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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

LMU93809December 05, 2017 08:25AM

  Re: true

Speed_Kills229December 05, 2017 09:01AM

  Re: Thanks, LMU

leafnose164December 05, 2017 05:52PM

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

laram138December 05, 2017 06:57PM

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

dzrams179December 05, 2017 07:16PM

  The one vs Saints Attachments

Blue and Gold163December 05, 2017 08:31PM

  Re: Not so sure PFF agrees

dzrams131December 05, 2017 07:13PM

  Re: And that IS the point...

laram130December 06, 2017 04:18AM

  Re: And that IS the point...

bigjimram2182December 06, 2017 08:04PM

  Re: I hope so too...

laram70December 07, 2017 04:48AM

  Whitworth is the anchor.

RockRam144December 06, 2017 04:15AM

  Re: Whitworth is the anchor.

LMU93129December 06, 2017 04:55AM


Blue and Gold138December 06, 2017 09:07AM

  Re: Agree

LMU93110December 06, 2017 10:45AM

  Yeah, 3, and maybe 4

Blue and Gold86December 06, 2017 10:56AM

  Re: Yeah, 3, and maybe 4

LMU9363December 07, 2017 03:23AM

  Re: Yeah, 3, and maybe 4

Steve84December 07, 2017 03:59AM

  Re: Agree (draft)

Steve77December 07, 2017 03:58AM

  ... since Orlando

Old Goat119December 06, 2017 02:10PM

  Re: ... since Orlando

Steve56December 07, 2017 04:00AM

  Re: Agree, except: Timmerman/McCollom

Steve76December 07, 2017 03:57AM

  always thought Barnes was bad

ferragamo7983December 06, 2017 10:34AM

  I was always

Blue and Gold102December 06, 2017 10:54AM

  Re: I was always

LMU9381December 07, 2017 03:30AM

  Re: I was always

zn97December 07, 2017 04:50AM

  Re: I was always

LMU9384December 07, 2017 05:58AM

  I wanna give Saffold a quick plug here, too.

Rams43174December 06, 2017 06:13AM

  great point

LMU93110December 07, 2017 03:29AM

  Re: great point

zn93December 07, 2017 04:26AM