Now, I have been a big supporter of upgrading our offensive line, using Matt Kalil to fill our dire need at left tackle. However, in school i am learning about augmentative essays, and with DougalsM's and RG3's great articles motivating me, I thought maybe I should put my lessons to some use. So heres a case for Justin Blackmon.
Justin Blackmon. A standout star at Oklahoma, many Rams fans thought he would be the savior to our struggling, dead-as-a-3-year-old-casserole offense. But as always, there are the naysayers, the people of doom( a special shout out to jswirb, the guru who cant spell), or maybe those with common sense, who believe in fixing the front, or as Doug says it, the engine. Now my first argument is, as my dad says, everything is as good as the weakest link. we may have the best engine in the shop, but the car fails if every thing else isnt perfect. you could put a Lamborghini engine inside a Yugo, but that doesn't mean its going to run any better. Right now the rams don't have the wheels for their car. Right now our receivers can't even catch the ball, so giving Sam more time may help, but our receivers are still our weakest link.
What problems to people have with Justin Blackmon? Well, they say hes not tall enough, hes not fast enough and that he comes from a gimmick offense. Well, what I have to say is that one, Blackmon is about the same height as Torry Holt, why he even has the same speed as him( 4.44 forty)! They are so much alike its like deja vu. And guess what, Torry Holt was drafted by the St.Louis Rams, wait for it, Sixth overall!
Now probably the most powerful argument is that, is Justin Blackmon a No.1 wide receiver? Doug stated that if you put Justin Blackmon on the texans or cardinals, then who would be considered the no.1? Well, this comparison is unfair for two reasons, one, were comparing him to veteran players who would obviously be considered better for his first few years. second, were comparing him to some of the best receivers in the NFL. So to be fair, lets say he was put alongside A.J Green. Whou would be No.1? I would say A.J Green, with Blackmon a close No.2. Aha! so you just said he is not a no.1 receiver! Yes, but then think about this, when Torry Holt was drafted, who was considered the No.1? We had Isaac Bruce then, but Torry Holt, who was condemned to being the second fiddle, turned out pretty well. But let me finish my argument with this. Maybe Blackmon is not considered a No.1 on other teams, but rather a very good no.2. But what about the Rams? On our team of Gibson, Salas, Pettis and DX, wouldn't he be considered a No.1?