Avid sports fan for as long as i can remember. Played football and baseball as a youth. RB / CB and Safety thru High school and for the US Army, Kaiserslautern W. Germany. Vice president of the boys and girls club for 3 years. Coached Spartan football at Rio Mesa High School for over a decade as Defensive Coordinator and Head Coach. 8 years in the playoffs with 4 division championships and 1 Bowl championship all as Head Coach. I am a semi-retired General Contractor with a passion for football, living in Simi Valley CA. with my beautiful wife and 2 stepchildren. I also have two sons of my own. My youngest attends the University of Hawaii at Maui College and the oldest is an independent contractor living in Omaha, Nebraska. The latter being the father of the two most beautiful granddaughters a man could hope for. I'm the guy on the left in the picture....the other has been one of my 2 closest friends for over 40 years attending the 2012 Oregon / USC game. GO DUCKS
Missed you on here the past couple days. Jamal wrote an article that graded the entire draft and I wrote way too much on there, but I gave my opinion for every pick. I can't wait to hear what you think about this draft. All and all, I really like it. Provided is the link to Jamal's article.
Having a great time in Reno although have spent the majority of my time glued to ESPN .Unable to post as well as i would have liked from my phone so i will make this brief. Happy for the most part. Would have preferred Cyprien and Zavier Gooden VS Ogeltree and McDonald but Fish has known McDonald since he was a child.....guess i just have to trust him. We didn't talk alot about Bailey because we were looking for a bigger receiver but he plays big....i like it. Barrett Jones is a phenomenal choice and we needed a corner. I dont' know too much about Mcgee but i like the size speed and attitude. I know in a number of mocks you had us taking Stacy so i will trust that you have more insight into that pick than i. i would expect that we will be signing several undrafted free agents.......safety DT etc....any thoughts.....take care....back on Monday but i will look for your response....oh yeah forgot to mention my delight at TAVON AUSTIN........huge pickup.....ecstatic
Sorry, I didn't see your message on here until the draft was over. I didn't get an email to say that somebody had contacted me like I normally do. Anyway, we do need to pick a thread that hasn't gotten too big for tomorrow. It would probably be a good idea to pick one that's written tomorrow. Let me know what you want to do.
Two days before the draft and the Rams never did meet with Chance Warmack, Jonathan Cooper, Kenny Vaccaro, Jonathan Cyprien, Eric Reid or Matt Elam. Should be assume that they will wait until day 2 to grab their safety and lineman or do you think this could be some kind of smoke screen? We all thought that they would end up talking to these guys. Maybe they're going for a wide receiver on day one. I'd like to see your final mock draft. I'm going to write one here later today.
No Rams articles in 4 days and counting. What's going on here? I need my fix. Lol
You can't go wrong with Warmack and Cyprien in the first. I like how you have us grabbing 3 wide receivers. That would give us some much needed depth. I really like Geathers in the middle, he won't pressure the QB, but he will take up two linemen and give Long, Quinn and Brockers a one-on-one match up.
Here's a link to the St. Louis Post Dispatch paper. Jim Thomas had an article listing every free agent that we have met with and those who we are scheduled to meet with. I thought you might enjoy taking a look at it.
Just an update on a few things that aren't on here yet. The Rams will be meeting with Tavon Austin, Keenan Allen and Justin Hunter. According to Walterfootball, they are "Very Interested" in Sanders Commings - the free safety out of Georgia. He looks like he would project as a 4th round pick. I've noticed that they haven't met with any of the elite safeties of this draft. There isn't a meeting scheduled with Vaccaro, Cyprien or Elam yet. The best one that they've met with is probably Rambo. I'm not sure if there's anything to that. Let me know if you've heard anything new on the Rams front. Take care.
Its still quite possible that we will go Austin, Cyprien or Vaccaro, Austin i think that Patterson will be gone and if Fish typically doesn't like to take linemen in the first i don't think he will let this Saffold thing force his hand...they have a plan and the addition of Jake Long was to allow them to not be forced to go Line in the first. Saffold has very little leverage here and should come around. Regardless it just means that the odds are good that we take Long or Dallas Thomas in the 2nd or 3rd round...guys who can play more than one position and maybe one more late. I still think our mocks are viable. Fluker is more of a primary run blocker...he will probably go to Chicago at #20
Thanks for all the info on Cyprien. I'm sold. I have this strange feeling that they're going to draft DJ Fluker with the 22nd pick, but I hope I'm wrong. This situation with Saffold worries me. Really thought he was a better character guy than this.
We also need to remember that Jeff Fisher has a history of loving guys with really high ceilings, even if he needs to coach them up. From what you showed me about the safeties, they just might have Cyprien higher on their board than Vaccaro. Also, if they really want a high ceiling wide receiver, they might feel that a guy like Patterson is worth the investment. Everyone on here knows that I'm really big on us getting Austin and Cyprien in the first, but I'm trying to get into the mind of Fisher.