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    the rams falcons game in early december is a key game for the rams. That game could be crucial in determining draft pick position. The falcons are about as bad as we are, dont let the one win fool you. They are desparately in need of broehm as their new savior. If we lose to them and get the better pick, we could have a terrific trade partner to move back. I actually think the dolphins are the worst team in the nfl, but at the rate we are going, it will be close. Note that if bulger gets hurt again, we may not have a functioning qb available and given the state of our oline, that is hardly a longshot.

    ramming speed to all

    general counsel

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    Re: rams vs falcons in december, a critical game

    I'm actually going to that game. So we're calling it the Draft Pick Bowl?
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