Hello to one and all. Just a couple of chats left before I go on my little annual hiatus. But we're here for you today. . . .
No, I don't really have an insight there. Pretty strange, however, because he was there for even less time during the offseason conditioning program.
Personally, I don't like the tag of St. Louis being a "baseball town." I think it's a great sports town period.
I follow Mason on Twitter. Yeah, I thought he had the makings of a pretty good running back. And certainly you hope that he gets his life together whether it's in football or outside of football.
There is no waiting period for contributors, in part, because owners basically own the team for life. I have no idea why there was a push to get Jones in now, although as I've mentioned here and written about in the P-D, some Dallas area writers thought Jones' role in getting the Rams back in LA helped put him over the top. (Since it came at the expense of St. Louis, it's hard for me to understand why that's a good thing.)
If it looks like a duck and quacks like a duck, it's usually a duck. so yeah, I'd definitely call it a rebuild. Let's see how many new starters there are come opening day. As for the TV employee referring to Demoff as a professional liar _ remember, it was in a graphic identifying Demoff. Not something that was stated. Obviously, station management made him issue an apology.
Yes, he definitely is undersized. And in this scheme figures to be playing inside, where he might be more susceptible to being taken on by guards and centers. So we'll see how that works out. Even playing more as an outside LB last year, I don't think he was as effective as he was in 2015. But he has been durable.
Very interested to see how the StubHub experience works out with the Chargers. I've heard the stadium is pretty nice. Aren't the Chargers compensating for the small stadium size by charging roughly double the ticket prices?
I will check on this. That's an interesting point. I would think you'd still need someone in the booth to coordinate between the on-the-field referee and New York.
For whatever reason, it doesn't seem like Austin can get consistently open running deep patterns like Jackson. His yards per catch has never been that high (9.1 over his career, above 10 yards per catch only once over a full season).
I'm sure you're not the only one thinking that way.
Not really. But I get your point. Brady can talk all he wants about playing in his mid 40s, but at his age he can lose it in an instant. So if you're the Patriots, why wouldn't you play for the moment?
As much as I'd like to be out there for opening weekend, don't think so.
Well, Everett had quite a bit more playing experience at wide receiver in college than Onobun. Not that South Alabama is a power school or anything, but Quick played at the Division I-AA level. That doesn't mean that Everett is a sure thing, but I think there's a little more of a track record there.
No,, safety and health issues should not be a negotiating ploy. It does seem like the commish is at least a little behind the curve on this.
Yep, I wonder if Mark Davis isn't overplaying this whole Raiders Nation notion, you know, that fans will be loyal no matter where the team is playing. Very curious to see how this year turns out, much less 2018, '19, etc.
It certainly was a long dry spell for fans in Phoenix, and didn't really change until Michael Bidwill took over day-to-day operations of the team. (It didn't hurt to get Kurt Warner, either.)
Maybe they're not quite ready to fully admit the mistakes. Teams can be quite stubborn on those things, even with a largely new regime in place, Les Snead is still there. Let's see how this plays out in training camp and preseason with GRob.
Interesting question because there are a lot of doubts that LA can support 2 NFL teams, especially 2 NFL teams that haven't done much winning lately. But what's to say the Chargers don't reverse their fortunes more quickly and become more popular in LA than the Rams?
T-Berry, there are plenty of QB-type gurus who work on quarterbacks during the pre-draft process. But you're talking about only a couple of months worth of work to work on footwork, lining up under center, etc. That's not really enough time to completely polish up a QB for the pros. Once a QB is in the league, it's a little tougher to get that offseason technique and fundamental work in given the limitations on how much the players can work with their NFL teams. But we've seen some QBs work on the side with the "3DQB" group (Tom House and Adam Dedeaux). Again this work is done largely from the end of the NFL season to the start of the particular team's offseason program. Matt Ryan did it prior to last season, and Jared Goff has done this this offseason.