Random Ramsdom - Wednesday Links

Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

The Rams are on the move. If Rob Ryan is finalized as a member of the staff today, what does that mean for the rest of the staff, draft, and more? We've got it all right here.


The Rams find themselves in another definitive off-season. It is imperative for them to get each staff hire right, and have another successful free-agency period and draft. The NFC West has become a defensive arms race. To keep Seattle, Arizona, and San Fransisco at bay, the Rams will obviously need to improve their offense. But, the most crucial element may be continuing to improve their defense. By showcasing a top NFL pash-rush, the Rams will be able to establish themselves as one of the big boys on the block.

Impressive players on offense and defense at the Senior Bowl:

Some of this years standouts could find themselves quickly on the Rams radar. Although I still feel it is highly unlikely that Jeff Fisher breaks his pattern of never drafting an offensive lineman in the first round, a prospect like Eric Fisher could certainly force him to reconsider. More likely, Fisher's affinity for defensive backs will get the better of him. The question becomes who is the top safety in the class. The Scouts seems to be torn on the leader of the class.

Would Kyle Long fit with the Rams?

Kyle Long seems to be impressing a lot of scouts with his natural ability and understanding of the game. However, he still lacks experience, and will likely have to play guard at the NFL level. From what he's done at the Senior Bowl so far, it's unlikely he will fall too far in the draft.

A players perspective on Rob Ryan's exit from the Cowboys:

It looks as though Rob Ryan will be the Rams new defensive coordinator. His track record is murky, and frankly if that's how I judged the hire, I would be disappointed. However, I think this is a perfect fit for Ryan - who has never walked into a good situation on defense. His strengths play to the strengths of the Rams personnel. He will help get the best out of the players on the team, and his intensity will build upon the swagger the defensive squad developed last year.

Micah Hyde on Rams radar?

The Rams apparently interviewed Micah Hyde this past week (as I'm sure they will hundreds of others). Hyde projects as safety at the next level, although I'd say he's a hybrid candidate. We know the Rams need help at safety. Craig Dahl's position is described by coaches and teammates as a "shepherd over the flock". Could Hyde make a good shepherd? Sounds like an important position to fill. The Rams are likely not done fielding interviews for the for role.

What are your thoughts on the inevitable hire of Rob Ryan? How will his presence effect the Rams free-agency period and draft? Happy Wednesday.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

Join Turf Show Times

You must be a member of Turf Show Times to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Turf Show Times. You should read them.

Join Turf Show Times

You must be a member of Turf Show Times to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Turf Show Times. You should read them.

Spinner

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9341_tracker