Your first two picks are the same as mine. Great minds think alike eh? ;)

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                  • #10
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                    Originally posted by BarronWade View Post
                    i still think it will be hard for us to get Sheffler but if we can it would be great.

                    Donnie Avery is our DeSean Jackson type player. He has big play capability. He is really fast. The reason Jackson looks better than avery is because Mcnabb can throw it deep. The eagles love going deep. A 5yrd slant is deep for shurmur. IMO we have the pieces for a solid receiving group we just need that QB that can throw deep and also have the accuracy to throw in Shurmur's short yardage no risk no reward system. We have too much young depth at WR so if we take golden tate early we need to ask these questions:

                    Where will Tate fit in?

                    Can he separate at the next level?

                    How much will he contribute in year 1? (is he NFL ready week 1)

                    Is Tate that much of a better deep threat than Avery for us to use a top 40 pick?

                    Who will initially throw to him? (will bulger start week 1)

                    Also don't you think this is a bit of reach. I mean think about it is Tate making Clausen look good or is Clausen making Tate look good. It's pretty obvious.
                    Avery hasn't been healthy all year, he is always playing with some sort of injury if he is playing at all. Jackson is faster, has way better hands, and is an all around more explosive player. Regardless of scheme or who is throwing the ball I haven't seen anything special out of our WRs since Robinson went down. What makes you think that Burton or Avery can be go to guys. There is no diagreeing Robinson when healthy is good weapon, but he isn't healthy enough. Avery is verry one dimensional he is a deep threat with mediocre hands. If he isn't getting the deep ball he isn't doing anything. Yes we do need to take more shots down field but that doesnt change things. Avery would be better off in a complementary role as a number three guy where he could work to his strengths and get better matchups.

                    Thats the biggest Question for all rookie WR's. Tate is a great route runner and he has great speed he runs in the low 4.4s he will be able to separate

                    NFL ready I would think so, He is multi dimensional player. He is a good runner, good returner, and most importantly a great receiver. He will make an impact in at least one of those roles. Many are projecting him to win the Belintikoff Award for the best receiver in college football.

                    He has way better hands, is a more polished route runner, and could be just as fast. Better deep threat ya, but what really matters is how good he is in all facets on the receiving game and how he shows the tools of a true number 1 wideout.

                    Bulger or Claussen doesn't matter he will produce. He will produce with Claussen because they already have a strong rapport and he will produce with Bulger because he gives that extra weapon he really needs opposite Robinson, the more credible targets the better Marc is.

                    If you watched Notre Dame this year you would know it is not obvious at all because Tate gives Claussen a huge assist. Tate does a ton of damage after the catch and that all goes into Claussen's passing stats. Also Claussen also knows if he justs throws it up near Tate he will go up and make the play and bail him out even on the worst throws. If you watched Notre Dame's last game against Washington State. Clausen threw a hail Marry into the endzone at the end of the half and Tate just went up and caught it draped in triple coverage. He has made a ton of great catches like that for Claussen and Claussen has thrown alot of dimes. To clearly say who makes who better it would be the college version of asking the question does Randy Moss make Tom Brady better and vice versa.

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                    • #11
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                      Originally posted by RockinRam View Post
                      Your first two picks are the same as mine. Great minds think alike eh? ;)
                      Yep I would think so. I was skeptical of Tate before, but the guy has been flat out beastly all year

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                      • #12
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                        Clausen gibves Tate ther recgonition he deserves, and vice versa.

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                        • #13
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                          Originally posted by 39thebeast View Post
                          Avery hasn't been healthy all year, he is always playing with some sort of injury if he is playing at all. Jackson is faster, has way better hands, and is an all around more explosive player. Regardless of scheme or who is throwing the ball I haven't seen anything special out of our WRs since Robinson went down. What makes you think that Burton or Avery can be go to guys. There is no diagreeing Robinson when healthy is good weapon, but he isn't healthy enough. Avery is verry one dimensional he is a deep threat with mediocre hands. If he isn't getting the deep ball he isn't doing anything. Yes we do need to take more shots down field but that doesnt change things. Avery would be better off in a complementary role as a number three guy where he could work to his strengths and get better matchups.

                          Thats the biggest Question for all rookie WR's. Tate is a great route runner and he has great speed he runs in the low 4.4s he will be able to separate

                          NFL ready I would think so, He is multi dimensional player. He is a good runner, good returner, and most importantly a great receiver. He will make an impact in at least one of those roles. Many are projecting him to win the Belintikoff Award for the best receiver in college football.

                          He has way better hands, is a more polished route runner, and could be just as fast. Better deep threat ya, but what really matters is how good he is in all facets on the receiving game and how he shows the tools of a true number 1 wideout.

                          Bulger or Claussen doesn't matter he will produce. He will produce with Claussen because they already have a strong rapport and he will produce with Bulger because he gives that extra weapon he really needs opposite Robinson, the more credible targets the better Marc is.

                          If you watched Notre Dame this year you would know it is not obvious at all because Tate gives Claussen a huge assist. Tate does a ton of damage after the catch and that all goes into Claussen's passing stats. Also Claussen also knows if he justs throws it up near Tate he will go up and make the play and bail him out even on the worst throws. If you watched Notre Dame's last game against Washington State. Clausen threw a hail Marry into the endzone at the end of the half and Tate just went up and caught it draped in triple coverage. He has made a ton of great catches like that for Claussen and Claussen has thrown alot of dimes. To clearly say who makes who better it would be the college version of asking the question does Randy Moss make Tom Brady better and vice versa.
                          But by drafting Tate we are basically throwing away another 2nd round pick. And Avery also does some good thing after the catch (if he doesnt fumble). The thing is we have a Tate like receiver in avery. Yes Tate is probably a way better version. But i think we should get a WR type we dont have. SOmeone like Eric Decker out of minnesota? The guy has better size than tate. Extremely reliable hands. Goes over the middle very well. Nice Red zone target. ANd does something that Tate really cant and that is block better than most TEs. Decker will help Action Jackson in the run game and help Shurmur in his 3yrd throws or his "no risk no reward" offense. Decker is a better route runner and he more NFL ready

                          So shouldnt we try to get something we dont have instead of getting something we maybe have?


                          And yes i do watch Notre Dame games. ANd not just the recent ones. if you watched the 1st three games Tate was not the #1 guy. It was Micheal Floyd. 13rec-5TD. That guy was a beast. Clausen is just making Tate look good cuz clausen puts the ball in a place where only his guy can catch it and tate is a playmaker so of course he will make those plays in college.

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                            Originally posted by BarronWade View Post
                            But by drafting Tate we are basically throwing away another 2nd round pick. And Avery also does some good thing after the catch (if he doesnt fumble). The thing is we have a Tate like receiver in avery. Yes Tate is probably a way better version. But i think we should get a WR type we dont have. SOmeone like Eric Decker out of minnesota? The guy has better size than tate. Extremely reliable hands. Goes over the middle very well. Nice Red zone target. ANd does something that Tate really cant and that is block better than most TEs. Decker will help Action Jackson in the run game and help Shurmur in his 3yrd throws or his "no risk no reward" offense. Decker is a better route runner and he more NFL ready

                            So shouldnt we try to get something we dont have instead of getting something we maybe have?


                            And yes i do watch Notre Dame games. ANd not just the recent ones. if you watched the 1st three games Tate was not the #1 guy. It was Micheal Floyd. 13rec-5TD. That guy was a beast. Clausen is just making Tate look good cuz clausen puts the ball in a place where only his guy can catch it and tate is a playmaker so of course he will make those plays in college.
                            You said it yourself Tate is a way better version, so what is the point of going with a futile option when we can get something way better and more productive. Tate is already well versed in a pro style NFL route tree. What do we need a number 1 reciver or a blocker. Is decker a number 1 guy? IMO no. He is a good player and would be a great complementary second guy, but we have Robinson for that spot and maybe Avery. To me he is Kevin Walter.

                            Tate is a number 1 receiver and I specifically put him there because I think he would be the best WR available. I see Dez Bryant, Damion Williams, and Brandon LaFell all going in the first. If one of those bigger guys drop I would love to have them, but I don't see that happening. I think we will have a chance to get big athletic freaks like Demaryius Thomas and Arrelious Benn, but they are nowhere near as polished as Tate and we need a guy who will contribute right off the bat. Thomas only runs play action fly routes and Benn doesn't really run routes he is like a RB playing WR and is very raw. Tate on the other hand can run the full NFL route tree the only other guy in this draft you can truly say that with is Damian Williams. To guys you can compare him 2 are both Steve Smith of the Giants and Steve Smith of the Panthers. He has the hands, leaping ability, and playmaking ability of the Panther version and the route running of the Giant version. You don't have to be 6'3 guy to be a successful number 1 guy. Just ask both Steve Smiths, DeSean Jackson, Lee Evans, Greg Jennings, Santonio Holmes and Satana Moss. People complain about the size of our receiving core but Avery and Amendola are our only guys under 6 feet and they are both 5'11.

                            I don't think you are watching the games very closely Tate has been the clear cut number 1 guy for the past 2 years. Ask any Notre Dame fan, coach or player. ya Floyd had 13 catches, but Tate had 19 and 2 less touchdowns .

                            Well my whole point is Tate is the total package when it comes to being a number 1 reciever. Avery isn't and I think we can agree there.

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                            • #15
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                              Im not going to agree or disagree. I just think the name Golden Tate sounds like a jewish porn star.

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                                Rashad Jeanty, OLB, Bengals- RFA, but the Bengals are deep enough to let him go. He will start at SLB and move Vobora to WLB where he is better suited

                                Chester Taylor, RB, Vikings- He is getting old in RB years, but he still gets it done. Ogobonaya has a very similar skill set and Taylor backs up S-Jax and helps groom Ogbonaya in his mold.

                                Chris Redman, QB, Falcons- Devaney will go for a QB he knows to be his backup. Redman is old, but he gives you just as much as Bulger at a much cheaper price and is only 2 years older.

                                Karl Paymah, CB, Vikings- Vikes have depth at CB so Paymah walks. He will get a shot to start, but will probably be the nickel back with a healthy Flethcer and Bartell starting.



                                Draft


                                1. Jimmy Claussen, QB, Notre Dame

                                Before you click the X because this isn't Suh, here me out. He is Franchise QB. He has the accuracy and the arm. He make things work in the pocket when in trouble. He can rally his team in the 4th quarter. The most underacted aspect about his games and is one the most important part of any QB is his toughness. He is tough and played through an injury that required surgery and still put up excellent numbers. He lead one of the best offenses in the NCAA, but on the other side his defense let him down and that reflected in the record. I am assuming Claussen wows Devaney and company on tape, in his interviews, and in April Work outs. They will be convinced he is franchise QB and decide to pass on Suh. If they can get a trade down with the Bucs they'll take it and still get that their guy. Cards put up 51 against the second best defense in the league just think about that and the fact that they are in our division.

                                2. Demaryius Thomas, WR, Georgia Tech.

                                The Rams could go D-Line here, but the Rams are in desperate need for elite type playmakers on offense and Jimmy Claussen needs weapons. 6'3 230 and a great blocker. He is raw as a receiver, but he has all the tools to be a Brandon Marshall type of player. Even in the triple option he found ways to make big plays as receiver. Laurant Robinson has the size and speed to be a great number 2 opposite Thomas as long as he stays healthy. The Rams offense will be young and explosive with Thomas, Robinson, Claussen, and S-Jax and a solid line when healthy. Unless Kurt Warner Retires you are going to have to score points to win the division. 51 points on the second best defense in the NFL?!?! Is that a joke

                                3. Lamar Houston, DT, Texas

                                DT is the deepest position in this draft. Houston is great penetrating UT who will get in the backfield...
                                -01-10-2010, 10:55 PM
                              • BarronWade
                                BarronWade's mock off-season
                                by BarronWade
                                So right now we are 0-7 and this is the way i think our off season will go down

                                First: Pat Shurmur is released (finally). Giants RB coach Jerald Ingram fills that spot hopefully he can do something.

                                Second: Bulger reconstructs his contract to keep his job as Rams starter (for now).

                                RE-SIGN:
                                TE Dan Fells about 3-4 yrs.
                                Receiving TE can help if we cannot get a good receiver in the draft. Even if we do Fells is a good 2nd catching TE like Shincoe was in NY.

                                OG/C Richie Incognito about 1-2 yrs
                                At this point we do not need to create a whole at Guard. So we get cogs for the short term and find a suitable starter in the next yr or 2.

                                DE James Hall 1yr
                                I think Little will either retire or spend one more year elsewhere. So we need a veteran leader and Hall has played well for us.

                                DT Cliff Ryan 4-5 yrs
                                Give me 1 reason why we wont re-sign our best DT that is only 25 right now.

                                DB John Wade 1 yr
                                He is a restricted free agent so we will obviously tender him if someone else wants him they give us a 1st rounder. or 3rd depending on how much we tender him.

                                S Craig Dahl 2-3 yrs
                                pleasant surprise for us.

                                OJ Atogwe 2 yrs
                                I think if we cannot re-sign him we will just put the franchise on him then he will negotiate a deal for about 2 yrs and see the direction of the team.

                                Key Depatures:
                                DE Leonard Little (see james hall)
                                OG Jacob Bell (i dont see him reconstructing his deal which will get him cut)
                                TE Randy McMicheal (good riddance)
                                OT Alex Barron (penalties aside he is having a good year; i think we low ball him and some team gives him big bucks and a long term deal because of his size and talent. )
                                OLB Paris Lenon (why would we resign an average 32 yr old.
                                QB Kyle Boller (he could not protect the Boll)
                                DE Victor Adeyenju (we kept on keeping him inactive i dont think spags likes him)
                                RB Ken Darby (not as good a blocker as last year)

                                NOTE: For all of you that think we can sign Breaston or Moore: why would young receivers destined for a good future come to the Rams that have QB issues?

                                Key Arrivals:
                                DT Barry Coefield
                                This is a popular one because the G-men have depth on DL and Coefield will start with the Rams. He has conections with Spags.

                                LB Chris Gocong
                                He has connections with spags. He is a big LB. THe eagles just got spoon so they probably wont keep him. Your probably thinking why would he switch to OLB and come to the Rams. This will be the guy we give alot of money/ incentives to. He will be our "major" FA acquisition.

                                WR Dominik Hixon
                                unlike us the Giants have young receivers that are all flourishing and Hixon may be dropped in favor of Smith, Manningham and Nicks. We are in need of WRs and...
                                -10-29-2009, 05:20 PM
                              • RamsFan16
                                RamsFan16's midseason Mock offseason
                                by RamsFan16
                                I figured it's midseason, making it the right time for a midseason mock, right? Let's begin!

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                                Resign
                                - DT Clifton Ryan:
                                The dude is starting to become a very good player, for those who watch all the games, you know exactly what I'm talking about. The last 3 weeks he's really clicked. He's in the backfield making plays, and he's plugging up gaps and getting penetration on running plays. He's even showed a few times the ability to rush the passer, with another solid Defensive Lineman, his skills would be nationally known. He's still young and hasn't entered his prime, he's just beginning to touch is potential. He's a cornerstone to our future.

                                - CB Jonathan Wade:
                                He's a solid Nickelback for us, he's been doing solid this season, nothing spectacular but he's got the size and speed to hang with the faster slot receivers. He again hasn't hit his potential yet and is entering his prime, which should set up for a nice turue with us.

                                - S Craig Dahl:
                                Craig has been very good for us since joining the Rams. He's arguably been our best performer at safety. Last week really showed us what he can do when early in the game against the Colts, Dahl blew up a toss play in the backfield for a loss of yards, making a great open field tackle. He hasn't been a liability in coverage either, he's not going to be expensive which is a big positive.

                                - LB Larry Grant
                                He's been solid, he's young and has been decent for us, he'll come cheap and could potentially start at SLB for us.

                                - T Alex Barron
                                As badly as some of us want him to leave, he hasn't been bad this year, and he hasn't been great. He's not going to demand a lot of money and can provide good depth and potential starting ability again next year. He needs a strong finish to get a decent contract. He's young as well.

                                - Richie Incognito
                                He's a decent player, and knows the system. He's showed flashes of Pro Bowl talent but has been inconsistent. He's young and could provide starter/depth ability.

                                A hard decision, but let OJ Atogwe test the market, he's been a turnover machine the past 2 seasons, but this season he isn't getting them. When he gets turnovers he's good, but when he doesn't, he's bad. He continues to be out of position, take poor angles and miss a lot of tackles while trying to punch the ball out. Someone will probably overpay for him, and I don't want it to be us. He's going to be 30 next year as well.

                                Cut:
                                RB Kenneth Darby
                                TE Randy McMichael
                                OG Jacob Bell
                                WR Tim Carter
                                WR Ruvell Martin
                                S David Roach


                                Free Agency
                                DE Aaron Kampman
                                - Most likely wont' be resigning in Green Bay, he's a very good DE in the 4-3 scheme. He can provide some nice help in the Pass Rushing game for us, he's currently in the 3-4 scheme which is not him. A move back...
                                -10-28-2009, 12:30 AM
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