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I admit I was excited when we got Nick Scott but thought maybe my excitement was a bit over presumptuous.

Man, even before that Deebo hit i was impressed but that really got me on his band wagon for good. I expect him to take a slight step up this year as well.
 

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That's what the eyeball test confirmed as well.

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Makes me wonder just how valuable an old worn-out safety like Weddle starting in those last four games was worth to Nick, in comparison to what our current starters Fuller/ Rapp did all throughout the regular 2021?

It is going to be mighty interesting......My position is Nick should be given every chance to be considered for one of the starting safety positions. Preferably the deep safety post.
 

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Nick Scott just brings it! I’m hoping he’s starting this year. People need to fear our backfield.
 

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If Burgess can return to perform the way he was just before his nasty serious injury with both a broken ankle & foot back in 2020.......IF he is in that place again there is no way that Rapp or Fuller could beat him out from starting.
 

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If Burgess can return to perform the way he was just before his nasty serious injury with both a broken ankle & foot back in 2020.......IF he is in that place again there is no way that Rapp or Fuller could beat him out from starting.
That would be great because he could start at FS and keep Fuller at SS
 

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Has Tom Brady replied to this thread yet to show his appreciation for Nick Scott?

How about Deebo Samuel?
 

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That would be great because he could start at FS and keep Fuller at SS
That would be the best situation for Morris to have. Burgess only played 7.8 % of the defensive snaps last season so he contributed very little. Most know by now I am not a fan of either Taylor Rapp or Jordan Fuller starting period but Fuller might (doubtful) be able to contribute slightly better by playing up more than the back end.

I would hope that DC Morris will find two new starting safeties this season. It would be best if Fuller was considered an experienced reserve, he does not have enough talent to make plays or the ability to be a starter. IR'd the first two seasons in the NFL indicate he can not remain on the field without getting hurt.

I would prefer that in the end & the beginning of the regular season we will see both Nick Scott & Terrell Burgess as the starters with rookies safety Quentin Lake & Russ Yeast increasing their snaps on the field. Jordan Fuller would be a good 5th safety. Rapp is considered is an ILB'er from now on or traded away for future draft picks.
 

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Most know by now I am not a fan of either Taylor Rapp or Jordan Fuller starting period but Fuller might (doubtful) be able to contribute slightly better by playing up more than the back end.

I would hope that DC Morris will find two new starting safeties this season. It would be best if Fuller was considered an experienced reserve, he does not have enough talent to make plays or the ability to be a starter. IR'd the first two seasons in the NFL indicate he can not remain on the field without getting hurt.

I would prefer that in the end & the beginning of the regular season we will see both Nick Scott & Terrell Burgess as the starters with rookies safety Quentin Lake & Russ Yeast increasing their snaps on the field. Jordan Fuller would be a good 5th safety. Rapp is considered is an ILB'er from now on or traded away for future draft picks.
I find this interesting because when Fuller went down, they didn't have anyone that could call the defense. Also Rapp has his moments, two interceptions against the Giants, but is limited because his coverage skills are not good.

Burgess issue is tackling, he struggles in that area and Fuller is far better plus Fuller offers more from the neck up. I have high hopes for Quentin Lake & I love Nick Scott who hits like a truck plus Eric Weddle was very good in run support, this is how the Rams stopped the running game against San Francisco by brining up Weddle to the line of scrimmage to offer more support. They might not need that as much with Wagner & Jones in the middle.

Again we will agree to disagree on Fuller, Burgess again seems to shy away from contact and is one of the reasons he was not on the field that often. Glad he stepped up in OTA's, but lets see what happens when the pads go on as this is where Fuller seems to pass Burgess every single time, that and what Fuller offers from a cerebral standpoint.
 

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I find this interesting because when Fuller went down, they didn't have anyone that could call the defense. Also Rapp has his moments, two interceptions against the Giants, but is limited because his coverage skills are not good.

Burgess issue is tackling, he struggles in that area and Fuller is far better plus Fuller offers more from the neck up. I have high hopes for Quentin Lake & I love Nick Scott who hits like a truck plus Eric Weddle was very good in run support, this is how the Rams stopped the running game against San Francisco by brining up Weddle to the line of scrimmage to offer more support. They might not need that as much with Wagner & Jones in the middle.

Again we will agree to disagree on Fuller, Burgess again seems to shy away from contact and is one of the reasons he was not on the field that often. Glad he stepped up in OTA's, but lets see what happens when the pads go on as this is where Fuller seems to pass Burgess every single time, that and what Fuller offers from a cerebral standpoint.
I didn't see enough of Burgess to know he shies away from contact.. seems to me it's more an issue of he doesn't know how to be in position to make contact.
 

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I didn't see enough of Burgess to know he shies away from contact.. seems to me it's more an issue of he doesn't know how to be in position to make contact.
That could be true, but I felt that Burgess strength was his coverage skills being that he played a CB/S hybrid at Utah, however, Burgess could not get on the field last season and there was a report about his tackling so it could be taking bad angles to make the play and wrap up, but it again, hopefully, Burgess can take a step forward because all of us were wondering where he was last season.
 

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That could be true, but I felt that Burgess strength was his coverage skills being that he played a CB/S hybrid at Utah, however, Burgess could not get on the field last season and there was a report about his tackling so it could be taking bad angles to make the play and wrap up, but it again, hopefully, Burgess can take a step forward because all of us were wondering where he was last season.
It was only one play… but he had an excellent solo tackle of Kittle late last season. Again.. one play.. but it was textbook.
 

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That could be true, but I felt that Burgess strength was his coverage skills being that he played a CB/S hybrid at Utah, however, Burgess could not get on the field last season and there was a report about his tackling so it could be taking bad angles to make the play and wrap up, but it again, hopefully, Burgess can take a step forward because all of us were wondering where he was last season.
He just doesn't really flash at all out there. You can find guys off waiver wires and UDFAs who can do that. Him being beaten out by Fuller in his draft year when Fuller was taken after him was a bad indicator. But him not being able to win playing time given how poorly our safeties played for much of the year... Even worse.

Same goes for Rapp there too btw. No excuses he should be killing it with his time on the team and he has not done that. So he still looks like a guy drafted for a different scheme. And I still think he'll be a guy who shows out the moment he moves to another team/scheme that he fits. Maybe the Rams know that and have held on to him for that reason idk.

Either way now the Rams bring in two more safeties to the mix in the draft and I have to think Lake gets a long look. Can they work his bad habits out of him and maximize his strengths. Seems to me that the safety position will be the single largest battlefield in camp, and it might come with the biggest surprises in cut casualties as well.
 

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Also and btw re: Lake... He's what I'd call a "Fresh Prince" type. Big skilled kid and son of an NFL player, played ball in LA and undoubtedly led an epic existence through high school and will now play ball again in LA with the Rams now, but is he hungry.

That's my concern with him. Compare him to Scott for example, who came up hard with fight and desire to win his roster spot on teams. So my expectation from the human nature side of things tells me Lake probably will be a year two guy if at all. But of course hopefully I'm full of shit and he comes into camp on fire.
 

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That's my concern with him. Compare him to Scott for example, who came up hard with fight and desire to win his roster spot on teams. So my expectation from the human nature side of things tells me Lake probably will be a year two guy if at all. But of course hopefully I'm full of shit and he comes into camp on fire.
It can work both ways with sons of former players, sometimes they are more ready knowing what to expect, however, in Hopkins, we've seen that it has taken awhile. I like Lake I believe he has the ability and hoping he realizes it's time to bring each and every day at this level. We will soon find out.
 

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Nick Scott Was Ready To Start For Rams When Called Upon In Playoffs

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The Los Angeles Rams won Super Bowl LVI, but an underrated aspect of their run was their depth pieces stepping up when called upon.

There was no greater example of this than Nick Scott, who stepped into a starting safety role after the Rams lost Jordan Fuller and Taylor Rapp to injury. Alongside Eric Weddle, Scott provided much-needed coverage in the middle of the field and played a crucial part in the postseason.

Scott was willing to do what was asked of him but admitted he knew he could contribute more if given the opportunity, via Peter King of NBC Sports/a>:

Scott was a core member of the special teams unit who played sparingly on the defensive side of the field until the injuries hit. Los Angeles has a knack for being able to develop players to play more meaningful snaps, and Scott is another case of them finding talent to mold around their star core of players.
Heading into the 2022 season, Fuller is expected to resume his starting role, though it is an open question as to whether or not it will be Rapp or Scott lining up opposite of him. It might be a situation to monitor during training camp, but at this point, Scott has definitely earned more playing time.