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Jeff Fisher likes the receivers the Rams already have

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With the second pick in the upcoming NFL Draft, the Rams can have almost anyone they want.

But while a game-breaking receiver talent like Clemson’s Sammy Watkins might be tempting, Rams coach Jeff Fisher seems confident enough in his existing young receivers to pass on a player he raved about.

I think with what we have on the roster right now, we can provide [quarterback] Sam [Bradford] with the talent to where we can win a lot of games,” Fisher said, via Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. “We’re expecting improvement. We’re still seeing improvement from [receivers], for example, Brian Quick, Chris Givens who are going into their third year.

“We expect significant improvement and more contribution from Tavon [Austin] and Stedman [Bailey]. And I’m not disappointed in any way in what Austin Pettis has done in a backup role.”

While Watkins is a phenomenal talent, the Rams have bigger needs, particularly on the offensive line and secondary.

And given their penchant for making moves, there’s no guarantee they’re picking second anyway.

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21 Responses to “Jeff Fisher likes the receivers the Rams already have”
  1. tinbender2000 says: Mar 28, 2014 7:57 AM

    “The ones we have won’t make it into the endzone often, thus reducing the chance for goalpost dunks.”

  2. grogansheroes says: Mar 28, 2014 7:59 AM

    This guy is the most over rated coach in sports history.

  3. southpaw2k says: Mar 28, 2014 8:06 AM

    *cough cough* SMOKESCREEN *cough cough*

  4. pftfan says: Mar 28, 2014 8:07 AM

    The Rams really can’t do wrong with either Sammy Watkins or Greg Robinson at #2. There’s four All Pro-level prospects in this year’s draft: Clowney, Robinson, Mack, Watkins and then a huge drop off from there.

    If any of those four are still on the board by the 5th pick, some GM in the Top 5 made a huge mistake.

  5. sellie69 says: Mar 28, 2014 8:10 AM

    Watkins could end you being the best player in this draft.

  6. thewiseowloftruth says: Mar 28, 2014 8:36 AM

    Trade with the Falcons down to #6, take Watkins. Get O-Line with #13. Address other needs with picks acquired from Falcons.

  7. threedeep1998 says: Mar 28, 2014 8:49 AM

    Jeff Fisher loves to be pedestrian.

  8. diehardcatz says: Mar 28, 2014 8:57 AM

    If I were Fisher, I would take a QB. Bradford = Bust

  9. jwh8541 says: Mar 28, 2014 9:09 AM

    For whatever overall acumen Fisher has as a HC understanding offensive football doesn’t seem to be a strength.

    I sorta agree the receivers aint that bad the exception being Quick who so far looks like bust-city but the major problem with that offense and the reason I aint renewing season ticks is Bradford and Schottenheimer.

    These 2 have to be the least dynamic, creative or forceful QB/OC combo in the league. By far.

    It took Schottenheimer 8 or 9 games to figure out how to get the ball to Tavon Austin the guy they traded up to pick 6 or whatever to take.

    Bradford mommies will tell you he was on a pace for 30 TDs last year but they wont tell you he threw 9 of 14 TDs in 3 blowout wins against 3 awful teams and only managed 5 TDs in 4 other games.

    They’ve never averaged over 19 points a game with Bradford, hell he usually doesn’t score until 2nd qtr. The games are mind-numbingly dull and repititious and the Rams don’t seem to make the connection between offensive thrills and attendance.

    You got a number 2 pick. Get a playmaker Fisher.

  10. EJ says: Mar 28, 2014 9:18 AM

    Tavon Austin 2013-R1
    Stedman Bailey 2013-R3
    Brian Quick 2012-R2
    Chris Givins 2012-R4
    Austin Pettis 2011-R3
    Greg Salas 2011-R4- Jets

    The Rams have drafted 6 receivers in the past 3 drafts, not counting the Undrafted wideouts. The team should be complete in the receiver position, at least for this years draft.

  11. bhunter92 says: Mar 28, 2014 9:30 AM

    I think Fish will take Clowney over Watkins and Lewan over Robinson unless he wants Robinson to play left guard

  12. dbara43 says: Mar 28, 2014 10:08 AM

    The Rams have no playmakers, and Watkins is a playmaker. They’d be nuts not to draft him.

    It’s always amazed me how they drafted Bradford and then have failed totally for 5 years to put any offensive talent around him.

  13. professoroftruth says: Mar 28, 2014 10:17 AM

    Why is Jeff Fisher still an NFL head coach? He hasn’t won a playoff game since 2003. His team hasn’t finished with a winning record since 2008.

  14. bhunter92 says: Mar 28, 2014 10:26 AM

    They have talent two solid tight ends one who can take over games when he is consistent. We only got a sample of what Tavon and Stedman are they’ll be great we need secondary and interior line help more then anything. Not to mention we have a running back that will bruise all game and open up the play action for Givens and Tavon, there’s a good mix of receivers all bring something different to the table the only one I wouldn’t care if they got rid of is Pettis I’m really hoping this is the year Quick just blows up and shuts all you haters out there who have no patience.

  15. garyhd01 says: Mar 28, 2014 10:53 AM

    i heard about a trade for vincent jackson sure , sounds great but jackson didn’t start to produce until year 4 after san diego somehow let him get away. lets not do the same thing with quick. (and if we go wr lets get a stud like evans). fisher is not the problem (unless you count his unwillingness to get rid of shottenheimer) and bradford has been playing with his hands tied behind his back remember how excited he was at the beginning of last year then shotty did nothing to help him and walton had the defense playing 8-10 yards off the ball. the rams played from behind due to poor play calling and a defense that was way too soft getting behind and the opponents are pinning their ears back and coming after him i say get rid of shotty we can win with the pieces we have and the ones we will be adding if the offense is allowed to take chances and go for it!!already fixed the walto thing so its one down and one to go !!! GO RAMS!! afraid to get beat deep and suffered from death by a thousand cuts. now in

  16. mdf53 says: Mar 28, 2014 11:14 AM

    Trade back the pick with Washington for #34 and Kirk Cousins. Washington needs receivers and they can draft another quarterback in later rounds to backup RGIII.

  17. mmsierra says: Mar 28, 2014 11:28 AM

    Take Sammy Watkins !!

    Draft an OT with the 2nd #1

    Then, you’ll see how good Bradford is

  18. bhunter92 says: Mar 28, 2014 11:50 AM

    Wow trade the #2 pick for the 34th and Kirk Cousins that might be the dumbest thing I’ve ever heard.

  19. rajbais says: Mar 28, 2014 12:54 PM

    I know why. It’s because they can’t dunk across the field goal post.

    You have to be in the endzone in order to do that and the Rams receivers can’t score.

  20. zachebers says: Mar 29, 2014 8:13 AM

    I trust Snead and Fish to make the best moves for this team with their critical two picks in the first round.
    I think Robinson (OT) and Clinton-Dix (S) could be a good route. Or Watkins (WR) and Lewan (OT).

    If you’re going to upgrade at receiver, the only clear cut #1 is Sammy. Other than that, stick with what we got and build strength and depth on our lines and secondary.

  21. raze12004 says: Mar 30, 2014 5:44 PM

    He likes the receivers they already have, Code for they don’t want to spend money.

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