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Was it luck?

December 06, 2018 08:33AM
I do have the impression McVay is not one for coach speak. I like his communication style. He seems like a high character, extremely hardworking, intelligent, good guy. I also see him as having been around the NFL long enough to know you don't mess with someone's money. You don't hurt the player's next contract. I wonder if there was some gamesmanship/acting in the talk of efforts to re-sign Sammy Watkins. Maybe others recall the details more clearly.

This is purely just my own speculation but I lean towards giving the front office credit here. Watkins was a #4 overall draft pick in the 2014 draft that they picked up with a 6th for a 2nd and EJ Gaines. They brought him in for a year to see if he could help turn the offense around. He did score 8 TDs and the offense did improve dramatically. It wasn't an ideal fit. The QB matters. They are not going to mess around with that position. They want the QB comfortable. They stepped up for Cooks with a 1st rounder and a big contract. Cooks has produced and has been a better fit. (Dance with my dogs in the nighttime) They got a 3rd back as a comp which they knew all along would mitigate the risk if things were not ideal.

It seems like a similar approach with Marcus Peters and Dante Fowler. Maybe the assessment is not complete on either of those players with the initial impression being below expectations on one and positive on the other. Hopefully with Talib the leader of the secondary back and Fowler adding a possible 2nd rusher the defense will improve.

It's been so much fun to be along for the ride as a fan this year.

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 12/06/2018 08:36AM by Rams Junkie.

  Cooks/Watkins Comparison - 12 Games Attachments

RamsFanSinceLA506December 04, 2018 01:48PM

  Re: Cooks/Watkins Comparison - 12 Games

Steve141December 04, 2018 08:14PM

  Re: Cooks/Watkins Comparison - 12 Games

moklerman100December 05, 2018 12:54AM

  he has nothing to worry about as far as getting cut

shellback101December 05, 2018 01:25AM

  Re: he has nothing to worry about as far as getting cut

moklerman80December 05, 2018 03:15AM

  That foot is going to be a chronic problem

BigGame8199December 05, 2018 11:21AM

  Re: Yup a big old tease

Speed_Kills75December 05, 2018 04:55PM

  Rams got lucky he signed elsewhere and we ended up with the Archer

stlramz85December 05, 2018 08:44PM

  Re: Rams got lucky he signed elsewhere and we ended up with the Archer

RamsFanSinceLA80December 06, 2018 06:48AM

  Was it luck?

Rams Junkie64December 06, 2018 08:33AM


BigGame8158December 07, 2018 08:46AM

  Re: nice signing Benjamin not much drop off nm

Speed_Kills44December 07, 2018 11:12AM

  I believe that is his problem...

jemach51December 07, 2018 11:11AM