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Re: Interesting as teams try to plug QB holes

February 22, 2021 06:57PM
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RockRam
Despite the Watson hype (nothing going to happen this year), the only other QB that was either elite or on the bubble of elite that got scooped up is Stafford.

Now teams are left with sorting through the bargain bin of leftovers. Newton, Bridgewater, Darnold, Trubisky, Brissett, Dalton, etc. They may not be terribly expensive, but all will be thought of as "bridge" or "transition" QBs as these teams keep trying to find the star QB all teams seek. Which means that most of these QBs will be with whatever team signs them 1 or 2 years. Then..... it's on to yet another QB adventure.

The Rams were smart. They decided Goff wasn't the answer (doesn't matter if you agree or not) and so made the move swiftly and decisively. They got, by far, the best QB on the market. And that's not meant to be "relative". The guy is special in his own right. He will improve the team.

When the Panthers move on from Bridgewater, who are they going to move to? Does Dalton make them better? How about Colt McCoy? So they may go with a rookie QB.....probably the 3rd or 4th chosen. Might they get lucky? Sure.

But this is NOT where a team wants to be. Yet that's what happens should you decide to sit on your hands and refuse to pay the market price for an upper tier QB or try to drive a hard bargain.

The Lions had a royal flush and they knew it. So did the Rams. So, they bowed to it and in retrospect, we can see just how QB starved this league is. Big drop off between the top 4 or 5 and the rest.

Even if the Stafford thing doesn't produce the Superbowl we all hope for, from a strategic viewpoint it was the right move.

I don't think the Goff trade needs to be justified. Stafford is just a good acquisition. Rams have not had a qb like him since...well not since I started following them.

But does Stafford guarantee a better shot of winning a championship game?

There are so many qbs who are as good as or better than Stafford who never made it. So I don't see a guarantee. When it comes to that, the coach who made the smartest decision when it comes to qbs was Arians. Nothing else comes with the same level of promise (and Tampa had a good defense too).

Will I think the trade was bad if they DON'T make it? No...I just don't look at it that way. To me just acquiring Stafford was a good move in its own right, but there are never guarantees.

But Stafford was sacked at a high rate last year. The Rams OL while solid was dominated in some games. So if they want Stafford to have a good shot I hope they work on that OL.


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Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 02/22/2021 06:58PM by zn.
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  Interesting as teams try to plug QB holes

RockRam821February 22, 2021 10:58AM

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dzrams203February 22, 2021 11:36AM

  Agreed!

RockRam138February 22, 2021 11:59AM

  Re: Agreed!

dzrams99February 22, 2021 12:45PM

  Re: Agreed!

oldschoolramfan42February 23, 2021 04:53AM

  Sorry, dz, but you got the proverb and its meaning exactly backwards.

Saguaro77February 23, 2021 06:33AM

  Re: Sorry, dz, but you got the proverb and its meaning exactly backwards.

zn53February 23, 2021 06:44AM

  a thought on yer post, Sag...btw good to read ya again!...

SunTzu_vs_Camus41February 23, 2021 08:15AM

  I think this is a good point

zn33February 23, 2021 10:39AM

  Good post. Thx, STvC, and hope all is well with you, too!

Saguaro38February 23, 2021 12:27PM

  for the record

zn32February 23, 2021 02:05PM

  Re: for the record

dzrams25February 23, 2021 02:22PM

  Re: for the record

zn28February 23, 2021 02:42PM

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dzrams20February 23, 2021 02:45PM

  agreed, zn...

SunTzu_vs_Camus22February 24, 2021 01:01AM

  Re: Good post. Thx, STvC, and hope all is well with you, too!

Rampage2K-26February 23, 2021 06:16PM

  yep, I agree with that....

SunTzu_vs_Camus19February 24, 2021 12:50AM

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zn13February 24, 2021 04:17PM

  Know what might be interesting?

Rams4314February 24, 2021 05:14PM

  Re: Know what might be interesting?

zn16February 24, 2021 06:02PM

  Re: Looking at this from another angle ...

AlbaNY_Ram12February 26, 2021 03:44AM

  Re: Sorry, dz, but you got the proverb and its meaning exactly backwards.

dzrams31February 23, 2021 02:42PM

  Lotta good points there, something I disagree with tho...

Saguaro25February 24, 2021 09:39AM

  Re: Fair point....nm

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dzrams42February 22, 2021 01:06PM

  I did the math myself

zn61February 22, 2021 01:17PM

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dzrams1234February 22, 2021 01:31PM

  Question

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dzrams15February 23, 2021 08:12PM

  Cowboys about to find out if they don't sign Dak

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dzrams11February 24, 2021 09:27AM

  Re: I did the math myself

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zn22February 22, 2021 03:58PM

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zn24February 22, 2021 06:37PM

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zn18February 22, 2021 07:23PM

  You're absolutely right.

Ram_Ruler51February 22, 2021 01:23PM

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Rams4339February 22, 2021 03:11PM

  Interesting Premise... I Agree

LoboRam11February 23, 2021 06:28PM

  Good posts Rock and Dz

Coy Bacon65February 22, 2021 05:23PM

  Re: Good posts Rock and Dz

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