ST. LOUIS -- If the surest way to improve is to take on someone stronger than you, then the Rams should be set at offensive left tackle. Or defensive right end. Or both.
The answer depends largely on whom you consider the better player, left tackle Jake Long or right end Robert Quinn.
The first pick in the 2008 draft, Long has been to four Pro Bowls so he owns the more impressive resume. Despite being hampered by injuries over the past two seasons, he still was able to score a four-year, 34 million deal from the Rams, who wisely decided to invest in the protection of quarterback Sam Bradford.
The 14th pick in the 2011 draft, Quinn finished with 10.5 sacks last year in just his second season, his first as a full-time starter. If he continues to show similar improvement, he undoubtedly will have Pro Bowls in his future.
Says Quinn about Long: "Jake has some of the best feet on an O-lineman you'll see."
And Long on Quinn: "He's quick, he's shifty, he's powerful and he's getting ...