Hello again everybody. As for Gregg Williams, in short, it will be a more aggressive approach. He will blitz more, especially on third down. It's still a 4-3 base front, but his M.O. is to shift fronts as well.
I think that's a safe bet with Jeff Fisher as head coach. But even Fisher agrees that the Rams need to score more points and I'm sure that includes a more effective passing game.
Glad you asked. Now 55-45 they stay.
It should help a lot. But it's not a guarantee. Because Chris Givens regressed in his second year and Janoris Jenkins certainly didn't get any better.
He has been impossible for me to reach for nearly two years. I don't think he has any plans to talk to the media _ at least about the stadium issue or the future of the team in St. Louis.
He has only two years left on the original, so there's really not enough years there to restructure. You would need an extension, and there's no way the Bradford camp does an extension after a year in which he missed 9 games with injury. That's not exactly what you'd call negotiating from a position of strength. Again, and I've said this many, many times now. The Rams don't view Bradford's cap situation as an issue or a problem. That's a commentary going on strictly outside the walls of Rams Park.
I believe they feel offensive line _ not just tackle _ is a major need. One of the top needs on the team. And that's a feeling that will be reinforced when Saffold signs elsewhere, which I still believe is going to happen.
I guess it's possible. But at this point, my sense is that the Rams would rather draft a safety. I'm not sure yet on whether Jenkins would be a good fit. Keeping with your premise, Tennessee corner Alterraun Verner would make sense as well.
I look at it as a leverage play, but to dismiss it simply as that and nothing else would be foolish.
He doesn't have to wait several years. In March of 2015, the Rams can become a franchise free agent, and move without any penalty from St. Louis with respect to the stadium. For a variety of reasons, including the fact that Kroenke doesn't have a place to play in LA and hasn't notified the league he intends to move it won't happen this year.
That would be nice for a change. Maybe the league office is reading this.
Part of the reason, Fisher hasn't taken an o-linemen in Round 1 is because Brad Hopkins _ a No. 1 pick in 1993 (or two years before Fisher became full-time head coach) was their LT for about a decade. And they did take MIchael Roos in 2005 at No. 41 overall or just 9 picks out of the first round. So sure it could happen. FIsher had only taken two WRs in the first round in 16 seasons as Oilers/Titans head coach, and he took Austin last year.
Don't think any of that will happen unless Williams returns to his old ways.
Let's just put it this way: Basically Fisher fired his son. Need we say more?
It is a problem, if only because he'll miss that time working with the Rams WR corps.
I think the only way Mike would return to the NFL was if he had complete control of an offense, so I don't thinks there's any way he comes back as a consultant or passing game coach.
Positive spin? I don't think there is a positive spin on this one.
I've talked to a couple former players that I ran into at the Super Bowl about it. But no current one.
I think they feel like they need to find another starting caliber corner.
Mark, I wanted to get back to you and still do, but I just didn't have time during Super Bowl week. Just to much stuff going on.
I think every one in the league knows the Rams have a track record for trading out of those top spots. I think everyone in the league knows in order to get no worse than the second-best QB in the draft this year you have to get ahead of Jacksonville at No. 3. So why the need for subterfuge?
The problem is, the entire division plays each other six times a year and somebody has to lose in those games So all due respect to Clayton who I've known forever, don't see that happening with the Rams next year.