Hello again everybody. Back from the Combine. Anyone offering land to Stan Kroenke this week?
That would not shock me. Jeff Fisher loves pass rushers. He said at the combine, you can never have enough pass rushers. Gregg Williams would figure out a way to get him on the field. Between Williams and d-line coach Mike Waufle (an ex-Marine) I think they could keep Clowney motivated.
Yeah, not much trade talk that I'm aware of at the Combine. But it's a long way between now and May 8. I think Atlanta would be a good trade partner, partly because of the relationship between Snead and Dimitroff. But if the Rams have a very high grade on Clowney, I don't know if they could pass.
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Sorry, I've posted two questions in a row here without an answer for the first. In answer to UKRam, I kind of have a feeling that No. 6 (Atlanta) could be the furthest the Rams will go down. But I don't know for sure. As for Rico1965, you make a very good point. A motivated Clowney looks like a difference maker and so does Watkins. Difference makers win in this game.
I don't think there's any "splash" pressure. The pressure is to win games in the NFL's toughest division, and getting the type of players in this draft that can get that done. On offense, the question in Round 1, especially with that No. 2 overall pick could be what's the best way to help Sam Bradford? With a top offensive lineman or a top wide receiver. Robinson could play OG for a year or two. He could start at RT with Barksdale coming off the bench as the third tackle. And keep in mind, there's no guarantee Jake Long will e ready for opening day coming off his knee surgery.
Apparently that has been fixed. Is it still happening?
Point well taken. But if you can't block for Bradford, it doesn't really matter who's running pass patterns. And keep in mind, two Rams starters on the o-line are unrestricted free agents, and two others are aging vets who have had injury problems the past couple of years and may be cap casualties.
The Rams aren't going to go down easy on this one. They want to re-sign Saffold. But if the money gets out of hand, they'll probably bow out. But I've been saying for some time that I didn't think Saffold would be back according to what I'm hearing. We'll see. We don't have long to wait.
Yeah, that's what I figured.
I don't know about that. But the Rams could be in a bit of a scramble mode if they don't re-sign Saffold and Chris Williams.
I'm glad you mentioned that. Greg Robinson is getting a lot of hype, most of it deserved. But Lewan had the better workout at the combine and ran faster than Robinson! Lewan was strong all across the board in the combine workouts. Robinson wasn't all that good in some of the change of direction and lateral movement drills, which were important for linemen. Now don't get me wrong, they're both very good prospects. But Robinson doesn't have a ton of pass-blocking experience either.
Maybe two or three years ago. I don't think he has much to offer at this stage.
You know, value meets draft position at both the safety and corner positions at No. 13. That would be the range for the top 2 safeties (Pryor and Clinton-Dix) and the top two corners (Gilbert and Dennard). So that could be the way to go there.
Boy, Polian sure like Garoppolo a lot. Says he should be a first-rounder? He has a quick release and good footwork. I think Garoppolo could go second round.
I think Clinton-Dix has better range and is more of a free safety, which is what in theory you're looking for. But I don't think Pryor is a dud in coverage, either.
I shut it down because the Rams aren't replacing Bradford. Not this year. Did you listen to Fisher and Snead at the combine, or were you too busy sticking needles in your Bradford voodoo doll? If the Rams were thinking of replacing Bradford this year I'd be writing about it.
Have not. But the topic would be brought up.
Pretty crazy stuff, huh? The Browns owner confirmed it, so there must be something to it. Winning can do funny the coach-front office dynamic. Remember Martz-Zygmunt? It makes you wonder how long Harbaugh and Balke can co-exist.
True. And as I mentioned, Robinson's work in the shuttle/3-cone drills was just so-so.
All signs still point to Houston taking a QB. But we can always dream, can't we?