- Jun 18, 2014
Can we please talk Rams Defensive Front 7 ? Seven
Eric Banks - is another guy like that. Named as a DL. He looks real compact.I have a feeling he might be better than M.Copeland. He actually looks more like SJD.
I had to look this up.... I believe when making the move to activate Lewis they cut Banks over Copeland. If I am seeing this right.Eric Banks - is another guy like that. Named as a DL. He looks real compact.I have a feeling he might be better than M.Copeland. He actually looks more like SJD.
I believe Copeland was already on the Practice Squad at this time. It really only tells me that Staley had more faith in Fox as a DE than what we had opposite of Floyd at OLB.I had to look this up.... I believe when making the move to activate Lewis they cut Banks over Copeland. If I am seeing this right.
If that signals anything who knows?
Agreed. I think Fox, being the most productive off the Bench, will be missed more than Brockers. I hope they draft a player with length, similar to Brockers who plays with leverage and can affect throwing lanes when teams pass on 1st or 2nd down.Losing Brockers and Fox is going to sting us a little more than we want it to this year. I hope Robinson is healthy and can be a force against the run like Brockers is up front.
Sorry but I’m not buying this. His footwork looks slow in these clips.Thinking that Micheal Hoecht is a pure NT type would be a mistake. MH can play any of the Dl posts he may be the fastest DL'er on the Rams roster. I consider him a serious sleeper prospect in TC. Might even end up playing some fullback since he runs a 4.6 plus in the 40 @ 310 pounds. He was originally an RB.
Below is the infoSorry but I’m not buying this. His footwork looks slow in these clips.
Soooooo David Mills in Rd 2?I am so focused on the OLine as the priority THIS YEAR that I hate to play this game about the defensive front 7 but that's the thread.
History proves the Rams don't see things the way most others do.
In 2014, they had Brockers, Long, Quinn, Hayes, Langford, Sims, Westbrooks, and Carrington, yet they still drafted an undersized DL in the first round. Probably a good move. Last year we were clamoring for OLine help in the draft and waited til the seventh round. We wound up with Akers and Jefferson. While I wouldn't agree with the move, it wouldn't shock me to see them draft a future QB in the second round because if they identify a stud, they've proven the huevos to do it.
With that said, ANY position in the front seven that is a true pass rushing threat could elevate the defense and mask other weaknesses. Furthermore, if the game against Green Bay should have taught us anything, it's that this defense sans Donald is flat out vulnerable. While I see NOBODY outside the first round that will likely make that sort of impact, Snead and Morris may have a different perspective. Michael Strahan, Andre Tippett, Ricky Jackson, Howie Long, Mike Singletary, Jack Lambert, Jack Ham, Ted Hendricks, and Willie Lanier were all 2nd round picks. As much as I want an interior OLine stud, if any of the players available at 57 have careers like those listed above, I will gladly eat my hat.
Bonify’d we’ll have some fun with this player. I’ll add Noteboom on all my list w/ you . LolRams carried 4 DL'ers on their PS all season....not something that we have NOT seen before. Marquise Copeland is far meaner & run-stopping tough that pass rusher will enter his 3rd Training Camp this summer. IMO Copeland was not a good fit with Brockers at the 5 tech. Brockers & Fox duo are gone the new main 5 tech is still unknown @ this time. I would bet on Robinson myself but SJD can also play the 5 tech well too.
Thinking that Micheal Hoecht is a pure NT type would be a mistake. MH can play any of the Dl posts he may be the fastest DL'er on the Rams roster. I consider him a serious sleeper prospect in TC. Might even end up playing some fullback since he runs a 4.6 plus in the 40 @ 310 pounds. He was originally an RB.
Need to remember that DL coach Henderson & DE Eric Banks have several years of history together now. Like it was brought out above by CGI Banks did win a 53 master roster position @ the beginning of the regular season before being sent to the PS.
The Wild Card here IMO is how our new DC will see Terrell Lewis. Will Lewis be healthy enough to enter any real consideration as a main contributor in his defense? Just how big & large will Lewis be when he comes in TC this season? He had some serious room for growth on his frame. I have my suspension that he will have added much muscle & be much bigger in size than his rookie season. Lewis might be utilized more like a DE than OLB'er @ the 5 tech post.