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Christmas Special

Here we go again. While this will remain somewhat familiar to my earlier mocks, I added a little wrinkle this time. Hopefully, we can all be on the same page and agree that the Rams should trade out of the #2 position to receive more picks (however only if they get the right deal). So I present you with my Christmas Special of how the Rams can align themselves (cuts, free agency, and the draft) so that this time next year we are talking about what seed we are for the NFL Playoffs instead of our draft position.

CUTS:

- Cortland Finnegan: I am sorry for all the Finnegan lovers out there, but everyone must agree that he is earning way too much money currently. I love his ferocity and the attitude he brings to the defense, but his play this year has been absolutely bad horrendous. I know he is one of Fisher's guys from the Tennessee days, so maybe Finnegan restructures his deal. But if has to be, then he gets cut because Jenkins and T. Johnson are the present and future.

- Scott Wells: Too old. Too injury prone. Bye bye.

- Harvey Dahl: This one's up in the air. If Saffold resigns for a reasonable deal, then Dahl gets cut. If Saffold doesn't resign, then Dahl stays.

- Kendall Langford: He's been decent this year, but he can easily be upgraded for less.

*Note: If some of these guys are willing to restructure their deals, then that's a possibility too.

RESTRUCTURED DEALS:

- Laurinaitis: I would hope that this man would want to reach the playoffs the most out of any of the Rams players. Just restructuring his deal a little bit, would be beneficial to the Rams cap space.

- Bradford: The same view with Laurinaitis.

*Note: I doubt these two will restructure their deals, but we can only hope.

NFL FREE AGENCY:

- Linval Joseph (DT, NYG, age: 25) - signs for 4 years $19.5 million

- Rodger Saffold (OG, STL, age: 27) - signs for 5 years $29 million

NFL Draft:

- Texans Select: Clowney / Sign QB Jay Cutler in free agency to be reunited with Lovie Smith

- Trade #2 overall pick to Cleveland for their 2 first rounders

1st Round: Jake Matthews (RT) - Texas A&M

1st Round: Sammy Watkins (WR) - Clemson

1st Round: CJ Mosely (LB) - Alabama

2nd Round: Calvin Pryor (S) - Louisville

3rd Round: AJ McCarron (QB) - Alabama

4th Round: Jaylen Watkins (CB) - Florida

etc...

2014 OFFENSE

QB - Bradford, McCarron, Clemons

RB - Stacy, Richardson

WR1 - Watkins, Givens

WR2 - Quick, Bailey

WR3 - Austin

TE - Cook, Kendricks

LT - Jake Long

LG - Chris Williams / Rookie

C - Barrett Jones / Tim Barnes

RG - Saffold / Rookie

RT - Jake Matthews / Barksdale

2014 DEFENSE

DE - Chris Long, Hayes

DT - Joseph / Rookie

DT - Brockers

DE - Quinn / Sims

LB - Mosely, R. Armstrong

LB - Laurinaitis, Bates

LB - Ogletree

CB - Janoris Jenkins, McGee

CB - Trumaine Johnson, Jaylen Watkins

S - Calvin Pryor, Rodney McLeod

S - TJ McDonald, C. Davis

K - Zuerlein

P - Hecker

2014 Coaches

Head Coach - Fisher

Asst. Coach - McGinnis

Off. Coordinator - Schottenheimer

Def. Coordinator - Chuck Cecil

2014 NFL Record Projection: 11-5 (#5 seed)

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