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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?

RamBill503February 15, 2017 03:28AM

  Re: good question, and better note

leafnose154February 15, 2017 04:31AM

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

SunTzu_vs_Camus125February 15, 2017 08:33AM

  Re: Should the Rams franchise CB Trumaine Johnson again?

Rams43136February 15, 2017 06:07AM

  Re: Should the Rams franchise CB Trumaine Johnson again?

Rampage86February 15, 2017 04:07PM

  No way nm

Ram4976February 15, 2017 09:06AM

  No, we have holes all over the roster

promomasterj88February 15, 2017 09:25AM

  Probably and here's why

RockRam145February 15, 2017 09:30AM

  Re: Is he worth a good OG and Center?

dzrams110February 15, 2017 10:43AM

  That is not apples to apples.

RockRam72February 17, 2017 03:54AM

  Re: That is not apples to apples.

Rams4363February 17, 2017 07:10AM

  Re: Yeah it is...

dzrams66February 17, 2017 08:36AM

  Your reasoning actually says no.

promomasterj100February 15, 2017 10:46AM

  How'd that work out last year?

Old Goat124February 15, 2017 01:07PM

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

promomasterj121February 15, 2017 02:07PM

  He's more than decent c'mon man

LesBaker72February 16, 2017 01:46PM

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

promomasterj58February 16, 2017 02:40PM

  Wild speculation

AlbaNY_Ram91February 16, 2017 03:38AM

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

Rampage2K-90February 16, 2017 09:21AM

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

promomasterj78February 17, 2017 09:12AM

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

zn79February 17, 2017 09:32AM

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

dzrams61February 17, 2017 10:47AM

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

zn65February 17, 2017 11:04AM

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

dzrams59February 17, 2017 12:01PM

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

zn63February 17, 2017 12:29PM

  I wouldn't take a 17 million dollar hit

alyoshamucci86February 17, 2017 12:53PM