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Re: Rams betting big on young offensive linemen after unmatched continuity

March 14, 2019 06:15AM
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I think it's a crazy bet. Counting on a third and a fourth rounder with little to no experience to start is just crazy. Can you imagine if ANYONE on the line gets injured?


Yea, Imagine having a 3rd round pick starting on your Oline with little to no experience, I mean, would you trust a 3rd year player who was only a backup and special teams player to come in and start?

In 1976 Jackie Slater was a 3rd round pick, he spent 3 years as a backup and mainly special teams player until he was asked to start for a team that went to the Super Bowl he turned out to be pretty good with 7 pro bowl invites.

Rich Saul drafted in the 8th round in 1970, was a reserve lineman for 4 years then started in 1975. went to 6 pro bowls.

Doug Smith, Undrafted, backup for 4 years. 6 pro bowls


Basically what I am saying is it truly does not matter where anyone is drafted or even if they were drafted. There is a long history of players becoming stars who were late round picks or even not drafted at all, all that truly matters is that they can play the game, and can take what they are taught and translate it to game day.

I choose to put my faith in Kromer on this. If he feels these kids can start and play up to standard then I am going to give him and these young men the chance to prove it.

Its ok if you choose to not feel the same way. smiling smiley

Depth will be added through the draft. I expect to see at least 2 more drafted.

You are using some of the NFL's best ever to make a point. The counter is obvious the chances of 3rd and 4th rounders making an impact on the OL is as the title states. It's a gamble. What's more, none of those greats that you mentioned began their starting career at the same time, right next to the other.

Gambling on success is a fools game. As I mentioned, put aside the idea of two 3rd and 4th round ol beginning their starting career at the same time. What happens if they or anyone else on the line gets injured? The season is probably over.

Obviously they will add some more pieces but relying on kid OL to anchor your line in a super bowl run is crazy.
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  Rams betting big on young offensive linemen after unmatched continuity

RamBill552March 12, 2019 05:34PM

  Re: Rams betting big on young offensive linemen after unmatched continuity

Los Angeles Lenny107March 12, 2019 05:45PM

  Should have brought Jamon back

RamsDynasty81March 12, 2019 07:10PM

  whats with the love for brown?

PHDram108March 12, 2019 07:18PM

  Giants Let Him Go Too

RamBill100March 12, 2019 08:06PM

  JAG

RamsDynasty82March 12, 2019 08:14PM

  Fowler was a JAG.....now he's a Ram!!!!

Rampage2K-89March 12, 2019 08:30PM

  Re: Fowler was a JAG.....now he's a Ram!!!!

RamsDynasty67March 12, 2019 08:42PM

  Look at 2K in mid-season form!

stlramz69March 12, 2019 08:51PM

  Heh! Reminds of a joke I just read.

Saguaro69March 13, 2019 08:16AM

  fine with me.......

21Dog47March 13, 2019 08:33AM

  Re: fine with me.......

Rams4351March 13, 2019 10:51AM

  LMAO

ferragamo7948March 13, 2019 08:27AM

  Continuity

RamsDynasty59March 12, 2019 08:10PM

  PHD's point is key here!!

SunTzu_vs_Camus104March 12, 2019 08:19PM

  Not trying to fight here

RamsDynasty91March 12, 2019 08:30PM

  Re: Not trying to fight here

zn109March 12, 2019 09:06PM

  Re: Not trying to fight here

CraigMatson81March 13, 2019 01:38AM

  preach!

Los Angeles Lenny40March 13, 2019 07:48PM

  Re: Not trying to fight here

PHDram62March 13, 2019 07:12AM

  Re: Not trying to fight here

Scottish Ram49March 13, 2019 12:56PM

  Patriots are too

LMU93103March 13, 2019 07:22AM

  Re: The Draft, Scouts, Coaching all come together with young players....

oldschoolramfan73March 13, 2019 12:18PM

  Re: The Draft, Scouts, Coaching all come together with young players....

David Deacon31March 14, 2019 01:06AM

  Re: The Draft, Scouts, Coaching all come together with young players....

oldschoolramfan24March 14, 2019 05:13AM

  Re: Rams betting big on young offensive linemen after unmatched continuity

no name72March 13, 2019 03:27PM

  agreed horrible combination

ferragamo7975March 13, 2019 04:58PM

  Rams will draft & sign UDFAs & FAs for more OL depth...

SunTzu_vs_Camus65March 13, 2019 06:56PM

  Re: Rams betting big on young offensive linemen after unmatched continuity

The_Zone54March 13, 2019 08:25PM

  Re: Rams betting big on young offensive linemen after unmatched continuity

no name38March 14, 2019 06:15AM

  Kupp & JJ3...were 3rd rounders with no experience....

SunTzu_vs_Camus30March 14, 2019 08:03AM

  hard to judge just 2 years

ferragamo7932March 14, 2019 08:10AM

  Re: Kupp & JJ3...were 3rd rounders with no experience....

no name35March 14, 2019 11:39AM

  I will say this...

Rams4347March 14, 2019 08:17AM