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Targeting Free Agents

Discussion in 'Q & A WITH KEVIN DEMOFF' started by Memento, Jul 20, 2012.

  1. Memento Ser Memento (alias, The Winged Knight).

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    Mr. Demoff,

    Thank you so much for taking the time to visit our site. It's awesome when someone like yourself answers the questions of loyal Rams fans.

    Anyway, I was curious as to how you targeted specific free agents in this off-season. Not just the big names like Cortland Finnegan, Kendall Langford, and Scott Wells, but also guys like Trevor Laws and Rocky McIntosh. Was there a specific plan that you, Fisher, and Snead stuck to?

    Again, thank you so much for your time. I've got faith in you guys getting a winning record this year.

    Go Rams!
     
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  2. kdemoff New Member

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    Les and Jeff had a specific plan of trying to improve this team, but Les is a big believer in fixing units one at a time and not taking a scattershot approach to building the roster. The signing of Kendall Langford along with the drafting of Michael Brockers was designed to put in place a strong front four, with the idea of getting quality depth behind it. Cortland Finnegan was added with the idea of drafting at least one corner to pair with our returning players to get a strong cornerback group and secondary. Scott Wells was brought in to not only be the glue of the OL but to be Sam Bradford's eyes and ears up front, just as he did with Aaron Rodgers. We wanted tough, physical players to set the tempo for a Coach Fisher team. Once we accomplished that, it was about adding the best possible younger talent we could to bring competition all over the roster. We wanted to add a WR in free agency but we dropped out of most of them when the bidding when past our comfort level. We knew we could do that because we always wanted to add Steve Smith who had put up better numbers than most of the FA WR when healthy. It has some risk in signing a player coming off an injury but we felt Steve would be much better in his second season since the surgery.
     
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