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I think Quinn is a back up level player now

Discussion in 'RAMS - NFL TALK' started by LesBaker, Oct 9, 2017.

  1. LesBaker

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    He seems like a great person, and I like him. If they can redo his deal and keep him as a rotational guy I'm good with it. But at that money they won't keep him unless something changes dramatically.

    I'm hoping it does, and his ability rekindles itself.
     
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    Everyone wants to win. Expectations are not harsh. However, the expectations are now shifted to the next game. Its Tuesday. Game week starts tomorrow. Robert Quinn is going to be at the game. Tavon Austin will be there. Hell....I'm going to be at the next game too!

    I really don't care if these guys play or not, but if they do, I hope they do well. For the team.
     
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    My point exactly.
     
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    So what’s his excuse for the last couple of years in the old system?
    I mean pre-injury he was GREAT, I just think the injury changed him.
    It happens. We’ll see moving forward, but I think his days as a consistently elite pass rusher are over.
     
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    Ya know, I don't recall ever hearing Quinn speak. So, I don't think he's making excuses or explaining anything about his last couple of years.

    Not crazy about that take on a Rams player...
     
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    I don't know how much the injury changed him or signing that fat contact changed him, either way he is not playing up to his contract and needs to go.
     
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    Yeah if he doesn't get to a level of play that is acceptable he will be gone and some team that plays a 4-3 will give him a strong look. No way they would keep him around in this particular defense unless he gets the job done, even at a discount, because you can easily fill that depth role with a young kid who possesses upside instead of downside.

    He did some good things vs Seattle, so I'm hoping he's on the upswing. That sure would be huge for this team's chances moving forward.
     
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    I think Quinn is just about done. Ejuan Price and Samson Ebukam should step in next year (or this year, if Quinn gets injured again).
     
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    Well if they can trade him Snead will do that assuming he doesn't pick himself back up.
     
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    Yep and no doubt they're going to give him every opportunity to get 'er done in this scheme first, since a talent like Quinn can make you look stupid if you flip him too early. I assume he's going to get the rest of the season for example, and that's because he has shown on the field that he's capable of playing at an elite level.

    Some of the others are on a tighter leash I think. Tavon really needs to show his value here real soon I think. Although then again I've been saying that and saying it and been proved wrong to date. But I still have to think they're running out of patience with that dude. Barron & AO have looked better week to week, at this point I just hope that continues but yeah if not then they're in that mix too.
     
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    If somebody signed him to be a 4-3 defensive end I think it would be on a veteran minimum prove-it contract at this point.
     
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    Its entirely possible Quinn just isn't the same player anymore. Dontari Poe looked poised to be one of the defensive stalwarts of the Chiefs and one of the best NTs in the league.

    Now after a couple of back and ankle injuries he's not even on his original team, a complete afterthought on his new team at the age of 27.

    Back injuries are no joke, Quinn may have been robbed of the spectacular career he seemed destined for like Poe.
     
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    I work with a guy who was was friends with Quinn at school, and they talk fairly consistently.
    I'm told that his back has never been the same since he jacked it up in 2015. Constantly in pain.
     
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    He rarely smiles anymore.
    The dude is very rich so I imagine he still enjoys playing.
    He's just not able to play at the level that he used to.
     
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    I've been saying that same thing..........that crap is tricky........

    'bout time you got a jobby job.

     
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    Is there a member here that could offer up a good argument on planing to keep Robert Quinn here to play for a a near 12.4 million next season?

    This is what the Rams are facing in less than 6 months.
    https://overthecap.com/salary-cap/los-angeles-rams

    :bueller:
     
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    @LACHAMP46 argued the hell out of keeping GRob, i'm sure he could do it with a player who actually played elite at one time. :hiding:


    *i gotta get my cracks in when I can Champ!!!!
     
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    $11.444M is the true figure. The signing bonus is dead money that will count against us in 2018 regardless of any keep/cut/trade decision.
     
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    I think it's too early in the 2017 season to plan on 2018 roster changes. Maybe Phillips will retire and we'll go back to a 4-3 system. If so keeping Quinn would make more sense.
     
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    I wasn't happy with Quinn on the INT return but there are a few things to remember.
    1) You can't block below the waist when returning turnovers.
    2) The QB is considered to be a defenseless player so you can't hit him in the head/neck area.
    The safest thing to do is just try to get in his way so he has to get around you. Much more than that and you risk a 15 yard penalty from the spot of the alleged foul.
     
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