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  1. Impending free agents/cuts

    @StLunatic88 Totally agree on Sullivan. I forgot to mention him as well but I think he’s definitely a spot that could use an upgrade. I think the decision to keep or cut him will greatly depend on what happens with Whitworth and Saffold. If Whit retires and Saffold signs elsewhere, then I could see them kept Sully so that there’s not so many holes to fill on the line. Honestly, if even one of them don’t come back I can see them keeping him. But if they’re both back, then we should likely move on from him. He’s a great veteran leader and one of the smartest guys on the field, but I think we’ve used up the quality years he had left.
  2. Super Bowl LIII - Rams vs Patriots

    This one hurt. I expected a win. I would have accepted a loss. But for our offense to not even show up was heart-breaking. After about four or five drives, I had zero hope that we could move the ball. They couldn’t do a damn thing right. Oline got shredded play after play (especially the right side) and the receivers couldn’t get separation. That combination is a recipe for disaster for any QB, and Goff simply looked overwhelmed. But the most frustrating part is the lack of Gurley out there. He’s out best player on offense—bar none. And he had only 11 touches. McVay is a genius and we owe everything we’ve done in the last two years to him. But we were flat out out-coached. He showed no willingness to adapt. He abandoned the run way too quickly in a game that was either tied or separated by only one score for 90% of it. Watching this game sucked the life out of me. I was in fifth grade for that last loss to the Patriots. I waited 17 years to see this? Unreal. It was too fitting for GZ to miss that field goal at the end too. Perfectly summed up how that game went Fortunately we have a great foundation of young talent, as well as a great young head coach, so we’re in position to be very good for a long time. But this one is going to sting for a while—likely until the start of next year. This sucks.
  3. Impending free agents/cuts

    I agree with whoever said that Saffold and Littleton must be brought back. Saffold is a true Ram and the best lineman we’ve got after Whiteorth. Littleton proved the coaching staff right for making him a starter. I was extremely impressed with him this year. Need him back. I think Suh is gone. This was the year he wanted to win the big one. We didn’t do it. He’ll go for one last big contract to another team. I think the two biggest question marks are Joyner and Fowler. Joyner took a big step back this year and certainly did not live up to his price tag. Fowler has some really big moments but didn’t consistently generate the edge pressure I’d have hoped for. I also feel like he’ll command a lot of money. Letting either walk creates an obvious hole to fill, but fortunately, this is a great draft class for edge rushers. I worry about the ability to replace both but that’s not a good reason to keep someone around if they’re not performing to expectations. Barron is as good as gone if you ask me. Brockers isn’t as clear cut though. He was seemingly non existent for the majority of the season and he’s making a good chunk of change. But he is a captain and a talented player. Personally, I’d base the decision one way or the other off of how confident the coaching staff feels about John Franklin-Meyers. I think he impressed with his limited role this year. But if they’re not confident in him as a starter, then Brockers should stay. I’d keep both of the starting corners. They played really well when both were on the field. While Talib is on the latter portion of his career, Peters is a young (potential) star. Wouldn’t want to give that up quite yet. Unpopular opinion here, but I’d like to keep Hill as well. I think he’s valuable depth. Wouldn’t be heartbroken to see Shields go though. I’d also like Countess back. I think he’s a capable spot starter if need be—if nothing else, quality depth. As for Anderson, he obviously played admirably in Gurleys absence and in a complimentary role. Talent wise, it makes all the sense in the world. But at what cost? Price tag would solely determine that one for me. And our decision with him would determine bringing back Brown or not. No sense in keeping both. Sean Mannion has proved nothing and we should look to move on from him. The rest of those guys won’t be making or breaking this team one way or the other.
  4. Super Bowl LIII - Rams vs Patriots

    I’ve been waiting for this rematch for 17 years. I was in 5th grade when we lost that SB. Leading up to that game, I remember a teacher of mine saying something along the lines of “I’m rooting for the Patriots because they never win”. Obviously the Patriots went on the become the dynasty that they currently are, while the Rams suffered through years and years of dog$hit teams. Between that and spygate, yes—I’m still bitter. I want this win more than anything. Hard to call it a revenge game when we likely have zero significance to the Patriots, but whatever title you wanna put on it, please just give us the W. It’ll make all the years of suffering worth it. One more game, boys. Just one more game.
  5. General Season Talk

    So now that Jamon Brown is able to come back from suspension, what's the move? Blythe played great in both games and may have earned his way into cementing his status as a starter. I like Brown, but recognize that he's the weak link on the line and did earn himself a suspension. Also, any word on how serious the GZ injury is? I saw we already brought back Sam Ficken, who still scares the hell out of me. If Zeurlein is out for a prolonged period of time, I'd take a hard look at Dan Bailey, who is still available as a free agent.
  6. Kick Returner

    Didn't know where else to put this so: With Pharoh Cooper looking like he could miss a significant amount of time and Mike Thomas also (inconveniently) getting hurt, we need a interim return man. Cooper Kupp will likely handle punt return duties, but we'll need one for returning kicks. Personally, I'd like to avoid using Kupp because of how integral he is to the offense and I wouldn't want to risk the injury. Who do you think are some likely candidates? Personally, I'd like to throw John Kelly back there and see what he could do. I think he'd be good for that.
  7. MNF - Raiders vs Rams

    Yes, but that's his M.O. Every year he has one or two games where he absolutely kills it. Then he disappears for 5-6 games at a time. Very talented player--even more frustrating. Don't count on him continuing to impress.
  8. Week 1 - Rams @ Raiders - MNF

    Kelly not suiting up (or even moving up on the depth chart) leads me to believe that the coaches aren't yet satisfied with his pass blocking, because he clearly showed more in the preseason than Brown or Davis.
  9. Week 1 - Rams @ Raiders - MNF

    Thoughts on the game: For starters, too late of a start time for a fan living in NY. I'm dragging at work today. Some obvious rust, especially for Goff and the Defense. Fortunately, the D picked it up in the second half. I expect Goff to be a lot smoother next week. Gurley, however, picked up right where he left off. Cory Littleton had himself a nice game. He was seemingly all over the place and racked up a lot of tackles. I know the INT he had was about as big a gimme as you'll find, but still an impressive outing for him. Definitely inspires hope for him. I would have liked to see a more consistent pass rush from us. I felt like Carr was kept clean for the most part throughout the game. Ebukam had a few TFL's, which was great, but I'd have liked to see him get a sack. Again, I only expect the D to get better as the year goes on. It's quite clear already that Cooks is far superior to Watkins. Had a great first game with us and drew a pair of big Defensive PI calls. Felt like we were making excuses for Watkins lack of production all season long last year. He also had a day to forget with the Chiefs on Sunday, despite the whole offense going off. In short, I think we're going to like this offense even more with Cooks out there. First half had me nervous, but we came out and adjusted and performed the way a top tier team is supposed to. Great feeling to come away with the W. This is going to be an exciting year.
  10. Draft Discussion Thread

    Very happy with the Kiser pick there. I would like to think that we package one of our 100 sixth round picks to get back into the fifth if there's a player they like
  11. Draft Discussion Thread

    My issue with our last two picks is that we're reaching for guys that aren't even position of need. If you're gonna reach for players, do it at a spot that you need. And if you're gonna pick someone who's not a need, it had better be BPA. We've done neither.
  12. Draft Discussion Thread

    I liked Allen but not this early. Thought this was a considerable reach
  13. Draft Discussion Thread

    Absolutely not.
  14. Draft Discussion Thread

    This is exactly how I was. At first I had no idea who the hell he was. But after doing some research and hearing some things about him, he's one of the few guys who has potential to become a starting caliber LT. And in the meantime, he provides excellent depth as a swing tackle.
  15. Draft Discussion Thread

    I'd really like to see Tim Settle be our first pick today. I wasn't a fan of drafting him in the second or third round as many here mocked us doing (when we still had a first rounder). But him falling to the fourth would be a great value. He obviously wouldn't start this year but with Suh realistically only being with us this year, he'd be a great guy to step up the following year as our NT. After that, in the fourth round I'd like to see any of the following players in horns: Tegray Scales Josey Jewell Micah Kiser Josh Sweat Dorace Armstrong Genard Avery some guys I'd like but not in the fourth round: Obo Okoronkwo Kylie Fitts Mike McCray Dane Cruikshank
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