Hello again everybody and Happy Holidays. Nothing to talk about today is there? :)
I think that would a great idea. They should at least take a look at him.
All are welcome. Jeff would be more than welcome to join us.
(The question, which disappeared, was this: "Pete Carroll coaching the Rams -- is that a possibility?")
Why would he leave Seattle?
Parker attended college _ a place called Newberry. Players do this occasionally on the prime-time introductions just for fun and to give a shout-out to their high school or hometown. There have been scant few players in the NFL who didn't attend college, at least in the modern era. The most "famous" one that comes to mind was defensive lineman Eric Swann, who was a first-round draft pick by the Arizona Cardinals in 1991.
Having some early technical difficulties. In answer to the question about whether Fisher is done as a coach. He's certainly young enough to get another shot _ he turns 59 in February. I can't see Fisher coaching in college, doing all the recruiting, etc. And I can't see another NFL team taking a chance on him as a head coach. And it's been a long time since Fisher was a coordinator or position coach. So I guess my answer is doubtful.
The answer I keep getting from Jacksonville is no. Others I've talked to say that some in the league have doubts about the long-term viability of Jacksonville as an NFL market, and if a franchise in London is not a possibility that Khan might consider St. Louis. But even if that took place, and admittedly it's far-fetched, it isn't something that's going to happen near-term.
The thing was wired for Fisher from the start. His agent is Marvin Demoff _ the name may sound familiar. There were some other candidates interviewed, NFL coordinators, etc. But it was Fisher's job from the start, if he wanted it. (Remember at the time, Miami was hot and heavy for Fisher as well.) The process went very quickly _ maybe 2 1/2 weeks after the end of the season. It may not go that quick this time around, because I sense _ and I could be wrong _ that there isn't a clearcut name at this point.
I don't know how FOX2 feels. They haven't returned my calls. I think they're hoping this all goes away.
Only the Rams, right? They are a laughingstock of the league right now. But we already knew that in St Louis, didn't we? And Merry Christmas to you.
1.) Why did you tell the media when you became controlling owner in 2010 that you took great pride in helping to bring football back to St. Louis as a Missouri man, and would do everything in your power to try to make the situation work? 2.) Why did you and Kevin Demoff feel it necessarily to deceive St. Louis on your intentions _ why couldn't you have been more forthright? 3.) Why did you feel it necessary to trash St. Louis prior to the relocation vote?---And I'll add No. 4.) Does your legacy as a man who turned his back on his home state for more money bother you?
Good point JJ. That's not the kind of thing you can base a season-ticket campaign on!
Maybe as a coordinator if he wants to. But it will be tough. He has been a head coach for a long time.
Sounds good. Look forward to it. You know how to reach me.
Yep. The word dysfunctional comes to mind.
It was actually in a statement. Malibu Stan never appeared at a press conference. I guess it's "history" that the Cleveland-Los Angeles-Anaheim-St. Louis-Los Angeles Rams moved back to one of their former homes. And they actually did win an NFL title in LA in 1951, in the early years on the West Coast.
Could be. He was a very productive player for the Rams for many years. The way he conducted himself on and off the field was a credit to St. Louis. If he decides to hang it up, I think he should step right into a booth or studio as an analyst. He'd be outstanding.
He didn't exactly distinguish himself in that role in Cleveland.
I'll save my answer on this for over a beer sometime.
Tom, I have thought of that. The Rams last three games are against NFC West foes _ Seattle, San Francisco, and Arizona. As we all know Fisher does relatively well against the West _ he was 2-1 this season in the first go-around. Maybe the Rams didn't want him to close with 2 or 3 wins and muddle the picture.
It looks like Janoris Jenkins is having a Pro Bowl caliber season with the Giants. And although Rodney McLeod has come under criticism lately, overall he's had a very good year for Philly
There was some friction, but I didn't sense it was anything out of the ordinary. There is always some tension between the personnel and the coaching realms.
Funny you mention that. When they were showing crowd shots early in the Atlanta game _ and all those empty seats in what was just the fifth home game for the Rams in LA after 21 years without football _ I thought to myself: I wonder what the players think of those fans now? Wonder what the crowds will be like for the last 2 home games _ which fall on Christmas Eve and New Year's Day.