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Re: Based on what though ?

March 15, 2023 03:59PM
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Ram_Ruler
I believe the Rams currently have 50 million in cap space in 2024 without restructures and all of their picks. If Donald, Stafford, and Kupp come back and we add to them with 50 million or more in cap, why we would be bad ?

spotrac has the rams at 39m of cap space in '24, once you back out bobby wagner who is still on their list.

here's the problems with that '24 cap space :
1. that does not include anything for the 2024 draft class ~ take out maybe, what, 8, 9, 10m ? back down to 30m.
2. the big problem ~ that 30M covers 25 active player plus 7 draft picks, or a roster of 32. we need 19 more towards the top 51 or an average of about 1.5M per roster spot to fill
3. of the 19 open spots against the top 51 against the cap, snead-mcvay could get 1 FA at a '24 cap hit of 13M or 2 FAs at a cap hit of 7M each IF, big if, all the other open spots are filled at vet minimum. Not really getting a lot of fire power at those amounts.
4. on the '24 roster under contract, once you get past stafford, donald, kupp, haverstien, robinson, allen and maybe earnest jones, there's not a lot of proven talent on that roster. and i know some here will argue with my list of proven talent on the roster, and maybe rightly so. this years draft picks are a swing item though.....
5. everything above excludes this years draft class impact in '24. cuts both ways ~ reduces the 19 open roster spots in '24 but also reduces the available cap space in '24.

as coy bacon posted, i'm ok with a crappy 2023. 2022 was an anomaly cap stoned by the rams setting the nfl record for the most o line injuries in a season. i enjoyed 5 years of my rams being a significant contender culminating in another ring. what else is there in the nfl.

i would prefer improvement in 2024 but i'm ok i it's not much. 2025 needs to be a step function improvement for me though. even though it will surely need to be without stafford and our mount rushmore aaron donald. maybe even kupp. who knows.

am i concerned/upset/pissed off that we would have to endure a freak '22 when we had a legit chance on paper to get back to the big dance, followed by a a couple of years of gathering?

hell no.

i'll take the ring

please and thank you.
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  Am I the only Ram Fan on the board not worried about next season?

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  I'm excited!

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  Re: I'm excited! +1...nm

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  As The Mandalorian said - 'this is the way'

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  Re: Am I the only Ram Fan on the board not worried about next season?

george_allen152March 14, 2023 05:16PM

  Based on what though ?

Ram_Ruler112March 14, 2023 05:31PM

  Re: Based on what though ?

george_allen68March 15, 2023 03:59PM

  What Mr. Allen said

Coy Bacon86March 15, 2023 06:13AM

  Not worried even a little bit?

Rams43124March 14, 2023 05:34PM

  Re: I have the "FWM Syndrome"........

oldschoolramfan64March 15, 2023 01:48PM

  Re: Am I the only Ram Fan on the board not worried about next season?

Ridgewood Ram99March 14, 2023 05:35PM

  I will hold off judgement

Ram4life180March 14, 2023 05:36PM

  Re: I will hold off judgement

Rams4389March 14, 2023 05:46PM

  Yes....

JamesJM190March 14, 2023 05:37PM

  Re: Yes....

kw13104March 14, 2023 05:44PM

  Re: Yes....except....

Arkansas Ram80March 14, 2023 06:08PM

  +1.........nm

Arkansas Ram78March 14, 2023 05:59PM

  What? Me worry?

NewMexicoRam105March 14, 2023 06:08PM

  Re: Am I the only Ram Fan on the board not worried about next season?

BeachBoy94March 14, 2023 07:54PM

  No, becuse it's not about next season

LMU93205March 15, 2023 03:40AM

  I think 93 just nailed it…

Rams4382March 15, 2023 05:32AM

  keep the long view...

LMU9380March 15, 2023 07:07AM

  Keep in mind Stafford may be gone in 2024

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  Re: Keep in mind Stafford may be gone in 2024

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  QB will come with our top pick in the draft

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  Re: Keep in mind Stafford may be gone in 2024

dodgerram83March 15, 2023 07:29AM

  Not worried and don't particularly care

L.A.Rams105March 15, 2023 06:25AM

  I agree

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  I am not expecting anything from the new season

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  Re: Am I the only Ram Fan on the board not worried about next season?

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  Re: Am I the only Ram Fan on the board not worried about next season?

Ramkind76March 15, 2023 08:31AM

  Nice post

merlin79March 15, 2023 12:12PM

  Gonna be a realistic optimist in 2023

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  Looks like Rams are trying to get the #1 pick next year...nm

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  QB, competent HC, and the best defensive player in history?

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  Nice ring to that subject title...

JamesJM154March 15, 2023 01:25PM

  I'm always excited about a new season...

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  Re: I'm always excited about a new season...

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