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    Is our defense to small?
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    Yes
    75.00%
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    No
    25.00%
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  • #2
    Re: Is our defense to small?

    I voted "yes", but I don't think that size is our only problem. Gettin' a bunch of bigger, untalented people ain't gonna fix it. We do need a little more beef in the middle, some run stoppers, if you will. We need a bigger, stronger MLB, and move Spoon outside. ....oh, and I don't really care for our smaller DB's. What we need is better talent.

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    • #3
      Re: Is our defense to small?

      Given the D's production, you certainly can't make the argument that they're too big. So there's your answer.

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      • #4
        Re: Is our defense to small?

        We need to get bigger in the middle; a beastly DT next to Kennedy, and a true MLB, sliding Spoon to the SLB spot should improve the run D.
        JUST WIN ONE FOR THE FANS
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        "HIT HARD, HIT FAST, AND HIT OFTEN"
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        • #5
          Re: Is our defense to small?

          No, I don't think there too small. There just not good. Glover is past his time, and his size has never been an issue before this. Kennedy is just no good, he weighs 325 and other DTs (Run Stoppers) Stroud 322, Pat Williams 317, John Henderson 325, Haynsworth 320, so Kennedy is right with them.

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          • #6
            Re: Is our defense to small?

            Originally posted by RamsFan16 View Post
            No, I don't think there too small. There just not good. Glover is past his time, and his size has never been an issue before this. Kennedy is just no good, he weighs 325 and other DTs (Run Stoppers) Stroud 322, Pat Williams 317, John Henderson 325, Haynsworth 320, so Kennedy is right with them.
            Great post RF16!! You hit the nail on the head. Jimmy "Dead" Kennedy is as big as most other run stoppers albeit just not as talented. And Glover's size has never been an issue until this year. Glover is just getting old and slow and his size has nothing to do with his lack of production.

            WHAT SAY YE?

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            • #7
              Re: Is our defense to small?

              You can't honestly believe that this defense is big enough. If you look at the teams with the best defenses (chicago/baltimore/new england), they don't have small guys on the defense. They have big agressive guys. We are still struggeling from PLSS or Post Lovie Smith Syndrom. His defense was planned for one task. To be fast and get the ball back to this high powered offense. Hence why we valued faster smaller guys. We are still retaining these guys, but we keep loosing guys on the defensive line that we used to get to the qb so that he would allow us to intercept the ball. Now we just have small guys that can't tackle. I think that we could fix this if we draft a nice young MLB so that we can shift spoon to SS (strong side). I also believe that we can improve things if we get a new interior on the defensive line. If we can do these things then we can give you cb's more time. More time equals more chances to pick off the ball.

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              • #8
                Re: Is our defense to small?

                We need bigger, more talented defensive players......the only down that matters is 3rd down.

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                • #9
                  Re: Is our defense to small?

                  There's your answer, as I watch our rams get blitzed by the b ears, our midget DB, Fahkir Brown,just got beat by Muhammad for a TD.

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                  • #10
                    Re: Is our defense to small?

                    Fakhir is like 6' 200lbs. He was just going by Rex the last few weeks and Grossman would have thrown it early and Brown would have picked it off.

                    Really, don't blame that on Fakhir because he did his homework from past games and noticed that he'd usually throw it early but this time he didn't.

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                    • #11
                      Re: Is our defense to small?

                      Originally posted by RamsFan16 View Post
                      No, I don't think there too small. There just not good. Glover is past his time, and his size has never been an issue before this. Kennedy is just no good, he weighs 325 and other DTs (Run Stoppers) Stroud 322, Pat Williams 317, John Henderson 325, Haynsworth 320, so Kennedy is right with them.
                      Going to have to disagree with you. I posted a thread a week ago that mentioned this problem. Regarding the subject of run defense, a large front 7 goes a long way into making for a successful D. As I mentioned in that thread, our front 7 is tiny compared to the top run stopping D's in the league.

                      As for Kennedy..of that list of NT's only Henderson has more stops than Kennedy. Again, I'm not sure why Kennedy is receiving the criticism for this teams lack of gap discipline and inability to wrap up. Has he played at the level a 1st rounder should, no, but he is one of the few members of that D actually doing his job.
                      The more things change, the more they stay the same.

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                      • #12
                        Re: Is our defense to small?

                        Don't feed these guys for 2 days and let the running back carry a football sized burger. These men are just not hungry enough, thats my point. We don't need to go heavier. The aggressive, smart, nonstop motors are just not there.

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                        • #13
                          Re: Is our defense to small?

                          --B

                          On Team's feelings on Jimmy Kennedy:
                          BernieM wrote:
                          I think the appropriate words would be "fairly useless."

                          --B

                          BernieM wrote:
                          OK, I'll try another phrasee's terrible.
                          If this is true, we have one starter inplace for next year Little.

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                          • #14
                            Re: Is our defense to small?

                            Originally posted by Rambos View Post
                            If this is true, we have one starter inplace for next year Little.

                            I wouldnt go believing everything that Bernie says
                            @EssexRam_

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                            • #15
                              Re: Is our defense to small?

                              Our D and the Colts D are two examples that show size does indeed matter in the NFL in terms of defense

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                              • RockinRam
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                                by RockinRam
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                                Our run defense week in and week out are continually stopping good running backs.

                                Our secondary is holding it's own against premier QBs and wide receivers when they have no pass rush help from our D-Line.

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                                Lauranaitis is our man of the future. This kid is solid.

                                Gibson and Ryan showed a lot of improvement, as they kept on collapsing lanes.

                                Chris Long is always somehow around the ball.




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                                1 pass rushing DE
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                                We will be in very good shape. Once Dorrell Scott develops, he and Lajuan Ramsey will make a very good rotational DT unit.


                                Plus the fact when we get a fully functional offense to help ease pressure off our defense, our defense is going to be very hard to break.
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                              • ManofGod
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                                by ManofGod
                                Guys for the second week in a row, our defense gives up a lead in the 4th quarter, and in addition to that our Defensive line does SQUAT yet again (a sack by a backup D-linemen is nothing to write home about). We are still unable to generate a pass rush, a push up the middle, and an ability to clog the gaps (A, B,) in the running game.

                                Now I know that everyone on the board says that we need to address the O-line in this years draft especially OT and C, but guys I think we are downplaying the horrible play of our D-line. I know we are 2-3 years away from being a contender (and that's wishful thinking if our front office makes the right moves), but if we don't fix our Defensive issues then we are going to be in for more of the same next year.

                                *Any ideas on ways to fix the line. Any tempting free agents, or even moves such as the 3-4 idea (which I don't think is a good option due to our current personel.
                                Either way thank God this horrible season is over, now come on front office make me smile by giving me a great draft & SMART free agent moves.
                                -12-28-2008, 01:16 PM
                              • laram0
                                What about our DEFENSE?
                                by laram0
                                With all the recent activity focused on the Offensive side of the ball the Defense has been pretty much been ingnored.

                                Bringing in Al Saunders, Jacob Bell, Anthony Becht, having Trent Green in the works and losing Issac Bruce has had us all buzzing offense.

                                What about the DEFENSE?

                                What's Haslett up to? Is he campaigning for more DEFENSIVE draft picks?

                                Chillar may be gone, James Hall is gone. We are a little thin at the Linebacker and defensive line positions. If we can shore up our front seven and improve on pressuring the opposing QB I feel like our secondary will be fine. Last season Will Witherspoon lead our team in sacks via the Haslett gambling blitz schemes. We need our front four controlling the line of scrimmage thus making everyone else more effective including our linebackers.

                                I've let it be known that I want us drafting a DE with our first pick in more than one thread here at the CLAN. Forget Jake Long, yes he's a very impressive player but really is he a bigger need than the DE position?
                                Our needs on the O-line are very clouded because of all the injuries we had last season. I for one have erased that from my mind. I'm going into 2008 with the opinion that all of our O-line players are coming back ready to play in 2008. With the talent we presently have on the O-line we are going to be better than average. So again I say Defense, Defense, Defense.

                                I'm not saying completely ignore the offense during this years draft but we need some BEEF on our defensive line.
                                -03-07-2008, 07:38 AM
                              • AvengerRam_old
                                Will it be enough?
                                by AvengerRam_old
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                                It can be assumed that the Rams will likely acquire at least two additional starters in the draft.

                                My question is, if the goal is to show substantial improvement, which I will define (for the purposes of this thread) as winning 7-9 games in 2009...

                                Will it be enough?
                                -03-19-2009, 09:34 AM
                              • 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!
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