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  • Barron

    He was on the block, we know that. I am wondering how close we came. Seems like the pickup of Trautwein could have been in anticipation of Barron being gone.

    Regardless, good developmental OT for the future, a future that Barron most likely won't be in.
    Semper Fi!

  • #2
    Re: Barron

    I can only surmise that Barron wasn't dealt because offensive linemen are a commodity; it just isn't smart to deal an established guy, no matter how inconsistent he's been over the years, from the middle of your line. Barron has at least been healthy- which is much more than you can say about a lot of others on the o-line. He's also been a bit better since his benching.

    In a perfect world, Barron (and a number of other guys) would be gone for their underachieving ways, but you have to have guys to replace them in the short term. They will remain Rams until adequate replacements can be found.


    • #3
      Re: Barron

      I believe Barron is in a contract year. Teams usually wouldnt want to give up anything for a player they expect to be a free agent after this season unless they believe he can help them win right now. Is there a team that is one Alex Barron away from the playoffs or Superbowl? I doubt it


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      • yellow and blue
        by yellow and blue
        Get OUT!

        All this kid is good.. er bad for is false starts.

        Talk about a bust.
        -11-03-2007, 02:09 PM
      • RamWraith
        Lost is Barron
        by RamWraith
        With all the what if's and maybe we should of's. One person that needs some kudos' is A. Barron. The kid pretty much shut down one of the best defensive ends in football and did it one handed. I think we got a hell of a right tackle in makings here. KUDOS' Alex. We love having you here!!
        -12-18-2005, 07:18 PM
      • Nick
        Alex Barron: Top pick, fast track
        by Nick
        Alex Barron: Top pick, fast track
        By Jim Thomas
        Of the Post-Dispatch
        Saturday, Apr. 30 2005

        A little more than a year ago, Rams general manager Charley Armey was watching
        film of several University of Miami defenders in preparation for the draft.

        On one particular tape, the Hurricanes were playing Florida State. After
        watching Seminoles offensive tackle Alex Barron destroy Miami linebackers
        Jonathan Vilma and D.J. Williams on play after play, Armey turned to Rams'
        scouting assistant Brad Holmes and said, "Is this your cousin?"


        Holmes, in his second year with the Rams, was a pass rusher of some repute a
        few years back for North Carolina A&T. Before his junior season in 2000, a
        season in which he would register 8 1/2 sacks, Holmes decided to see what
        cousin Alex had as a pass blocker.

        Barron already had built a football reputation at Wilkinson High in Orangeburg,
        S.C. One college recruiting service, Prep Star, had him rated as the third-best
        offensive lineman in the country.

        Holmes and his cousin went out in Barron's backyard for some one-on-one pass
        rush drills.

        "I couldn't get around him," Holmes said.

        Not many can, which explains why the Rams made Barron their first-round pick,
        No. 19 overall, in the NFL draft last week. Coach Mike Martz wasted little time
        with Barron.

        "We're handing him the starting job at right tackle," Martz said Friday. "It's

        Then, in an unusual move, Martz made a request to the media at Rams rookie

        "The one thing I'd ask all of you with Alex is to have patience," Martz said.
        "Because he's going to have some tough moments. But he is our right tackle.
        We're making that commitment to him. We're trying to get him ready as quickly
        as we can.

        "I know he's going to be scrutinized closely. I know he'll be nervous. This is
        a big deal to him. ... Bear in mind, two, three years from now, I think we'll
        have a real special player."

        Barron was a two-time consensus All-American at Florida State and was among
        three finalists for the Outland Trophy last season. But Barron did not expect
        after getting drafted to be named a starter in April.

        "I was overwhelmed by it," the soft-spoken Barron said Saturday. "I was kind of
        shocked a little bit. But they believe I can get the job done, and I'm just
        going to try to do my best to help the team."

        Barron has many physical attributes that separate him from the pack. But it
        begins and ends with his amazing wingspan. From one outstretched arm...
        -04-30-2005, 11:25 PM
      • majorram
        Barron!! well done!!
        by majorram
        Just my two cent here but I thought Barron more than held his own against Strahan!!! he has a great future

        Actually after 62 attempts and only one sack given up the pass blocking was pretty good!!!

        -10-03-2005, 12:34 AM
      • RamWraith
        Barron Negotiations Underway + more Barron
        by RamWraith
        Rams | Barron Negotiations Underway
        Sat, 9 Jul 2005 21:42:12 -0700

        Thomas Grant Jr., of the Times and Democrat, reports the St. Louis Rams have started negotiations with agent Roosevelt Barnes of Maximum Sports Management about a contract for Rams' rookie OT Alex Barron. The deal is expected to be a lucrative contract for the second offensive lineman taken in this year's NFL draft. For now, Barron's focus is mastering the Rams' blocking schemes while he waits for a deal to get done.

        Rams | Barron Trying to Adjust to the NFL
        Sat, 9 Jul 2005 21:30:20 -0700

        Thomas Grant Jr., of the Times and Democrat, reports St. Louis Rams rookie OT Alex Barron is trying to adjust to his role as an NFL player. The players are much quicker, stronger and, in some cases, craftier than ever and the coaches see things through a "win now" mentality. "It's been like going back to school," said Barron in a telephone interview with Grant prior to a Friday, July 8, workout. "All the players are reading and studying, but on a whole different level and there's a little bit more urgency involved." Barron has struggled with his new position, right tackle. He was named the starter earlier in the offseason by Rams' head coach Mike Martz, but at a recent minicamp Barron was demoted to No. 2. "I'm a rookie like all the other rookies," Barron said. "The fact I had to change positions had some weight on it. It's just part of the transition that I've got to try to make and then I'll be ready to see what's going on." Making the mental adjustment to the NFL has been just as challenging for Barron as the physical side.
        -07-10-2005, 04:38 AM