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    What is Az worth???

    Do we pay him for next year, or try to find someone to replace him??

  • #2
    with proehl retiring, i say keep him unless he starts demanding too much. Bruce should be retiring soon too and that could bump Holt and Az to 1-2.

    The main thing is to spend some time working on Az to make sure he's up to it...i.e. fumble-itis

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    • #3
      Assign Az long term...

      Ditto through and through w/DJRamfn. For some players maturity is actually detrimental, probably not for AzHakim. I'd like to see him retire as a Ram wizard.

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      • #4
        I agree I love this kid!!!

        How can we afford him though with Bruce an Holt on the roster and needing to think about signing Fletcher, Pace (soon), Little, at least one more d-end.

        Az is going to be a tough sell I think :-(

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        • #5
          i'm confident with the front office guys, they'll make it work.

          His speed makes him likeable to Martz so it probably won't be that tough a sell, but if the Chiefs throw in the big bucks, it would make things interesting.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by DJRamFan
            Bruce should be retiring soon too and that could bump Holt and Az to 1-2.
            Ack! What do you mean by "soon"? I would hope Ike has at least 3-5 years left in the tank. He's only 29 and playing at a level that's arguably the best WR in football. I think that with his work ethic he could play deep into his 30s. (please?)

            As to Az, the trouble is that the biggest need to complement Bruce and Holt (assuming they stick around a while) is the need Proehl is filling -- the consummate possession WR, the money-hands guy that will get those 7 yards on third and 6 every time. Az's hands still make me nervous. I like the trade-off between Az's big play potential and risk of drop, but not on 3rd down. I think it will be more important to replace Proehl and go fish for a speed burner in the draft to eventually replace Az.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by AJD45


              Ack! What do you mean by "soon"? I would hope Ike has at least 3-5 years left in the tank. He's only 29 and playing at a level that's arguably the best WR in football. I think that with his work ethic he could play deep into his 30s. (please?)
              you said what i meant, i meant 3-5 yrs as far as "soon"...he's got a LOT left in the tank, i was just thinking long term...

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                All,

                Sorry if this has been said before. I'm new to the board, though not to the Rams..(25yrs and counting)

                I noticed this trend started about 7yrs ago between Holt and Bruce, and infected the likes of Az, and Prohel a little bit..

                They catch the ball in open field, and then as they approach 'ANY' defender that is in front of them....well,.....they just fall to the floor at the tacklers feet?!

                I hated watching that when it all started, and I noticed that they were doing it again on Sunday a bit. Now I don't get access to very many games on tv, so I don't know if they have never 'stopped' this practice. It looks lame, and re-enforces the stuff that used to get said by the likes of Joe Horn and some of the Bucc's players, that the Rams play soft..

                I'm all for avoiding injury, and no, they aren't the biggest and strongest of receivers, but come on, cover the ball, dip your head, and .....BAM!
                You don't see other 'slight' receivers doing it. I don't think I have ever seen Marvin Harrison do it, and he is similar in stature (not size) to Bruce and Holt.

                Impetous is an odd thing you know guys! You may just run over a few of them, or at least cause a miss tackle.

                Not only that, but it looks real wet!

                But hey, is it just me who is seeing it creep back in? (That's if it never left in the first place!)

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                -11-20-2007, 12:20 PM
              • majorram
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                A quick question to you guys Whos is the best pair?????? they are both in there Prime????

                for me it would have to be BRUCE and HOLT,

                Bruce reminds me so much of Ellard, nice to see that Ellard is still with the Rams on the coaching staff...

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