Hello again everybody. And happy holidays to one and all. What's on you mind today.?
If that's the case, I think it would make me even more curious to meet people and experience new things. :)
I haven't followed the San Francisco situation closely. But I do know there are plenty of empty seats. In a new stadium no less. There were tons of empty seats last year when the St. Louis Rams played their final game out there before relocation. Maybe they were a little tougher to see on TV because the seats were colored 49ers red, but they were empty.
Sure looks that way. I give them a sliver of a chance this week with San Diego coming to town. But if they don't do it against the Chargers, they're toast. Because they close the regular season at Pittsburgh. And the Steelers could be playing for a playoff berth that day.
I my opinion it's worse. But the funny (sad) thing, is I've felt that way just about every year for I don't know maybe the last 5-10 years. The Monday Night game was another example. I'm speaking of the play where Cam Newton slides, gets hit late, and then responds by tossing the football at the guy who hit him late. Newton gets a penalty for unsportsmanlike conduct, but there's no penalty for the late hit. How does that happen? How do you miss _ and not penalize _ the late hit?
Not really. Although it looks like the Rams will make a run at Jon Gruden.
It's dangerous to put too much stock in how someone plays in the preseason, but I also was intrigued by Mannion's work in exhibition play. He was much improved over what we had seen the year before. Saying that, I've never been one to just say let's see what the young guys can do at the end of a season just because you're team is out of the playoff mix. Coaches always want to play the guys they think give them the best chance to win. But I did find it interesting that Fassel said he's considering having Mannion as his No. 2 QB this week..
Don't really have an answer for you on this one. Jerry and Stan are business bros _ they do some business together away from football. Otherwise, it was just greed. It's not just an ego thing for Stan to build this palace in LA, it's an ego thing for the league and the other owners to a degree as well.
I think you consider a move like that if you're in the playoff hunt. Which the Rams are not. Floyd's contract is up after this season, so in essence you're renting a guy who just got arrested for a DUI for three games if you're the Rams.
I think you bring in the best offensive mind you can, plain and simple. Got to do something about the league's worst offense.
Yeah, I feel bad for Kevin and all the good football fans of San Diego. They're always welcome here.
Oh, I used to talk to Kroenke with some regularity, and they were interesting conversations. But most of them took place before he was controlling owner.
I can't really help you on the Gene Stallings-Larry Wilson spat. I was covering the University of Missouri and college sports back then. As for realignment if the Jaguars moved to St. Louis, yes you'd be pairing Baltimore with Indy, but you'd also be taking the Ravens away from the market they abandoned _ Cleveland _ which is a pretty good rivalry.
That's a great question. I think it's dependent on two things. 1.) Do ratings continue to decline in future years? Let's not forget TV dollars are the golden goose for this league. 2.) Does participation decline significantly at the high school levels, to the point where schools start dropping the sport? We've yet to see that..
Maybe, but an owner's supposed to be engaged with his team to some degree. It's always good when the players _ and coaches _ know he cares.
Most of the venues with contending teams have had full stadiums most of the year. At least that's been my observation.
Sorry. Technical difficulties again this week. Now where were we? As recently as 2014, six teams finished with four or fewer victories. But this could be the first year since the strike year of 1982 that two teams finished with fewer than 2 wins _ San Francisco and Cleveland obviously are flirting with that this year.
All depends on who the new coach is and what he thinks of Williams. But almost always, a new head coach brings in his own staff. There are a few exceptions, but not many.
I think it's the sixth overall pick. But I get your point. More often than not, that gives you a good chance at landing a franchise player. During their time in St. Louis, the Rams used the No. 6 overall pick for Kevin Carter, Torry Holt, and Grant Wistrom. (And as a launching point for the trade up for Grant Wistrom in 1997.) These last 2 Rams games are very important for the Titans draft pick. The pick could drop down several slots if the Rams close with wins vs. San Francisco and Arizona at home.
I think you'd sell a few in St. Louis.
You never could get beyond those 7 wins. You didn't make the most of the RGIII and spinoff trades. You never really displayed the kind of running game and defense that was your hallmark when you came from Tennessee.
Didn't that thing already air?