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well I've already answered that

April 22, 2017 07:04AM
The point is that you can't pick a D player and an O player at the same time. So, assuming two co-equal players are available, one D, one O, which do you take? My view is to take the O player because we have real weaknesses there.
Your view seems to be to take the D player to either strengthen a strength or at least to keep it strong.

And I think this is the question the Rams have probably already debated among themselves and resolved it.
We'll (probably) find out the answer late next week.

That's a fair question. And not that people are supposed to memorize my posts cool smiley ...but really, I already answered it earlier on. This is how I defined the issue:


Nothing that happened in 2016, it seem to me, is an excuse for the Rams to reach for need with their top picks.

Reaching for need is never a good thing.

If the draft falls to them with a strong set of offensive picks they will not be reaching for need, of course

At the same time yes OLB is a need too. We don't know how Quinn will do after 2 years worth of being injured. Barwin is on a one year and is getting up there in years. Without an edge rusher a 3/4 like this does not work, and, you need 2 (in fact that's part of the point of this defense--the offense doesn;t know who the 4th pass rusher will be). That means 2 next year too.

You're not protecting Goff if the defense is not dominant or slips.

But, again, I defined this originally as saying don't reach for need, meaning on offense. So to answer your question with another question, if when the Rams are picking they have both a WR and edge rusher sitting there who are about about equal on their board, and they take the WR, are they reaching for need?

Cause that's how I defined my view on this. I am against reaching for need regardless of the perception of the need.

Fair enough?



Edited 3 time(s). Last edit at 04/22/2017 07:39AM by zn.

  Every NFL Team’s Biggest Draft Need

RamBill862April 19, 2017 06:49AM

  These guys get it

RFIP333April 19, 2017 07:26AM

  Re: +1

TonyHunter87305April 19, 2017 08:28AM

  Re: These guys get it

Rams43204April 19, 2017 09:40AM

  Re: interesting they mention Ford there at 37

merlin201April 19, 2017 10:04AM

  Re: Ford at 37?

leafnose213April 20, 2017 04:15AM

  If Goff is what he's supposed to be

9er8er223April 20, 2017 04:13PM

  Biggest impact would be an OC

max207April 20, 2017 04:27PM

  I agree

9er8er208April 20, 2017 04:54PM

  Re: I agree

max187April 20, 2017 05:33PM

  Re: I agree

max168April 21, 2017 04:20AM

  Re: I agree

oldschoolramfan159April 21, 2017 06:23AM

  Re: I agree

Rams43150April 21, 2017 08:12AM

  Re: I agree

max106April 21, 2017 12:51PM

  Not to mention..

RFIP121April 22, 2017 03:40AM


max79April 22, 2017 04:24AM

  Re: I agree

9er8er84April 22, 2017 11:28AM

  Re: I agree

Rams4386April 22, 2017 11:49AM


9er8er96April 22, 2017 12:10PM

  Re: Whoa!

Rams4395April 22, 2017 12:14PM

  Nope, didn't miss it

9er8er127April 22, 2017 12:18PM

  Re: Nope, didn't miss it

Rams4369April 22, 2017 12:33PM

  No, I'm consistent

9er8er118April 22, 2017 01:29PM

  Re: No, I'm consistent

Rams43117April 22, 2017 06:01PM

  I'm saying what I said to start this thread

9er8er77April 23, 2017 08:28AM

  Re: I'm saying what I said to start this thread

Rams4376April 23, 2017 11:31AM


9er8er75April 23, 2017 02:56PM

  Re: No

Rams4391April 23, 2017 06:11PM

  I'll just quote what you said

9er8er123April 23, 2017 07:28PM

  Re: I'll just quote what you said

Rams43173April 23, 2017 07:36PM

  Re: 0 – 15%

dzrams137April 21, 2017 08:45AM

  I don't see LB as a need

RockRam226April 21, 2017 11:07AM

  I do, here's why

zn167April 21, 2017 03:04PM

  I think the difference has to do with priorities

RockRam137April 22, 2017 02:35AM

  Re: I think the difference has to do with priorities

zn115April 22, 2017 04:04AM

  Yes, but if you can't do both, which do you do?

RockRam103April 22, 2017 05:13AM

  This is simple, you protect your major investment...

max89April 22, 2017 05:37AM

  Re: This is simple, you protect your major investment...

PHDram76April 22, 2017 05:47AM

  Re: This is simple, you protect your major investment...

Rams43118April 22, 2017 05:51AM

  Re: This is simple, you protect your major investment...

max127April 22, 2017 07:55AM

  well I've already answered that

zn120April 22, 2017 07:04AM

  It's a huge need

9er8er127April 22, 2017 11:40AM

  Re: Ogletree?

dzrams106April 22, 2017 06:27PM

  Re: Ogletree?

9er8er86April 23, 2017 08:32AM

  Re: Ogletree?

TonyHunter87102April 23, 2017 03:44PM


9er8er102April 23, 2017 03:51PM

  Re: not bad

TonyHunter8784April 24, 2017 06:45AM

  I agree. Rams need a big WR, but.......

NewMexicoRam130April 23, 2017 01:23PM

  Re: I agree. Rams need a big WR, but.......

oldschoolramfan105April 23, 2017 04:34PM

  but were not trying to emulate NE

PHDram97April 24, 2017 06:59AM

  You convinced me...

JamesJM62April 24, 2017 08:29AM

  Re: You convinced me...

PHDram67April 24, 2017 09:13AM