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Re: I was always

December 07, 2017 04:50AM
Yeah I never thought Barnes was awful. Just one of those you'd look at as a great backup but marginal starter. But when you ranked the Rams 22 starters from a year ago he was one of their bottom 3-4 so they had to upgrade there, especially with a new offense.

Boudreau always liked more smallish centers who were mobile. Barnes fit that and when Barnes played well, it was not him taking on defenders on the LOS, it was him getting out to the 2nd level. If you look at highlights of Gurley's long runs in 2015, as often as not Barnes is visible in them throwing a key block past the LOS. (That doesn't mean those plays worked because of Barnes, he just fit how Boudreau liked to use centers that way.)

Barnes was not the only Rams player who regressed in 2016. 2016 was its own unique thing...a lot went wrong that year, including lots of players who just regressed.


Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 12/07/2017 04:50AM by zn.

  PFF responded to an inquiry I sent about Whitworth

LMU93717December 05, 2017 08:25AM

  Re: true

Speed_Kills194December 05, 2017 09:01AM

  Re: Thanks, LMU

leafnose122December 05, 2017 05:52PM

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

laram101December 05, 2017 06:57PM

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

dzrams116December 05, 2017 07:16PM

  The one vs Saints Attachments

Blue and Gold127December 05, 2017 08:31PM

  Re: Not so sure PFF agrees

dzrams98December 05, 2017 07:13PM

  Re: And that IS the point...

laram86December 06, 2017 04:18AM

  Re: And that IS the point...

bigjimram2153December 06, 2017 08:04PM

  Re: I hope so too...

laram35December 07, 2017 04:48AM

  Whitworth is the anchor.

RockRam95December 06, 2017 04:15AM

  Re: Whitworth is the anchor.

LMU9389December 06, 2017 04:55AM


Blue and Gold85December 06, 2017 09:07AM

  Re: Agree

LMU9367December 06, 2017 10:45AM

  Yeah, 3, and maybe 4

Blue and Gold56December 06, 2017 10:56AM

  Re: Yeah, 3, and maybe 4

LMU9334December 07, 2017 03:23AM

  Re: Yeah, 3, and maybe 4

Steve53December 07, 2017 03:59AM

  Re: Agree (draft)

Steve46December 07, 2017 03:58AM

  ... since Orlando

Old Goat63December 06, 2017 02:10PM

  Re: ... since Orlando

Steve32December 07, 2017 04:00AM

  Re: Agree, except: Timmerman/McCollom

Steve43December 07, 2017 03:57AM

  always thought Barnes was bad

ferragamo7949December 06, 2017 10:34AM

  I was always

Blue and Gold64December 06, 2017 10:54AM

  Re: I was always

LMU9357December 07, 2017 03:30AM

  Re: I was always

zn47December 07, 2017 04:50AM

  Re: I was always

LMU9346December 07, 2017 05:58AM

  I wanna give Saffold a quick plug here, too.

Rams43117December 06, 2017 06:13AM

  great point

LMU9381December 07, 2017 03:29AM

  Re: great point

zn57December 07, 2017 04:26AM