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Roster Cuts

Discussion in 'RAMS - NFL TALK' started by JdashSTL, Aug 31, 2012.

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

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    lol. Yeah. I didn't participate in the "Save Thaddeus Lewis" campaign though. Besides, what little angst I was feeling about Clemens being released is dissipating now. Bradford's gonna play all 16 games and make the pro-bowl, so it's all good.
     
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  2. Yamahopper Well-Known Member

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    Wow I take a day off and go fishing and come back to a whole new Rams team.

    Salas surprises me some. On first glance dumping Gibson over him seemed like a no brainer just for the fact Salas is so good on SP teams.
    They tried Salas outside in camp and OTA's. Maybe they didn't like what they saw of him there. With Amendola possibly signing long term and Givens future in the slot. just might not have been any room long term. Me? I would have kept him.

    Murphy, I don't know. He really wasn't much at coverage. I'm not sure he was even going to make the team last year before he and everyone else got hurt and with a new staff this year, yadda. He should have been the one moved to FS his first year. Had the range and he likes to hit. Now I feel thin at CB.

    But did like the DT we picked up.
     
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  3. Ram Quixote Knight Errant

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    Actually, Lewis wasn't a rookie. He spent all of 2010 on the PS, or was it on the roster inactive? I think he got picked up because (a) Shurmur was familiar with him and (b) he spent a year on an NFL roster.

    What it sounds like happened to Salas is that he bulked up too much and lost some of his quickness because of it. What I saw of him looked like he could still play but hadn't fully adapted to being bigger.
     
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  4. Angry Ram aka Captain RAmerica aka the OG Rammer

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    What I don't get is why now? A week before the season and they release/trade guys that have been through mini and training camps.

    W/ Salas, I understand. My emotion took over b/c he went to the freakin Patriots and they have a history of makin guys into stars. Anyway, I understood it since we were short on DTs and a jam @ WR. The dude from the Bills should be an alrite stop gap. Conrath's injury isn't serioius otherwise we would've heard about it by now.

    But Murphy? For a 5th CB he wasn't a bad option. Finnegan, Jenkins, Fletcher, Johnson, Pointer. 3 rook. I really, really hope they stay healthy.
     
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  5. libertadrocks Well-Known Member

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    Fishers's history suggests he prefers to carry extra safeties at the expense of the corners.
    2010: 4 CBs
    2009: 5 CBs
    2008: 5 CBs

    I dont have a problem with 3 of the CBs being rookies. They will only get better with experience. While there maybe some growing pains we will be stacked at CB in future years. That experience will be invaluable.

    Now I woulda kept Murphy over Daniels, but... I guess its a moot point now.
     
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  6. Lesson Well-Known Member

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    Looking at the Rams players twitter feed that X posted, looks like Murphy is being reunited with Spags in New Orleans.
     
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  7. Lesson Well-Known Member

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  8. Lesson Well-Known Member

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    Does this mean Turner will start week 1 at one of the guard positions?
     
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  9. JdashSTL Well-Known Member

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    I think its gonna be Watkins at LG now.
     
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  10. -X- I'm the dude, man.

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    Ojinnaka doesn't surprise me. Hoomanawanui does a little, but he's been so injury prone that it was always in the back of my mind.
     
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  11. bluecoconuts Well-Known Member

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    They released Big Mike? I would have thought they'd at least give him a chance to show he was healthy, he looked good.


    I guess you gotta get used to turnover with the new regime, but it's still a bummer seeing guys I liked and had hope for getting released.
     
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  12. Lesson Well-Known Member

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    Hull, Bradford, Saffold, and Sims are the only draft picks remaining from 2010.
     
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  13. Speeps Well-Known Member

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    The roster is getting gutted.
     
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  14. Lesson Well-Known Member

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    This reminds me of 2009 but to a lesser extent, if that makes any sense. I remember in 2009 the roster was pretty much gutted top to bottom.
     
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  15. libertadrocks Well-Known Member

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    Wow. These two cut surprise me.

    I thought Ojinnaka was the worst OG of the 4 we had, but the coaching staff appeared to really like him. Leaving him as the "starter" for the whole preseason.

    The Hoomanawanui cut really surprises me. He showed nothing in the preseason, but I didnt think he was behind McNeil and Mulligan on the depth chart.

    Anyone know anything about the two guys we picked up? Texans have a solid Oline, was he just caught up in the numbers?
     
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  16. Angry Ram aka Captain RAmerica aka the OG Rammer

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    Hopefully Fletcher won't get cut now.

    But again, w/ no Ojinaka and Big Mike..why now? I'm not liking this, the timing is really bad.
     
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  17. Memento Ser Memento (alias, The Winged Knight).

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    I'm not sure about Shelley Smith. Both guard slots were open in Houston, and he couldn't take one of them. He's good depth, though.

    Nsekhe is an Arena Football League offensive lineman. Twenty-six years old. 6'8", 325 lbs. Played his football at Texas State. Very strong, very athletic, major nasty streak, but he's extremely raw when it comes to technique. Reminds me of Tyson Clabo at first glance. I like what we're doing with our offensive line.
     
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  18. Lesson Well-Known Member

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    The OL from the Colts played in the Arena Football League.
     
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  19. libertadrocks Well-Known Member

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    Gotta at least like this from AS:
    If my memory serves me right, there was no other player that garnered more than 2 claims from teams on the waiver wire. Smith got 4
     
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  20. tbux Well-Known Member

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    I like the Smith pickup- Bou probably pushed for it. So far only Salas is one I didnt like. this is a process- no need to panic
     
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