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Re: We've gotten the GM's take already...

July 12, 2018 10:34AM
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from Ranking the NFL's Most Unblockable Pass-Rushers

Doug Farrar

[bleacherreport.com]

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1. Aaron Donald, DL, Los Angeles Rams

Aaron Donald has made the Pro Bowl in each of his four seasons and has been named a first-team All-Pro for the past three. The only question is: What were the All-Pro voters thinking in 2014? Because Donald has been dominant since the day he hit the field in his rookie season, and he seems to get better every year.

Lost to a point amid the team's coaching (and subsequent winning) issues under Jeff Fisher, Donald found his day in the sun in 2017. The Los Angeles Rams won the NFC West, and new defensive coordinator Wade Phillips maximized Donald with his creative blitz packages and multiple fronts.

The addition of defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh in free agency should make the 27-year-old even more unblockable than last season, when he amassed a league-leading 91 total pressures, per Sam Monson of Pro Football Focus—an astonishing feat for an interior defender.

The NFL's version of a needle in a haystack? Try to find something Donald doesn't do at a plus level.

You want power? Watch him come low off the snap and demolish a guard. You want quickness? Donald can blow past blocks as quickly as you see edge-rushers do it—his burst off the ball requires multiple replays to believe. You want hand technique? Donald can get past enemy blockers with rip and swim moves as well as anyone.

And against double-teams, the 6'1", 280-pound Donald presents a combination of balance and strength that allows him to not only slice through blockers but also embarrass them on his way to the quarterback. It's why he's able to create pressure in any situation, in any defensive front, from any gap.

Not only is he the best defensive player in the league and the most unblockable, but Donald can also make a claim that no one else matches his consistent effectiveness from down to down.


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from: Agent's Take [www.cbssports.com]

Joel Corry

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Resetting the non-QB market

It's been a foregone conclusion that Rams interior defensive lineman Aaron Donald and Raiders edge rusher Khalil Mack, who are scheduled to make $6.892 million and $13.846 million respectively this year on their fifth-year options, would eventually become charter members of the $20 million-per-year non-quarterback club. Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie's timetable for a Mack extension has been the 2018 offseason ever since locking up quarterback Derek Carr long-term last summer. Les Snead, McKenzie's counterpart with the Rams, has called a new deal for Donald a major priority.

The Raiders and Rams having sticker shock is the likely impediment with deals for the 2014 first-round picks. A modest increase over the current non-quarterback standard, which is Broncos linebacker Von Miller at $19,083,333 per year and $70 million in overall guarantees, may not be enough to end the stalemates. The substantial growth in quarterback salaries over the last year with the non-quarterback market remaining stagnant is a stumbling block. It is my understanding that restoring the traditional financial relationship between the highest-paid quarterback and non-quarterback which has existed under the current CBA is an important consideration to the players' representatives. This would mean a contract averaging over $23 million per year with $85 million in guarantees where $65 million to $70 million is fully guaranteed at signing is needed in order to recreate the balance. Not surprisingly, there is reluctance to dramatically reset the non-quarterback market.

Agents take....yes they do.

Of course an agent would write that, it's an "agents take" for gods sake.

The reason why QB money has gone up is because IT is the most important position in all of sports. Period.

You simply can't compare what a Tom Brady does for a team as opposed to what a Aarron Donald does for your team. QB's get the big paycheck because they are worth it.

I love AD and want him in horns for life, but if they pay him over $23 M per year with three years left of control they are nuts IMO.


Where is the "GM's Take" ?argue

I told you we would know when we hear from someone with AD's interest in mind.

All the stuff we've heard previously about how the offer was "competitive" and "among the best ever", etc., was the GM's take.

To your larger point, I agree with you that the QB position is the most important in all of sports. However, the importance of the position is already reflected in the fact that QBs get paid roughly 40% - 50% more than the next highest position group.

It shouldn't be the only position though where top salaries increase since the salary cap is consistently increasing due to inflation. The rest of the players should rightfully have a problem if the gap between QB salaries and salaries of other positions is dramatically increasing.

All true and yes all this stuff about how important qbs are is completely beside the point. First, there is no one who does not know that. Second, my mantra: QB money in 2018 is 28 M on 2nd contracts...that's more than 23 M, according to my calculations. cool smiley

And yes, this is what it's like to get a take that ISN'T from the GM's perspective. That's exactly what I thought of when I saw that piece.

If the Rams aren't offering something north of 20 M then they are just holding this thing up.

But then no one outside of the Rams and Donald's group really knows the numbers yet.

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Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 07/12/2018 10:36AM by zn.
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  2 pieces on Donald

zn940July 12, 2018 03:57AM

  plus some tweets

zn315July 12, 2018 04:45AM

  Re: DL has elite ranking in game and we lost

merlin205July 12, 2018 07:00AM

  false dichotomy

zn134July 12, 2018 08:13AM

  Re: false dichotomy

Steve79July 13, 2018 05:06AM

  Re: false dichotomy

zn72July 13, 2018 05:18AM

  Re: false dichotomy

Rampage2K-79July 13, 2018 09:48AM

  Re: false dichotomy

zn84July 13, 2018 10:24AM

  Re: false dichotomy

dzrams67July 13, 2018 08:37AM

  more tweets

zn138July 12, 2018 07:51PM

  and even more stuff

zn79July 16, 2018 05:37PM

  and still even more stuff

zn45July 20, 2018 07:29PM

  I was always thinking Donald would be in the range of...

jemach136July 12, 2018 04:56AM

  Re: I was always thinking Donald would be in the range of...

zn110July 12, 2018 05:15AM

  Re: I was always thinking Donald would be in the range of...

LMU9399July 12, 2018 05:40AM

  I Agree on guaranteed money...

jemach45July 13, 2018 03:45AM

  Re: IF AD is not worth the money.........

oldschoolramfan46July 14, 2018 05:48AM

  i posted well in advance of that poll...

jemach46July 13, 2018 03:47AM

  Re

zn50July 13, 2018 04:06AM

  I tend to be an early adopter...

jemach50July 16, 2018 01:19PM

  Re: I was always thinking Donald would be in the range of...

Ramsdude105July 12, 2018 06:31AM

  Re: I was always thinking Donald would be in the range of...

dzrams69July 12, 2018 10:08AM

  So you compare this team to last years team?

jemach47July 13, 2018 03:50AM

  Re: #2 "agents take" haha

Rampage2K-161July 12, 2018 08:27AM

  Re: We've gotten the GM's take already...

dzrams117July 12, 2018 10:17AM

  Re: We've gotten the GM's take already...

zn111July 12, 2018 10:34AM

  Re: We don't know the numbers but...

dzrams100July 12, 2018 10:45AM

  Re: We've gotten the GM's take already...

Rampage2K-75July 12, 2018 10:39AM

  Re: We've gotten the GM's take already...

dzrams59July 12, 2018 11:42AM

  Re: We've gotten the GM's take already...

Rampage2K-84July 12, 2018 12:44PM

  Re: We've gotten the GM's take already...

dzrams54July 12, 2018 01:23PM

  Re: We've gotten the GM's take already...

Rampage2K-47July 12, 2018 01:39PM

  Re: #2 "agents take" haha

Atlantic Ram103July 12, 2018 10:35AM

  Re: #2 "agents take" haha

Rampage2K-76July 12, 2018 10:44AM

  Re: #2 "agents take" haha

dzrams90July 12, 2018 11:46AM

  Re: #2 "agents take" haha

Rampage2K-54July 12, 2018 12:54PM

  Re: #2 "agents take" haha

dzrams80July 12, 2018 01:06PM

  Re: #2 "agents take" haha

Rampage2K-54July 12, 2018 01:47PM

  Re: #2 "agents take" haha

zn57July 12, 2018 02:13PM

  Re: #2 "agents take" haha

Rampage2K-52July 12, 2018 02:40PM

  no that's not the case

zn56July 12, 2018 02:52PM

  kind of like Watkins imo

Atlantic Ram52July 12, 2018 03:07PM

  Re: #2 "agents take" haha

dzrams49July 12, 2018 05:09PM

  Re: #2 "agents take" haha

zn57July 12, 2018 05:22PM

  Re: #2 "agents take" haha

Atlantic Ram81July 12, 2018 07:57PM

  Re: #2 "agents take" haha

dzrams58July 12, 2018 08:02PM

  Re: #2 "agents take" haha

Atlantic Ram46July 12, 2018 10:17PM

  Re: #2 "agents take" haha

zn44July 13, 2018 08:08AM

  Re: #2 "agents take" haha

Atlantic Ram49July 13, 2018 08:30AM

  Re: #2 "agents take" haha

dzrams52July 13, 2018 08:48AM

  Re: #2 "agents take" haha

Atlantic Ram79July 13, 2018 09:24AM

  Re: #2 "agents take" haha

Ramsdude92July 13, 2018 02:50AM

  Re: #2 "agents take" haha

zn96July 13, 2018 04:26AM

  Re: #2 "agents take" haha

dzrams54July 12, 2018 05:27PM

  I would be surprised if less than $23M

Atlantic Ram79July 12, 2018 03:11PM

  +1 (NM)

zn45July 13, 2018 09:05AM

  Agree to a point.

RockRam78July 14, 2018 05:05AM

  Re: Agree to a point.

zn63July 14, 2018 05:36AM

  Re: Agree to a point.

VANRAM94July 16, 2018 01:27AM

  Re: Agree to a point.

Rams4349July 16, 2018 05:36AM

  Re: Actually it does...

dzrams50July 16, 2018 07:31AM

  Re: Actually it does...

Rams4351July 16, 2018 07:49AM

  Re: Actually it does...

dzrams54July 16, 2018 08:27AM

  Re: Actually it does...

Rams4352July 16, 2018 09:38AM

  Re: Actually it does...

Ramsdude47July 16, 2018 10:04AM

  Re: Actually it does...

dzrams43July 16, 2018 11:16AM

  4th reason

AlbaNY_Ram40July 17, 2018 05:55AM

  but at tag prices

zn53July 16, 2018 10:27AM

  Re: but at tag prices

Ken46July 16, 2018 12:12PM

  Not play under the tag? Of course he will.

RockRam48July 17, 2018 02:49AM

  nope

zn45July 17, 2018 04:29AM

  He IS signed! That's the point.

RockRam81July 17, 2018 02:40AM

  you're not following the conversation

zn74July 17, 2018 04:31AM

  Re: you're not following the conversation

Rams4385July 17, 2018 05:43AM

  Re: you're not following the conversation

Ken63July 17, 2018 08:41AM

  Re: you're not following the conversation

AlbaNY_Ram62July 17, 2018 03:15PM

  that's what they were going to do with Tru

zn71July 17, 2018 05:57PM

  Re: you're not following the conversation

dzrams49July 17, 2018 09:20AM

  as per our entire discussion of the trade scenario

zn54July 17, 2018 09:29AM

  Re: as per our entire discussion of the trade scenario

Ramsdude75July 17, 2018 12:58PM

  So you're saying that $1.5 to $3.0 on a $20+ million contract...

jemach84July 16, 2018 01:29PM

  Re: So you're saying that $1.5 to $3.0 on a $20+ million contract...

zn69July 16, 2018 04:31PM

  At some time...this has to wear on a player psychologically...

jemach78July 17, 2018 09:07AM

  Re: At some time...this has to wear on a player psychologically...

Ramsdude78July 17, 2018 12:34PM

  I would say I feel better...

jemach49July 18, 2018 03:44AM

  Re: +++1

dzrams67July 18, 2018 06:44AM

  Re: +++1

Rams4368July 18, 2018 07:18AM

  Take the QBs out of it...

max59July 18, 2018 03:58AM