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  • The Official Rams 2011 Season Thread

    The season's over, so let's start a new thread for the off-season of 2011.

    NFL Draft
    R1: Robert Quinn, DE, North Carolina
    R2: Lance Kendricks, TE, Wisconsin
    R3: Austin Pettis, WR, Boise State
    R4: Greg Salas, WR, Hawaii
    R5: Jermale Hines, DB, Ohio State
    R7: Mikail Baker, DB, Baylor
    R7: Jabara Williams, LB, Stephen F. Austin
    R7: Jonathan Nelson, DB, Oklahoma
    Rams Free Agents
    LB Chris Chamberlain (RFA)
    WR Mark Clayton (UFA)
    DB Kevin Dockery (UFA)
    TE Daniel Fells (UFA)
    OT Renardo Foster (RFA)
    DT Gary Gibson (UFA)
    OG Adam Goldberg (UFA)
    OG John Greco (RFA)
    DT Chris Hovan (UFA)
    TE Darcy Johnson (UFA)
    DB Michael Lewis (UFA)
    WR Laurent Robinson (UFA)
    DT Clifton Ryan (UFA)
    TE Derek Schouman (UFA)
    LB David Vobora (RFA)
    Additions
    DB Quintin Mikell (Eagles)
    OG Harvey Dahl (Falcons)
    LB Zach Diles (Texans)
    WR Mike Sims-Walker
    DT Justin Bannan
    Departures
    FS O.J. Atogwe
    Last edited by NGSeiler; 07-30-2011, 02:58 PM.

  • #2
    Shame if he's gone for good, I'll live in hope that we re-sign him, just to save us finding a replacement, I don't really like the idea of having to find another starter via draft/FA, especially with the CBA issues.

    If that is it for Atogwe and the Rams, he's the type of guy I'll still cheer for, within reason.

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    • #3
      I've heard that OJ will be meeting with the Redskins tomorrow. I'm hoping the Rams can work something out, at a reasonable price. No way is he worth the 11.5 million he would of made.

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      • #4
        What are some players you're interested in watching at the Combine this week?

        Some gus I'll be closely watching....

        1. Julio Jones WR
        2. Aldon Smith DE
        3. Torrey Smith WR
        4. Titus Young WR
        5. Adrian Clayborne DE
        6. Tyler Sash S
        7. Ryan Kerrigan DE
        8. Rahim Moore S
        9. Robert Quinn DE
        10. Corey Liuget DT

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        • #5
          Originally posted by holt_bruce81 View Post
          What are some players you're interested in watching at the Combine this week?

          Some gus I'll be closely watching....

          1. Julio Jones WR
          2. Aldon Smith DE
          3. Torrey Smith WR
          4. Titus Young WR
          5. Adrian Clayborne DE
          6. Tyler Sash S
          7. Ryan Kerrigan DE
          8. Rahim Moore S
          9. Robert Quinn DE
          10. Corey Liuget DT
          Offense -
          Pretty much all the receivers. I'll also be interested in watching those mid-round backs like Murry, Hunter, Thomas, Williams, etc.

          Defense -
          This has got to be one of the deepest DE drafts of all time. Smith, Jordan, Kerrigan, Quinn, Watts, yada yada yada...I'll be really excited to see those workouts. I'll also have an eye on the OLB position...particularly Akeem Ayers who has been a popular mock pick for us. Now with Otogwe possibly gone, we will need to look at a safety earlier than expected.

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          • #6
            http://interact.stltoday.com/discuss...0218111348/all

            Originally posted by Billy Devaney on Bob Sanders
            We talked about it. We'll see where it goes. But right no, probably not. But we're not closing the door.
            Originally posted by Billy Devaney on FS Dorian Stewart
            I thought he showed a lot of promise last year when he was on the field. He's got a lot of upside and we expect him to make a big jump this season.
            Originally posted by Billy Devaney on G John Greco
            We're all still extremely high on John. He's had a run of bad luck with injuries. But when he's played, he's played well. He can be a big part of the o-line this year.
            Originally posted by Billy Devaney on DB's in the draft
            In terms of talented defensive backs being availabe in say the second round...I would say, yes. And I'm already drooling over one guy.
            Originally posted by Billy Devaney on Aldon Smith and Adrian Clayborn
            Both are outstanding prospects.
            Originally posted by Billy Devaney on Jacquizz Rodgers
            I'm not going to committ to what round "Quizz" will go, but he's gonna be the topic of long discussion in many teams' draft rooms. He's a peanut, but he is a special player.
            Originally posted by Billy Devaney on drafting a WR at #14
            I would say there's no way we feel we absolutely have to draft any position at 14. Like I said earlier, the board will take us to our pick. As for signing a veteran WR as opposed to drafting one, it's hard to say without knowing the names. There are pros and cons to each.
            [/quote]

            very interesting

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            • #7
              Don't like the idea of a safety tandem of Stewart and Dahl/Butler at all. In fact it scares the crap out of me. But saying that, I wouldn't waste time on Bob Sanders either, unless you get him incredibly cheap.

              Greco is interesting, think he has played well this past year when given his chance, but was it a big enough sample size to feel comfortable with him as the starter? Could work out, but I'd still say there's a risk involved.

              Taking another DB in the top 3 rounds of the draft? That would concern me. I thought Fletcher did pretty well last year considering he lost a lot of time his rookie year and that injury was pretty nasty. Murphy has barely shown a thing. If there was a guy with incredible value then I'd say go for it, but I'd still rather Bruce Carter (assuming he tests fine after the surgery) in the 2nd.

              Thanks for posting them though, they were very interesting indeed.

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              • #8
                Yeah, not a fan of a Stewart/Dahl safety combo. To me, Stewart is a better fit on the strong side anyways.

                Julio Jones' outstanding combine performance may push him up boards and out of reach for the Rams, which is disappointing. It's possible the Rams miss out on Jones in Round One, then miss out Smith or Hankerson in Round Two.

                There could be a nice DE there for the taking, though. Aldon Smith or Cameron Jordan would be intriguing options, if available and Jones isn't on the board.

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                • #9
                  I think my top 5 would be....

                  1. Julio Jones
                  2. Prince Amukamara
                  3. Aldon Smith
                  4. Adrian Clayborn
                  5. Corey Liuget

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                  • #10
                    Mine would be...

                    J.Jones
                    A.Smith
                    JJ.Watt
                    C.Liuget
                    C.Jordan

                    I wouldn't mind the idea of trading down if Jones is gone though, I think we would have the chance to grab at least one of the others later and grab another pick or two.

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                    • #11
                      Assuming Bowers, Fairley, Green, Peterson, Dareus, Quinn, Amukamara, and Miller are off the board, my Top Five would probably be...

                      1) J. Jones
                      2) A. Smith
                      3) C. Jordan
                      4) R. Kerrigan
                      5) A. Ayers


                      I'm not huge on Clayborn or Liuget at the 14-spot, personally, but I can understand those who would rank them there.

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                      • #12
                        Oh, and BTW, Atogwe just signed a multi-year deal with the Redskins. :(

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by NGSeiler View Post
                          Oh, and BTW, Atogwe just signed a multi-year deal with the Redskins. :(
                          Gutted. Definitely not going to be the same without him, for whatever flaws he may have had, and most were no way near as big as some made out imo, we're certainly going to miss the amount of turnovers he forced and his blitzing. Will always appreciate the effort he put in during the very dark times of recent past.

                          Guess it could mean another hole to fill, could move one of the CB's to safety, either way we'll probably need some DB help in the draft, although some would suggest we needed it already.

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                          • #14
                            I don' think Atogwe's loss is that big.

                            He gets turnovers and was a leader in the locker room, but he made bucketloads of mistakes, not a great tackler, not good in coverage and his interceptions weren't really good game skills just good fortune imo, Tipped passes right to him etc.

                            I think we can easily replace him.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by holt_bruce81 View Post
                              I don' think Atogwe's loss is that big.

                              He gets turnovers and was a leader in the locker room, but he made bucketloads of mistakes, not a great tackler, not good in coverage and his interceptions weren't really good game skills just good fortune imo, Tipped passes right to him etc.

                              I think we can easily replace him.
                              Disagree with a bit of that, think it's being a bit harsh. As for easily replacing him, who do you have in mind?
                              Last edited by Beano; 03-05-2011, 07:51 AM.

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