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    I am confused on why the Rams think Yo Murphy is our best bet for our 5th receiver. No othere teams in the league have kept him around. His age is a down side. What about this Gidieon kid? We should be looking to the future.

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    1. we need to win now, a guy who will be a good receiver down the line doesn't win games this year and there is no guarnatee that the potential is fulfilled
    2. he's a good special teams player with decent return skills
    3. he has a good work ethic and will be a good presence in the locker room
    4.he's got better with age, his experience in NFLe and the NFL are a plus, he will not make rookie mistakes
    5 AND most importantly , he 's a Claymore after cutting Keith Miller before he even got to camp they owe us Claymore fans one or am I biased x1000
    :helmet:
    GO CLAYMORES : DEAD BUT NOT FORGOTTEN

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    • #3
      War tested

      That is correct sir!

      I agree with DodRam's pointers. Yo is --or could-- become a very positive addition to the Rams roster this year, possibly next year as well. Timing is key for this year's strengths, that is, the combination of players we now have is, I believe, mature and ready, rookie draft picks, veteran newcomers and all.

      Claymore or not (although I like the big swords being part of our ClanRam image :p ), Murphy, at 30, is good enough to contribute as a backup either on the receiver corps or as alternate on the special teams squad. But more importantly, as metioned in other posts, is what seems to be this guy's smarts and sense of team ethics, of responsibility to be part of a winning organization.

      Having the crowd chant a long, loud "YO!" when his name comes up might also be a plus!

      GO RAMS!!!

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      • Bralidore(RAMMODE)
        Are the Rams really that "Devoid of Talent"?
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      • DODRAM
        Rams re sign Murphy
        by DODRAM
        In other developments, the Rams have signed two exclusive rights free agents to one-year deals: Safety Willie Gary ($300,000) and wide receiver/kickoff returner Yo Murphy ($375,000). Exclusive rights free agents have fewer than three years experience.

        Good to see the ex Claymore and the Claymore to be, getting new contracts. Yo certainly did enough at the end of last season to justify his place on the team
        :lid:
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        Go Yo
        by DODRAM
        Just to say I'm really pleased to see Yo getting a chance to return kicks, Trung may be the No1 pick but Yo is the guy who wants to return kicks.

        It's just a pity he's not had more chances at WR but it's a reflection of how lucky the WR's have been at avoiding injuries so far this year. It must be all that diving before they are tackled that the aints fans moan about.:p :p

        Gooooooo Yo:shield:
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        In past drafts the Rams focused on picking up the best player available at thier position. Not bad it got us Jackson who I think is an upcoming star in this league....

        This year we had too many needs to fill and did not have the luxury of picking the best player on the board,,,

        What impress me with this season is the team identifying needs and going out and picking up affordable players to fill those needs...

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        Stopping the run.....
        Pass protection...
        Run Blocking....
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        Secondary....

        Considering free agency, draft, and player development I feel this years team will be much more competitive than last year. You may ask HOW!!!!

        Well lets consider this....

        Weakness problem #1 Stop the run

        The team acquired to very good line backers. Also, Kennedy started to show signs of talent on the line. Not to mention some of the other younger talent like Hargrove will have a season under thier belt... Even if the improvement is slim the Rams should present more obstacles against the run game....

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        Last years weakness maybe this years strength. I feel that this line could compete with anyone in the league.....

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        Big line men picked up in the draft.... With Jackson and the OL I do not think teams will be calling the Rams SOFT?????

        Weakness problem #4 Special Teams

        For the 1st time in Martz tenure the team focused on picking up players who can contribute at a position as well as on special teams....

        Weakness problem #5 Secondary

        Numerous draft selections were used to add depth and competition in this area. The rams need 1 or 2 players to step up and show some consitent play in the secondary.....

        If the Rams improve just a little in each of the problem areas then I will be happy.

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      • rNemesis
        HOW CLOSE IS THIS TEAM TO COMPETING?(VERY LONG)Please provide feedback
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        2000- 10-6 DECENT
        2001- 14-2 ( excellent; we beat the pats that season but lost in the SB to the same :|)
        2002- 7-9 Not bad
        2003- 12-4 excellent
        2004- 8-8 not bad; competitive
        2005- I think we were 7-9 or 6-10 cant remember
        2006- 8-8
        2007- 3-13 horrible
        2008- 2-14 lousy

        I am not surprised at how we have fallen so badly. What I cant seem to understand is how fast we have fallen as such. How come we havent been able to stop the bleeding and bounce back like other teams have seemed to?

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        THIS HAS REALLY HURT THIS ORGANIZATION SO MUCH THAT IT IS REARING ITS UGLY HEAD NOW. Bad drafting has put us in such a talentless hole that...
        -09-29-2009, 06:43 PM
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