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Ramblin' Fan

Bad optics can pose long-term impact for LA Rams Aaron Donald

The LA Rams have plenty on their plate right now. The 2021 NFL Free Agency market is winding down. The 2021 NFL Draft is winding up. And through it all, the LA Rams are running their numbers, mocking numerous scenarios, making countless comparisons and contrasts, all to make the best decisions possible to arrive at […] Bad optics can pose long-term impact for LA Rams Aaron Donald - Ramblin Fan - Ramblin Fan - LA Rams News and Fan Community

Field Gulls

Pre-Snap Reads 4/9: Kerry Hyder Jr envisions himself in Michael Bennett type role in Seattle

Photo by Chris Coduto/ Read! Seattle Seahawks NFC West post-free agency, pre-draft updates: Seahawks, Rams, Cardinals, 49ers - YouTube Film Breakdown: Kerry Hyder Supplies Additional Punch to Seahawks' Pass Rush - Sports Illustrated Seattle Seahawks News, Analysis and MoreAfter Seattle produced more sacks than any team in the NFL over the final nine weeks of the regular season, bringing Hyder to the Pacific Northwest should further fortify the front line with another proven, versatile edge rushing option. Damarious Randall Hints at Possible Return to Seahawks - Sports...

Ramblin' Fan

LA Rams secondary truly was second to none in 2020

A year ago, the LA Rams defensive backfield was in a bit of disarray. Veteran safety Eric Weddle retired, the LA Rams lost slot cornerback Nickell Robey-Coleman to free agency, and the team was banking on the chemistry of a secondary that truly had not played together. In 2019, the LA Rams safety John Johnson […] LA Rams secondary truly was second to none in 2020 - Ramblin Fan - Ramblin Fan - LA Rams News and Fan Community

Niner Nation

NFC West roundup: Where Seahawks, Rams, Cardinals stand going into 2021 NFL Draft

Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/ A look what the 49ers’ division rivals have done heading into the draft. It’s been a busy three weeks in the NFL. The first phase of NFL free agency in the books and several veterans remain available on the open market. Teams are still doing their due diligence on free agents, but the focus has primarily shifted to the 2021 NFL Draft, which is scheduled for three weeks from today. San Francisco 49ers general manager John Lynch got a ton done over the past month. The Niners’ biggest move was re-signing left tackle Trent Williams to a...

Revenge of the Birds

News and notes from 2021 NFL Free Agency and Draft from the Los Angeles Rams

Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports Happy Sunday one and all. We are ripping through free agency and heading towards the 2021 NFL Draft, which means it is time to check in with the NFC West to see what is going on. Let’s start things off with a look at the Los Angeles Rams from Turf Show Times. DeSean Jackson has first meeting with Rams media - Turf Show TimesJackson will be competing to be LA’s number three receiver next season Rams 2021 opponents: How have they changed this year? - Turf Show TimesThese are the LA Rams 2021 opponents (if there is a 17th game, it will be...

ClutchPoints

Biggest need the Lions still must address after two weeks of NFL free agency

The Detroit Lions had one of the more eventful offseasons in the NFL when they swapped longtime quarterback Matt Stafford for Jared Goff from the Los Angeles Rams. The team made several cuts and their next biggest move was re-signing edge defender Romeo Okwara, who just had a breakout year and accounted for almost half […] The post Biggest need the Lions still must address after two weeks of NFL free agency appeared first on ClutchPoints.

Ramblin' Fan

LA Rams Jalen Ramsey pitching FA CB gets deflected to Lions

The LA Rams may be pivoting from the NFL free agency market to turn their attention towards the 2021 NFL Draft, but don’t tell All-Pro Jalen Ramsey that just yet. You see, he is still recruiting for prospective teammates to join him in Los Angeles, and was hard at it even on April 1. His […] LA Rams Jalen Ramsey pitching FA CB gets deflected to Lions - Ramblin Fan - Ramblin Fan - LA Rams News and Fan Community

Arrowhead Addict

Austin Blythe is a small signing who fixes a big problem for K.C. Chiefs

The K.C. Chiefs made yet another move in free agency this past Tuesday when they signed former Los Angeles Rams center Austin Blythe to a one-year deal. At this point in free agency, most moves are going to be considered small ones and the signing of Blythe is no exception. Any time you sign a […] Austin Blythe is a small signing who fixes a big problem for K.C. Chiefs - Arrowhead Addict - Arrowhead Addict - Kansas City Chiefs - KC Chiefs News, Schedule, Roster and Rumors

Just Blog Baby

Las Vegas Raiders: Cory Littleton to break out in 2021

The Las Vegas Raiders are getting better on the defensive side of the ball, and Cory Littleton is going to benefit in a big way in 2021. During the 2020 offseason, the biggest splash by the Las Vegas Raiders in free agency was Cory Littleton, a dominant linebacker for the Los Angeles Rams. Playing for […] Las Vegas Raiders: Cory Littleton to break out in 2021 - Just Blog Baby - Just Blog Baby - Las Vegas Raiders News and Fan Community

Ramblin' Fan

Do the LA Rams have anything left to do in free agency?

What were your expectations for the LA Rams in the 2021 NFL Free Agency market? After all, the team elevated their defense to tops in the NFL but watched as the special teams and offense continued to backslide. And the 2020 activity of signing just two mid-level free agents to the defense would have led […] Do the LA Rams have anything left to do in free agency? - Ramblin Fan - Ramblin Fan - LA Rams News and Fan Community

Turf Show Times

Rams 2021 opponents: How have they changed this year?

Photo by Leon Halip/ These are the LA Rams 2021 opponents (if there is a 17th game, it will be against the Ravens and I’ll update) and these are some of the changes and not-changes that these teams have made so far this year. When the schedule is announced, we’ll update it again. HOME Seattle Seahawks - re-signed Carlos Dunlap, Chris Carson, released Jarran Reed, traded for Gabe Jackson, lost Shaquill Griffin in free agency San Francisco 49ers - re-signed Trent Williams, parted with Richard Sherman, added Mohamed Sanu, traded up to the number three pick in the draft...

Ramblin' Fan

7 trades to increase the LA Rams number of draft picks

Yes, the LA Rams need draft picks in 2021. But more importantly, the Rams have several positions that will be decimated in 2022 by players entering free agency simultaneously from the same positions.  While the Rams appear to be in line for up to 10 draft picks for the 2022 NFL Draft, they will most […] 7 trades to increase the LA Rams number of draft picks - Ramblin Fan - Ramblin Fan - LA Rams News and Fan Community

Turf Show Times

How much would a change at QB change outlook for the 49ers?

Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/ And therefore, within the NFC West The LA Rams finished second in the NFC West last season, two games behind the Seattle Seahawks but four games ahead of the 6-10 San Francisco 49ers. Now over a week into 2021’s free agency, the Rams have a strong case to be cited as the best team in the division, but few are able to get past the idea that the 49ers and Arizona Cardinals are both candidates to improve next season and that all four teams will challenge for the title. The biggest disadvantage for the Cardinals, other than their potential...

Turf Show Times

Random Ramsdom: What prospects do you like at No. 57?

Photo by Don Juan Moore/ Your source for Rams and NFL news from around the web. We’re a little over a month away from this year’s NFL draft and about 10 days into this year’s free agency period. As we inch closer and closer to late April, the team’s draft strategy should slowly start to take shape. At this point, despite the Rams not having made a ton of actual signings due to their cap situation, I still want to gauge everyone’s thoughts on where you’d like the to go when they’re on the clock in the second round. Do they try and fill the holes left from...

SideLion Report

Is the Lions wide receiver corps enough to support Jared Goff?

The Detroit Lions wide receiver corps is still a work-in-progress. What additions could be made in free agency to support quarterback Jared Goff? Detroit Lions general manager, Brad Holmes, helped draft Jared Goff during his time with the Los Angeles Rams and looks set to continue the “Goff Experiment” here in Motown. While Holmes has […] Is the Lions wide receiver corps enough to support Jared Goff? - SideLion Report - SideLion Report - Detroit Lions News and Fan Community

Ramblin' Fan

Can LA Rams still shop in NFL Free Agency? Two of three sources: Yes

One of the toughest guessing games known to man is attempting to know how much the LA Rams have available to spend.  At this time of year, the source of that information is typically either Spotrac.com’s LA Rams salary cap report or OverTheCap.com’s LA Rams salary cap report.  Earlier this year, we found a new […] Can LA Rams still shop in NFL Free Agency? Two of three sources: Yes - Ramblin Fan - Ramblin Fan - LA Rams News and Fan Community

Ramblin' Fan

TE Gerald Everett has become the new LA Rams villain

There is nothing quite like the NFL Free Agency market to flip a friendly player into a foe, and an unliked, even hated opponent, into an instant ally. The LA Rams are discovering just how quickly NFL players can take a page out of World Wide Entertainment (WWE) scripts by turning a hero into a […] TE Gerald Everett has become the new LA Rams villain - Ramblin Fan - Ramblin Fan - LA Rams News and Fan Community

Turf Show Times

Random Ramsdom: NFC West still NFL’s top division

Photo by Abbie Parr/ Your source for Rams and NFL news from around the web. We are one week into the 2021 free agency signing period and the NFL hierarchy of divisions has seen some decent shakeup. However, one thing that hasn’t changed from last offseason is that the Rams are still a member of the NFL’s toughest division. In Bleacher Report’s latest ranking of the league’s eight divisions, the NFC West is still at the top, edging out the AFC North which also got a lot better thanks to Cleveland’s notable free agency additions. Here’s what author Maurice...

Ramblin' Fan

3 reasons why LA Rams’ signing Desean Jackson gets an A+

There are some new buzzwords flying around now that the LA Rams have signed the speedy veteran road-runner wide receiver Desean Jackson via free agency. Suddenly, taking the lid off the defense, the go route, stretching the defense, and going vertical up top are in vogue. And that’s a good thing. An exciting turn of […] 3 reasons why LA Rams’ signing Desean Jackson gets an A+ - Ramblin Fan - Ramblin Fan - LA Rams News and Fan Community

Turf Show Times

Why is Austin Blythe the last Rams free agent standing?

Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports If the NFL actually does use the grades at ProFootballFocus, then don’t tell Austin Blythe. He might develop a complex about why he’s still a free agent today despite having a better 2020 PFF grade than all but one center who has signed a new contract this offseason. Is it his hair? His weight? People getting him confused with Blythe Danner, grandmother to the Goop empire? Because surely teams would care about PFF offensive lineman grades, right? The LA Rams have been exceptionally quiet in free agency, not making any new moves...

Revenge of the Birds

News and notes from 2021 NFL Free Agency from the Los Angeles Rams

Photo by Dylan Buell/ Happy Sunday one and all. We are through the first week of free agency, which means it is time to check in with the NFC West to see what is going on. Let’s start things off with a look at the Los Angeles Rams from Turf Show Times. NFL salary cap: Rams remain in worst financial position of any team - Turf Show TimesSomething will be announced by next week; they have no choice Rams look poised for more comp picks in 2022 - Turf Show TimesIn evaluating the likelihood of each team to receive 2022 compensatory picks for lost free agents in 2021,...

Turf Show Times

Saturday Confidence Poll for Rams fans

Photo by Stacy Revere/ It is the first Saturday of the league year and less than one week into free agency, the only major difference in the NFC West’s landscape in 2021 is that Matthew Stafford is the quarterback of the LA Rams. I do not believe that J.J. Watt in his current form is as valuable of a presence to the Arizona Cardinals and I don’t have reason to think yet that Shane Waldron will elevate the Seattle Seahawks back into Super Bowl status. So until the San Francisco 49ers trade for a quarterback who is as good or better than Stafford, that’s the only...

Revenge of the Birds

Arizona Cardinals among teams interested in Adoree' Jackson per report

Photo by Will Newton/ We know the needs of the Arizona Cardinals. In fact, it is beyond obvious that the Cardinals need help at the cornerback position. There are conflicting reports on what the Arizona Cardinals are going to do at the corner position with local reporter John Gambodoro intimating the Cardinals won’t be pursuing an expensive corner in free agency, instead looking to load up on veteran minimum guys like Robert Alford. Now, there is a new report that the Cardinals may be interested in one of the top corners on the market in Adoree’ Jackson. Rams,...

Ramblin' Fan

LA Rams Free Agency Summary: Then there were three

The LA Rams may not exactly be swimming in salary cap space, but by now that can be said of many NFL teams. And so, if you were looking for the Rams to sign a recognizable star from another team, you are likely disappointed already.  That’s okay. This offseason was never going to be about […] LA Rams Free Agency Summary: Then there were three - Ramblin Fan - Ramblin Fan - LA Rams News and Fan Community

Turf Show Times

Pod-TST: How will the Rams fill their post-free agency needs?

Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports This week on Pod-TST, I go over every player who has left the LA Rams this week and what the team could do to respond to each of those “losses.” Players who have exited the Rams during the free agency period: QB Jared Goff, RB Malcolm Brown, TE Gerald Everett, DL Michael Brockers, DL Morgan Fox, LB Samson Ebukam, DL Derek Rivers, CB Troy Hill, S John Johnson, LS Jake McQuaide. Meanwhile, WR Josh Reynolds and C Austin Blythe remain free agents. Will the replacements need to be internal and external? What free agent veterans remain...

Turf Show Times

How different is NFC West after 3 days of free agency?

Katie Stratman-USA TODAY Sports The biggest move in the NFC West this week — if not the entire NFL — was an echo of the deal that happened in January: the Los Angeles Rams traded Jared Goff and three draft picks for Matthew Stafford. I’m not trying to gloss over the draft picks to distract you away from their perceived value, but I do want to emphasize what’s important: The Rams traded for Matthew Stafford. Through one week of free agency, the NFC West was two hands short of an “arms race” and the only thing close to an earth-shattering move was the Stafford...

Turf Show Times

Random Ramsdom: Friday open discussion

Photo by Abbie Parr/ Your source for Rams and NFL news from around the web. Good morning, Rams fans, and a happy Friday to you all. So, you could say a lot has happened this week regarding free agency, yeah? The Rams haven’t been able to do all that much other than restructure deals to make sure they themselves are under the 2021 salary cap, but getting Leonard Floyd back on contract was huge for retaining some sort of continuity under new defensive coordinator Raheem Morris. Unfortunately, the team watched both John Johnson III and Troy Hill sign elsewhere (both with...

Niner Nation

NFC West roundup: Where Seahawks, Rams, Cardinals stand after Phase 1 of NFL free agency

Photo by Michael Zagaris/San Francisco 49ers/ A look what the 49ers’ division rivals have done during the opening days of free agency. It’s been a busy week with the first phase of NFL free agency in the books. Despite the lower salary cap for the 2021 season, the top players who hit the market all got paid. San Francisco 49ers general manager John Lynch got a ton done over the past week. The Niners' biggest move was re-signing left tackle Trent Williams to a six-year deal worth up to $138 million. The 49ers also re-signed several other key free agents, including...