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Every team has to make do at some positions

February 22, 2020 04:21AM
They have multiple gaps to fill to be sure. And it is more challenging with the 4th lowest draft capital and only being 24th in cap space. That said, their cupboard is hardly bare...

They have their QB (in year 4 of the system). They return all their skill position players (unless they trade one). All of them. They just acquired a highly regarded OC and QB coach. They have two of the best defensive players in the entire league and a very good and deep secondary (Johnson returning and replacing Weddle alone is a BIG upgrade). A LOT of teams across the league would kill to be in that spot in mid-February...

Having $23M+ or whatever it is in cap space currently is also to some extent a mirage. They WILL add cap space. Plus how many teams at the top with $60-70M+ right now will still be sitting on a lot of it come June? Several...

Their biggest challenge is they will have to find 1-2 more moderately priced (bargain) defensive free agents for the front seven while also HAVING to hit on their first two draft selections. Big challenges for the front office and scouting departments. No question..

But they are not replacing 4 starting OL. They need at least one new one. Maybe two. And in a Draft where QBs and WRs will be FLYING off the board in the top two rounds quite a few good OL will get pushed their way. Quite possibly edge defenders as well.

I hope they can keep Littleton. Hes an excellent player and a leader and does not seem like the type that will rest once he gets paid. But if they lose him AND Fowler AND Brockers, well, take the 2021 compensatory picks and move on. Such is life.. Brockers can be replaced. Draft an edge guy that can rotate in as a rookie and grow into a quality starter by 2021.

In the end I look at them and maybe it is a bit oversimplified, but I say they were 9-7 with one of the 3 or 4 worst performing OL in the league and facing the 1st or 2nd hardest schedule in the NFL. Improve the OL noticeably (in part by developing Evans and Edwards further) and with a presumed relatively easier schedule AND finally a full 8 home games and there is no reason to think they cannot be an 11-5 team. The Super Bowl Hangover torch has been passed.. Could they win 12 or 13? Sure but we all know that requires some luck along the way. 9 wins? Sure, with bad luck too...



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 02/22/2020 04:24AM by LMU93.
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  I fear that the Rams are gonna have to ‘make do’ with many positions this season...

Rams43424February 21, 2020 11:38AM

  As bad as things seemed (O line), the Rams SHOULD have been in playoffs this past season

Ramgator105February 21, 2020 11:58AM

  Re: Amazing isn't it

merlin109February 21, 2020 03:07PM

  Re: Iike I said 9-7 ceiling

Speed_Kills124February 21, 2020 12:17PM

  Re: Iike I said 9-7 ceiling

Rampage2K-98February 21, 2020 12:56PM

  Re: Making predictions this early into the offseason

merlin97February 21, 2020 02:07PM

  Re: Making predictions this early into the offseason

Rams4377February 21, 2020 02:11PM

  Re: lol

Speed_Kills48February 22, 2020 06:53AM

  Re: I didn’t make a prediction

Speed_Kills56February 22, 2020 06:50AM

  Re: I don't see any confusion

merlin54February 22, 2020 07:59AM

  Re: Well calling it confusion

Speed_Kills47February 22, 2020 08:05AM

  Re: Dude

merlin54February 22, 2020 08:06AM

  Re: you own it

Speed_Kills91February 22, 2020 08:09AM

  Re: you own it

merlin50February 22, 2020 08:14AM

  Re: wow

Speed_Kills44February 22, 2020 08:34AM

  Re: you own it

Rampage2K-50February 22, 2020 09:29AM

  Re: yeah whatever man lol

Speed_Kills66February 22, 2020 09:40AM

  Re: yeah whatever man lol

zn109February 22, 2020 09:45AM

  Re: yeah

Speed_Kills49February 22, 2020 09:55AM

  I see the distinction and it's real

zn50February 22, 2020 09:43AM

  Re: thx zn

Speed_Kills43February 22, 2020 09:49AM

  Re: I see the distinction and it's real

Rampage2K-48February 22, 2020 10:01AM

  Re: why is it silly?

Speed_Kills43February 22, 2020 10:13AM

  Re: why is it silly?

Rampage2K-38February 22, 2020 10:17AM

  accept that there are different views?

zn51February 22, 2020 10:22AM

  Re bingo great post nm

Speed_Kills39February 22, 2020 10:33AM

  Re: +1...nm

dzrams36February 22, 2020 10:35AM

  Re: accept that there are different views?

Rampage2K-44February 22, 2020 10:40AM

  Re: accept that there are different views?

Rampage2K-57February 22, 2020 10:42AM

  Re: accept that there are different views?

Speed_Kills47February 22, 2020 10:46AM

  Re: I don't see any confusion

Rampage2K-43February 22, 2020 11:13AM

  Re: Iike I said 9-7 ceiling

Rams4367February 21, 2020 02:09PM

  Re: Iike I said 9-7 ceiling

Classicalwit59February 21, 2020 06:02PM

  That describes every NFL team.

Ramgator45February 22, 2020 03:24AM

  Re: Iike I said 9-7 ceiling

Rampage2K-45February 22, 2020 09:39AM

  I think they will be better

zn70February 22, 2020 10:58AM

  way too early to tell

stlramz86February 21, 2020 12:48PM

  Re: way too early to tell

zn92February 21, 2020 12:55PM

  Re: way too early to tell

Rampage2K-68February 21, 2020 01:00PM

  McVay is intense and not stupid

ferragamo7971February 21, 2020 03:55PM

  Re: yup

Speed_Kills41February 22, 2020 07:21AM

  Dont fear failure

PHDram82February 21, 2020 01:16PM

  Agreed

Los Angeles Lenny59February 21, 2020 09:36PM

  Re: Nah

Speed_Kills43February 22, 2020 07:28AM

  Every team has to make do at some positions

LMU9381February 22, 2020 04:21AM

  Like This!! /\ /\ /\ /\ /\ /\ /\ /\ .......NM

Crazylegs49February 22, 2020 06:24AM

  I don't think its that bad

Deadpool80February 22, 2020 04:34PM

  I don't get that deep.. my reasoning is...

JamesJM79February 22, 2020 04:54PM

  Re: I don't get that deep.. my reasoning is...

zn86February 22, 2020 07:14PM

  Said my reply so badly I deleted it...

JamesJM63February 22, 2020 07:33PM

  Re: Said my reply so badly I deleted it...

zn72February 22, 2020 08:27PM

  I wan't thinking of you ZN...

JamesJM57February 22, 2020 09:10PM

  Re: I wan't thinking of you ZN...

zn53February 23, 2020 04:32AM