As for the Raiders do you mean on their pending move? It sure looks like they're heading to LA Vegas. As for Rams-haters adopting the Chargers, it's an interesting concept. But if the Rams ever start winning, they'll draw their share of fans no matter what the Chargers are doing.
If the old-guard owners were going to step in to prevent a franchise relocation, they would have done so last January when all this started with the move of the Rams back to LA. It's pretty obvious that the old guard owners don't hold much sway any more. It's a different landscape.
I don't think there's anything to it. And remember, we're talking about sports-talk radio.
Yeah, pretty amazing isn't it.
Yes, I saw the clip. All I can say is on sports talk radio just about anything is said.
Have not heard anything on Rams OC candidates except that McVay wanted to interview Miami offensive line coach Chris Foerster for the job and was blocked. As for free agents, it's awfully early for that. Free agency doesn't begin until early March and it would be tampering for teams to contact players still under contact elsewhere.
Yeah, it's all pretty bizarre. I'm not the first to say this and I'm sure I won't be the last. It's highly debatable whether LA can support one franchise much less two. It does make you wonder what the NFL is thinking.
Yeah, Cook had an amazing game Sunday for Green Bay. And in their own way, the Packers are as much "America's Team" as Dallas. Rodgers has been amazing during his streak.
I don't think he did. Don't think he had any interest in being anywhere but in southern California.
The TV money is so great, owners can make money without selling a single ticket. It has been this way for quite some time. Appearances aside on game day, the ticket-buying public has never been less important to the equation.
There doesn't appear to be anything on the horizon.
Well, I was hoping for a Chiefs-Packers Super Bowl. Just for something different. The Packers are still there and either a Packers-Steelers or Packers-Patriots game figures to be a great matchup.
Well, he's had a few drops with the Packers as well. Just not as many. Obviously, it helps to have someone like Aaron Rodgers throwing to you. Rodgers is one of the handful of QBs in the league _ the truly elite _ who make the people around them better.
Hah. The training and medical staffs for each NFL club are pretty amazing..
SF may be the worst job. But the fact that they're still looking for a coach could simply mean they're waiting on Atlanta's Kyle Shanahan. McVay signed a five-year deal with the Rams. I don't know the terms but obviously it's a lot less than the $7 million per that Fisher was getting.
Almost any time there's a head-coach opening anywhere you hear the "big names" come up in speculation. But nothing ever happens with them. Don't think Gruden or Payton were ever realistic candidates. I too was surprised to hear some national media voices talk about what a desirable job it was. On the one hand, you do have an owner who doesn't meddle in Stan Kroenke, and an owner who usually spends to the cap _ or close to the cap. Those are positives. So is the weather. Although coaches don't spend much time outside, except for practices and some games. But let's face it, there are plenty of holes on that roster, you don't have a first-round draft pick this year, and you're not sure what you have at quarterback in Jared Goff. So I viewed the Rams job as more of a mixed bag.
Sorry had to take a phone call. . . .It's hard to stack a roster when you don't have many draft picks. I think it will take some shrewd pickups in free agency _ never an easy thing to do these days _ to rebuild this roster quickly.
Mark Davis mentioned to me last March about it not being that far to games for Raiders fans in California if the team moved to Las Vegas. And if the team does indeed move to Nevada, I'm sure some California Raiders fans will do just that. But I don't think that was any kind of major factor in trying to move there.
Haven't read Vonnegut since my college days. But I do remember that phrase. . . .