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Wagoner: Pettis on the bubble

Discussion in 'RAMS - NFL TALK' started by max, May 25, 2014.

  1. wrstdude Well-Known Member

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    Weren't the majority of Tavon Austin's yards accumulated from the outside?
     
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  2. -X- I'm the dude, man.

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  3. RamsSince1969 Well-Known Member

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    I get Max's frustration as we have been years away from having any serious aerial attack on a consistent basis. It's still possibly our greatest weakness on an otherwise much improved team. We need the existing guys to step up big time and put an end to this Achilles Heel that's been bothering us for the last 5 years.
     
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  4. kurtfaulk Well-Known Member

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    it's not pettis' fault the rams had to use him as one of the starters early last season. he is what he is, a clutch 3rd/4th down catcher who can move the chains. thankfully the rams can use him in that role moving forward.

    could never understand the reasoning behind the calls to push him out. as one poster eloquently stated earlier in a roundabout way, you can't have 5 megatrons on your team.

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  5. wrstdude Well-Known Member

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    These were the tweets I was thinking of when I asked.

    @PFF Apr 28
    Tavon Austin gained 209 yards on 57 routes run when lined up wide (3.67 yards/route run). Gained 207 yards on 237 routes in slot (0.87 YPRR)

    @PFF Apr 28
    Tavon Austin caught nine screen passes for only 15 yards. Gained 32% of his yards on crossing routes, highest % in league
     
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  6. fearsomefour Well-Known Member

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    Ha. Kinchen. He was a guy who got 10 miles out of 6 miles worth of gas. All heart and hustle.
     
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  7. fearsomefour Well-Known Member

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    Tavons YPC is terrible.
    A lot of that is use some adjusting to the speed of the D and some he isent going to break tackles.
    He is an interesting player who had an interesting first year.
     
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  8. jap Well-Known Member

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    The Rams looked to employ Tavon as a Danny-A replacement early on last season, and 31 NFL defensive coordinators had no intention of being embarrassed by our resident Speedy Gonzales when they could easily surround him with bodies. If he is moved around more often, including pre-snap moving, he would be so much harder to account for.
     
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  9. Memphis Ram Well-Known Member

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    After re-watching a few more games, I'd be shocked if Pettis isn't on the final 53 man roster.
     
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  10. BonifayRam Well-Known Member

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    I would add this to the above Yes the TE/WR cadre has underperformed but right there & much more of an issue is with this issue of continued injuries and less than average play coming from many OL positions the last two years.

    Rams lack of aerial attack???having OL'ers like OLG Quinn Ojinnaka, OLG Chris Williams, ORG Harvey Dahl, OLG Rok Watkins, ORT Barry Richardson, OLG Robert Turner, OLG Shelley Smith & OLG Brandon Washington on the field starting would cause your lack of aerial attack.
     
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  11. fearsomefour Well-Known Member

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    Agreed.
    Pre snap movement should help with jamming and create space that he can exploit. I get why they were trying to do what they tried. The idea of a low risk 3 yard pass turning into a large gain would appeal to any OC.
     
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  12. OC--LeftCoast Well-Known Member

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    My take would be - It's pretty clear that Snisher, being they invested quite heavily in their first 2 draft's at this position... honestly feel they have what they need to win, I'm willing to ride this out and see where it takes us (from a fans perspective)


    http://www.ramsaddiction.com/nice-work-if-you-can-get-it-snead-fisher-demoff-panel-discussion


    Fisher was pretty general with the praise:

    “Austin Pettis is a good football player.”

    “Brian Quick has shown tremendous improvement this offseason”

    “Chris Givens is very talented”

    “Don’t forget about the two guys from last year–Tavon Austin and Stedman Bailey.”

    Then he closed with this gem:

    “Anybody that would reference the receiver position as being a need for us, doesn’t know what they’re talking about”


    But, but, but...:oops:
     
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  13. jap Well-Known Member

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    The Fisher King is obviously taking player growth into consideration, a very natural expectation for coaches. Give Sam a dominant OL, and, with his accuracy, he can do extremely well with solid receivers.
     
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