NFL draft next week, James Laurinaitis retires, and there was, I believe a lawsuit filed last week. Hello to all. . . .
The attorneys are working on a contingency basis, meaning they only get paid if St. Louis wins the case.
I was a guest on an Oakland webcast last night and was asked basically that same question. The NFC certainly looks wide open. Can Dak Prescott do it again for the Cowboys, who have also sustained some free agent hits? Can Green Bay start 2017 like it finished the 2016 regular season? I'm not feeling it right now for Seattle, unless Eddie Lacy stays healthy and (relatively) lean. And what kind of Super Bowl hangover will we see in Atlanta after the Falcons' Super Bowl collapse? Those have to rate as the top contenders. Maybe Minnesota squeezes into the picture if they can block and run the football with some consistency.
I have my fingers crossed!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
If Jeff Fisher were still around, I wouldn't bet against it. He loved drafting running backs.
Charley Armey used to say the higher you're picking in the draft the more dangerous it is to reach for need. But teams always seem to reach for QBs. It sure looks like the Rams reached for Jared Goff last season, and I'm not totally convinced on Carson Wentz either. He wasn't all that good after the first few games. It's interesting, however, that no one has traded up yet for a QB. The Goff trade already had taken place last year at this time. (The Wentz trade came last April 20.) So far teams are showing restraint. And who do you trade up for this year? Trubisky? Watson?
Yeah, who knows what may come up in the "discovery" process leading up to a potential trial.
You know I've had my eye on the Titans for a while. I got to only one Titans home game last year (vs. Green Bay), but may have to get there more often this year. They play host to the Rams this year, by the way. Tennessee needs help in the secondary and at wide receiver. Maybe another pass rusher. I'd like to see them go secondary at 5 (safety/cornerback) and wide receiver at No. 18. I would think one of the top three wideouts would still be there at 18 (Williams, Davis, Ross). If not, maybe got with the tight end from Miami. At 5, the Titans could basically have their choice of safeties Adams and Hooker, or cornerback Lattimore.
Yeah, if it reaches trial, you'd think Peacock would be on the stand at some point.
So you're saying there will be a settlement before trial? I think St. Louis probably would be happy with that result as well.
Even without the lawsuit, I believe the future looks bleak for an NFL team here anyway. At least in the immediate future. And I can't see any scenario, under any condition, where the NFL would agree to place a future team here. I think St. Louis, if nothing else, would like that money back that it expended to keep the Rams here in a process that now seems like it was rigged from the start.
What? He gets struck by lightning on the witness stand? :)
Agreed. Positions changes obviously are tougher to pull off at the NFL level.
That'll be interesting to see. Basically you have one-tenth of the league _ 3 top 25 markets _ that have lost franchises in the last 15 months. Millions of angered, disenfranchised fans. How can that possibly be good for business? In the case of St. Louis, I would think rating of Rams games shown here would be down _ less hate-watching.
No idea on that one. Mixon did say on the Rich Eisen Show recently that he had visited with about 15 teams.
They seem to have lost much of their spark on offense, even with the emergence of David Johnson. I think they need another playmaker at wide receiver to add some juice to the offense. Even with some of their losses on defense, I think they'll still be fine on that side of the ball. But yeah, overall, that window could be closing because Carson Palmer's career is winding down.
Playing in the AFC South would be fun with Indy and Tennessee _ not to mention Shad Khan's Jacksonville Jaguars. Of course, it would be nice to see KC twice a year _ Governor's Cup Times 2. But how about playing the NFC North with Chicago, Green Bay, etc.?
I think a lot of fans feel the same way. At least the city, county are trying to fight back. A while back, a fan told me with regard to the ongoing PSL lawsuit that even if the Rams had to put $2 in an envelope and mail it to him as a settlement, he would feel some measure of satisfaction.