December 06, 2017 04:15AM
Whitworth is just tremendous. He is the rock, the anchor, who always shows up. That some younger, terrific Ends or rush OLBs have beat him a couple of times is just the way it goes in the NFL. His leadership, steadiness, and professional work ethic have revolutionized the Rams Oline.

But let's not forget Sullivan. He has brought intelligence, good line calls, and a real stout presence in the middle.

This has cemented for me something very important about NFL Olines: the 2 most important positions are LOT and Center. If either of those two are deficient, you got real trouble. You can make do with decent OGs and RT. But you MUST have good Center and LOT play or else.....

So it behooves the Rams to be working diligently to find a replacement for Whitworth in this offseason, probably for 2019, and probably through the draft. LOTs like him don't come via FA unless you have rare circumstances. I don't care if it's a 1st round pick that mostly sits his first year and learns behind the best; LOT is that important especially to a pocket passer like Goff. The only reason I don't mention center is that it looks like Blythe is a real find. When he's had to play he's done a terrific job.

And, I can't imagine that if he continues to stay healthy that Sullivan wouldn't play another year and the Rams are the logical choice for all involved.
SubjectAuthorViewsPosted

  PFF responded to an inquiry I sent about Whitworth

LMU93777December 05, 2017 08:25AM

  Re: true

Speed_Kills218December 05, 2017 09:01AM

  Re: Thanks, LMU

leafnose149December 05, 2017 05:52PM

  Re: He's given up 3 *strip* sacks gotta be proactive...

laram123December 05, 2017 06:57PM

  Re: Isn't the strip sack thing a bit of luck though?

dzrams162December 05, 2017 07:16PM

  The one vs Saints Attachments

Blue and Gold147December 05, 2017 08:31PM

  Re: Not so sure PFF agrees

dzrams115December 05, 2017 07:13PM

  Re: And that IS the point...

laram113December 06, 2017 04:18AM

  Re: And that IS the point...

bigjimram2172December 06, 2017 08:04PM

  Re: I hope so too...

laram54December 07, 2017 04:48AM

  Whitworth is the anchor.

RockRam127December 06, 2017 04:15AM

  Re: Whitworth is the anchor.

LMU93117December 06, 2017 04:55AM

  Agree

Blue and Gold124December 06, 2017 09:07AM

  Re: Agree

LMU9388December 06, 2017 10:45AM

  Yeah, 3, and maybe 4

Blue and Gold73December 06, 2017 10:56AM

  Re: Yeah, 3, and maybe 4

LMU9350December 07, 2017 03:23AM

  Re: Yeah, 3, and maybe 4

Steve72December 07, 2017 03:59AM

  Re: Agree (draft)

Steve66December 07, 2017 03:58AM

  ... since Orlando

Old Goat100December 06, 2017 02:10PM

  Re: ... since Orlando

Steve45December 07, 2017 04:00AM

  Re: Agree, except: Timmerman/McCollom

Steve61December 07, 2017 03:57AM

  always thought Barnes was bad

ferragamo7969December 06, 2017 10:34AM

  I was always

Blue and Gold89December 06, 2017 10:54AM

  Re: I was always

LMU9372December 07, 2017 03:30AM

  Re: I was always

zn82December 07, 2017 04:50AM

  Re: I was always

LMU9371December 07, 2017 05:58AM

  I wanna give Saffold a quick plug here, too.

Rams43155December 06, 2017 06:13AM

  great point

LMU9398December 07, 2017 03:29AM

  Re: great point

zn76December 07, 2017 04:26AM