Hello again everybody. Hope you all voted or plan to vote today. What's on your minds today?
I think it probably has more to do with the fact that 1.) Kroenke wanted Fisher to guide the Rams through the transition to LA because of his past experience moving the Houston Oilers to Tennessee, and 2.) He didn't want to pay Fisher's $7 million salary if he fired him this year while also having to pay for a new head coach at the same time.
Not sure what's happened with north riverfront. The buzz I'm hearing lately is all about the Union Station site. I think a member of the soccer ownership group is involved at Union Station. The Midtown site (by St. Louis U.) is not a factor. Nor is the "rival" ownership group that is behind it.
I certainly do. Remember, the Chiefs handled Oakland with relative ease not that long ago in Oakland (26-10 on Oct. 16). And this week, the Chiefs should have Alex Smith and Spencer Ware back in the lineup at Carolina.
They are in fact the Cleveland/Los Angeles/Anaheim/St. Louis/Los Angeles Rams. Which is why this whole "welcome home" stuff is such a crock. Which home?
At this point, I'll leave it at this. With each Rams loss, the trade looks better and better in terms of that first-round pick.
I think a lot of it has to do with the talent around them, and also the fit. In Andy Reid, Foles is back with the coach who brought him into the league. And Bradford now is back with the OC (Pat Shurmur) who helped him win offensive rookie of the year honors in 2010 in StL and post career-best numbers last year in Philly. Foles just looks like he has more confidence than he did for much of his time with the Rams in St. Louis. And unfortunately for Bradford, the Vikings' pass-blocking issues make it look more and more like the worst of his time in StL.
The longer Goff sits, the more you have to wonder if he indeed is "not what they thought he was."
And I don't care how many times you say it, LA is not the "home" of the Rams.
Yeah, but there were the exact same issues last season, yet Gurley found a way to top 1,000 yards. I would even say that the Rams are throwing the ball better down field this season than they did a year ago.
Apparently, you flunked both geography and math in school. Ten years in Cleveland, 33 years in LA, 16 years in Anaheim, 21 years in St. Louis. Please move on Floyd, you are done here.
They certainly have had a tough time doing so under Fisher-Snead. There's no doubt about that. And don't let the GM off the hook.
I don't think anything will stop it unless somehow the financing plan falls through in Vegas. The league attitude towards gambling/Vegas has changed dramatically in the past decade.
As you know Gary in Pa., Fisher can be very stubborn when it comes to quarterbacks.
I heard, jeers directed at Goff from fans during the very first weekend of training camp in Irvine. It's a different market. Winning isn't enough. You've also got to entertain. The Rams aren't really doing either at this point.
I have a lot of respect for Elway as GM, Kubiak as head coach, and that Denver defense. I figured them at about 10-6, 11-5 with their current quarterback situation, and that looks like where they're headed.
I find it humorous, in a good way, that you remember that and are bringing this up. What I and others have heard is more "urban legend" than fact based. It would be next to impossible to prove. So I'll leave it at that. Sorry. . . .
Well Alan, all I can say is if LA Rams are booing after 3 home games, try 12 years of this stuff.
I think you're onto something regarding Fisher. Players really like playing for Fisher, but when you're the head coach you can't be everyone's best friend. I don't think there is enough accountability on Fisher's teams. I think that's a legitimate knock against him. As for your second remark, I think St. Louisans would say "welcome back" not "welcome home" if the Cardinals were to ever move back to St. Louis. There is a difference.
A consistent theme I heard throughout the relocation process was that the league wanted the NFL to be a success in LA when a team moved back there. But in the end, greed trumped all as it almost always does for the NFL. The league gets a shiny new stadium, the owners get a relocation fee, and a bigger visiting check, and that's that.
Well, they still have time to turn it around. But it now takes a 6-2 finish just to go 9-7. History says that doesn't happen.
Don't get me wrong, the refs totally botched that field sequence and it could've cost Buffalo a chance to at least send the game into overtime. But there have been bad calls going on for years. It seems like the refrain is heard year after year: "I can't believe how bad the officiating is this year." So I myself don't think bad officiating is affecting the ratings.