Hello again everybody. It's not the offseason, it's the business season for the NFL. Where will Romo end up? Where will the Raiders end up? Are you worked up over the Terrell Owens HOF "snub?" What's on your minds today. . . . .
No comment. I've said what I needed to say on that subject.
A little too early for me on top 5. Can you check back after the Combine? But I will say this, already the QBs seem to be climbing. I've seen Trubisky for example listed as high as No. 3 overall.
It takes at least three years to judge a draft. But obviously the early returns weren't encouraging for the Rams. I'd have to give the Rams a D on the 2016 draft. Not much production.
Kenny Britt's allegiance was to Jeff Fisher, plain and simple. Fisher brought him into the league and helped revive his career. I expect he will go to the highest bidder.
Not aware that Bidwill was approached at that time. And why would you? Once he was gone, he was gone. Remember, the dome was being built with the expectation that an expansion team would be available. The Rams only came on the horizon once the expansion bid collapsed late in 1993 and the expansion franchises were awarded to Carolina and Jacksonville.
I wonder if Jerry Jones and Bob McNair, but especially Jerry Jones, would allow a team in Oklahoma City. That's always been considered Cowboys country. I still have a son stationed at Fort Sill, and have been to the area many times, so I think I have a feel for it. Now if someone wanted to build a lavish stadium and pay hundreds of millions of dollars to entice a team to OKC, maybe you'd at least have a chance. But I just can't see it. Even more so with Austin, Texas.
That's an interesting question. I guess you could plug him in as an outside linebacker in the 3-4. But I would think his lack of size would be even more of an issue in the 3-4.
Wow, this is a question from way out of left field. Of course I remember Tom Barnidge. I'm doing the chat this week at the downtown P-D office. And right behind me on a bulletin board I have an picture of a Post-Dispatch sports staff from the mid 70s _ with Barnidge's photo right between Amadee and Bill Beck. Very talented writer. After his stint at the Post, he worked at NFL Properties around the turn of the century _ I remember writing a few free-lance articles for him. More recently he was a news columnist at the Contra Costa Times in the San Francisco Bay area. I believe he retired a year ago.
A decent No. 2 wide receiver. Good size, decent speed, but prone to drops and some lapses in concentration. He's still pretty young. I certainly wouldn't break the bank for him, but he should earn a decent contract.
I'd want to study Watson and Trubisky thoroughly, they look like they both have potential. But Garoppolo at least has some seasoning and looks like he could be the real deal. I guess the question is how much are you willing to give up for Jimmy G? You would think the Patriots' asking price is going to be a first-rounder, and obviously if you're picking in the 20 like Houston it's easier to part with a first-rounder than if you're Cleveland or San Fran.
Well, you saw Victor Cruz already got the "big haircut." Some other possibilities: QB Jay Cutler, OT Ryan Clady, RB Jamaal Charles, DE Mario Williams, LB Elvis Dumervil, CB DeAngelo Hall, TE Julius Thomas. A good follow on all cap-related issues on Twitter is @Jason_OTC. He's very thorough.
If Malibu Stan had just bought the team a year or two ago, I'd say sure, give him a mulligan. But he's owned the team since 2010. That's seven seasons. If my math is correct, his won-lost record over that span is 40-71-1. I think that speaks for itself.
If Mark Davis comes up with another investor, I'd still say Las Vegas. (Although technically they'd be "stuck" in Oakland for another couple years until the new stadium was built in Vegas.) Of course, the NFL owners meetings aren't that far away, and it might be tough to come up with that kind of money in six weeks.
It looks like a pretty good year for running backs, but I agree with you _ I think McCaffrey is a second-rounder. His versatility is a plus, especially when you consider his pass-catching ability. For starters, I'd say anybody who needs a third-down back. (And then eventually his role expands.) Could you imagine him playing for a team like Green Bay or New Orleans?
That's a good question. I've heard rumors from a couple of places that he's strongly considering retiring. I need to reach out to him.
I think market size is one factor. (And I know, there are plenty of smaller markets in the NFL.) And how much of a corporate presence is there in the area to buy luxury suites, sponsorships, etc. That's what it's all about these days in the NFL. The fellow owners love it when a move results in a greater franchise value for the team that is relocating _ it drives up the overall value of their product.
RR, you're on a tried and true trail. Coaches invariably like to bring on players they have had a working relationship with _ so both Jackson and Pierre Garcon bear watching. Now, both players are starting to get up there _ they each will turn 31 next season. But both should have some tread on the tires.
Ann, great to hear from you. I think I've said hi to you a couple of times over the years but never formally met. I've heard nothing but good things about you. Sorry about the Valentine's Day snub _ I still have yet to get anything for my wife, although I'll pick something up on the way home. But I can't use the PSLs excuse, can I?
Those are definitely the top 5. Now without thoroughly studying the numbers, like I'm sure Bernie did before writing the article, I actually would be tempted to put Bulger above Johnson.
I think if you're Washington, you have to retain Cousins. The question, obviously, is at what cost?
I haven't really studied the LB group, but the Rams certainly have enough picks to bolster their LB corps, plus maybe pick up a guy in free agency at a modest cost. With Quinn, it's all about the injury issues. He's certainly young enough (turns 27 in May). But at 260-26 pounds, he'd have to play outside linebacker for Phillips, don't you think?
Thanks. It's almost as if the voters have forgotten about Bruce, strange as that sounds.