Underrated in all this in terms of the '99 Rams was how well the team did in free agency leading up to that season. Besides Timmerman, they added players such as Mike Jones, Ricky Proehl, Jeff Wilkins, and Ray Agnew in free agency. And they hit on all of those players, which is hard to do in free agency.
Or he can always start a GoFundMe campaign. Or more realistically, knock off a couple of hundred million dollars on the stadium costs, and be willing to sell part of the team to a minority owner.
For most of the voters I know, I don't think the outside noise will affect them one bit.
I'm with you Gavin, I just don't see it so far. But we'll see. It was a very small sample size _ 7 starts _ and we all know he didn't have much around him. But again, I didn't see much magic. We'll see what the new crew can do. I do think Goff will get better coaching from this group.
Here's the way it was explained to me. Technically, Snead had the final say. But as a practical matter, Fisher called the shots. I'm not saying that Snead didn't talk Fisher into some picks. I think Pead was one of those. Also influential in the process was Rich Snead (who was close to Fisher and worked with him in Tennessee). But Rich Snead (no relation to Les) no longer is with the Rams.
Mark you never say never. So I'm gonna say probably not. Not in the near future anyway.
Isn't Albert headed to Jacksonville? As for Clady, I don't know what to tell you. He's made four Pro Bowls. But he also turns 31 in early September. Are there concerns about his shoulder? How much tread is left on the tires? How much money is he looking for? Seems like it'd be worth it to at least check the guy out.
In the short term, all Goodell and Jones are worried about is seeing that new stadium open in Inglewood. They can put up with a couple of lousy season in the interim. Now if the Rams in particular, but also the Chargers, continue to lose and have trouble putting fans in the stands, that's another matter.
I really don't know much about him. And remember, it will be McVay who is calling the plays.
Fans always get excited about uniforms.
I think Lewis gets in on the first ballot. I think Moss gets in before T.O. Remember, off-the-field issues aren't supposed to be considered in Pro Football Hall of Fame voting. What has held up T.O. so far has to do with (in large part) the kind of teammate he was _ not what he did away from work. I don't sense that will be quite the issue with Moss and it's certainly not a factor with Lewis.
Kroenke's feelings were hurt when we took him to task on this earlier, so we're going to leave him alone on this. (For now.)
The problem with Barron wasn't the fact that he got extended. It's that he got extended for $9 million a year as an undersized outside linebacker. Obviously, the coaching staff has to sign off on any contract extensions _ the team isn't going to re-sign anyone they don't want. But when it comes to getting the deal done, that's under the guidance of Kevin Demoff.
It takes an 80 percent vote to get in. So what's 80 percent of 48 voters? That's like 39 voters. I sure wouldn't have voted for him.
Yes, the Rams expect to get a third-round pick. Keep in mind, compensatory picks are handed out at the end of each round, which would make it somewhere around the No. 100 pick in the draft. Compensatory picks used to always be awarded at the owners meetings in late March, but I think they are awarded earlier than that these days. Last year, I think they were awarded in early March. Another new twist this year _ for the first time, compensatory picks can be traded.
Yeah he did in terms of Canidate. But you're wrong about going 0-for-3 in 2001. Ryan Pickett was a very good pick. Just ask the Green Bay Packers. Damione Lewis was a bust. But Adam Archuleta did have some good seasons in StL.
In terms of what? Relocation?
Oh my gosh, what a disaster that 2006 draft was _ Linehan's first draft. Klopfenstein, Dominique Byrd, Claude Wroten, undersized Tye Hill, undersized Jon Alston.
Would you rather make more money or win big?
But he is a pretty good left tackle.