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Re: valid questions

November 15, 2022 01:17PM


- Solidify the OL how, I'm genuinely curious on how'd you'd do it
- Hire (or listen to) an OC that can meld a rushing attack with McVay's offense McVay can run the ball, in 2017 they were 8th in team rushing yards, 2018 they were 3rd, 2019 they were 26th, 2020 they were 10th, 2021 they were 25th. So 3 of the 5 years they have been top 3 in team rushing yards. But I agree and I would recommend Thomas Brown, elevate him now, before he gets sniped, and block him from interviewing if McVay is nearing the end of his run.
- Allow said OC to call the plays Agree
- Get an effective RB extremely agree

These are things that should allow the Rams to get back into contention sooner than relying upon the crapshot of the draft. If you cannot fix the OL, all rest doesn't matter. At all, not one bit.

Before I discuss how I'd go about fixing the O-line, let me just say this about McVay's ability to run the ball. Two of those three years where we demonstrated the ability to run the ball, Todd Gurley was our RB. And even then, we had trouble establishing a rushing attack in the playoffs.

But to the real issue at hand...

I don't know how the salary cap works so this is just me spit-balling here.

The breaking news that Alaric Jackson is out for the season is disconcerting. There's NO WAY I'd consider penciling him as a starter at LT for 2023 without a firm understanding on how he plays week in and week out against 1st team defenses. As for Noteboom...I think that he's demonstrated that he can be a good LT. But I'm not so sure now given his achilles injury.

So, with that said, I think that the Rams should try to pursue a true anchor at LT in the same way they got Whitworth in 2017. My first instinct would be to try to send a package of picks (say 2023 2nd and 2024 1st and 3rd) to Houston for Laremy Tunsil who we'd also need to pay.

Thereafter, I'd be looking to draft either the best RB or IOL with my 2023 3rd round pick. If it's a guard, then our 2023 OL looks like:

LT - Tunsil
LG - 3rd round rookie
C - Shelton
RG - Bruss
RT - Havs

For RB, I'd likely be looking at a 2nd-tier FA like Melvin Gordon.

The injury/illness situation at LT really complicates matters for me. And I'm not convinced of our ability to draft players that will be available.

  Some things that bother me

Deadpool919November 14, 2022 06:43PM

  Wish I had read your post before I posted mine

NewMexicoRam190November 14, 2022 06:50PM

  Always love your posts!

Ramadune176November 14, 2022 07:21PM

  Patriots have done it OFTEN in the last 22 years......Don't get attached.

Ramgator154November 15, 2022 02:45AM

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ramBRO104November 15, 2022 04:23AM

  In basketball 1 superstar is 20% of your starting lineup

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leafnose123November 15, 2022 04:53AM

  Absolutely correct

Deadpool127November 15, 2022 10:31AM

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nicecatchellard106November 15, 2022 06:22AM

  valid questions

Deadpool143November 15, 2022 10:25AM

  Re: valid questions

ramBRO76November 15, 2022 01:17PM

  I'd throw as much money as I could at

Deadpool111November 15, 2022 03:39PM

  Is Rising entering the draft? (nm)

JamesJM56November 15, 2022 04:06PM

  no idea

Deadpool85November 15, 2022 06:17PM

  thoughts on Haener?

21Dog84November 16, 2022 04:57AM

  Trying to be patient with Bruss

Stafford972November 16, 2022 06:04AM

  Not powerful

Stafford954November 16, 2022 08:54AM

  happiness is based on expectations....

Rampage2K-145November 14, 2022 07:45PM

  Re: If Morris leaves......

leafnose127November 15, 2022 04:47AM

  I am pretty sure Morris will get a gig as HC somewhere

dodgerram104November 15, 2022 06:13AM

  All he had to do was call a time out

Ramsdude89November 15, 2022 06:28AM

  He's with the Eagles as an advisor to Gannon the DC

JimYoungblood53113November 15, 2022 07:59AM

  Some things you might be missing

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Old Goat100November 15, 2022 02:19AM

  Agree with it all.

Ridgewood Ram105November 15, 2022 03:05AM

  boils down to a handful of things for me

LMU93137November 15, 2022 03:31AM

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RamsFanSince69116November 15, 2022 04:39AM

  I think it all adds up significantly

Deadpool118November 15, 2022 10:39AM

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Rams43110November 15, 2022 08:47AM

  I totally agree, we just do not draft well

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