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    You know this year our offensive line kinda really stunk. Now Pace and Barron are the bookends ,we all know that, Now if Cognito can get healed that would be a plus. Now What about the guards? Is Terrell coming around enough?, or not. Timmerman is on his last leg isn't he? So my thought is this. What if the Rams go O-line in the first round to shore up that line , because When the offense is on, the Opponent always has to play catch up and it Makes the Defense look so much better! Oh and maybe a new Running back. That or Jackson will improve with the middle intact. He just seemed to miss alot of holes. Maybe get some D-line in the later rounds for less money since we got all that dead weight money slowing us down( the 3 fat # 1's ) Next season could be a big turn around but I feel the Offensive picks good be our best defense.:clanram: Just my thought...let me have it!!

  • #2
    Re: Offense to better our defense?

    I'd use an o-lineman as a second pick, right now our defence needs some help. Plus our offense is doing well, with the running exception.

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    • #3
      Re: Offense to better our defense?

      Well I think that if there is a stud on the D-line fine,but if not go for the stud on O-line to start getting more protection for our QB. 3 first round busts , I'm not going D-line first round!

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      • #4
        Re: Offense to better our defense?

        Originally posted by theodus69
        Well I think that if there is a stud on the D-line fine,but if not go for the stud on O-line to start getting more protection for our QB. 3 first round busts , I'm not going D-line first round!
        I don't mean draft a D-lineman.

        I mean a Defensive player, like AJ Hawk.

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        • #5
          Re: Offense to better our defense?

          I think Incognito can be the key. If he's ready to be a starter next year, either at guard or center, the line should be pretty solid. Terrell is still raw but I think he has the tools to be a solid guard. McCollum still has a year left in him.

          If there is a need to add a player for the interior, I'd look to free agency. Guards are never the most expensive players on the market (apart from Blue Chip guys, like Steve Hutchinson, who will likely be re-signed or franchised), and there probably will be a veteran or two who could fill the role while the young'ns develop.

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          • #6
            Re: Offense to better our defense?

            there probably will be a veteran or two who could fill the role while the young'ns develop.
            I'm hoping for the Patriots, Stephen Neal. He's the best FA guard not named Steve Hutchinson. Another outstanding lineman would be Saints C, LaCharles Bentley.

            Between Bentley and Neal, I'd go after whoever doesn't get franchised.
            The more things change, the more they stay the same.

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            • #7
              Re: Offense to better our defense?

              i think our line is fine as it is... incoginto will be a great backup and take over for mccollum.... barron and pace will be studs for the next 8 years....( pace is the new jackie slater) terrel has shown flashes that he can be a good player but just needs to cut down on the mental mistakes some.... timmerman has been banged up for like 3 years... give him the whole 6months off and watch out hes back to pro bowl form

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              • #8
                Re: Offense to better our defense?

                Well thanks for your thoughts on this. I still think an O-lineman via free agnecy or draft is a must. And also we need a real Tight-end. Manny basically sucks , I'm sorry but thats how I feel. Ernie , you got a younger clone brother?

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                • #9
                  Re: Offense to better our defense?

                  I agree that we need a tight end; not first round though. We never replaced Conwell and that has hurt us in the red zone. After watching last night's USC - Texas Game, I'll take that Texas tight end. He was clutch...

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                  • #10
                    Re: Offense to better our defense?

                    The only way that happens is if Ferguson drops and we move Pace for more picks. But that's not going to happen.

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                    • #11
                      Re: Offense to better our defense?

                      I believe that one of the top 3 TEs could fall to us in the second round. Most likely Leonard Pope. He'd be a great TE and could be penciled in as the starter from day one.

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                        O-Line Or Defense, Defense Or O-Line.....
                        by Guest
                        what do the Rams draft? and when?

                        and if the defense needs to be rebuilt like many of you suggest, then this will take several years. we can't get that done in one draft.

                        therefore, we may be looking at another season or two like this season.

                        your thoughts?
                        -12-21-2004, 01:14 PM
                      • laram0
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                        by laram0
                        The RAMS defense ranked 23rd overall last season and 28th in the points allowed category. For the season the RAMS scored 367 points while allowing 381 points that's a (-14) point differential. Out of the 12 teams that made the playoffs only the Seahawks (-6) and Giants (-7) had negative point differentials. There are alot of areas of concern on our Defense. DE, DT's, SLB, Safety and even cornerback has been brought up. It will probably take more than 1 year to upgrade all the areas of concern defensively.

                        So let's think outside the defensive box for a minute or two.

                        Our offense was ranked 4th passing and 17th rushing with an overall ranking of 6th. Considering the offense got off to a slow start last season and Marc Bulger was sacked 49 times.(Only 3 teams allowed more sacks) Also taking into consideration the COLTS won the Superbowl.

                        How many areas of concern are there on the offensive side of the ball? Imagine if Marc Bulger was sacked 1/2 of the 49 times from last season.
                        Could our offense be potent enough to overcome some of the defensive inefficiencies. I use the word "some" because I feel like the Rams will be able to address some of the issues on defense for 2007 but not all. Again, the offense could take us to the promise land (playoffs) thus allowing the team to plug the holes on defense intelligently without haste. The key question in my mind is how much tweaking needs to be done on the offense to makes us that potent. Should the RAMS focus on the offensive needs this off season 1st and foremost? Understanding that the defense will get the obvious attention it needs, just not all in one off season.

                        Imagine making the playoffs in 2007 knowing that there are still a few defense holes to fill for 2008. How would we look for 2009,2010 etc..
                        A long run of playoff appearances and possibly another SUPERBOWL or 2?
                        -02-15-2007, 12:09 PM
                      • Rambos
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                        -05-11-2009, 04:37 PM
                      • theodus69
                        D-line is the way......
                        by theodus69
                        D-Line is the way to go! Period. Enough of the crap about the porcelin Kennedy!
                        The guy is a bust. Send him away with some duct tape and maybe someone will stupid enough to give us 35 round pick in 2100!
                        D-Line better be what I see on draft day!
                        DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD-line! Pass rush , Run stop. Damn near last in the league in both! F'n no brainer!
                        -04-17-2007, 06:22 PM
                      • laram0
                        Our Offense is very Offensive!
                        by laram0
                        Through 10 games this season our team has scored 13 touchdowns.
                        12 by the Offensive Offense
                        1 by our defense

                        On the flip side our team has allowed 37 touchdowns.
                        33 by the defense
                        4 by the Offensive Offense


                        Sickening......
                        -11-17-2008, 08:29 AM
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