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Where have all the WRs gone?

Rams have always been identified by a great WR. We were spoiled for years with the likes of Henry Ellard, Flip Anderson, Isaac Bruce, and Tory Holt. We thought they would be followed by McDonald and Curtis, but unfortunately that didn't happen. After the greatest show on turf, we decided defense was the way to go. It makes no sense to me, GSOT was one of the most loved teams in the NFL. Marketing that team would have been a cake.

Let's take a minute to vent; does anyone remember the Ravens winning a Superbowl under Billick? Probably not, because they were a defensive team. How about Steve Nash's 7 seconds or less offense? Of course, because they were entertaining. How many people watched the Eagles play the second week after they blew up the Redskins? We want to see touchdowns, and explosions. I personally would rather watch a high scoring team lose a playoff game than a defensive team win a Superbowl.

Now let's talk about Tavon Austin, our 5'7" man of wonder. I think Tavon was a good first round draft: at number 16th pick. I said this time and time again, and no one would listen to me(actually some did 1313). Tavon is a talented WR, but he is not worth trading up for. There was plenty of talent in this draft to pick another guy at number 16. My guy was Hopkins in the late first or early second. I talked about how we should draft Allen or Hunter in the second round. Instead, we gave up a first and a second to pick up Tavon Austin. I watched the films; I was in love with this guy too. Now let's face the reality, he could have been the next Wes Welker with faster speed, or he could be the next Dante Hall. We really still don't know what he is, and how effective he could be in the NFL, but what I do know so far is he wasn't worth trading up for. He is another one of those potential guys with upside who helps in special teams.

The WRs we have drafted over the years who didn't live up to anything: 2008 Pick number 33: Donnie Avery; Pick number 128: Burton; 2009 Pick number 160: Foster Brooks; 2010 Pick number 99: Mardy Gilyard; 2011 Pick number 78: Austin Pettis; Pick number 112: Greg Salas; 2012 Pick number 33: Brian Quick; Pick number 96: Chris Givens(semi exception) 2013 Pick number 8: Tavon Austin; Pick number 92: Stedman Bailey. That is 7 picks in the first 3 rounds and another 3 in the top 160. We have drafted 10 WRs in the past 5 years. The questions is, are we really bad at drafting WRs or are we too defensive minded.

Sam Bradford is a hurry up shutgun quarterback. We now have a great experienced line; we have weapons. They might be a bit raw, but with experience comes refinement. No one is expecting us to win the superbowl this year, so why aren't we gunning it out?

I know we just got two wins, but they weren't good wins. I hated watching those games. I enjoyed the second half loss against Falcons than the BS we put up against the Jaguars. I know this post is a bit negative, but I am just frustrated. What the f is going on with these WRs? Why are our WRs so bad, and everyone is finding Diamonds?



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