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.

  PFF responded to an inquiry I sent about Whitworth

LMU93793December 05, 2017 08:25AM

  Re: true

Speed_Kills225December 05, 2017 09:01AM

  Re: Thanks, LMU

leafnose157December 05, 2017 05:52PM

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

laram130December 05, 2017 06:57PM

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

dzrams169December 05, 2017 07:16PM

  The one vs Saints Attachments

Blue and Gold157December 05, 2017 08:31PM

  Re: Not so sure PFF agrees

dzrams126December 05, 2017 07:13PM

  Re: And that IS the point...

laram122December 06, 2017 04:18AM

  Re: And that IS the point...

bigjimram2174December 06, 2017 08:04PM

  Re: I hope so too...

laram63December 07, 2017 04:48AM

  Whitworth is the anchor.

RockRam137December 06, 2017 04:15AM

  Re: Whitworth is the anchor.

LMU93122December 06, 2017 04:55AM


Blue and Gold133December 06, 2017 09:07AM

  Re: Agree

LMU9396December 06, 2017 10:45AM

  Yeah, 3, and maybe 4

Blue and Gold79December 06, 2017 10:56AM

  Re: Yeah, 3, and maybe 4

LMU9356December 07, 2017 03:23AM

  Re: Yeah, 3, and maybe 4

Steve80December 07, 2017 03:59AM

  Re: Agree (draft)

Steve73December 07, 2017 03:58AM

  ... since Orlando

Old Goat109December 06, 2017 02:10PM

  Re: ... since Orlando

Steve51December 07, 2017 04:00AM

  Re: Agree, except: Timmerman/McCollom

Steve70December 07, 2017 03:57AM

  always thought Barnes was bad

ferragamo7978December 06, 2017 10:34AM

  I was always

Blue and Gold95December 06, 2017 10:54AM

  Re: I was always

LMU9376December 07, 2017 03:30AM

  Re: I was always

zn88December 07, 2017 04:50AM

  Re: I was always

LMU9376December 07, 2017 05:58AM

  I wanna give Saffold a quick plug here, too.

Rams43165December 06, 2017 06:13AM

  great point

LMU93106December 07, 2017 03:29AM

  Re: great point

zn84December 07, 2017 04:26AM