@massimo Kendricks has a chance to be a factor on offense. He clearly lost some confidence after some costly early drops, but a fresh start with a new staff would help. He obviously has some talent _ hopefully we'll see more of it this season
Who knows? Had the right linebacker been there, maybe the Rams don't take Pead. But it's clear Fisher wanted a change-of-pace back to complement Jackson's speed and power. Pead definitely has some still although he's not as fast as Chris Johsnon.
Right now I'd say Jo-Lonn Dunbar at weakside and Mario Haggan at strongside. With some of the younger guys starting out as backups and special teams players. But a lot can happen between now and Sept. 9.
Yeah, but how many "great" players do the Rams have? They are durable cornerstone players on this defense. Besides, the Rams should have plenty of cap room in 2013 _ not that that means they should just throw money at players.
Seven of the 10 have signed. Still unsigned are CB Janoris Jenkins, CB Trumaine Johnson and WR Brian Quick.
It's probably Danny Amendola.
I know what you mean. Sometimes you don't really know what you have in a place-kicker or punter, until you don't have one that can consistently do they job. And I know Brown missed more kicks that usual last year, but he was still pretty reliable.
I haven't seen too much of him, because of some off time I've had lately. But his skill is pretty obvious _ you can tell even by watching how smooth his back pedal is.
Well, eventually it figures to be either Quick or Givens. But it's very unusual for rookie wideouts to step right in and excel. Who knows. Maybe a healthy Steve Smith will surprise us.
With so much turnover this offseason, I think there will be more than 3. You could start just about anywhere. Jason Smith on the offensive line. Quick and Givens at wide receiver. Kendricks at wide receiver. Langford at DT. Quinn as a full-time end. Several of the undrafted rookies. It will be an interesting training camp.
There may be more Patriots fans than Rams fans. But it's not like it would be if the team was playing in Foxorough. I don't see a problem with giving up one home game for the experience of playing in London. Three home games? that's a different matter.
I believe Wells had his knee 'scoped. Nothing major.
The litte I've seen of him, he looks pretty quick and shifty. I think he has the potential to be a good pass cather as well.
The big question is run defense. Can he hold up _ and hold the edge _ play in, play out at 260-265? He played about half the snaps on defense last season, and to me showed promise as a pass rusher.
Again, I haven't seen the last two weeks of OTAs but I think the coaches like what they'vev seen from Conrath so far. But it's hard to draw firm conclusions anyway based on practices in shorts and shirts without pads and with very limited contract.
There certainly are. For example, some wide receivers look all-world cathing the ball in the spring, but aren't as bold going over the middle after they get whacked a couple times in pads going over the middle.
I don't think there are any plans to move Johnson to safety.
Can you check back with me in October?
I don't know about Billy disappearing. Maybe he did less radio, but I talked with him about once a week all season. As for what he's up to these days _ I'm not sure. I tried to reach him a couple times after he was fired, but never hooked up.
There's no doubt the Rams are taking a little bit of a gamble with Jason Smith. We'll have to see how it pans out.
This thing has been headed to arbitration from the start.
Interesting question. There are still some run-first teams. . .NY Jets, Chicago, and I presume _ the Rams _ all come to mind. But I see the trend continuing towards a passing league, spreading the field, etc.