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Mark Barron Listed As Rams Starting Weak-Side LB

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  • Mark Barron Listed As Rams Starting Weak-Side LB

    From Rotoworld:

    The Rams are listing S Mark Barron as their starting weak-side linebacker.

    Barron and CB Lamarcus Joyner had been splitting the duties in the absence of WLB Alec Ogletree. It now appears Barron will focus on linebacker while Joyner mans the slot. The ex-Bucs bust has been having a decent season, though he's a massive downgrade on Ogletree. Barron spent lots of time at linebacker in 2014, as well.

    Source: Myles Simmons on Twitter Oct 20 - 5:42 PM

  • #2
    Re: Mark Barron Listed As Rams Starting Weak-Side LB

    Not sure what this says about the Rams depth at LB.


    • #3
      Re: Mark Barron Listed As Rams Starting Weak-Side LB

      I'm cool with Barron at LB. I don't really trust his coverage skills but he's a beast in run stopping.


      • #4
        Re: Mark Barron Listed As Rams Starting Weak-Side LB

        Barron has played in the box or in the slot for the majority of his snaps since joining the Rams. He might as well be called an LB rather than a safety


        • #5
          Re: Mark Barron Listed As Rams Starting Weak-Side LB

          I think 16 tackles answers the questions about linebacker depth right?

          Not to mention he was involved in the forced fumble with TJ McDonald

          Oh, and he injured ANOTHER QB. This guy, for whatever reason, is dangerous for QBs to play against. Nothing dirty from him though


          • #6
            Re: Mark Barron Listed As Rams Starting Weak-Side LB

            He had a big game!
            All bets are Goff


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