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    This post was made on the alternative universe ClanRam forum apporximitly 30 minutes after the Rams take Suh with the first overall pick.


    I cant believe we passed on Bradford, cant the FO see we have absolutely no QB on our roster? Who is gonna start a game for us Feeley? So I guess we are just planning on picking in the top 5 again next year. I'm not saying Suh is not a good player, and I am glad to have him on our team, but seriously how can we pass on the only franchise QB in the draft? Who are we gonna draft for our QB now? Colt McCoy cant hit a receiver past 15 yards and is lanky, major injury risk. Plus he ran a complete spread offense, at least Bradford played under center more then 40% of the time. Maybe we draft Jimmy Clausen, we will probably have to trade up for him, no way he gets by Minnesota. Even if he does the guy obviously has an attitude problem, clearly doesnt fit the four pillars, so I guess spags is gonna be flaking on his core concepts of team building here. Besides he is overrated as a QB, throws off balance way to much, and cant even lead a comeback against NAVY! Dude chokes if he gets caught one touchdown behind. Ugh, I'm about ready to give up on this team.

    So I guess there would be complaining either way. ;)

  • #2
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    Love the post! Lol!


    • #3
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      "Why did so many team pass on Clausen?! Because he sux! Why can't our front office see that?! I swear, I could run this team better!"


      • #4
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        Could have traded down 5 spots and still gotten Suh. What a joke.


        • #5
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          This is why I love this forum. You guys are hilarious.
          "I've been saving the Universe for over a thousand years. I figure it owes me just this once."


          • #6
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            So true that there would be complaining either way. We'll know how it works out in a year or two.


            • #7
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              It's the negativity in this group, even if we miraculously drafted both Bradford and Suh, I can see someone complaining about something around here..

              ♪ R.I.P. Nujabes ♫


              • #8
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                Yeah, we could have Drafted Suh and McCoy because McCoy is some how immune to all injuries.
                "I've been saving the Universe for over a thousand years. I figure it owes me just this once."


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                • sakl18
                  Suh or Clausen/Bradford?
                  by sakl18
                  The main debate for the upcoming draft is if the Rams will take Suh or a QB, with Clausen currently having the edge over Bradford. Although Suh would improve the defense, you can't win in this league without a solid or elite QB. Here are the top teams from 2009 and their QB's.

                  1) Indianapolis - Peyton Manning
                  2) New Orleans - Drew Brees
                  3) San Diego - Phillip Rivers
                  4) Minnesota - Brett Favre
                  5) Dallas - Tony Romo
                  6) Green Bay - Aaron Rodgers
                  7) Philadelphia - Donovan McNabb
                  8) Arizona - Kurt Warner
                  9) Cincinnati - Carson Palmer
                  10) New England - Tom Brady

                  As you can see, the top 10 teams have arguably the top 10 Quarterback's in the league. As it has been posted before, our defense can compete in this league. However, our offense can't. If we take Suh, we will be looking at another top 5 pick again next year. Don't get me wrong, I would love to see the Rams have a player like Suh. But if we grab him, we would lose a shot at a franchise QB like Clausen. Having Clausen would take a lot of pressure off of Jackson as teams wouldn't be able to consistantly stack the box against him. Not only that, but Clausen spent three years in a pro-style offense under Charlie Weiss, who has been a successful OC in the NFL.

                  If you look at the numbers that Clausen put up, they are spectacular. He finished the year with a 68% completion percentage, 3722 yards, 28 touchdowns and 4 interceptions. He did all of that with a terrible offensive line (he's already starting to fit in!) and virtually no running game (which he will have with the Rams).

                  The two biggest flaws that people seem to pick out in him are his attitude and his carrer record (13-18). when you look at the win loss record, it is no fault of his own. During his time in Notre Dame, he was playing with no defense. With the points he put up and the level he played at, the losses were not his fault. His character is the other issue. Although he is cocky and abrassive, can't the same be said in Phillip Rivers?

                  IMO, Spags and Devaney need to take Clausen to move this team forward. In the NFL you can't win without a QB, and I guarantee you that the front office is aware of it (they did spend a year with Bulger, Boller and Null* starting at QB).

                  *This isn't a shot at Null, I realize that he was a rookie, and I have high hopes for him as the future backup of the Rams.
                  -01-21-2010, 09:38 AM
                • AvengerRam_old
                  If the Rams stay at pick #1, there are really only 4 candidates.
                  by AvengerRam_old
                  If the Rams don't trade down from the first pick in the draft, their choice really comes down to four players.

                  The Frontrunner: Ndamukong Suh, DT, Nebraska
                  I call Suh the frontrunner because he is the player that most people consider the best prospect in the draft. While I obviously don't have any inside information from the Rams, I certainly can see a coach like Steve Spagnuolo, who built a champion defense on the strength of the D line, favoring Suh.

                  The Dark-Horse Candidate: Gerald McCoy, DT, Oklahoma
                  While he is currently overshadowed by Suh, he is still considered a top 3-5 pick. If Suh slides during the evaluation period, while McCoy shines, he could rise to the top.

                  The Cult Favorite: Jimmy Clausen, QB, Notre Dame
                  Those who like Clausen really like him. In my opinion, his size is potentially an issue, and I'll be curious how he is reported as comporting himself in interviews. That said... QBs can rise quickly in the eyes of scouts, coaches and personnel guys. Just ask Mark Sanchez.

                  The Forgotten Candidate: Sam Bradford, QB, Oklahoma
                  Bradford may have been the first pick in the 2009 draft had he come out. Now he stands as the poster child for those who advocate early departures from college. Still, if he passes all the tests he'll be put through in the next few months, teams could fall in love again with his 2008 game tapes.

                  There are other top prospects who I really don't think the Rams would take No. 1 overall. I have Derrick Morgan rated #2 on my draft board, but I really don't see the Rams passing on Suh (or McCoy) to take him. Eric Berry and Joe Haden are A list DBs who will both go in the top 10 selections, but again, not to the Rams at No. 1. The Rams may like C.J. Spiller (as do I), but they can't afford to take a RB at No. 1 unless they trade Jackson, which isn't likely to happen. Finally, Dez Bryant, though a top WR prospect, does not appear to be a guy who would go that high.

                  So, in my book... its one of these four players or a trade down (which I don't expect to happen).

                  Anyone think there are more than four candidates?
                  -01-18-2010, 03:45 PM
                • dave626
                  If we draft a QB.
                  by dave626
                  How long do you guys think it will take for him to contribute? Will he spend a year or more on the sidelines?

                  At this point I wouldnt go near the Bradford guy and his shoulder because in our offense you WILL get sacked, and reinjury of that shoulder would be, well we all know.

                  The Claussen guy it seems most are split on.

                  Suh ofcourse would start right away, but would he be a Long case? yaknow 2-3 years before he starts to be the guy we drafted. I like Long, his dad was a monster back when I was a raiders fan.

                  Point is, even if we draft a QB, whos gonna be our QB NEXT year?

                  I hope we get Suh and get a QB in FA, at least that way we see what we pay for this year.

                  But I guess we'll see
                  -01-20-2010, 12:14 PM
                • RamFan_Til_I_Die
                  Why Draft "Experts" Annoy Me
                  by RamFan_Til_I_Die
                  I can't be the only one that gets annoyed by all these so called draft "experts" that change there mind like r8rh8rmike changes his underwear...about once a week. I'm going to use SI's main mock "expert" as an example. Not becuase he's the best, but because his past mocks are easy to find. H3e's just an example of what annoys me.

                  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."

                  This is just one example of what annoys me about these "experts." McShay has flopped from Suh to Bradford also, while Kiper has flipped from Suh being "the most dominating defensive tackle I've seen in 32 years of doing this." to Clausen. It seems like they build up and exaggerate the plus side of whoever they want. For the longest time all we heard was Suh is a lock to go #1 to the Rams, and now it's a QB. Yes I know Blger is now gone, but these guys flopped to QBs while he was still here. Is it anything more than hype and these draft guys feeding off of each other that made Suh go from the guaranteed pick to now being the #2 DT behind McCoy in many people's eyes? I just don't get it. These guys annoy the crap out of me....
                  -04-17-2010, 09:26 PM
                • smitheRAM
                  Second quess
                  by smitheRAM
                  So we picked Bradford, but what if we could of picked Suh and now Clausen. Would you have rather done have them?
                  -04-22-2010, 08:00 PM