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Jake Long update?

Discussion in 'RAMS - NFL TALK' started by paceram, Mar 12, 2013.

  1. paceram Well-Known Member

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    According to a Dolphins fan on one of the Miami forums Peter King says that he thinks a decision is expected soon (possibly tonight or tomorrow) and he thinks it is a close race but he thinks Long is leaning toward Miami. I hope he is wrong! If he is right I hope the Rams move quickly on Vollmer or Smith!
     
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  2. bluecoconuts Well-Known Member

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    [tweet]313434000867880960[/tweet]
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    He's probably right. Torry Holt has been pushing for the Rams. Even had a few exchanges with Incognito. However...

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    So I'd assume that the Rams are working stuff getting ready. It's all speculation still, but they probably assume the same thing we do. Long probably wanted a fresh start, his wife didn't want to move, and he goes with her. Unless he was trying to use the Rams for leverage, in that case it didn't work since neither team is moving from their offer, and they're both supposed to be similar.
     
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  3. -X- I'm the dude, man.

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  4. paceram Well-Known Member

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    Do you think there is any chance that the Rams will make one last push and increase their offer or do you think they stand pat?
     
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  5. bluecoconuts Well-Known Member

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    My guess is they stand pat. Jake Long is good, but personally I don't think he's worth this much trouble. I'd rather trade up for Lane Johnson, at least it wouldn't kill us in the cap.
     
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  6. Barrison Well-Known Member

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    So if you want to be a great player you have to be voted on by random fans, what a joke...
     
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  7. Speeps Well-Known Member

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    Ever since the Snead-Fisher era began here in STL, we've been pretty good at closing out deals at the last minute. Getting Long in here will be just like that, also, this may be a good sign that people are hearing Long back to Dolphins.

    24hrs before Fisher became the Rams head coach, reports said he was going to Miami.
    1 hr before Jared Cook became a Rams, reports said he was going to Miami.
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    There's an empty spot up there, waiting to be filed in the Rams - Miami saga. I like our chances.
     
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  8. Rabid Ram Well-Known Member

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    Man,I hope he comes here we will have a great lt and have crap in Miamis,cherrios,yet again lol
     
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  9. A55VA6 Shutdown Corner

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    I have a feeling he goes back to the Dolphins.. but the Rams are a better choice for his career in my opinion.
     
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  10. Stranger How big is infinity?

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    I'm okay with that. Either way, I'm confident that we'll get a great OL player either in FA or the draft. But this entire Long episode has been quite entertaining. I actually never thought we'd get this close to getting him. So if we do, it's just another big win for us.
     
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  11. paceram Well-Known Member

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    I have a very bad feeling that Long is just waiting to get the best offer he can from the Dolphins before he agrees to terms with them. I hate being a pessimist and I sincerely hope I am wrong! I just don't have a good feeling about Long choosing the Rams.
     
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  12. Rabid Ram Well-Known Member

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    Im going to be,different I say Jake signs with the,rams
     
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  13. paceram Well-Known Member

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    I hope you are right! I would love to be wrong!
     
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  14. Rabid Ram Well-Known Member

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    Rams and tackle Jake Long 'still chatting'

    By Mike Sando | Mar 17, 2013 6:55 PM

    PHOENIX -- With NFL owners, executives and head coaches gathering Sunday for three days of meetings, I had a chance to speak with St. Louis Rams general manager Les Snead on several subjects relating to the team's development.

    The team's pursuit of Miami Dolphins free-agent tackle Jake Long stands as the No. 1 short-term issue, and on that front, Snead sounded hopeful.

    "We're still chatting," he said, affirming that the Rams feel as though they still have a shot at landing the four-time Pro Bowl left tackle.

    Long, who turns 28 in May, spent three days in St. Louis before returning to Miami without a contract. The Dolphins remain in the mix to re-sign him.

    Snead would not get into specifics regarding negotiations or concerns over Long's injury history. In general, though, he said injury concerns were not a factor from the Rams' standpoint.

    "What I'll say is, health is not a problem," Snead said.

    Long missed four games last season and two the year before. He never missed a game during his first three seasons. Shoulder and knee problems bothered Long in 2011 before a torn biceps ended his season. A torn triceps was the issue in 2012.

    Signing Long would give the Rams added flexibility heading into the draft. The team has two first-round choices and a greater need at tackle than anywhere else, in my view.

    Snead still hopful and in contact cant say Snead is slacking on this one
     
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  15. Angry Ram aka Captain RAmerica aka the OG Rammer

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    If he really wanted to go the the Rams, he would've done so already. It's taking so long, my gut says he goes back to Miami. The cap on all the guys they signed is really quite small, so his salary shouldn't be a problem for them.
     
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  16. jrry32 Well-Known Member

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    Long signed with the Rams
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    If you believe them.
     
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  17. bluecoconuts Well-Known Member

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    I believe Breer, that's awesome.
     
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  18. Angry Ram aka Captain RAmerica aka the OG Rammer

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    And of course Jake Long signs with the Rams after I type that. LOL.
     
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  19. WestsideRamsfan Well-Known Member

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    freak incognito.
     
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  20. A55VA6 Shutdown Corner

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    Haha yess. I believe them. I'll definitely believe them when I see schefter post it.
     
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