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 by PARAM
2 weeks 3 days ago
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Barbados   Just far enough North of Philadelphia
Hall of Fame

AltiTude Ram wrote:


Weird how in his first two years he was chasing stardom, MVP awards and Lombardi's and now he's chasing Ryan Fitzpatrick!

 by actionjack
2 weeks 3 days ago
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 Joined:  May 19 2016
United States of America   Sactown
Superstar

AltiTude Ram wrote:


I hope the Rams made the right decision signing Jimma over Wentz. Will see

 by ramsman34
2 weeks 3 days ago
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United States of America   Back in LA baby!
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JG went to the playoffs and NFCC. He knows this system. And he played really well with the whiners. As talented as Wentz is, I think JG could really excel with MCV should anything happen to Stafford.

 by actionjack
2 weeks 2 days ago
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 Joined:  May 19 2016
United States of America   Sactown
Superstar

ramsman34 wrote:JG went to the playoffs and NFCC. He knows this system. And he played really well with the whiners. As talented as Wentz is, I think JG could really excel with MCV should anything happen to Stafford.


You maybe right, but he was awful for the Raiders. He was an interception machine and injured. I agree that JG is a better system fit, but I also liked the possible starter upside that Wentz had. I just dont think we are getting 2021 and earlier Jimmy.

 by rams74
2 weeks 2 days ago
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Italy   Glendale, Arizona
Pro Bowl

actionjack wrote:You maybe right, but he was awful for the Raiders. He was an interception machine and injured. I agree that JG is a better system fit, but I also liked the possible starter upside that Wentz had. I just dont think we are getting 2021 and earlier Jimmy.

I agree with this, too. I don't have a problem with Garoppolo per se, I think he's still capable. But Wentz was always far more talented.

And I think Wentz would have been better off signing with the Rams than the Chiefs. You never know how things will play out, but I think his chances of filling in for an injured Stafford (heaven forbid!) would have been higher than filling in for an injured Mahomes. No telling what the money difference would have been.

 by Dare
2 weeks 1 day ago
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 Joined:  Mar 09 2024
United States of America   LA Coliseum
Practice Squad

The Rams signed RFA Michael Hoecht. I've always liked Hoecht since he was signed as an UDFA. For an inside DL to make the transition to edge is not easy. His problems were when Morris tried to play him as strictly an OLB where his lack of coverage speed was exposed. If played strictly as a rotational DE I think he will provide solid depth. In that role he played well as he learned the position.

If he is going to remain outside he needs to return to his pre-draft weight of around 285 lbs where he timed in the 40 at about 4.6. He gained 25 lbs when they initially played him as a DT. If he loses the weight he can regain his original speed and quickness. He's always been strong. He's the kind of role player depth that every team needs.

If Shula simply uses him as a rotational DE Hoecht should be fine. He had 6 sacks, 5 hurries, 4 QBKD, 16 pressures, 11 QB hits, 45 solo tackles with 7 TFL last year which is pretty good for a guy learning a new position. People only remember his inability to cover but that is exactly what happens when you play a guy out of position and outside of his skillset and IMO that is a coaching issue more than a player issue.

Do I think they still need an edge? Absolutely, but solid depth is important if they intend to make a SB run which they obviously do.

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