Hello again everybody. We're back to our regular Tuesday schedule. Tony Romo retired today. Draft approaching, Pro days winding down. If you had any questions from last Thursday that we couldn't get to, please try again. What's on your minds today?
Well, if not Jimmy G, the options are pretty limited when it comes to veteran QBs. There's Jay Cutler, Colin Kaepernick and the former Ram Ryan Fitzpatrick. Or they could try to get one of the top QBs I the draft. That's about it.
Good like rooting for the Bucs. They've got a pretty good head coach, I believe, in the former Mizzou assistant from days gone by, Dirk Koetter.
Kellen Moore come on down. . . .He's the next in line.
it helps that the Raiders are a playoff-contending team. But you're right. It does seem like a pretty big risk, and one that could turn ugly. Mark Davis could be over-estimating this whole Raiders Nation thing _ you know, that they'll follow the team anywhere not matter what the circumstances. Between the 2014 and '15 seasons in St. Louis, when it became apparent that Malibu Stan Kroenke wanted to skip town, the Rams lost 10,000 season-ticket holders. In one offeseason. They figured why give their money to Kroenke since he planned to move the team. I wouldn't be surprised if there was some similar thinking by the fans in Oakland.
No doubt it's basketball. It was his game growing up. And yeah, you're right as far as his teams. Hardly a banner year. Rams go 4-12. Avalanche will finish with the worst record in the NHL. Although still mathematically alive, right now it looks like the Nuggets will miss the playoffs in the NBA. And Arsenal has dropped to sixth place in the EPL, Only the Colorado Rapids of MLS had a good year _ I think they made the MLS semis.
So much depends on Goff at QB and Gurley at RB. I also think they were a tired team at the end of last season because of the move and all the traveling that came with it (including multiple practice sites and a game in London). But right now it's hard to see this team winning more than six or seven.
Despite all the first-round draft picks, plus a lot of money invested in free agents, I thought the Rams' defense has been a tease in recent years. Flirting with elite status, but never quite getting there, especially in situations (game and seasonal) where the team really needed them. The Rams were 23rd in scoring defense last season, which hardly qualifies as elite. And now they're switching to a new scheme (3-4) and have lost another member of their secondary (T.J. McDonald, at least for half a season if he should re-sign).
It's a business, when teams relocate. But when it's time to sell tickets, well, Football is Family.
As long as the money comes in, I don't think Kroenke cares.
First off, we welcome Rams questions. This is an NFL forum and last time I checked the Rams were part of the NFL. As for our neighboring teams, I rate them the same right now as they were last season: 1.) KC, 2.) Tennessee, 3.) Indy; 4.) Chicago. It's hard for me to see Chicago as much better this year unless a.) Mike Glennon comes in and plays like a decent NFL starter, and b.) Kevin White stays healthy and starts playing up too his draft status. And let's face it, the Chicago defense needs to improve as well. Indy seems mired in mediocrity, there are two many 'ifs" on the roster even with the presence of Andrew Luck. I really feel like Tennessee is a team on the rise _ a good draft could help them reach the playoffs and more. KC is still the class of the group. There's a lot of talent on that roster, even if the Chiefs are aging a little on some areas of the defense (Tamba Hali, Derrick Johnson). A little better play by Alex Smith at QB and a little better running game obviously would help.
New regimes always lead to roster turnover. It's possible the new group of coaches wanted someone with a little more size at the position. And it's also possible that some at Rams Park _ or whatever they're calling it these days in LA _ didn't agree with the in-house evaluation of Barnes. I'd be stunned if Barnes is back with LA _ he wasn't making much to begin with for a starter and I think the Rams swallowed $750K of guaranteed money when they released him.
Bot really. Don't think Cousins is going anywhere this year.
These stadiums are becoming palaces. I remember when the old Trans World Dome (Edward Jones Dome) was about the most expensive stadium around at $300 million.
Don't know how you can place the Bucs ahead of the Falcons, even if we all expect a Super Bowl hangover from Atlanta. The DeSean Jackson signing was huge as a complement to Evans, but the Bucs still need help with their pass rush on defense, and I think their running game.
Apparently, the Patriots knew about it in advance. It sure would've made me nervous if I was in the Pats' front office or on their coaching staff.
That's funny. Like cut $10 million from their salary cap? In a league that lives for parity, that would only increase the gap in theory. Too bad it's not soccer, where they could be relegated to a lower division.
He seems very tall for the position, and perhaps a little stiff to make all the pulls and quick movement that is necessary at the position.
I've known Pete since 1991 and don't disagree with him all that often. But I think I'd put Romo in the very good category _ one notch below great.
Not sure what you're looking at, but Barwin counts $3.5 million against the cap in 2017 on his one-year contract, $3 million of which is guaranteed. He gets a $2 million base salary, which is fully guaranteed. He received a $1 million roster bonus on March 21. The additional $500K (which would bring Barwin to that $3.5 million) comes in the form of $31,250 that he would get as a per-game roster bonus. Also, he can earn an additional $3.25 million in incentives related to games on active roster, playing time, club rankings, and club improvement.
Well, I'm sure that's the plan. But it's not like he has DeSean Jackson and Pierre Garcon at wide receiver. Or even Jordan Reed at tight end.