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Polian: Best fit for Bridgewater is Rams at 13

Discussion in 'RAMS - NFL TALK' started by RamBill, May 1, 2014.

  1. -X- I'm the dude, man.

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    Yep. Chris Long, James Laurinaitis and Roger Saffold might be upset.
    Somehow. Some way. I think the other 48 guys will press on though.
     
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  2. max Well-Known Member

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    Sorry, I wasn't sure you knew that. I stand corrected.
     
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  3. max Well-Known Member

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    I think you missed my point.
     
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  4. -X- I'm the dude, man.

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    Then state it.
     
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  5. moklerman Warner-phile

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    If he plays like crap, I assume most would be surprised. If he gets injured again, I assume most would think it's time to go in a different direction because he's injury-prone.

    Are you going to answer my question?
     
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  6. Username Has a Well-Known Member

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    RAMS ARE TAKING TEBOW AT 13 IF HE'S THERE @max. LINEHAM JUST RELEASED A PRESS CONFERENCE. EITHER GET WITH IT OR GTFO WHINER FAN.
     
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    Winners thrive on competition because it brings out the best in themselves and those around them, no?

    That being said, drafting a QB in the first round seems a bit reckless with a good backup QB in Hill and help needed in other positions. I've learned to trust in Snead and Fisher. No they haven't been perfect in their picks but who is? If they come up with a starter on the O-line, at Safety and/or CB and you won't hear me griping.
     
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  8. max Well-Known Member

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    You are ready to move on from Bradford but don't want to offend anyone.
     
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  9. jrry32 Well-Known Member

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    It doesn't divide the support of his teammates. They'll support the better QB.

    Favre also had one of the best years of his career in 2007 with Rodgers still behind him. Favre was an inconsistent player on a bad team with a coach that got fired in 2005. But that's irrelevant to the point that the Packers had two starting QBs...and I'd like to see someone try to argue that having Rodgers and Favre meant they had zero starting QBs.

    Drew Brees had the best year of his career up to that point after the Chargers drafted Rivers.

    Drafting Bridgewater isn't going to hurt Sam unless Sam simply isn't the better QB. And if he isn't, we made the right choice.

    No. Because Manziel isn't worth the #2 pick.

    What will Rams players think of Jake Long and the coach's belief in him if they draft Jake Matthews or Greg Robinson?

    Yep. And he threw that with a badly sprained ankle on his plant foot.
     
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  10. moklerman Warner-phile

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    I don't think this is a fair comparison. Clowney would be rotating in and out as would Long. I'd imagine most of the players would be excited at the prospect of a stable of d-lineman, not that Long was due to be replaced. If Bridgewater is drafted, I think the prevalent thought would be "when" Bradford is going to be replaced.
     
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  11. jrry32 Well-Known Member

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    I'm not. And yet I'd still draft Bridgewater. Some of us just prefer to hedge our bets...and speaking strictly for myself, I think a lot of Bridgewater.
     
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  12. -X- I'm the dude, man.

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    lol. Yeah, that's why I posted a 5 paragraph thesis statement on the idiocy of people who think he's not a good QB.

    I've said multiple times in this thread (and others) that I want a contingency plan in place now. Not when it's too late.
    If Bradford stays healthy for 10 years, you'll find nobody happier about it than me. I've had his back since day one.

    On a scale of 1-10 with one being mistaken, and ten being batshit crazy wrong, you just posted up a ten.

    And because I want Clowney at #2, means I'm ready to move on from either Long or Quinn?
    C'mon man. You know you're not good at distinguishing motives.
     
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  13. Username Has a Well-Known Member

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    This one?

    It would probably make me think (as a player) that the Rams want a second option encase Sam doesn't work out. There are plenty of experienced coaches on the staff too. They would know what they would be getting themselves into, and would deal with it appropriately. The team would not explode.
     
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  14. moklerman Warner-phile

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    You're saying that there weren't any Packers players in '05 & '06 who weren't privately wishing Rodgers would get his chance? That Favre had lost it and needed to retire? I don't think there's any doubt that that team was split.

    In the case of the Packers, it all worked out. Rodgers became a superstar and they won it all. What about your Chargers example? Is the plan to have Bradford move on and win it all with another team? Would the Chargers have been better served to use that 1st round pick on someone else to help Brees succeed? Who'd you rather have in a big post season game, Brees or Rivers?
     
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  15. jrry32 Well-Known Member

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    I have no idea. Neither do you. But I doubt it. Favre was a HOFer. Rodgers was a young QB that had struggled a bit in the limited time he got.

    I expect the Chargers would have kept Brees and moved Rivers via trade if not for Brees's injury right before he hit FA. If Bradford plays like Brees did, he has nothing to worry about...unless he suffers a major injury right before the end of his contract.

    Chargers don't get to draft with hindsight...and neither do we.
     
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  16. moklerman Warner-phile

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    No one said the team would explode but do you think it's beneficial for a young, up and coming team to be split on who they think the QB should be?

    The way I look at it is, if the coaches and management think Bradford is unquestionably their guy then he's their Dan Marino or Troy Aikman or Peyton Manning or whoever. If it's my team and I have Dan Marino, I'm not taking a QB in the first round "just in case".

    That's where the Favre/Rodgers example fails. Favre was 35+ years old and expected to retire. They weren't even planning on taking their contingency plan that year.

    That's where the Brees example fails. The Chargers didn't think he was their guy. They'd given up on him and didn't think he was going to pan out. They weren't setting up a contingency plan, they were moving in a different direction.
     
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    You don't think that Manziel is worth the #2 but that Bridgewater is worth the #13? Does that mean that you think Bridgewater is better than Manziel? Because if it you don't think he is then you are already trying to replace Sam with an inferior option right?

    I understand the desire to get insurance but a #13 pick is too high a price yet not high enough. If you think Manziel is the better QB then you should draft the better QB. I know you want to draft a player in the top 5 who you think will be elite but Isn't that penny wise and pound foolish? There isn't a more important player on your team than the QB is there?

    What are your thoughts about what I just said?
     
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  18. jrry32 Well-Known Member

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    And yet we fall under neither. The Rams don't know if Bradford is their franchise QB and they don't know if he's not. Which is why the smart thing to do is hedge your bets if a very talented QB is available at #13. Especially considering the injury that Bradford suffered.
     
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  19. jrry32 Well-Known Member

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    Yes. By a long shot.

    My thoughts are that I think that Bridgewater is the best QB in this draft and very easily the better QB than Manziel. If I were the Texans, I'd take him at #1. That's how highly I think of him.
     
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  20. moklerman Warner-phile

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    Favre was playing very poor football and turning the ball over a LOT. For two straight years. There was a lot of rumblings about Favre needing to hang it up and Rodgers getting a chance. Favre pulled out of it and had 3 great seasons with 3 different teams but that doesn't take away the sentiment that it was time for Green Bay to split ways.
     
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