I think the guy's too risky, and too unproven. And even in a small market like Jacksonville it would be a distraction. But here's a thought _ why not Jay Cutler? You bring him in with an incentive-laden contract, you've still got plenty of cap room, and you have someone to push Bortles.
Thanks for adding that to the discussion. Very interesting. As of right now, I believe the NFL doesn't even allow its referees and game officials in Vegas during football season. I guess that's gonna have to change, eh?
No doubt. He could be overestimating this whole "Raider Nation" loyalty thing. I guess it helps that the team is good right now.
If you're referring to Shad Khan, I just don't see that happening. He seems pretty committed to Jax.
Dr. D, I'm keeping my fingers crossed that it happens.
Really, after so many years in college, could he make the transition? And in what capacity? And what about those health concerns?
They view St. Louis as a baseball town. They buy in, at least in part, to the Kroenke narrative that St. Louis is a dying market. And look at the stadiums that are being built these days _ in Minnesota, Atlanta, and soon Inglewood and Las Vegas. They're all very expensive palaces. I don't think St. Louis is capable of putting up such a stadium, or has any interest in doing so.
Interesting stuff. Thanks for playing.
It's an amazing group of people, isn't it?
Again, I believe the NFL has an agreement with the CFL _ you don't play in the U.S., and we won't play in Canada. I think the CFL is an interesting game, but do you think it would draw here?
Certainly would. I like your thinking. But to a degree, the atmosphere at Raiders games already is total chaos.
I haven't had an interview with Kroenke in five years. I haven't been part of a dinner In which Kroenke was part of the group since Jackie Stiles was at Missouri State. (It was at an owners meeting either in Phoenix or Palm Springs, and the Missouri State women were on TV in the restaurant playing an NCAA tournament game.) I really didn't see them at this meeting other than for the photo that I took and posted on Twitter. Then again, I didn't spend nearly as much time in the lobby at this meeting.
San Antonio would like to join the club. Say the Raiders play there, the stands are full, the crowds enthusiastic. Maybe the city feels it can show the league that the NFL would thrive there. But it's difficult for me to see Commissioner Jones and Texans owner Bob McNair wanting another team in Texas. Maybe for a year, sure, but not long-term.
Good point. I've thought of that too. but apparently, UNLV's stadium and the parking situation, suite situation, etc., is sub par. Despite it's small capacity, that's not the case with Carson.
Yes, I do think it's a slam dunk if the stadium issue passes. Kraft seemed very sincere in his comments, didn't strike me as a b.s. artist at all. And if you read the story, he has very close ties to Paul Edgerley, the majority owner of the St,. Louis group. They've known each other forever. Just contrast the situation with the Rams stadium issue here. Did you ever hear Eric Grubman speak as enthusiastically about the St. Louis market as Kraft did? Did Roger Goodell ever appear in St. Louis to stump for keeping the Rams here and getting a stadium built? (As compared to Garber of the MLS.) It's quite clear to me that the MLS wants to be here.
Yeah, apparently Commissioner Jones helped with the Bank of America deal as well.
Not many of those old-school owners left in the NFL any more, is there?
Not complaining, but are you a relative?