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  • Enough of Barron!!!!!

    He has just been going down hill since shutting down Jared Allen. If he isn't holding he is getting beat. Too many penalties sub par pass blocking, never has been really good run blocking. IMO Jason Smith needs to be our starting LT ASAP!!! Hopefully he is over that concussion because we really need him.

  • #2
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    Exactly. Lets work with our line of next season

    Smith Bell Brown Cogs Goldberg

    Put Barron in street clothes for the rest of the season


    • #3
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      Agreed. However, I don't think Goldberg is that good too. IMO he's overrated.


      • #4
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        goldberg is what he is...a quality backup lineman. anyone who thought he was more than that was mistaken.


        • #5
          Re: Enough of Barron!!!!!

          For a man with a contract coming up, you would think he would make a positive splash


          • #6
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            Enough will be enough when he walks without an offer or is offered the league minimum by the team. Either way he is gone, so in the meantime, it is what it is. He'll be here until the season is mercifully over...


            • #7
              Re: Enough of Barron!!!!!

              Overrated? I'll tell who is overrated, Incognito. What a slob this guy is worthless in my very humble opinion. The O-line can never seem to gel when he is in there, & when he is out for some reason the O-line seems to play more like a unit. Barron & Cogs can't hit the door fast enough for me.


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              • AvengerRam_old
                The Curious Case of Alex Barron
                by AvengerRam_old
                How would you sum up Alex Barron's years with the Rams so far?

                Calling him a "bust" would be a mistake. He has been a full-time starter, fairly durable, and has played well at times.

                Calling him a "success" would be a mistake as well. He has had way too many false start penalties, and occasional lapses in pass protection.

                Barron certainly has the physical tools to be an elite NFL OT. In fact, if you were building a prototype LT, he would look something like Barron.

                The problem lies elsewhere. Call it laziness, lack of heart, lack of motivation, lack of passion... something is missing. My conclusion has always been that Barron has so much physical ability that he's been able to phone it in most of his life. Unfortunately, while that is good enough to get him a first round contract and a starting NFL job, its not enough for him to realize his potential.

                This is a big year for Barron. Its the final year on his rookie contract, and the Rams have already obtained their LT of the future in Jason Smith. Barron currently has a foothold on the LT spot, though I would not presume that he won't be back on the right side by opening day. Whichever side he plays on, this is a make or break year for Barron financially. If he plays well, and the overall improvment in the Rams' O line translates to big seasons from Steven Jackson and Marc Bulger, he'll be able to name his price next year. That's the kind of demand there is for extablished OTs in this league.

                Will that light a fire under Barron? I'm not sure.

                If Barron has a bad year, the Rams will have a simple decision in 2010. Let Barron go (someone else will still probably overpay him), move Smith to LT (if he's not there already) and find a RT either from the existing players (Greco?) or draft one (RTs can be obtained in Rounds 3-4, generally).

                If he has a good year, the Rams will have a tough choice. I, for one, would be hesitant to give Barron a big contract, for fear that, once paid, he'll revert back to his old nonchalant ways.

                So what will Barron's legacy with the Rams be? I'm thinking he'll always be a "what might have been" kind of guy.

                Time will tell.
                -05-04-2009, 08:25 AM
              • 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
              • BarronWade
                Alex Barron at guard?
                by BarronWade
                No there is no report out or expert analysis saying anything about Barron switching to Guard But with Saffold being such a high pick he will probably play RT.

                So what about Barron at RG?

                He is closer to the center so maybe that will cut down on the False starts. He is big and can push. We can tell him to add some wieght in the off-season (witch shouldnt be too hard)
                -04-26-2010, 06:31 PM
              • Richbert88
                by Richbert88
                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.
                -10-20-2009, 09:33 PM
              • AvengerRam_old
                The Alex Barron Situation Has Become More Intriguing
                by AvengerRam_old
                At the start of the season, I thought the plan for Alex Barron was pretty clear... play him at LT so that Jason Smith could cut his NFL teeth at the RT spot, let him sign elsewhere at the end of the season, move Smith to LT, and find a new RT in FA or the draft.

                That still might be the plan, either by design (because Smith clearly is the intended LT of the future) or by necessity (because Barron will seek LT $ in FA). But, given Barron's play lately, I have to wonder if the Rams might need to rethink the plan.

                Simply stated, right now Barron is doing an above-average job as a starting LT. In fact, he may very well be the #2 LT on the FA market next year, behind San Diego's Marcus McNeil.

                The question is... how do the Rams get value from the commodity? I don't see the Rams signing Barron to a big contract and keeping Smith at RT. I also don't see Barron taking RT money and switching sides once again.

                The real issue will be the state of the FA system in 2010. If it continues as currently structured, the Rams could make a francise player offer and then try to trade Barron. Would there be any takers? Not sure. Despite Barron's improved play, I'm not sure there are too many teams who would part with a high draft cholce for the privilege of paying Barron LT $ on a long-term contract.

                I don't have the answer here. Thoughts?
                -11-03-2009, 07:52 AM