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  • 10 Questions pertaining to the off-season.

    1. Should the Rams cut Marc Bulger if they are unable to trade him?
    Yes or No?

    2. Should the Rams attempt to acquire Michael Vick via trade?
    Yes or No?

    3. Should the Rams draft Sam Bradford if all is well during his pro day, and his medical report is great?
    Yes or No?

    4. Should the Rams take a mid-round flier on Mike Williams?
    Yes or No?

    5. Do you think Ndamukong Suh is the pick no matter what Bradford does at his pro day?
    Yes or No?

    6. Do you think Jimmy Clausen has any chance of being drafted first overall?
    Yes or No?

    7. Who do you think is the biggest sleeper in this years draft?

    8. Should the Rams attempt to acquire a "big-name" free agent this off-season?

    9. More likely: Rams take Bradford first overall or Rams trade down?

    10. Is poop-canning a real word?
    Yes or No?

  • #2
    Re: 10 Questions pertaining to the off-season.

    1. No. If you cut Bulger he automatically becomes the best free agent QB on the market. We should keep Bulger and have him start while a rookie learns behind him. Or even just bring him back to compete for the starting job.

    2. I dont see Vick as an upgrade over Bulger, and since i would draft a QB, i would rather not acquire Vick via trade using up another draft pick. If Vick was a free agent i would be more inclined to sign him.

    3. If he checks out medically, his pro day is good and he interviews well, i think it would be hard for the Rams to pass on him.

    4. Mike Williams quit his team, did not run well at the combine and apparently during his interviews he blamed everyone but himself for his problems. So no thanks. I would think we would have better options at whatever pick it was.

    5. I did originally, but now im not so sure. Its much easier to take a QB 1st overall compared to a DT. If Bradford and Suh are very very close on the draft board, i think the team goes with the QB.

    6. Not at this point. I think Okung has more chance of going No.1 than Clausen.

    7. Im have no idea who i would call the biggest sleeper. Which is probably true for most people because otherwise he wouldnt be a sleeper

    8. Well there arent many free agents available, but i reckon the Rams would be foolish not to go after some of the top tier free agents.

    9. I see the Rams staying at 1 and taking Bradford rather than trading down. If you trade down, you first have to find a trade partner, maybe someone like Tampa. But then if you drop down to number 3 it leaves a gap for someone to move up to no.2 and take Bradford ahead of you. I dont think the Rams would take that risk if Bradford is who they really want.

    10. If its not now, it will be soon!
    @EssexRam_

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    • #3
      Re: 10 Questions pertaining to the off-season.

      Originally posted by THOLTFAN81 View Post
      1. Should the Rams cut Marc Bulger if they are unable to trade him?
      Yes or No?

      2. Should the Rams attempt to acquire Michael Vick via trade?
      Yes or No?

      3. Should the Rams draft Sam Bradford if all is well during his pro day, and his medical report is great?
      Yes or No?

      4. Should the Rams take a mid-round flier on Mike Williams?
      Yes or No?

      5. Do you think Ndamukong Suh is the pick no matter what Bradford does at his pro day?
      Yes or No?

      6. Do you think Jimmy Clausen has any chance of being drafted first overall?
      Yes or No?

      7. Who do you think is the biggest sleeper in this years draft?

      8. Should the Rams attempt to acquire a "big-name" free agent this off-season?

      9. More likely: Rams take Bradford first overall or Rams trade down?

      10. Is poop-canning a real word?
      Yes or No?
      1. No

      2. No

      3. No

      4. No. I prefer him in his current role of personnel director.

      5. No. If Bradford hits all his passes, gives the next day's powerball numbers, and levitates 10 feet in the air for half his workout, I think he'll be the pick.

      6. No

      7. Me....nobody is expecting me to be drafted.

      8. No

      9. Bradford

      10. Yes....sort of.
      The more things change, the more they stay the same.

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      • #4
        Re: 10 Questions pertaining to the off-season.

        1. Should the Rams cut Marc Bulger if they are unable to trade him?
        Yes or No?

        No. To me, its not about whether they can trade him, its whether they want to pay him (or whether he wants to take a pay cut to stay).

        2. Should the Rams attempt to acquire Michael Vick via trade?
        Yes or No?

        No. I think I've given my reasons so I won't elaborate here.

        3. Should the Rams draft Sam Bradford if all is well during his pro day, and his medical report is great?
        Yes or No?

        Yes. If all pans out, I suspect I'll move Bradford from #2 to #1 on my draft board.

        4. Should the Rams take a mid-round flier on Mike Williams?
        Yes or No?

        No. If the Rams don't take a WR in Round 2, I might be more inclined to focus on RBs and TEs to improve the offense.

        5. Do you think Ndamukong Suh is the pick no matter what Bradford does at his pro day?
        Yes or No?

        No.

        6. Do you think Jimmy Clausen has any chance of being drafted first overall?
        Yes or No?

        No.

        7. Who do you think is the biggest sleeper in this years draft?

        Levi Brown, QB, Troy.

        8. Should the Rams attempt to acquire a "big-name" free agent this off-season?

        Only if its a player who is 28 years old or younger.

        9. More likely: Rams take Bradford first overall or Rams trade down?

        Take Bradford No. 1 overall.

        10. Is poop-canning a real word?
        Yes or No?

        It is now!

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        • #5
          Re: 10 Questions pertaining to the off-season.

          1. Should the Rams cut Marc Bulger if they are unable to trade him?
          Yes, He has failed to keep his body in top shape (OL had alot to do with that) - and a new leader mustn't have Marc over his shoulder

          2. Should the Rams attempt to acquire Michael Vick via trade?
          Yes, Rams needs atheltes and wins. Vick does both and can keep McCoy,Pike, Claussen, Bradford from getting killed early.

          3. Should the Rams draft Sam Bradford if all is well during his pro day, and his medical report is great?
          If Bradford is the best QB the Rams decision comes down to would you rather have Suh/McCoy/Okung and a second round QB or Bradford and a second round DT. Right now I rather have the 2nd round QB so NO>

          4. Should the Rams take a mid-round flier on Mike Williams?
          YES - if round 4 or later and Darrio Alexander and Ryan Perriloux in the 7th

          5. Do you think Ndamukong Suh is the pick no matter what Bradford does at his pro day?
          No, I think there are 5 guys worthy of #1 Suh, McCoy, Bradford, Clausen, and Okung(Okung will start to fly up draft boards, you watch!)

          6. Do you think Jimmy Clausen has any chance of being drafted first overall?
          Yes, why not.

          7. Who do you think is the biggest sleeper in this years draft?
          Auburn's Ben Tate & Fordham John Skelton


          8. Should the Rams attempt to acquire a "big-name" free agent this off-season? Yes, we have money, a new owner, new turf, a new attitude, time to bring in the buzz to the dome.

          9. More likely: Rams take Bradford first overall or Rams trade down?
          trade down.
          10. Is poop-canning a real word?
          Depends if you approve my loan for my ducati


          11. Four guys that should be drafted alot higher than their projections

          Okung (would be and could be #1 or 2) Pike, Alexander, Benn

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          • #6
            Re: 10 Questions pertaining to the off-season.

            Originally posted by THOLTFAN81 View Post
            1. Should the Rams cut Marc Bulger if they are unable to trade him?
            Yes or No?

            2. Should the Rams attempt to acquire Michael Vick via trade?
            Yes or No?

            3. Should the Rams draft Sam Bradford if all is well during his pro day, and his medical report is great?
            Yes or No?

            4. Should the Rams take a mid-round flier on Mike Williams?
            Yes or No?

            5. Do you think Ndamukong Suh is the pick no matter what Bradford does at his pro day?
            Yes or No?

            6. Do you think Jimmy Clausen has any chance of being drafted first overall?
            Yes or No?

            7. Who do you think is the biggest sleeper in this years draft?

            8. Should the Rams attempt to acquire a "big-name" free agent this off-season?

            9. More likely: Rams take Bradford first overall or Rams trade down?

            10. Is poop-canning a real word?
            Yes or No?

            1) No. Bulger threw for 4,000 yards a couple years back and he has more starting experience than anyone else on the team or in the draft (obviously)

            2) Yes if the trade is a 5th rounder or later

            3) No. IMO he is the best qb in a weak qb draft and drafting him #1 is a major reach and will cost some unruly amount of money. I'm also not a fan of him.

            4) Mid-round, No. Late-round, sure.

            5) No. If Bradford praises McCoy enough at his pro-day McCoy might leapfrog Suh for #1.

            6) nah.

            7) Walter Thurmond III, CB Oregon

            8) Yes, seats need to be sold

            9) absolutely no idea

            10) it is now

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            • #7
              Re: 10 Questions pertaining to the off-season.

              . Should the Rams cut Marc Bulger if they are unable to trade him?
              Yes or No?
              Yes, I think it would be best for both parties. Its not gonna be another Kurt Warner situation, trust me.

              2. Should the Rams attempt to acquire Michael Vick via trade?
              Yes or No?
              Why not? Ticket sales aren't going to go much lower just because mv comes to town. Him with Steven Jackson creates one heck of a run game.

              3. Should the Rams draft Sam Bradford if all is well during his pro day, and his medical report is great?
              Yes or No?
              Im not sold on any of the quarterbacks in this draft. Maybe you can get lucky and wait till next year and get Jake Locker who I think will be a terrific pro

              4. Should the Rams take a mid-round flier on Mike Williams?
              Yes or No?
              Simply no

              5. Do you think Ndamukong Suh is the pick no matter what Bradford does at his pro day?
              Yes or No?
              In the rams mind no but I think that it is the best pick for the Rams

              6. Do you think Jimmy Clausen has any chance of being drafted first overall?
              Yes or No?
              No, i really don't like his leadership qualaties and isn't that great of a quarterback. his physical skills don't dazzle that much
              7. Who do you think is the biggest sleeper in this years draft?
              Dexter McCluster. I would love to see him in a rams uniform

              8. Should the Rams attempt to acquire a "big-name" free agent this off-season?
              Yes and hope it brings to life the casual fan

              9. More likely: Rams take Bradford first overall or Rams trade down?
              Trade Down. I think this is what the rams are really wanting to do

              10. Is poop-canning a real word?
              Yes or No?
              no

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              • #8
                Re: 10 Questions pertaining to the off-season.

                Originally posted by THOLTFAN81 View Post
                1. Should the Rams cut Marc Bulger if they are unable to trade him?
                Yes or No?

                2. Should the Rams attempt to acquire Michael Vick via trade?
                Yes or No?

                3. Should the Rams draft Sam Bradford if all is well during his pro day, and his medical report is great?
                Yes or No?

                4. Should the Rams take a mid-round flier on Mike Williams?
                Yes or No?

                5. Do you think Ndamukong Suh is the pick no matter what Bradford does at his pro day?
                Yes or No?

                6. Do you think Jimmy Clausen has any chance of being drafted first overall?
                Yes or No?

                7. Who do you think is the biggest sleeper in this years draft?

                8. Should the Rams attempt to acquire a "big-name" free agent this off-season?

                9. More likely: Rams take Bradford first overall or Rams trade down?

                10. Is poop-canning a real word?
                Yes or No?
                1.No. Give a Rookie & Null a year to learn how to be a better QB in the NFL & Learn Rams System

                2.No. At least Bulger has a year under his belt in Spags Power running game(WCO).

                3.No. not with first pick. BPA

                4.No.

                5.No. DT. G. McCoy fits in Spags defensive system better.

                6.No.

                7. DE Kevin Basped Nevada

                8.Yes. Hopefully TE Tony Scheffler from Bronco's.

                9.Trade down. With a trade down ^ ^ with the extra 3rd round pick you could aquire TE Tony Scheffler.

                10. "GOD" I hope not. GROSS!

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                • #9
                  Re: 10 Questions pertaining to the off-season.

                  1. Should the Rams cut Marc Bulger if they are unable to trade him?
                  No. They shouldn't cut him until they've found a replacement. Inability to trade him can't be the only factor.

                  2. Should the Rams attempt to acquire Michael Vick via trade?
                  No. And if he becomes a free agent, still no. If the Eagles offer a third or higher for us to take him off their hands...maybe.

                  3. Should the Rams draft Sam Bradford if all is well during his pro day, and his medical report is great?
                  Yes. However, when I say that, it doesn't really mean much. For all to go well at his pro day, he has to look like he deserves to be a top five pick.

                  4. Should the Rams take a mid-round flier on Mike Williams?
                  No.

                  5. Do you think Ndamukong Suh is the pick no matter what Bradford does at his pro day?
                  No.

                  6. Do you think Jimmy Clausen has any chance of being drafted first overall?
                  Yes. Just not a good chance.

                  7. Who do you think is the biggest sleeper in this years draft?
                  I guess I'll go with DE Alex Carrington, as a hometown favorite who reportedly caught some eyes during the Senior Bowl.

                  8. Should the Rams attempt to acquire a "big-name" free agent this off-season?
                  Sure. We have too many needs to fill through the draft alone. If we get the opportunity to sign a guy who still has at least 3-5 years left, go for it.


                  9. More likely: Rams take Bradford first overall or Rams trade down?
                  The latter, but it could go either way.

                  10. Is poop-canning a real word?
                  It's as much a word as stupidhead or garshdangit.

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                  • AvengerRam_old
                    Sam Bradford is the true "Wild Card" for the Rams first choice.
                    by AvengerRam_old
                    Last year at about this time, I suggested that, by the time the draft rolled around, Mark Sanchez could be on the Rams short list of players to select with the second pick in the draft. Many scoffed and, truth be told, even I was a bit uncertain with my prognostication. Of course, in the end, Sanchez rose from late first round prospect and became a top 5 pick on the strength of his workouts and interviews.

                    I can see a similar scenario occurring with Sam Bradford.

                    Last year, before Bradford decided to return to Oklahoma, many had him rated as a potential first pick in the draft. Then, as fate would have it, his season was scuttled by a shoulder injury.

                    Now, he is still considered a top 10 pick by most, but there are question marks.

                    So here are the "what ifs."

                    What if the doctors say he is fine and that there should be no long term impact from his shoulder injury?

                    What if he impresses at the Combine and/or his individual workouts?

                    What if he presents as a confident leader in his interviews?

                    If these things happen, the Rams very well could decide that the time is now to take a chance at drafting a potential franchise QB.

                    If that occurs, there will still be decisions to make. The Rams could, of course, simply select Bradford first. Alternatively, they could smokescreen a desire to take Ndamukong Suh and try to trade down. The logical trade partner would be Tampa, who likely would covet Suh, and would not take QB with the first choice (having spent a first round pick last year on a QB). Such a plan would not be foolproof, though. If, as some have speculated, the Redskins want Bradford, they could trade up with Detroit and take him at #2, thereby leaving the Rams to take who? (G.McCoy? Clausen?).

                    I'll leave the trade issue out of the analysis for now and simply say this.

                    Right now, I see Suh as being a prospect who is extremely likely (say 75%) to be an impact player at a very important position.

                    Right now, I see Bradford as being a prospect who has a decent chance (say 40-50%) to be an impact player at the MOST important position.

                    With those odds, I go with Suh (absent a great trade offer).

                    But if Bradford's stock rises, and I start to see him as having a better than 50% chance of being a franchise QB... then the choice becomes very difficult.

                    Bottom line: we're in the first lap of a multi-lap race. Its way too early to call the winner.
                    -02-02-2010, 09:03 AM
                  • Bald_81
                    I believe Bradford is now a lock to go first overall
                    by Bald_81
                    I was hesitant to break out my crystal ball before the start of free agency because I needed a little more time and information to predict anything. However, I now believe Sam Bradford is a lock to be the first name called on April 22nd. For all I know, we could trade for Michael Vick in the next four days or have a draft day trade with Philadelphia but I don't really see either happening.

                    The signing of A.J. Feeley speaks volumes. Why? I'll tell you. It's easy to rationalize by Devaney and Co. because all it looks like is a replacement for Kyle Boller. He is a perfect fit here because he has great knowledge of Shurmur's offense and worked with him in Philadelphia. I think this is exactly why we haven't cut Bulger yet. If we go into mini camps prior to the draft with Bulger and Feeley, it doesn't fully tip our hand towards what we are going to do with the #1 pick. It buys Devaney time to say we're evaluating our quarterbacks and we'll see who emerges as the starter. If they were to release Bulger today, we would only have Feeley, Null, and Reilly on the roster. At least if we keep Bulger, it wouldn't look painfully obvious that we are taking Bradford.

                    I believe the plan of action is as follows: We enter mini camps with Bulger, Feeley, and Null fighting for the starting job. Spagnuolo does his usual "we already know Marc and we've seen Keith a little bit last year" routine when explaining how he's going to go about figuring out the position. Then, on April 22nd, we draft Sam Bradford first overall. The other up side of keeping Bulger on the roster until then is leverage in negotiations because there is the threat we can easily take Suh/McCoy and just go another year with Bulger as our QB. Suh/McCoy would both fall in slots two and three, where as Bradford would take a hit falling to number four. That would help us immensely in terms of getting a contract done before the draft. Afterwards, we shop Bulger around and see if we can get anything. If not, we release him soon afterwards. Feeley enters the season as the starter, lasts six-eight games, and the Bradford era begins.

                    The only big hurdle keeping this from happening right now is how Bradford performs at his pro day. However, from everything I've read about the combine and his shoulder everything came back well and teams were satisfied with his progress. I can't say I agree totally with the pick, but I definitely see the logic and reasoning behind it. As of right now, I don't see anyway Sam's not a Ram on April 22nd. Not my preferred choice, but as always I'll stand behind the decision.
                    -03-05-2010, 01:53 PM
                  • AvengerRam_old
                    A common statement I've read about Bradford that makes no sense to me.
                    by AvengerRam_old
                    I've lost track of how many times I've read comments from commentators and fans that have expressed the idea that Bradford is worth the 4th or 5th pick in the draft, but not the 1st.

                    Huh?

                    How does that make sense?

                    From the Rams perspective, if they want to take Bradford, obviously it would be advantageous to trade down, get more picks, and still get him.

                    But what if that option simply is not available? I find it hard to hard to comprehend how anyone can say his combination of size/skill/college production/medical reports/interviews make him good enough to merit the 4th pick, but not the 1st.

                    When I say this, I'm not talking about his value in comparison to other prospects. I have no beef with someone simply saying "he's worth the 4th pick because he's the 4th best player in the draft." That's not the analysis I'm talking about. I'm talking about those who say "he'd be a reach at No. 1" and then turn around and say "he's a good selection at No. 4."

                    Again... huh?

                    A QB selected with the 4th pick in the draft is expected to become the starter no later than his second or third season, and to become a successful starting QB for a decade. If you think QB prospect is good enough to do that, how is he not good enough to warrant the first pick. Isn't a 10 year successful starting QB worth the first pick in the draft?

                    To me, when the Rams look at Bradford, the quesiton should be is he (1) someone they envision as being a "franchise" QB, or (2) not.

                    If the answer is (1), he's worth the first pick (that's not to say he'd necessarily be the best BPA, but he would be a worthy first pick). If the answer is (2), he shouldn't be taken with the first, the third, the fifth or the eleventh pick.
                    -02-25-2010, 06:58 PM
                  • AvengerRam_old
                    If the Rams trade the first pick, it will go down like this...
                    by AvengerRam_old
                    I don't know if the Rams will trade the first pick. While they may wish to, there's no guarantee that any team will offer fair trade value.

                    That said, if it does happens, there are two things I am confident about:

                    1. It won't happen before draft day; and

                    2. We'll know its coming before draft day.

                    Here's what I'm thinking. If the Rams want Ndamukong Suh, they will almost certainly sign him before draft day. That is one very big advantage of having the first pick, after all, as you can sign your choice in advance and eliminate any concern over a holdout.

                    If draft day arrives and the Rams have not signed anyone, then I think that will be a clear sign that a trade is on the table. The way I see it, the Rams are most likely to entertain a trade if they wish to select Sam Bradford as their first pick. That stated, I don't think the Rams can make the trade in advance for that purpose. Here's why:

                    Detroit, who holds the No. 2 pick, is an unlikely trade partner. In all likelihood, they will simply take Gerald McCoy, rather than giving up draft picks to get Suh.

                    Tampa, who holds the No. 3 pick, is a likely trade partner. They, in all likelihood, covet a player like Suh (who could become their next Warren Sapp, without the pot cloud over his head), and have an extra second round pick to offer as part of a trade.

                    The Rams, however, can't afford to make a pre-draft trade with the Bucs. The reason: Washington. There are reports that Washington is very interested in Bradford, and I have little doubt that Dan Snyder would trade up to No. 2 if he thinks the Rams are planning to take Bradford at No. 3.

                    So, if draft day arrives and the Rams have not made a trade or signed a player, it is likely that the reason would be that Rams have worked out a trade with Tampa that is contingent on Bradford still being on the board at No. 3 (i.e. the Redskins don't trade up in anticipation of a St. Louis/Tampa deal). If he's not, the Rams keep either keep Suh (but, of course, lose the opportunity to sign him in advance), or complete the trade and select someone else at No. 3 (G.McCoy, J.Clausen, D.Bryant, C.J.Spiller, E.Berry are all possibilities under that scenario).

                    Of course, there is another possibility. Washington could work out a trade with Detriot before the draft, and thereby force the Rams to either select Bradford at No. 1 or let him go to the Skins. Such a move, however, would be risky for the Redskins, because, assuming the Rams "fall in love" with Bradford in the next two months, they might just take him at No. 1.

                    In the end, there could be some drama on draft night....
                    -02-09-2010, 09:16 AM
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                    Rams Could Trade Down Not Once, But Twice
                    by Guest
                    by Brian Stull
                    While the smokescreen of who Billy Devaney is and isn't talking with continues to thicken, here's a plan to consider as the Rams weigh their options with the number one pick...
                    Trading down not just once, but twice.
                    It's more realistic than you might think and the Rams could still stay in the top four.
                    Most people have assumed that Detroit is going to use the second overall pick to choose Russell Okung (T) out of Oklahoma State to shore up their offensive line and offer some protection for Mathew Stafford.
                    Not a bad train of thought--but are the Lions good enough to pass on a Ndamukong Suh or Gerald McCoy to bolster their defense??
                    If you're Tampa, you can't take that chance. If you want to guarantee that you receive one of the two top defensive tackles you have to trade up--and if you're going to trade, why not go to the top and ensure you have first choice.
                    So, the Rams and Bucs work out a deal to swap 1st and 3rd overall picks with whatever other pick/player combo balances it out.
                    You now have Washington at number four--rumored to be interested in Sam Bradford. Detroit and Tampa both have their young QBs of the future, so there is no concern there. However, even if the Rams sign a veteran free agent, can the Redskins be sure the Rams won't select Bradford at #3??
                    No. So again, Washington needs to work a trade and the Rams can acquire additional picks/players while staying near the top of the draft.
                    Now, you may say that's fine--but if Suh, McCoy, and Bradford are all off the board who's left for the Rams at #4 in this scenario??
                    Lots of options here--talks are ongoing, but a long-term deal with Oshiomogho Atogwe has yet to be reached and Eric Berry is not just a top-rated safety, but a top player overall in the draft. CJ Spiller would be a heck of combo teaming with Steven Jackson.
                    Dez Bryant and all of the wide receivers would be available. Jimmy Clausen, who does have some support at Rams Park, would be on the table.
                    It comes back to answering this question--would the Rams be better with one player forecast to be a can't miss game-changer or by acquiring a handful of very good players that can address the many needs on the team.
                    Looking forward to the scenarios that develop this week at the Combine, will keep you posted on what is--and isn't being talked about.


                    Personally if this were possible I'd trade twice but after alll odds are against this...
                    -02-24-2010, 01:16 PM
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