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This guy's career is bizarre.  He always comes in and upgrades a defense year 1, then a few years down the line all of his guys turn on him, the defense collapses and he gets fired.  

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4 minutes ago, MKnight82 said:

This guy's career is bizarre.  He always comes in and upgrades a defense year 1, then a few years down the line all of his guys turn on him, the defense collapses and he gets fired.  

Rams were a good defense this year though I thought.

They finished 8th overall in DVOA, 9th against the pass and 8th against the run vs. the 3rd toughest DVOA schedule.

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I don't think their problems lay on the defensive side of the ball...

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Oh no....If he didn't want to come back, I'd be OK with it. But us letting him go doesn't sit well with me.

Jim Leonhard someone to keep an eye on.

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Just now, BStanRamFan said:

Oh no....If he didn't want to come back, I'd be OK with it. But us letting him go doesn't sit well with me.

Jim Leonhard someone to keep an eye on.

You stay away from Baltimore's next DC once Wink leaves.

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26 minutes ago, .Buzz said:

Doug...

Have you guys been running a 3-4? what would a transistion to such look like on paper (lets assume you retain Ngakoue)

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2 minutes ago, Danger said:

Have you guys been running a 3-4? what would a transistion to such look like on paper (lets assume you retain Ngakoue)

It's been a 4-3 but most feel like that'd be a welcomed transition. We have a need for a NT and major LB help regardless of scheme. But I believe Yan and Allen would benefit from a switch, as would Smoot and likely Myles. Myles doesn't look like he's a great fit as a MLB in a 4-3 and if we stayed likely needs to move to WILL.

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28 minutes ago, AFlaccoSeagulls said:

Rams were a good defense this year though I thought.

They finished 8th overall in DVOA, 9th against the pass and 8th against the run vs. the 3rd toughest DVOA schedule.

The Rams defense was inconsistent. Had a lot of games of dominance but way too inconsistent. The Ravens, Seahawks, Bucs, and Cowboys games were just pitiful. I think most Rams fans were pretty indifferent if they wanted him back. 

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29 minutes ago, AFlaccoSeagulls said:

Rams were a good defense this year though I thought.

They finished 8th overall in DVOA, 9th against the pass and 8th against the run vs. the 3rd toughest DVOA schedule.

They weren't bad, but games like the Ravens and Cowboys ones should never happen when you have a defense with Donald, Ramsey, Fowler, Littleton, etc on it. 

That being said, I don't think Phillips should be the scapegoat here. Losing JJ really hurt the defense as a whole and most of the downs we had on defense I would put on the players. Still boggles my mind how we don't get pressure on every single play with AD taking up 2-3 blockers. 

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But haven’t all of these CB moves been geared towards fitting into what Phillips asks of his corners? I believe that was what a lot of Rams fans believed the issue to be with the defense right? Seems strange not to keep em when you’re adding players who fit his system.

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1 minute ago, Fureys49ers said:

But haven’t all of these CB moves been geared towards fitting into what Phillips asks of his corners? I believe that was what a lot of Rams fans believed the issue to be with the defense right? Seems strange not to keep em when you’re adding players who fit his system.

It is indeed.

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