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    GreatRamNTheSky
    GreatRamNTheSky
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    Just to make you aware, you can talk the Rams on facebook as well. There are several FB pages devoted to talking Rams football.
    Maybe Rams Huddle should create their own FB page?

    Just a thought anyways.

    Grits

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    zn
    zn
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    Not a bad idea GRITs.

    I don’t have any insight on Donald. But there’s really no excuse for the Rams not to have something done by now. He’s almost universally regarded as one of the top defensive players in the game. If not the best. So Rams, take a deep breath, Malibu Stan open your wallet, and start with Ndamukong Suh’s contract _ six years, $114 million, $59 million guaranteed. And work upwards. Doubt very much, however, that Donald holds out of training camp. Because since he’s under contract, he cann be fined for missing camp. As for the Rams cap position. It is an interesting question. Especially last year when I wasn’t following the money as closely as I did when the Rams were in StL, I wondered where the money went. It’s not like they’ve been in cap hell under Demoff and Snead. But they never seem to be swimming in cap space either.

    Drafting left tackles used to be one of the safest positions in the draft. But as the college game has seen the proliferation of spread offenses, it has made offensive tackles difficult to project. Many are rarely if ever in a three-point stance in college, meaning they have to learn the footwork and balance needed to do so at the NFL level. There’s also much less running in the college game, so drive blocking is kind of a lost art. Even so, the Rams drafted Robinson because they thought he could be an excellent NFL run blocker. GM Les Snead played at Auburn; coach Jeff Fisher had a son who played for Auburn. So they had plenty of exposure and familiarity with the program. As a rookie, I know Robinson was affected by some family/friend-related issues. He had lots of people tugging at him. Auburn had a very simple blocking system, even when it came to the running game. Robinson struggled with the complex pass protection schemes used by the Rams (and really all NFL teams). There are some who feel he lacked a true passion for the game. As for his holding penalties, he had a reputation for that in college. So there’s really no surprise that it followed him to the pros. In my estimation, he got in trouble too often by lunging at the pass-rushers and getting off-balance, instead of establishing a good anchor and using his strength to redirect. And again, there were 4 top o-linemen in that draft: Jake Matthews, Taylor Lewan, and Zack Martin. Those three have all become good to excellent pros. So it was a big swing and a miss by the Rams.

    I can’t exactly remember my first conversation with Stan Kroenke. It may have been a phone interview when he was recruited at the 11th hour in 1993 to head the ownership group seeking to bring an expansion team to St. Louis. He was friendly and helpful. I can remember when he was minority owner (to Georgia Frontiere) talking to him in the lobby of the Arizona Biltmore at the owners meetings. He was friendly, unguarded. Things changed when he became controlling owner. My last “conversation” with him came at an owners meeting a couple years ago. It consisted of him and Kevin Demoff passing me in a hotel café at lunchtime, and me telling Stan: ‘I’m ready for that interview when you are.” Stan laughed and kept walking. (Along with Demoff.)
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    RamsMaineiac
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    I’ll look into it… Is set up a page to serve as a feed, but will look intio it to see if a FB group makes sense to add.

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    HighPlainsDrifter
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    It might be a good way to find wayward members of the Buzz board.

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    JackPMiller
    JackPMiller
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    I created a page called “I’m a Rams fan no matter where they play at” It would be cool to get some people here to help me ideas with some post and such.

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