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Re: Yeah it is...

February 17, 2017 08:36AM
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RockRam
You can't measure the value of a CB against the value of a Guard or Center.

Besides, if you do, you have no argument. CB ranks up there with QB and LT as among the most valuable positions.

Guard and Center towards the bottom end.

This is why top CBs make about twice the money as an equivalent Guard or Center.

Besides, it is not an issue of one or the other; you need both. Who, exactly, can the Rams get that is as good as TruJ? A rookie 2nd round draft pick? Please. Might there be a FA CB that fits Phillips' system better? Perhaps, and if so THEN it might make sense to pursue that CB instead of TruJ. But you're going to overpay no matter who you sign in FA.

CBs are expensive. There's no way out. Even above average CBs cost a lot.
Will they keep TruJ? Depends on his contract demands. If he wants JJ money, probably not. If he'll take something like 4 years at $50 million, yes.

It's $16M versus $16M. I’m not measuring the value of CB versus OL. I’m just comparing what you can buy with the static dollar amount of $16M.

What’s better: One above average, but not elite CB who is overpriced by 50% or 2 great OL?

I just don’t believe in overpaying by 33-50%. BTW, 4 years at $50M is JJ money.

For $16M, they can sign an average CB for at $8-$10M per year and a great OG or Center. Thus, addressing more holes on the team. Point is, Tru is not elite so he’s not worth screwing up the cap for.

Also, a rookie 2nd round draft pick is an extremely deep CB class is not bad at all. Our D was ok in 2012 and I recall starting to rookie CBs.

IMO, they would be beyond stupid to pay Tru $16M. I’d like to keep him but at that price bye bye baby.
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  Should the Rams franchise CB Trumaine Johnson again?

RamBill451February 15, 2017 03:28AM

  Re: good question, and better note

leafnose126February 15, 2017 04:31AM

  I'd let Tru walk...claw back a 3rd round comp pick.....

SunTzu_vs_Camus100February 15, 2017 08:33AM

  Re: Should the Rams franchise CB Trumaine Johnson again?

Rams43109February 15, 2017 06:07AM

  Re: Should the Rams franchise CB Trumaine Johnson again?

Rampage65February 15, 2017 04:07PM

  No way nm

Ram4955February 15, 2017 09:06AM

  No, we have holes all over the roster

promomasterj73February 15, 2017 09:25AM

  Probably and here's why

RockRam122February 15, 2017 09:30AM

  Re: Is he worth a good OG and Center?

dzrams94February 15, 2017 10:43AM

  That is not apples to apples.

RockRam54February 17, 2017 03:54AM

  Re: That is not apples to apples.

Rams4348February 17, 2017 07:10AM

  Re: Yeah it is...

dzrams44February 17, 2017 08:36AM

  Your reasoning actually says no.

promomasterj84February 15, 2017 10:46AM

  How'd that work out last year?

Old Goat98February 15, 2017 01:07PM

  How'd it work out with Tru? - not great

promomasterj84February 15, 2017 02:07PM

  He's more than decent c'mon man

LesBaker55February 16, 2017 01:46PM

  I wish we could keep him, but not at franchise number

promomasterj41February 16, 2017 02:40PM

  Wild speculation

AlbaNY_Ram72February 16, 2017 03:38AM

  only one player worth franchise tagging on this team.....

Rampage2K-75February 16, 2017 09:21AM

  Don't forget we're going to 3-4 and don't have 4 Lb's

promomasterj59February 17, 2017 09:12AM

  Re: Don't forget we're going to 3-4 and don't have 4 Lb's

zn62February 17, 2017 09:32AM

  Re: Don't forget we're going to 3-4 and don't have 4 Lb's

dzrams49February 17, 2017 10:47AM

  Re: Don't forget we're going to 3-4 and don't have 4 Lb's

zn52February 17, 2017 11:04AM

  Re: Don't forget we're going to 3-4 and don't have 4 Lb's

dzrams48February 17, 2017 12:01PM

  Re: Don't forget we're going to 3-4 and don't have 4 Lb's

zn49February 17, 2017 12:29PM

  I wouldn't take a 17 million dollar hit

alyoshamucci58February 17, 2017 12:53PM