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Well, Rams D players are not as good as we thought; next year...

January 11, 2019 04:10AM
I don't think our D players are nearly as good as some of us thought.

Peters, for instance is NOT a press man CB; he's a cover corner and needs to play "off".
Suh, I don't know. I see an above average NFL DT at this point in his career, but not much more. Certainly vastly overpaid.
Brockers is better than he's given credit for, but he's not an elite player. Just look at the stats for a 3-4 DE and he's in the top tier.
Joyner is average at best as a FS. He has good but not great speed, but his small size is a disadvantage.
Our ILBs are too light if we don't have a NT that can control 2 gaps.

Fowler was a definite upgrade, although he's nowhere near elite. Ekuban is really just a good reserve/borderline starter quality OLB.

I think we'll see some changes next year.

1) Joyner gone and replaced by John Johnson at FS.
2) Barron moves back to SS.
3) Suh gone and a big true 2 gap NT is brought in.
4) A good solid run stopping and zone covering ILB with some sand in his pants is brought in.
5) We need to keep Fowler at the right price and go get a good pass rush OLB.
6) Franklin-Meyers will be a starter next year at DE.

Bottom line: Wade is going to have to scheme his pants off in the playoffs. He's certainly capable.



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 01/11/2019 04:12AM by RockRam.
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  No one's talking about Wade

promomasterj379January 10, 2019 12:55PM

  Re: No one's talking about Wade

Classicalwit107January 10, 2019 03:15PM

  Re: No one's talking about Wade

303069January 10, 2019 05:41PM

  I like Wade but our D has been pathetic most of the season.

Ramgator59January 10, 2019 06:08PM

  Well, Rams D players are not as good as we thought; next year...

RockRam71January 11, 2019 04:10AM

  I think the first line of your post says it......

21Dog55January 11, 2019 05:01AM

  Re: Well, Rams D players are not as good as we thought; next year...

303047January 11, 2019 05:21AM

  Re: Well, Rams D players are not as good as we thought; next year...

dzrams25January 11, 2019 08:42AM

  Wade's job is simple

LMU9370January 11, 2019 04:16AM

  I would say..

sstrams53January 11, 2019 05:09AM

  Re: I would say..

RAMbler29January 11, 2019 07:01AM

  About Wade...

Rams4331January 11, 2019 07:43AM

  I don't think it's Wade...

sstrams29January 11, 2019 10:19AM

  Re: I don't think it's Wade...

MamaRAMa30January 11, 2019 10:25AM

  I know, right?

sstrams21January 11, 2019 10:36AM