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Ram's Bye Week Blues....
[b]Hello to everyone out there in PFL land!!!

Finally made it the "Bye Week" and boy can we use it.

Year to date conclusions:
Plans for MLB failed. MLB Cole out for year with injury.
Plans for RB failed. HB Foreman 154 ATT 482 yards 3.12 AVG.
Plans for WR success
Plans for QB is still a question mark.

Possible off-season trade bait:
TE Vannett
HB Foreman
ROLB Mack

IN THE SHADOWS:
More and more questions mount as the year goes on. A true Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde team. One game they play great and the next game like shit. Sometimes they keep the game close and other games are blow outs. WTF! I was so pissed after the Bucs game I needed to just take a break. That game came after a Ram's win against the 49ers and then the Rams completely fell apart against the Bucs. Nothing worked and nothing could be done to stop it. The OL seems to be the problem but I truely don't know. Sometimes they block other times not so much. QB Siemian is playing better but not by much. He is still an INT machine but at least his yards and TD are up. HB Foreman jukes into tackles constantly which is now really kind of funny and he has a really bad habit of not following blocks or running into offensive linemen.

IN THE LIGHT
There are some bright spots... WR Cole and WR Waters have become a great pair of WR's... 1200 yards and 6 TDs with a shitty QB. Nice. The other dynamic duo come from the DL. DE Bosa and DE Ray are just amazing on the edges. A blitzing and run stopping tandem. One other shout out to the entire secondary. They have done everything they have been asked to do.

Draft Review:

1.4 WR Keelan Cole: He hit the ground running and has proven he can play in the big leagues. 48 Rec and 662 yards. Nice to see a first round pick work out.

2.4 MLB Dylan Cole: Had an injury game one and is out for the year. Dam! That hurts.... The MLB Kirk Hendricks experiment continues.... Hint Hint it's already failed.

2.9 CB Blake Countess: He has had an up and down year. He was on the #2WR side of the field and continually got burnt. Well we moved him to the outside and with the help of the veteran safety over the top he has been solid. We shall see...

2.17 HB Chris Carson: 76 ATT with 304 yards and 3 TDs. Not bad for a back up. Has a better AVG than the starter HB Foreman and more TDs. Thinking of starting him the rest of the year. HB Forman just lacks a punch and seems to get caught behind the line a lot.

3.4 DT Avery Hilliard: Another up and down player... I have bounced him from next to DE Bosa to next to DE Ray really didn't improve any of his play. 12 TKL 2 TFL 2 SCK and a safety. Not bad but not stellar either. He will continue to start...

3.6 HB Corey Clement: He was put in charge of all kick off and punt returns..... Super sollid and even got a KO return for TD. Like the way he moves.

3.31 ROLB Tyler Matakevich: Just depth but did force a fumble.

4.4 QB Josh McCown: Haven't seen him on the field, thank God!

4.7 MLB Patrick Onwuasor: Another pick that has played sparingly.

4.17 TE Germane Robinson: After a series of drops by TE Vannett, he was pushed to the second string and TE Robinson was given the opportunity. 30 REC for 396 Yards and 2 TD. Not bad at all. Not the fastest guy on the field but he can catch.

Overall,

I am open to any and all constructive advise and/or criticism. Hit me up on a private chat or leave it here. Anything is welcomed except "You Suck", "You can't play for shit" or "Do you play blind folded because you suck?" I get enough of this from my brother Pete. HAGO.
Forum Discussion (by Soup Can on 08/08/2018) Replies - 1 :: Views - 136
Ram's Draft Insights and Pick Selections
Hello to everyone out there in PFL land!!!

This off-season the Rams set themselves up by acquiring 10 draft picks and UFA pick up, RE Shane Ray. These 10 pick will be used to fill some serious holes at WR, DT, QB, HB, and CB. The rest of picks will be used to provide depth at other positions by selecting the "Best Available Player". So let's just jump into the picks and I will provide the reasoning behind the selection.


1.4 WR Keelan Cole: WOW! I did not think WR Cole would be here. Thought for sure I would be picking a MLB or CB at 1.4 but with some interesting picks at 1.1 through 1.3, the best WR in the draft is now a Ram. WR Cole instantly becomes the best WR on the team and fills a huge need.

2.4 MLB Dylan Cole: So on to the second round. By this time in the draft 3 MLB's have already been taken. The question at this pick was either draft CB or MLB. With the CB class being a little deeper, I decided to go with the best available MLB. So the Rams get another Mr. Cole and fill another need since the Kirk Hendricks experiment failed.

2.9 CB Blake Countess: Five picks later the Rams are back on the clock and time to fill the CB position. Took Mr. Countess because he had a couple of good sim games and with a little luck with the rookie boost, he could be a really solid CB. Only time will tell.

2.17 HB Chris Carson:Eight picks later Rams are back on the clock. I was looking through the players taken and noticed that only two HB's were taken Breida and Jones. I did not have Jones ranked and knew this was the time to get my back up HB. HB Carson fell this far, unbelievable. HB Carson is nearly a carbon copy of HB Foreman. If Carson gets a good rookie boost, he will be better than the 1.10 selection. What a bargain.

3.4 DT Avery Hilliard: DT was another position that had an early run and there were just a few players left that were able to start year one. Another deciding factor included the fact that the Rams starting DT Lyle regressed this season. So the DT position became a need. The best player at the spot was DT Hilliard who fits the bill and comes in at over 80 OVR. Sorry Ravens...

3.6 HB Corey Clement: A busy day so far. Since, HB Carson fell I was watching to see who would jump on Mr. Clement. Well, no one did. This is my first luxury pick of the draft. Thought this guy would go in the early second round and to justify the pick, Mr. Clement will be my new punt and kick returner while providing depth at HB. Another steal, in my opinion.

3.31 ROLB Tyler Matakevich: Not much left in the draft... Mr. Matakevich is just depth.

4.4 QB Josh McCown: Well, no time like the present to fill the Back-up QB position.

4.7 MLB Patrick Onwuasor: More Depth.

4.17 TE Germane Robinson: Just taking a chance on this TE. Who knows but at least he can catch. (87CTH)

Overall, the draft seemed pretty good and ran smoothly. I liked the "Pete Russo Show". He can be brutal with his evaluations but nine out of ten times he is correct with his Madden assessments. HAGO!
Forum Discussion (by Soup Can on 05/14/2018) Replies - 1 :: Views - 200
Rams Complete Grueling Season


Well season did not go as planned and Rams finished off the year with 4 wins and 12 loses. Rams did have some bright spots that give us hope for the future.
HB D’Onta Foreman had 1283 yards rushing. I set a 1000 yard goal for him this season. It took him awhile to get going but once he did he was solid.
LE Joey Boa had a stellar year and led the league with 21 sacks at a ripe old age of 23 years old.
Overall, the foundation is complete and with 10 draft picks in the upcoming draft the Rams look to add depth and a couple of key contributors that should push the team towards sustained competitiveness. Hopefully we can get rid of this "Ram's Rebuilding" sign soon!

BOSA for MVP!?!?
Forum Discussion (by Soup Can on 04/06/2018) Replies - 0 :: Views - 218
Bye Week Review


Hello to all in PFL land… Well not too much joy in Ram's Land... 1-6 is just horrible. QB Siemian is an interception machine and has a sub 50% completion average. The rest of the offense is also sub par and playing like garbage. This could be due to a bunch of items but young OL, QB and RB does not equate to wins in Madden. This is just a season to survive. The defense on the other hand has been playing well. LE Bosa has 11 sacks and the Rookie FS and CB have shored up the secondary. Overall the defense has kept many games close that should have been blowouts. Already looking forward to the off season. Post draft trades have netted the Rams 10 draft picks for next year. The re-building continues.


Rookie Review

1.09 CB Kevin King: 26 tackles and one interception returned for a TD. Mr. King fits right in.

1.10 HB D’Onta Foreman: 160 attempts for 463 yards.... Not bad but not to great either. Only 2.8 yards per carry. He needs to step up and show why he was the second running back selected in the draft.

2.09 DT Malik Mc Dowell: Filled a big hole in the D-line. He has made a nice contribution to the overall defense with 3 sacks and 16 Tackles.

3.09 FS Marcus Williams: Great selection in the 3rd round. 33 Tackles with one interception. Nice...

4.09 LT Antonio Garcia:33 pancakes with only one sack. He has been solid on the line but releases his blocks too early.

5.09 FB Lake Lane: Depth player and has been HB Foreman's back up. Nothing special.

5.11 WR Jehu Chesson: Depth player but had a couple of clutch catches in games. He is a little bit of a surprise.
Forum Discussion (by Soup Can on 01/25/2018) Replies - 0 :: Views - 289
Ram's 2020 Draft Review


Hello to all in PFL land…. Well, the 2020 PFL Draft has come and gone. The Rams, having a good draft last year, look to build upon their success with another solid draft. Their 6-10 losing season can be explained in a couple of ways. First, starting an inferior QB and second, injuries to key starters. So, let’s dive in!

The Rams, last year, gained and extra first round pick from the Titans in the QB Vickers trade which gave the Rams back to back top ten selections in the first round. The only other trade accomplished was with the Packers for aging WR Stephens which netted another fifth-round selection.

Pre-Draft Positions of Need
DT, HB, WR and CB

Depth Needed
FS, OL, FB, TE, and MLB

Draft

1.09 CB Kevin King: The Rams have an aging and short CB crew and was in desperate need of some new blood. So… since this year’s CB class is stuffed with talent. Let’s pick up a good one. I had Kevin King rated as the third best CB in the draft. Standing 6’3” with 94 speed, it is easy to see why. He is a plug and play starter without the need for any training camp points. “The King” will reign over the Ram’s secondary for years to come and bring pain and misery to those who dare enter his domain. Long Live the King!

1.10 HB D’Onta Foreman: HB Drake had a break out year but was sidelined with injuries that lasted quarters, halves and whole games. Definitely not a way to keep the starting job. So, enter D’Onta Forman. I had him rated the second-best HB in the 2020 draft. He is not the fastest back in the draft but he will pack a wallop. Mr. Foreman fits the Rams running style and has the injury/toughness attributes to stay on the field. Training camp will add to his already impressive attributes with points going on his awareness and carry. Welcome to the Rams D’Onta.

2.09 DT Malik Mc Dowell: This year the Rams jettisoned two aging DT’s with huge salaries. The salary cap is going down and the “big money” needs to be spent on position players that make a difference on the score board. The PFL is not the NFL and DT’s are just not as valuable. (Thank you ICL for proving that…) Now, this doesn’t mean you can put a 65 OVR guy in there and expect 10 sacks. So, at 2.09 the Rams pull the trigger on DT Mc Dowell. He has the basic attributes, 84 OVR and stands at 6’5”. He will line up next to another addition to the team. UFA pick up DT Matt Lyle. While I can’t say if the line improved but the holes are plugged and at a nice price.

Major Needs Filled! Now on to the best available portion of our show.

3.09 FS Marcus Williams: FS Jones has one more year left and he is out the door. Since this will be a definite need for next year, the Rams decided to get proactive and draft one early. Mr. Williams fits the bill. Good size ok speed. We will give him a shot this year.

4.09 LT Antonio Garcia: Another player who is looking to fill in for an aging veteran. LT Collier is in his last year of his contract that comes in at 6m per year. Again, with the cap coming down economics will come into play. Mr. Garcia has the size, strength, with ok attributes. With some training camp points and a trip to Europe he will be starting next year.

5.09 FB Lake Lane: WOW! HB attributes as a FB. Got my #2 HB in the 5th. Yeah!!

5.11 WR Jehu Chesson: Nothing fancy here.... He just adds depth.
Forum Discussion (by Soup Can on 11/20/2017) Replies - 0 :: Views - 336
Injuries Taking its Toll on the Rams


Four starters are down and out for five plus weeks. Kiss goodbye any playoff hopes. The Rams are just not deep enough to survive this.
Forum Discussion (by Soup Can on 08/01/2017) Replies - 0 :: Views - 509
Bye Week Blues


Hello all,

Well 3-3...... Not bad.... Could be alot worse and with the injuries so far sustained it could, very well, be a long year. WR Walters and CB Holmes both starters and major pieces of both the offense and defense are out for 8 weeks. This is the second year in a row major parts of the team have been injuried. The Rams are not very deep on either side of the ball and these injuries plain hurt. So first a rookie review and then an overall offense and defense overview.

Rookie Review:

1.32 SS Keith McGill: He definitely stregthened the defense and has been instumental in making the Rams defense a top 10 unit. Only one catch allowed with 22 tackles.... Not bad.

2.7 C Kevin Dwight : Solidified the center of the OL.... 22 Pancakes and 1 sack.... Again not to shabby.

2.12 FB Keith Smith: Probable the reason why HB Drake has 598 yards this year with a 4 yard per carry average.... Keep up the good work.

2.19 QB Trevor Siemian: Has not played a whole lot.... 2 pass attemps and 2 incompletes.... He is still going to ride the pine.

3.14 RT Leslie Ingram: Super solid on the right. 35 pancakes and 1 sack..... Great pick up.

4.12 WR "OH"Tay Goodrich: Late round pick up that is going to get alot more playing time do to injuries to WR Walters.... 7 receptions for 81 yards so far and most of that was in 4 wr's sets. Let's see how he does in 2wr sets.

5.12 MLB Kirk Hendricks: Hasn't seen too much of the field because MLB Perryman is having a career year. Hopefully he will improve on his 6 tackles.

Offense:

QB Moore is an interception machine and has single handlely lost games. WOW pretty brutal but the truth is the truth.... HB Drake has had a pretty good year with nearly 600 yards on the ground and has kept the Rams in games that should not have been even close.

Defense:

Team effort all around... LE Bosa leads the team in sacks and the unit is a complete surprise to me. Ranked the 7th best defense in the league. It is funny how sometimes they play great together and other times they look like a mess left by a dog..... But all I ask is to keep the score close till the 4th quarter to allow the Madden Gods take over. Sometimes that's good and sometimes that's bad but at least it's a 50-50 shot.

Looking forward to the rest of the year.... HAGO!!!
Forum Discussion (by Soup Can on 07/13/2017) Replies - 0 :: Views - 542
Rams' 2019 Draft Selections and Draft Insight


The Rams came to the draft needing a ton of players due to players aging and salary cap issues. The idea was to trade down and obtain as many picks as possible. Two trades allowed the Rams to go into the draft with 7 picks.

Pre-Draft Positions of Need
SS, HB, CB, DT, RT, FB, C, TE, ROLB and QB

Draft

1.32 SS Keith McGill: All 4 of my targeted first round HB are gone by 1.26 and I did not want to reach on any of the other HB at 1.32. So, time to shift gears!! I thought of taking a C here or a RT but decided to go with, in my opinion, the best SS in the draft. I watched him in the sims and he was all over the field making tackles and breaking up passes. McGill plugs a huge hole in the secondary and brings youth to the position after SS Berry was cut.

2.7 C Kevin Dwight Surprise, surprise, surprise!!!! Look who fell right into the Rams lap. I thought for sure he would be gone in the early 2nd. C Dwight fills huge hole on the OL. Rams are really happy to get this guy who was mocked in the top ten of the entire draft.

2.12 FB Keith Smith Last seasons FB's could not get the job done. They were blown up pass blocking and run blocking. I was thinking TE Doyle or WR Rogers but decided to go with FB Smith. He adds a blocking, pass receiving and a short yardage option that the Rams were missing last year.

2.19 QB Trevor Siemian My luxury pick! I thought of taking him at 2.12 but went with the FB need. There was a break in the draft and I was off to bed. I thought about all the players I could take and there were a lot with upsides and downsides but I always came back to QB Siemian. So, I pulled the trigger on, arguably, the best QB in the draft. In a couple years he will take over for QB Vickers at a very nice salary cap friendly price. Yeah!

3.14 RT Leslie Ingram At this position in the draft I felt like I needed to fill my RT spot. I really liked RT Al Murphy and was hoping he would fall a little more but he was selected at 3.7. Well RT Ingram was my second choice and he is still a starting option. He has all the attributes and is way better than anything the Rams started last year. So welcome to the Rams Mr. Ingram.

4.12 WR "OH"Tay Goodrich I was at work and unable to make any picks. I told my brother to draft me a TE or WR. WR it is! Yeah! I had targeted him pre-draft and figured he would fall into the 4th or 5th round. So right price for the talent.

5.12 MLB Kirk Hendricks I had my luxury pick already. So this was my "What the Hell" pick. He has garbage STR, INJ and TGH but he has great AWR, good SPD, AGI and ACC. Either way he's my back up MLB.

Post Draft Thoughts

I was surprised by a few picks in the first round and that 4 HB's were taken. I did not see that coming. I thought for sure one of those guys would be there at 1.32. I saw some reaches in the later rounds that left me scratching my head but that is how the draft rolls. I am overall happy with my selections because it's easy to draft best available when you need so much. Onward to UFA2 and the start of a new season.
Forum Discussion (by Soup Can on 05/20/2017) Replies - 1 :: Views - 768
Rams Rebuilding


GM Mike Russo immediately after the season held a press conference on the state of the Rams organization. He announced a multi-year rebuild that will focus on core positions. "The draft and free agency will be used to solidify depth at all positions and fix the team huge salary cap problem. All positions will be reviewed, prioritized and ranked based on need."

A quick look at the Rams organization shows salary cap issues, holes in the defensive line, defensive secondary, offensive line, running back, receiver, tight-end and quarter back. Just to name a few.

GM Russo stated, " You can not win games if you can not run the ball between the tackles and you definitely can not win games if you can not stop teams from running the ball between the tackles." The Rams this year were horrible on both sides of the ball.

"No ones job is safe!" was GM Russo's final statement to the press.
Forum Discussion (by Soup Can on 04/09/2017) Replies - 2 :: Views - 936
Rams Starting HB placed on IR



Rams' HB James Carter sustained an injury in Coach Russo's first game and was immediately placed on the IR list. To fill the hole at RB the Rams picked up rookie running back Keenan Reynolds...But that's not it for injuries...

LOLB Neville Hewitt also sustained a 4 week injury.

All Coach Russo could say was "When it rains it pours!"
Forum Discussion (by Soup Can on 03/03/2017) Replies - 0 :: Views - 681

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At A Glance
RAMS FRONT OFFICE
GM Soup Can
Head Coach S.McVay
Offensive Coordinator T.Cottrell
Defensive Coordinator M.Carthon
Special Teams B.Petrino
Salary $113.63M
Cap Penalty $9.32M
Cap Room $20.05M

INJURY REPORT
PLAYER POS OVR LENGTH

NFC West
RNK TEAM W-L-T PCT DIV
#10 Seahawks Seahawks 10-6-0 0.625 5-1
#13 49ers 49ers 10-6-0 0.625 3-3
#24 Rams Rams 5-11-0 0.313 2-4
#29 Cardinals Cardinals 3-13-0 0.188 2-4

RAMS SCHEDULE
WK DATE OPPONENT TIME/RESULT
1 Sun vs Lions Lions #32
Won 34-24
2 Sun at Texans Texans #18
Lost 6-9
3 Sun vs Seahawks Seahawks #10
Lost 22-24
4 Sun vs Cardinals Cardinals #29
Won 24-3
5 Sun vs Jaguars Jaguars #6
Lost 14-31
6 Sun vs Vikings Vikings #26
Won 39-27
7 Sun at Bears Bears #12
Lost 9-18
8 Sun vs 49ers 49ers #13
Won 29-17
9 Sun vs Buccaneers Buccaneers #31
Lost 10-20
11 Sun at 49ers 49ers #13
Lost 10-17
12 Sun vs Titans Titans #5
Lost 13-49
13 Sun at Seahawks Seahawks #10
Lost 9-17
14 Sun at Eagles Eagles #17
Lost 20-23
15 Sun at Cardinals Cardinals #29
Lost 10-24
16 Sat at Packers Packers #16
Won 22-10
17 Sat at Colts Colts #4
Lost 24-26