Connor Barwin visiting the Rams

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With the Rams transitioning to a 3-4 defense under new coordinator Wade Phillips, they need some guys familiar with the scheme. So it makes sense that they’re looking at one who has experience there.

According to Gary Klein of the Los Angeles Times, Barwin is visiting the Rams today.

Barwin was cut by the Eagles for reasons economic, but he also was out of place when they shifted to a 4-3 front, and Barwin was converted to a defensive end.

Barwin’s also visited the Bengals as the 30-year-old looks for a new home. His experience with Phillips in Houston could make him a valuable piece as they convert.

14 responses to “Connor Barwin visiting the Rams

  1. You’re made for L.A. Connor. Lots of good indie music here. Coachella nearby and right before the draft this year. You can ride your bike safely to work if you choose to live out in Thousand Oaks.

  2. How are the Bears not in on this guy’s visit parade? If they think they’re set at that position they’re wrong. Watch him go to Green Bay, and 6-7 months sawing Mike Glennon in half. I am really not looking forward to this season, nope. They have a bunch of guys who are bad at football, and they just paid a guy 18+ mil guaranteed to be worse at the QB position (6 million more than the guy they cut to make way for Mike.) More…for worse…interesting concept.

  3. He should sign with the Rams if he has no other options and/or the money is that more significant. Why should he close out his career on a perennial loser who probably is looking at a 6-10 record at best?

  4. I don’t know why teams that run a 4-3 Defense keep bringing him in for a visit. Barwin I think can be a pretty good add for a team but he has shown he isn’t really a DE and needs to go to a team that runs a 3-4 so he can move back in to his natural position at OLB.

  5. glastron1 says:
    Ted needs to at least bring him in for a visit.
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    You’d think so.
    I’m actually a believer in TT’s build-through-the-draft philosophy — just not a fan of the way he drafts, at least on the defensive side of the ball.
    But he does occasionally dip into free agency to good effect, and after failing to re-sign just about every unrestricted free agent outside of Nick Perry, you’d think he’d have the money and the interest in going after a guy like Connor Barwin.
    Barwin fits the Packers’ 3-4 scheme, is the kind of player and character guy you want on your team, and could probably be had without breaking the bank.
    Alas, I’m not holding my breath that he’ll make it happen, or even attempt to.

  6. vicksdawgpound says:
    Mar 15, 2017 11:48 AM
    I don’t know why teams that run a 4-3 Defense keep bringing him in for a visit. Barwin I think can be a pretty good add for a team but he has shown he isn’t really a DE and needs to go to a team that runs a 3-4 so he can move back in to his natural position at OLB.

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    The Bengals is the only team the runs a 4-3 that he visited with. This is his 2nd visit and in case you don’t know even though clearly says it the Rams are in a 3-4 defense now

  7. Barwin would be a good pick up at this point in free agency. Was really used in a manner that didn’t leverage his assets in the 4-3 def.

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