Hello again everybody. We're back from our annual late spring-early summer hiatus and ready for another football season. We'll be in Canton for Kurt Warner's Hall of Fame induction. Also planning another mini-tour of training camps. St. Louis/NFL lawsuit starting to heat up, Stan Kroenke making money according to Forbes, and Ezekiel Elliott once always seems on the verge of trouble.
Yes, it I. Year 2 of post-Rams group therapy in St. Louis now underway.
I don't think he did. But I'll do some more checking.
Yeah, I watched all the episodes last year and I remember that incident. It was pretty strange. Fisher always was considered a player's coach, maybe at the expense of of team discipline.
Like many in his business, he just wants to win.
Spent about a week in the Virginia Beach area, in a less-touristy area known as Sandbridge with my second son _ recently promoted to Army captain _ and his wife, my wife, and some friends. He's currently stationed at Fort Lee near Richmond. Also took a junket to Indiana to watch my youngest son's alt-rock band, The Few, play a show. As part of that mini-trip, watched an Evansville Otters game and went to a river festival in Evansville. Kind of a neat small city. Otters play in historic Bosse Field, where much of the movie A League of Their Own was filmed. My oldest son, the Army captain who did a year in Afghanistan, is back in St. Louis. Although still in the reserves, he's no longer active duty after a seven-year stint and is now working in administration for St. Louis Police Department. We went to four St. Louis FC games. Saw the Gateway Grizzlies play about 4 times. A good summer.
Last year, I made it to the first weekend of Rams camp and Rams home opener. But planning no trips out there this year, Stan. But I am planning to catch your game in Dallas Oct. 1 against your buddy Jerry Jones and the Cowboys. How about dinner that Saturday night?
What's the Clutch Bar like? Did you hear a witness stepped forward last night _ a named witness _ who said he saw the incident and that Ezekiel Elliott did NOT throw the punch. I believe the Dallas Morning News had a story about it.
No, I believe the playoff drought continues in 2017. I think the offensive line should be better, with the addition of Whitworth. I'd like to think that Gurley will bounce back. But there are too many unproven parts at wide receiver, tight end, and quarterback. Not sure about the defense, either, with the switch to the 3-4.
No, I think it's a move to avoid the discovery process. In other words avoid answering questions they don't want to answer.
Saw that. Yeah, that was some shot right out of the box. I thought Manning was pretty good as MC, at least in the part I saw.
That's a good question. I guess Glennon is a short-term solution while Trubisky gets his feet wet. But what if Glennon plays well? I can't think that drafting Trubisky was Fox's idea. He seems very much on the hot seat.
Boy, I sure don't remember anything like that. Neither had the type of personality where you had to do anything like keep them apart.
I realize the Chiefs had cap issues, but I was as surprised as the next guy. Why not talk to Maclin about re-working his contract instead of an outright release? And as you probably now, Andy Reid is pretty close to Maclin _ he attended his wedding just a few weeks earlier. I view the Chiefs as a team that's pretty close to the Super Bowl. Now, maybe last year was as close as they'll get with this core. But why not keep a veteran receiver who could not only produce but also help the younger guys, as you try to get over the top as a franchise. Obviously, they like some of the younger guys at WR. Personally, I still think Maclin has a couple, three good years left.
Dave, always glad to hear from you. Didn't see your question at first, but I answered a version of it earlier from another chatter. Thanks as always for playing!
Shirley, so far with Elliott there has been plenty of smoke but no fire. In other words, he always seems to be in the picture when some of these incidents have taken place. But either he's not at the root of the problem, or nothing seems to stick. I always try to be slow to judge in these situations. As I mentioned earlier in the chat, the Dallas Morning News reported last night that a named witness at the Dallas nightclub said Elliott did NOT throw the punch. I mentioned to a colleague in the sportswriting business that the reaction seems to be different when Gronk is involved in something like this as opposed to Zeke. It's kind of _ "Oh, that Gronk! The big lug!" It seems different with Zeke. The colleague's response was: "Well, Gronk was never accused of domestic abuse." We'll see what happens with this domestic abuse case. It seems like the NFL doesn't know what to make of it. From afar, I see Elliott as a young adult with some maturity issues. He has to realize that playing in the NFL, particularly with the Cowboys, puts you right smack in the fishbowl. I did some stupid things when I was 21. Didn't we all? But with Elliott, everybody's watching. All the time
Two things about their Super Bowl chances? After last season, will teams have a book on Dak Prescott? And I still wonder about that Cowboys defense, which had some offseason hits.
Good to be back. Players are eligible for the 10-member practice squad if they don't have an accrued season on an NFL roster. An accrued season is when a player is on the active roster for six regular-season games. So yes, if you played in a game last year, but were not on the active roster for six regular-season games, you're practice squad eligible. ALSO: you can have 2 exceptions to this rule on the 10-man practice squad and keep two players with no more than two accrued seasons.
I think Goff would really have to struggle this year for the Rams to give up on him so early. I think everyone assumes he would join Shanahan in San Francisco.