Keep in mind, these were all brains made available to the study because of concussion problems, so it's not meant to be a representative sample of all of football. Still, 110 out of 111. Wow.
It's an age-old question in the NFL. Most established QBs don't play that much in the preseason anyway. But you really risk being out of sync on opening day without at least some time together in game conditions in the preseason. You can't keep these guys in bubble wrap 24/7.
While keeping in mind these are only allegations against Elliott, and the Columbus police have dropped the case, I do get your point.
Not to my knowledge. Don't know why he wouldn't be tried there.
Hard to see them keeping both.
Barry, we can have you on too at some point if you'd like.
Gotcha. Interesting point. And I don't know what to tell you.
I'll believe it when I see it.
Some still follow the Rams here, but I still think more are Hate-Watching than rooting for the team.
Man, that's pretty harsh Dave. What have I done to offend you?
Once the suspension starts (when the regular season begins and the 53-man roster is set), he does not count against the roster.
I'm guessing they keep six. Austin, Kupp, Woods, Reynolds, Cooper, Marquez.
On some players they've been relatively proactive. Quinn, Austin, Long, Laurinaitis come to mind. When it comes to the draft picks we're only talking about a month or so delay.
I wonder if that sentiment is pretty common. I'm going to try to poll "St. Louis" Rams fans on the subject prior to the start of the regular season.
Well, at least as long as "St. Louis" Rams keep making the Hall of Fame, we'll continue to write about them here. And the "Greatest Show on Turf" will be remembered in history as one of the greatest offenses of all time. Gil Brandt recently named it the best.
We're still early. We'll see.
That's a fascinating point. Of course when you win big, and continue to win big, the message still resonates. There aren't many places where that's the case.
Let's see how he does with the new staff. They've got lots of QB-related experience on the staff, starting with the new head coach. I'm sure the hope is that Gurley returns to form and Whitworth can give Goff time at LT. But sure, if Goff struggles for an extended period, why not try Mannion. (Just ask Eric Dickerson, right?)
Yeah, Jerry hasn't always been a Boy Scout.
Losing paychecks is never a desirable thing, especially in a profession where there isn't much longevity. We're a long way away from that right now. I know the NFLPA is encouraging players to save their money for a strike. But more than half of the players in the league right now won't be around once the current CBA expires.
It's July Optimism rules throughout the length and breath of the NFL. But I don't see enough there. Not nearly enough.
OK, that wraps it up for this week. We'll see you next week.