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Keep Bayer and Trade Cook

Discussion in 'RAMS - NFL TALK' started by Amitar, Aug 30, 2014.

  1. Amitar

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    I think Bayer is going to be a very very good TE. I am very high on this guy. To me it would make sense to trade Cook, free up a lot of cap space and basically replace him with Bayer. The Rams receivers have finally woken up. They are playing well and the best part "they are catching passes now." With Britt, Quick, Bailey, Austin, Givens, and Pettis they have plenty of receiving targets. Britt and Quick are playing extremely well, Bailey continues to play lights out, Austin is playing well, Givens has shown he belongs onthe team, and Pettis makes catches when the Rams need it.
    So the Rams don't need Cook. Bayer can make up for Cook because he runs good routes, catches the ball, pounds it like a big TE, and blocks. Kendricks, Harkey, and Bayer would be a fine trio of TE's.
     
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    I agree with anything that suggests trading or getting rid of Cooke. lol
     
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    Uhhh... No.
     
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    I agree except for the fact that Cook is more of a matchup problem for the opposing LBs.
     
  5. Rams and Gators

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    Cap hit makes it impossible (or close).
     
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    Let's not get ahead of ourselves. He looked good in preseason, but he's no Cook.
     
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    He's guaranteed $3M this year and $5M of his $7M salary next year. Trading him wouldn't hurt us at all financially but I don't see anyone else being prepared to pay him $10M over 2 years. Cutting him this year wouldn't make sense. It would make sense next year, but only if he wasn't thought to be worth the $2M that wasn't guaranteed.
     
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    If we're being honest, Cook isn't the Cook we all hoped the Rams were getting.
    So he and Bayer are even as far as that goes.
     
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    Cook stays. Too big and fast.
     
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    I would be happy keeping both of them. Cook isn't going anywhere. I think he'll be productive this year.
     
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    THIS GUY WAS GOOD IN THE PRESEASON, HURRY GET RID OF SOMEBODY ELSE I WAS DISAPPOINTED IN TO USE HIM, FOOL PROOF- Every disappointed fan after the preseason ever.

    Lets get this guy in the real deal games before we start deciding that he's now the Jesus TE we need.
     
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    From what we have seen Cook isent Cook either. Huge money, solid play.
     
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    lol.

    Bayer isn't near the athlete Cook is, especially down the seams against LBs. Bayer isn't Graham.

    If Quick and Britt are working like we've heard in camp and seen in pre-season, Cook could see a ton of big plays in the seams for big yards.
     
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    Let's see; Jared Cook catches 51 balls for a franchise record of nearly 700yds and we should trade him... :palm:
     
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    Yup this UDFA who has played 4 preseason games is definitely ready to take over the role of our LEADING receiver last year who set a franchise record.

    Ok...... o_O
     
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    nuff said... ;)
     
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    Let me know when Bayer can motion out into the Y and carry a safety or LB 40 yards down the field.
     
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    You did not read what I posted. Because the other receivers have stepped up Bayer, Kendricks and Harkey do not have to be the best receiver on the rams or at least the same stats as Cook last year. And If Cook continues to be are leading receiver with those stats then the Rams are going to be in a world of hurt.
     
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    Nice
     
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    Very Nice SierraRam, thanks for the LOL.
     
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