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    My staff was able to obtain exclusive transcripts of the Rams' interviews with some of the top QB prospects at the NFL Scouting Combine. Here are some excerpts:

    Tim Tebow

    Devaney: "Says here that you played in Urban Myer's offense at University of Florida. Can you give us an idea of what your role was?"

    Tebow: "Sure. Typically, I'd get the ball snapped to me from a shotgun, and from there, I'd look downfield and possibly jump up and throw the ball, but usually I'd run it up the middle."

    Spagnuolo: "So you were the primary runner..."

    Tebow: "Well... not exactly. We had running backs too."

    Spagnuolo: "So, you would throw the ball too?"

    Tebow: "Sometimes. A lot of times I'd jump up and throw a short pass to a receiver who would then gain a lot of yards."

    Devaney: "Well, if other players would do most of the running, why not snap the ball directly to them?"

    Tebow: "I'll tell you why... because running backs and receivers aren't good at receiving the snap. That's what QBs do?.

    Spagnuolo: "But isn't that just catching the ball? Can't running backs and receivers do that too?"

    Tebow: "LOOK, I WAS THE QUARTERBACK. RECEIVING THE SNAP WAS MY JOB. THAT'S WHAT I DID! WHAT'S THE MATTER WITH YOU PEOPLE!?!?!?!!"

    Jimmy Clausen

    Devaney: "Your name is Jimmy.... Clausen?"

    Clausen: "Yes."

    Devaney: "Any relation to the Clausen Pickle Company?"

    Clausen: "No, its just a coincidence."

    Spagnuolo: "Cause I'll tell you, when they came out with those crunchy dill minis... well it doen't get any better than that. I'll bet you really love them, what with the same name and all..."

    Clausen: "Yeah, they're pretty good."

    Spagnuolo: "You're damn right they are. Which is your favorite."

    Clausen: "Well, I guess I sort of like them all."

    Devaney: "That's great. I feel the same way. I celebrate their entire catalogue. So, Mr. Clausen."

    Clausen: "You can just call me Jimmy."

    Sam Bradford

    Spagnuolo: "So Sam, can you take us through your last season in college."

    Bradford: "Sure. Well, I played in half of one game, and then sat out most of the rest of the year..."

    Devaney: "Wait... sat out most of the rest of the year?"

    Bradford: "Yeah. I had surgery and then started preparing for the draft. Look... its not that I didn't care about my team, its just that I was injured. And you know what else... since then, I've had eight doctors."

    Devaney: "Eight???"

    Bradford: "That's right. So, in the end, my main motivation was just not to have to be probed by doctors. But, you know, in the end, that will only make you play through enough injuries to keep you off injured reserve."

    Devaney: "What if... and this is just a hypothetical... what if we were to offer some sort of, per game, bonus/incentive type contract... would that help?

    Bradford: "I don't know... maybe... look... I've got to go. It was great meeting you guys. Good luck with your scouting."

    Bradford leaves room.

    Devaney: "Wow... that's just a straight shooter with first round draft pick written all over him."

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    I like!!

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      Roflmao!!!

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        is this legit? (the Tebow part)

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          Took me a while to catch on, but very nice.



          "That was my st-st-st-apler... I'll burn this place down. I'll really do do do it this time..."

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            Originally posted by thickandthin View Post
            is this legit? (the Tebow part)
            None of it was legit. I started reading it and when it got to the what's wrong with you people I caught on its a very funny scene from the movie office space he just replaced the three people in the movie with the three qbs. Very funny lol

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              Yeeeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaaahhh, I'm gonna need those TPS reports by monday.

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                Re: CLANRAM EXCLUSIVE: Transcript of Combine QB Interviews

                Originally posted by sjacksonrules View Post
                None of it was legit. I started reading it and when it got to the what's wrong with you people I caught on its a very funny scene from the movie office space he just replaced the three people in the movie with the three qbs. Very funny lol
                Ohhhhhhhh I see now lol

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                  ahahah good stuff. I knew it was a joke, but it took me to the end of Tebow's conversation to get the reference. Makes me want to go watch that movie again.

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                    Based on these interveiws ... we dont draft a qb this year lol

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                    • #11
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                      i got all excited thinking this was real, then Tebow freaks out. I knew it was bogus then...

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                      • r8rh8rmike
                        St. Louis Rams Get A Look At Jimmy Clausen
                        by r8rh8rmike
                        St. Louis Rams get a look at Jimmy Clausen
                        BY BILL COATS
                        ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH
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                        The Rams' pre-draft audition of quarterback prospects continued and apparently ended Friday with Jimmy Clausen's pro day at Notre Dame's indoor practice facility in South Bend, Ind. General manager Billy Devaney came away impressed with Clausen, who completed 57 of 59 passes during the 30-minute workout.

                        "Clausen looked outstanding," Devaney said. "He threw the ball with velocity, he was extremely accurate, he made all the throws. He's a natural passer; he showed that."

                        Clausen, who had been recovering from surgery to repair torn tendons in his right big toe, hadn't performed for NFL talent scouts until Friday. Rams coach Steve Spagnuolo also was in attendance, as was offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur and quarterbacks coach Dick Curl.

                        "I was just excited to be able to come out and throw the ball around," Clausen said. "I got a little tired while I was out there, but I think it went really well. It was good to be able to throw with my legs and not just my arm."

                        Previously, the Rams attended Sam Bradford's pro day March 29 at Oklahoma and worked out Texas' Colt McCoy privately on Thursday in Austin. Devaney had strong praise for their showings, too.

                        Coming off a 1-15 season, the Rams have the No. 1 overall pick in the draft, which will kick off with first-round selections April 22 in New York. The second and third rounds will be held April 23, with the final four rounds to be completed April 24.

                        It's been widely speculated that the Rams will select a quarterback, and Bradford appears to be a strong front-runner.

                        The release of Marc Bulger, the team's starting quarterback for most of the past eight seasons, further fueled conjecture that the Rams will opt for a quarterback in the first round.

                        Devaney emphasized that no decision has been reached yet, although he said "we're done" looking at quarterbacks. He declined to compare the three prospects.

                        "The evaluation process now will continue next week when we get together with the scouts and coaches," Devaney added. "We'll get everybody's input and see where we are at that point."
                        -04-10-2010, 06:22 PM
                      • Bing69
                        Devaney on st. paddys day
                        by Bing69
                        Was just watching a video on nfl.com with Devaney giving his views on the draft, Bradford, Suh n MCoy etc. He was asked if the rams would be looking to trade out of the top spot, and he said of course they would. It would give them more picks and a chance to fill out the roster. He was then asked what he had been doing on st. paddys day, and he said he had been watching notre dame tape all day!

                        Now, maybe im readin too much into it, but would it seem that Devaney would REALLY like to move out of the 1st pick? Surely if he was comfortable with picking Suh/McCoy/Bradford at 1 then there would be no need spending so much time to check out Clausen (i assume it would be Clausen in the Notre Dame tape). Maybe Devaney wants Clausen....
                        -03-18-2010, 03:36 PM
                      • eldfan
                        St. Louis Rams go into combine in better shape
                        by eldfan
                        St. Louis Rams go into combine in better shape

                        BY JIM THOMAS
                        ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH
                        02/24/2010

                        Two months to go until the NFL draft, so a lot can happen for the Rams between now and April 22-24. And despite the understandable obsession with the No. 1 overall pick, the Rams do have eight other selections.

                        But as the NFL converges today in Indianapolis for the six-day gridiron job fair known as the NFL scouting combine, four names stand out for St. Louis: defensive tackles Ndamukong Suh of Nebraska and Gerald McCoy of Oklahoma and quarterbacks Sam Bradford of Oklahoma and Jimmy Clausen of Notre Dame.

                        At this point repeating, at this point it looks like the Rams' No. 1 overall pick will come from one of those four names.

                        Suh and McCoy are widely considered the top two players in the draft. Most mocks have Suh rated ahead of McCoy, but a few have it the other way around. What can the two do to separate themselves at the combine?

                        "I don't know," Rams general manager Billy Devaney said. "They've done everything. With their play. Their character is off-the-charts positive. They love playing football. There's nothing more they can do. Those two kids are awesome."

                        Suh will work out at the combine. There has been no indication that McCoy will not. Devaney isn't a workout guy, per se, but even he is looking forward to the prospect of watching both those guys run around the floor of Lucas Oil Stadium.

                        "They're both great players," Devaney said. "It's amazing how the same position a little bit different styles but man, I don't think you can go wrong with either one of those guys."

                        Unless, of course, you really, really need a quarterback. In the case of Bradford and Clausen, neither will throw at the combine because of injuries. Clausen is recovering from toe surgery, Bradford from shoulder surgery. Dozens of doctors and athletic trainers will take a look at them in Indy.

                        "The medical (reports) will be important for both those quarterbacks," Devaney said. "And we want to see Colt McCoy's (medical info) to a lesser degree."

                        McCoy, the quarterback from Texas, suffered an injury to his throwing arm early in the BCS championship game against Alabama.

                        "It sounds like he's going to work (at the combine)," Devaney said. "It doesn't seem like it was as serious as the other two guys. But we're anxious to see him throw."

                        Bradford isn't scheduled to throw for pro scouts until March 25 in Norman, Okla. Clausen isn't expected to do so until the first week of April in South Bend, Ind.

                        For those quarterbacks in particular, the combine interview sessions might be important as well, helping a coach gauge their intelligence, passion for the game, and personality.
                        ...
                        -02-24-2010, 11:53 AM
                      • r8rh8rmike
                        St. Louis Rams Go Into Combine In Better Shape
                        by r8rh8rmike
                        St. Louis Rams go into combine in better shape

                        BY JIM THOMAS
                        ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH
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                        Two months to go until the NFL draft, so a lot can happen for the Rams between now and April 22-24. And despite the understandable obsession with the No. 1 overall pick, the Rams do have eight other selections.

                        But as the NFL converges today in Indianapolis for the six-day gridiron job fair known as the NFL scouting combine, four names stand out for St. Louis: defensive tackles Ndamukong Suh of Nebraska and Gerald McCoy of Oklahoma and quarterbacks Sam Bradford of Oklahoma and Jimmy Clausen of Notre Dame.

                        At this point repeating, at this point it looks like the Rams' No. 1 overall pick will come from one of those four names.

                        Suh and McCoy are widely considered the top two players in the draft. Most mocks have Suh rated ahead of McCoy, but a few have it the other way around. What can the two do to separate themselves at the combine?

                        "I don't know," Rams general manager Billy Devaney said. "They've done everything. With their play. Their character is off-the-charts positive. They love playing football. There's nothing more they can do. Those two kids are awesome."

                        Suh will work out at the combine. There has been no indication that McCoy will not. Devaney isn't a workout guy, per se, but even he is looking forward to the prospect of watching both those guys run around the floor of Lucas Oil Stadium.

                        "They're both great players," Devaney said. "It's amazing how the same position a little bit different styles but man, I don't think you can go wrong with either one of those guys."

                        Unless, of course, you really, really need a quarterback. In the case of Bradford and Clausen, neither will throw at the combine because of injuries. Clausen is recovering from toe surgery, Bradford from shoulder surgery. Dozens of doctors and athletic trainers will take a look at them in Indy.

                        "The medical (reports) will be important for both those quarterbacks," Devaney said. "And we want to see Colt McCoy's (medical info) to a lesser degree."

                        McCoy, the quarterback from Texas, suffered an injury to his throwing arm early in the BCS championship game against Alabama.

                        "It sounds like he's going to work (at the combine)," Devaney said. "It doesn't seem like it was as serious as the other two guys. But we're anxious to see him throw."

                        Bradford isn't scheduled to throw for pro scouts until March 25 in Norman, Okla. Clausen isn't expected to do so until the first week of April in South Bend, Ind.

                        For those quarterbacks in particular, the combine interview sessions might be important as well, helping a coach gauge their intelligence, passion for the game, and personality....
                        -02-23-2010, 10:44 PM
                      • Bald_81
                        Why I think Devaney prefers Bradford to Clausen
                        by Bald_81
                        I think what we're witnessing here is a repeat of what happened last year with Jason Smith and Eugene Monroe. Obviously comparing OT to QB is a stretch because it's a whole other beast, but I believe a similar debate was ongoing between the Smith fans and the Monroe fans last year.

                        Jason Smith was not a five star recruit when he arrived at Baylor and they actually expected him to be their future TE. He played in a two point stance in college (not the three point stance OTs play in the NFL) meaning he had to transition as a pro and get comfortable in that regard. He had a ton of raw ability and untapped potential that scouts saw and he played with great passion and fire. For those who watched interviews of him prior to and after the draft, it was apparent he was quite the character and very serious about becoming a great pro. Eugene Monroe, on the other hand, was the heir apparent to D'Brickashaw Ferguson and he was a top recruit coming out of high school, so it was something he was preparing for his entire life. He played in the traditional three point stance and excelled in pass protection but many had doubts about his power and strength to anchor the running game. In comparison to Smith, he was much more NFL ready and could play from day one. However, there was also questions about how much further he could develop and Smith was generally viewed as the OT with the higher ceiling.

                        I think Devaney is leaning towards Bradford for the same reason he liked Smith. He's projecting what each could be as an NFL starter, and it sounds like he prefers Bradford to Clausen at this point. If Devaney wanted the polished, NFL ready player who played in a pro-style formation, he would've taken Monroe last year without even blinking an eye. Yet, he envisioned Smith as the better player once he gets the opportunity to develop and grow into a true OT at the NFL level. He sees Bradford as the better pro once he develops fully under center and spends every waking hour working in a pro style offense. That's why I laugh when analysts or fans say we made a "safe" selection last year because if we truly wanted to be safe we would've selected Monroe and not Smith. Jason was the one with more question marks and we drafted him with the assumption he would develop all of his raw skills and become an elite OT. I believe Devaney sees the same with Bradford (and that's no knock on Clausen), he sees a player with elite intangibles and a physical skill set that translates well to our offense. Bradford wasn't highly recruited much like Smith and he had to beat the odds just to become a starter at Oklahoma (many thought he was the third favourite to win the job back in '07) but he ended up doing much more. Clausen was the "LeBron James of football" when he arrived at Notre Dame and he knew he would be the starting QB soon enough ala Monroe. Again, I know comparing OT to QB is a bit of a stretch, but I see similar qualities and coincidences...
                        -03-19-2010, 05:49 PM
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