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  • So how many changed their minds since the end of the regular season?

    There is a lot off back an forth on taking DT or QB with our first pick.

    At the end of the season I had a clear feeling that most would want Suh, but now many want Bradford. So did you change your mind and if yes why?

    Until now Bradford has not done much do rise his stocks, only a good interview and maybe gaining some weight. Suh had a VERY good combine so he has done nothing to decline his value.
    I wanted Suh then and I want him now
    I wanted Suh then but I want Bradford now
    I wanted Bradford then but want Suh now
    I wanted Bradford then and I want him now
    I want somebody else

  • #2
    Re: So how many changed their minds since the end of the regular season?

    I personally have always been a QB guy. It was Claussen for me, but I switched to Bradford. Ive never dissed Suh and I never will, I just like the top QBs better.


    • #3
      Re: So how many changed their minds since the end of the regular season?

      lol i went from Jimmy Clausen to Suh to Bradford


      • #4
        Re: So how many changed their minds since the end of the regular season?

        I wanted Suh then, and am leaning towards Bradford now, but wouldn't be upset if we chose either one. Mainly because it appears now that Bradford should be healthy and ready to go, his value has risen to the point where taking him at #1 would not be considered a reach, and I think its time we finally stopped passing on QB's at the top of the draft and pull the trigger on a legit long term answer.

        Of course, our defense sucks too, so if we took Suh that would be fine by me. I am not crazy about these mock drafts I'm seeing lately that have us going offense with our first 3 - 4 picks. We need help on both sides of the ball and at nearly every position. I think we are in the pathetic situation where we can pick BPA at nearly every pick, because we need an upgrade at almost every position.


        • #5
          Re: So how many changed their minds since the end of the regular season?

          For me I went:

          Clausen , Locker, Suh , Clausen, Suh, then finally Bradford.

          And most probably I'll be staying with Bradford, barring a major setback for example, him announcing he doesn't want to play football anymore and would rather follow his dream to be a proffesional celloist.


          • #6
            Re: So how many changed their minds since the end of the regular season?

            I went SUH, Trade down for more picks & then with all the hype SUH.


            • #7
              Re: So how many changed their minds since the end of the regular season?

              I started at Clausen at the middle of the season, by the end of the season I changed to Suh. I haven't wavered in wanting to draft Suh first, as I think he is the BPA in the draft, and at a position we need help at to boot. However I wouldnt mind drafting Bradford as I also think he can be a very good QB, but I would rather take Suh in the first.


              • #8
                Re: So how many changed their minds since the end of the regular season?

                I wanted Suh at the beginning, but am starting to lean toward Bradford. We're in the fortunate position to be able to take either one though, so I can't complain.


                • #9
                  Re: So how many changed their minds since the end of the regular season?

                  I think people need to consider that last year our defense was much better than people give it credit for. How many games did we see where it was so close up until the 3rd quarter. The reason for that is the horrible offense that we have, therefore a new Qb with a couple of new weapons can actually make our defense much better than a DT without a decent Qb.

                  Just something ive been thinking about for the past couple of weeks.


                  • #10
                    Re: So how many changed their minds since the end of the regular season?

                    I think there should be a button for "I STILL don't know who I want".


                    • #11
                      Re: So how many changed their minds since the end of the regular season?

                      I second that motion.
                      "I've been saving the Universe for over a thousand years. I figure it owes me just this once."


                      • #12
                        Re: So how many changed their minds since the end of the regular season?

                        i still like suh, but i think if no trades involving a qb go down we'll take bradford. the only thing that worries me about him is his health, if he can stay healthy i will still be happy with the pick.


                        • #13
                          Re: So how many changed their minds since the end of the regular season?

                          SUH SUH SUH SUH!!!

                          If we dont draft him i wouldnt really be disappointed, i trust Spags n co. Just means ill have to trade for him in madden


                          • #14
                            Re: So how many changed their minds since the end of the regular season?

                            By the middle of the season, I wanted Suh.
                            At the end of the season, I wanted Suh.
                            Right now today, I want Suh.
                            On April 22nd, I will want Suh.

                            Having said all that, I understand the desire for Bradford. He is far and away the best QB in the draft, and will probably be a very good QB for many years. I just don't see passing up a truly elite player for a very good player. But either player will make this team better.
                            The more things change, the more they stay the same.


                            • #15
                              Re: So how many changed their minds since the end of the regular season?

                              Haven't changed - I wanted Suh then and still want him now.


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                              • HUbison
                                My final take on Bradford vs. Suh.
                                by HUbison
                                These thoughts will not change over the next month.......assuming neither of them molests a goat or some such thing. Here's a few things that I think will happen over the next decade (barring injury or end-of-the-world type stuff):

                                Bradford will be a very good QB.

                                Suh will be an elite DT.

                                With Suh, the Rams defense will show serious improvement, including better ypa in the rush D, and more pressure on the QB. The offense won't change all that much.

                                With Bradford, the Rams offense will show some improvement, but will require improvements to the receiving corp to make any large steps forward. The defense won't change much at all.

                                I understand the QB choice. I do, I get it. And Bradford will be a really solid QB. He'll show it on his pro day; he'll make crisp accurate passes, he'll dazzle in interviews, he will demonstrate to franchises that he is an intelligent, articulate young man with all the intangibles you'd ever want.

                                But he won't be the player that Suh will be.

                                Bradford will walk into Rams Park, and on the practice field, he will make everyone believe that scientists cloned Phillip Rivers and Kurt Warner, combined the DNA, and out popped Sammy.

                                But he won't raise the offense the way that Suh will raise the defense.

                                With Bradford, his success will rely on other pieces. Will the receivers be able to separate so that his amazing accuracy can be demonstrated? Will the line protect him the way that his Oklahoma line (manned by 5 NFL lineman in 2008) protected him?

                                With Suh, his success will not be as dependent on those around him. Rather the opposite. The DEs will see more lanes as Suh occupies the interior. Same for blitzers. The DBs will look better as pockets collapse and QBs have to rush passes.

                                Bradford will be good.......but every draft has a "Bradford".
                                Suh will be great........and there may be one "Suh" a decade. (Not my words, by the way.)

                                So do we draft a Bradford, then wait a decade for the next Suh?
                                Or do we draft Suh, and pick up next year's Bradford?

                                Look, I'm not saying Bradford isn't worth the #1 pick......if Suh weren't in it. Take Suh out of the draft, and Bradford is the #1 pick (though McCoy fans would have their valid points as well). So, no, I'm not going to complain about drafting Bradford at #1. In any ordinary year, he is a #1 pick.

                                I'm just saying that with Suh available, this isn't an "ordinary" year.

                                I'm sure Bradford will do fine. But I would be lying if I said his long-term health isn't a concern. The Rams have protected their QB with a sack % of 7.5% to 8.0% over the past few years. But he's coming from an offense that protected him with a sack % of 2.7%. And even then (as Nick has pointed out),...
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                              • RamFan_Til_I_Die
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                                Don Banks 2010 NFL Mock Drafts thusfar:

                                Suh is a rock solid concensus as the surest thing. Sounds great, right?

                                So roughly a month later, the day before the DT's do anything at the combine, the rock solid concensus is now split 50/50 and McCoy is our choice. Um ok. Nothing changed so why did his opinion?

                                So because of one quote from Devaney, who is only making picks to save his job, we're now taking a QB in Stafford. Yeah ok, whatever you say Donny boy.

                                Again implying they'll pick to stay employed rather than to make the pick that helps the team the most, while also covering his backside in case they don't pick Bradford. Pretty typical "expert" BS.

                                Bradford had a good pro day so now it's a sure thing. OK now at this point I can see someone switching to Bradford as a possibility, but before no way. It just makes no sense. But even still what happened to Suh the "rock solid concensus as the surest thing.?"

                                WOW. We sure did a 180 in two and a half months didn't we. First Suh is the "rock solid concensus as the surest thing" and now to take anyone but Bradford is "the kind of stunning turn of events we haven't seen in years."

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                              • Bing69
                                I still want Suh over Bradford
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                                I know ill get bashed for this but i really think Suh would be the better choice as the no.1 pick. Now that Carriker is gone, we can forget about that 'we've made 2 high defensive picks in the last 3 years,we have to draft Bradford ahhhhhh' thing. We only have Long now.

                                Lets think about our defensive line

                                Long Ryan Robbins Little? Hall

                                That line aint gonna do very well now is it. Especially if Little doesnt come back. Now if we draft Suh it will look like this

                                Long Ryan/Robbins Suh Little?Hall

                                Already looks more solid. Now what if we trade for Osi

                                Osi Ryan/Robbins Suh Long

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                              • AvengerRam_old
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                                Eventually, each of us will have to decide who we favor: Bradford or Suh/G.McCoy. We can only take one of these guys, and a choice will have to be made.

                                If you find yourself in the Suh/.G.McCoy camp, that's fine. They are Blue Chip prospects at a premium position.

                                If you decide that Bradford is the way to go, that's also fine. He is the concensus top QB in this draft.

                                But, whoever you choose, don't make your point by needlessly tearing down the other player(s). I'm starting to see this on other boards... posters who support Suh/G.McCoy with over the top critiques of Bradford that make him sound like the second coming of Ryan Leaf... Bradford fans who are trying to convince everyone that Suh/G.McCoy are overrated players with high bust potential.

                                Don't be that guy.

                                These are all solid prospects and one can make a reasonable argument for any one of them (even G.McCoy - though I personally see Suh as vastly superior).

                                This is NOT and easy decision. Even if it makes you feel better to argue that it is... it isn't.

                                Seriously... don't be that guy.
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                              • Bar-bq
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