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  • Yo

    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.

  • #2
    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


    • #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"?
        by Bralidore(RAMMODE)
        Before and after this year's NFL draft, I, and Im sure just about all of you, have been getting the "devoid of talent" in regards to the Ram's roster force fed down our throats. Even after the draft it seems that it has remained a mainstay in in Ram 2010 prospects.

        So my question is, are we really devoid of talent, or experience?

        QB: Before the addition of Sam Bradford we definitively were short on perceived talent. A.J Feeley, Keith Null, and (at the time) Mike Reilly, left much to be desired. With the addition of Bradford, who has been called one of the best QB prospects of the 2000s (behind only Carson Palmer and Eli Manning according to Casserly), the talent question mark has been erased and instead replaced with the experience one.

        RB: Everyone knows Sjax is one of the best backs in the league. Behind him is only a bunch of question marks like Ogbonnaya, Toston, and Darby. None have done anything to say if they have talent or not, and one (Darby) doesn't look to have anything special based on what we've seen of him.

        WR: Here's one of the biggest question marks on the team. What do we really have here? Laurent Robinson has flashed "go-to-guy" ability in a Ram's uniform but has been consistently bitten by the injury bug in one form of another. If he can remain healthy he has the talent to be a number one guy it would seem. He has talent, just not experience

        Donnie Avery is a bit of an enigma. He definitely has talent. With his special speed, he can stretch the field and make big plays. However he seems more fit to be utilized in this role rather than the reliable possession guy. His hands are suspect and so far he has not been reliable enough to be counted on to make the catch. He has talent, just not experience

        Brandon Gibson could be a compliment to Avery. He has great looking hands, something Avery has not shown. He also shows an ability to make YAC with his quick hips and moves. He does not possess considerable speed however. If he can stay healthy, he could be a very effective role player or starter. He has talent, just not experience

        Mardy Gilyard was a steal in the fourth by all indications. He is the classic case of a guy not being flashy on paper (unless you look at his production:eek: ) but just flat out MAKES PLAYS. He is just at 6 feet, if that, and his 40 time isn't eye opening with a 4.5 average, but his agility and quicker than normal change of direction ability makes him a slippery guy after the catch. This also gives him an advantage in route running and returning as it allows him to stop on a dime and make a cut without losing too much momentum. His hands are also fairly reliable, rarely will you see him drop a pass watching the tape. Above all however, the guys is simply a playmaker. He gets behind the defender despite his perceived lack of speed and he is a pain in the open field with his quick hips...
        -06-07-2010, 12:39 PM
      • sosa39rams
        It's been great
        by sosa39rams
        I've seen a lot of stupid and silly talk here the last few days, so I will post my insight here and try to lighten the mood with more positives.

        This season has been a joy. Its been a privledge to watch these warriors go to work and play all season with meaningful games. It sure did hurt watching our boys lose last night, but they weren't prepared and thats that. I sure hope they improve and learn off of this loss. I know it was very hard to watch, not for my own satisfaction, but rather for theirs. I know how hard this team has worked and fought with countless hours, just to improve, and they sure did, but just came up a bit short. I really did feel bad. Although, I think this was a blessing is disguise. Really, we moved up 7 spots in the draft. If we stayed at 21, I doubt we would have got the WR we wanted. Now we really have a good chance.

        Anyways, we should all be very happy. Looking towards next season, we have such a nice young core of players built. Its really exciting. We have Sam I Am Bradford. This kid, damn he is going to be something special. When I say that, I don't mean Joe Flacco good, I mean Peyton Manning/Tom Brady good. There isn't a skill that he doesn't possess. He is the perfect QB and I am so happy we have him. Really, we are blessed we have such a special player controlling the team.

        Steven Jackson is still playing at a high level. He sure could use some Guard help though. They frickin suck beyond belief. That has to be addressed.

        James Laurinaitis. The QB of our defense. He is really growing and is becoming more and more frightening. He is going to be scary good when he peaks. Unbelievable 2nd round choice DeSpags, nothing short of a miracle.

        Chris Long is a terror. This kid is finally living up to his potential. I knew he was going to peak this year. I knew it. He has put fear into the eyes of tackles all over the NFL. He is something we seriously want to build around on the defense.

        I basically wanted to name 2 players from each aspect of the team. These players are basically our "pro-bowl" level players. We really have something special being built here. I truly believe that next draft we will complete this team. Get this young gun slinger a weapon.

        Draft Needs:

        1) WR - We absolutely need one.
        2) Guard - Carl Nicks is a free agent, thats all I have to say.
        3) Backup RB - SJ needs some help. Kendall Hunter anyone?

        I feel like those are our biggest needs. We can solve the guard problem in FA. I feel like if we get these things done, we will be a 10, or 11 win team next year really threatening in the playoffs.

        This is basically all guys. I will be doing a mock draft soon. I am really excited actually. Just remember guys, stay positive!
        -01-03-2011, 06:25 PM
        Very impress with this years move...
        by CRAZYHORNS
        IMO this years off season moves and draft has addressed team needs....

        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...

        Rams weakness last year

        Stopping the run.....
        Pass protection...
        Run Blocking....
        Special Teams...

        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....

        Weakness problem #2 Pass Protection

        Last years injuries was too much for any team to endure on the line. I was very impressed how Bulger played without a line. The coaches deserve credit for the job they did..

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

        Weakness problem #3 Run Blocking

        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.

        8-8 last year could easily translate into 12-4 this year with a few adjustments and upgrades.....
        -05-04-2005, 08:12 AM
      • sosa39rams
        Anything can happen!
        by sosa39rams
        Last year, the rams went 1-15 as we all know. We lost a couple of close games that we shouldn't have lost.

        If we won the games that we should have won, we would of been something like 4-12 or 5-11.

        Also, I feel really good about this upcoming year. I feel like our Defense will have a very beast year, and our offense will improve a lot.

        Anywhere from 3-9 wins this season I am expecting.

        Chris Long looks like he is on the verge of breaking out. Same as Donnie Avery. Also with all the new additions, and talents added, I feel like this is the year we start turning things around in a hurry.
        -05-26-2010, 01:22 PM
      • MauiRam
        Seven underdog UDFAs who have real shot to earn roster spot ..
        by MauiRam
        Bret Stuter

        The LA Rams roster restocking is meeting a bit of a hitch this season. With no OTAs, a brief training camp, and shorter preseason schedule, the rookies who signed contracts with the team after the 2020 NFL Draft have their work cut out for them. While the path to the 55-man roster was always an uphill climb, the slope has become far steeper. After all, the road to the NFL happens in three ways.

        Either a player is heavily scouted, analyzed, assessed, and drafted by the team. The second avenue is for a player’s college coaching staff to contact the coaches of NFL teams prior to the draft and lobby for that player’s selection. Finally, players who have profile characteristics or a niche role are signed by the team after the draft to round out the team’s 90 man roster. They are signed without much coaching debate, staff review, organization meetings, or buy-in from coaches. They commit to NFL teams that have a list of player characteristics of players to sign up.

        Just add time + opportunity and shake well ..

        Undrafted players simply need the time and opportunities to compete for roster spots, The reason is that returning players and even drafted players hold a distinct advantage over undrafted players. Those signing after the NFL Draft are made by the personnel department to round the roster up to 90. Coaches are not as familiar with their backgrounds and become familiar with them on the practice field and in preseason games.

        Those avenues are shorter and more narrow now. Slip up on any opportunity can be a significant blow to the hopes of a long and prosperous NFL career. But that will only forge a stronger resolve for these players. But the winds of fortune have changed direction once more. In the latest reports about the 2020 NFL Season, teams may be forced to shave an additional $40 million from their salary in 2020 to prepare for the steep drop projected for 2021. Instantly, the inexpensive cost of players signed up after the 2020 NFL Draft has an added financial incentive to make the team. Who might benefit? We have seven players on our radar:

        Defensive back Levonta Taylor

        Levonta Taylor may not be on your radar, but he soon will be. The moment defensive back Levonta Taylor’s name appeared in the LA Rams list of players signed after the draft, the buzz began. I admit that while I liked the pick, the feedback I began to receive indicated that many expected his name to be called as early as day two of the 2020 NFL Draft. After all, he has the skills of both a safety and a cornerback. That’s the combination that is the top of the shopping list for so many NFL teams now, as the offense has gone from speed to size in the receiving game.

        His draft profile does not highlight an elite playmaker. Nor does it discount the player. it describes a player who arrived as an elite talent, suffered back and hamstrings in his junior season,...
        -07-26-2020, 04:56 AM