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    St. Louis Rams' trade of Alex Barron appears to be set

    By Jim Thomas
    ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH
    05/08/2010


    All signs point to the Alex Barron-Bobby Carpenter trade being finalized Monday. Barron has signed his one-year tender as a restricted free agent, a necessary step to making the trade with the Dallas Cowboys.

    In addition, league sources have told the Post-Dispatch that Carpenter, the Dallas linebacker, will arrive in St. Louis on Sunday evening. Similarly, Barron is flying to Dallas on Sunday.

    Once both players take and pass physicals Monday, the trade will be complete with Carpenter officially joining the Rams and Barron becoming a Cowboy.

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    Re: St. Louis Rams' Trade Of Alex Barron Appears To Be Set

    What I'd love to know is when the first discussions of this trade possibility took place. Right after the end of last season? Maybe after the first couple of weeks of free agency? Probably one or the other. Jerry and Billy established mutual interest, but likely agreed to talk again after the draft, as team needs are far more clearly defined by then.

    There has been discussion (and rightly so), that going into the regular season with two very inexperienced OTs is a huge gamble, particularly given the fact we'll be starting a rookie Qb - a really expensive one at that.

    I won't be at all surprised if we acquire another vet OT .. someone who's still got gas in the tank, but got beat out by a younger, cheaper player by the time final cut day arrives for all 32 teams, if not before. I'm sure Billy and Spags already have a short list of guys who could be available.

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      Re: St. Louis Rams' Trade Of Alex Barron Appears To Be Set

      I agree with most of the moves the Rams are making and this could turn out to be a good one also, but they may end up regreting this one a bit,barron and the penalties we all know about but he was decent and he played every game which has been an issue on the o-line the past couple of seasons with all the injuries,I like our "starting" bookends they are just very young and lack experience at this level.but down the road I am excited about the 2 of them.

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      • #4
        Re: St. Louis Rams' Trade Of Alex Barron Appears To Be Set

        As long as we can b***h-slap the "Shy" out of Carpenter, I am cool with this. Barron, while healthy and consistent was serviceable, getting his head in the game was a trial. As far as I'm concerned, Barron's transgressions were worse than possible "Rookie mistakes".

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          Re: St. Louis Rams' Trade Of Alex Barron Appears To Be Set

          When I first read (or heard) about this trade, my initial thought was; "one underachiever for another." It wasn't exactly something that really sparked my interest other than it involved the Rams.

          IF the Rams don't make any other moves to replace Barron, it could really come back to bite them in the backside. Barron was a classic underachiever, full of potential but never realizing it because of work ethic or head issues. But he did provide a big body at the tackle position, something the Rams desparately need with the rook behind center.

          And Carpenter is also a major disappointment. Never living up to his expectations due to work ethic or lack of effort for whatever reason.

          But perhaps the change will shake Carpenter up? Knowing that his football career is in serious jeopardy might wake is butt up. The Cowboy fans that I know are not losing any sleep losing this guy. Hopefully it works out for the Rams.

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            Re: St. Louis Rams' Trade Of Alex Barron Appears To Be Set

            Originally posted by RAMFANRAIDERHATER View Post

            And Carpenter is also a major disappointment. Never living up to his expectations due to work ethic or lack of effort for whatever reason.

            If for any reason he didn't live up to his expectations, it wasn't because of his work ethic or laziness.

            Bobby Carpenter is known for his hard-work and film watching, and his desire to get better.

            But, he was drafted into the wrong scheme, and for some reason, he just isn't aggressive enough.

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            • #7
              Re: St. Louis Rams' Trade Of Alex Barron Appears To Be Set

              Originally posted by Scidog68 View Post
              As long as we can b***h-slap the "Shy" out of Carpenter, I am cool with this. Barron, while healthy and consistent was serviceable, getting his head in the game was a trial. As far as I'm concerned, Barron's transgressions were worse than possible "Rookie mistakes".
              lol I can support that opinion!

              BTW THIS WILL BE THE LAST SUNSET BARRON WILL EVER SEE AS A RAM AGAIN ......
              Last edited by Guest; -05-09-2010, 08:21 PM. Reason: hey hey hey goodbyee.

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              • Bruce=GOAT
                UPDATED--Rams trade Barron to Cowboys for LB Carpenter
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                Credit to STL Post Dispatch:

                Alex Barron in all likelihood has played his last game as a Ram. The Rams are close to sending Barron to Dallas for linebacker Bobby Carpenter, according to NFL sources.

                Barron is amenable to the trade and is looking forward to a fresh start with a high-profile playoff-caliber team. The trade cannot be made official until Barron signs his one-year tender with the Rams as a restricted free agent.


                In addition, both Barron and Carpenter must pass physical exams, which is standard procedure for all trades. As of early Thursday evening, however, the Rams were still working out some details.

                One detail the Rams could be negotiating is a one-time playing incentive of $1.9 million that Carpenter could receive this year. It looks like he would be the Rams' starting weakside linebacker in a trade, in which case the incentive would activate easily if Carpenter stays healthy.

                Carpenter also is due to earn a base salary of $1.19 million this year, the last year of his original rookie contract. Drafted 18th overall in 2006 out of Ohio State, Carpenter has been a disappointment with the Cowboys.

                In four seasons with the Cowboys, he has started only one regular-season and one playoff game. Despite his size 6-feet-2 and 250 pounds Carpenter has a reputation for not being a physical player. But he runs well and was effective last season as a nickel linebacker in passing situations.

                Carpenter finished with career highs of 46 tackles and two sacks in '09. Although he was a backup inside linebacker in the Cowboys' 3-4 scheme, he probably is best suited to playing weakside linebacker for a 4-3 team such as the Rams.

                Should the trade go through, the Rams could have an all-Ohio State unit of starting linebackers with Carpenter on the weak side, off-season pickup Na'il Diggs on the strong side, and James Laurinaitis in the middle.

                Barron has been dangled as trade bait during the offseason by the Rams. Even though he was tendered at a first-round level ($2.621 million) as a restricted free agent, the Rams sought only second-round compensation. In addition, the team was willing to take a third-round draft pick if Barron got an offer from another team.

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                Edit: Now being reported as a 4th and 6th round pick for Barron. Love the player and we didn't give up a ton for him.

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              • MauiRam
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                I think the Rams should consider it. Is he worth anything on the open market? I wonder .. I don't know if we could get anything for Barron, but looking at the situation in reverse, if he played for another team at the same level he's been playing for us, how high a draft pick would anybody on this board want to offer for him? I don't mean to suggest that Alex is entirely worthless, but we could do better. If we end up with the 2nd or 3rd overall pick, we'll likely take an OT and pay him alot of money. Under that scenario, wouldn't it make sense to get whatever we could for Alex, and throw the #2 or 3 pick overall right into the fire? I do think we should keep Pace for another year, as if he finishes the year healthy which is a strong possiblity at this point, he won't break the bank. He might even restructure if asked.

                We have two guys on the roster already with playing experience at RT: Jacob Bell, and John Greco, not to mention Goldbrick. Keeping Alex as a backup isn't a luxury we can afford. I don't think he is the answer to replace Orlando Pace either ..

                Thoughts ??
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