Very interested to see the TV ratings for this year
If his holdout lasts beyond the third preseason game, you have to wonder if that's at least in the back of his head.
From my exposure to the Titans, it does seem like they get it. From a media standpoint, access is great. Their locker room is open in the preseason, which is a tremendous thing for reporters. Players are accommodating, which flows from above. (The head coach, upper management, etc.)
Again, Thomas George is a veteran NFL reporter. He wouldn't last as long as he has in this business if he had a habit of fabricating quotes.
Well, at the end of the day, 30 owners approved the move, so I don't think you can make too much of an individual vote. Khan was sincere in his interest in buying the Rams. Had he been successful, the team would still be here He would've found a way to make it work.
Yeah, why not let the year play out and if Watkins turns out to be the real deal, what you're suggesting makes a lot of sense
If you're talking about a former player, I would say Isaac Bruce. And believe me, there's a lot to chose from among former Rams _ lots of top players and top character guys over the years. Among current players, that's a little tougher. But Chris Long would have to rank pretty high.
Thanks appreciate that. Still thinking about doing it. No final decision yet.
That $19 million doesn't become fully guaranteed unless he's on the roster by the first day of the '18 league year. (Which would be in March.) I think it would have to be a pretty serious injury for the injury portion to kick in. So I guess it's something to think about, but you better find a decent backup to Henne _ all together now, Kaepernick _ if you decide to part ways with Bortles now.
Again, I'll just say I'm surprised he is still working for the Rams.
I don't think the Rose Bowl (UCLA's home) wanted any part of the NFL. I don't think the Coliseum could accommodate another NFL team, what w/the Rams and USC already there. That 30,000 seat stadium will be OK, I guess, if it's full and rocking on Sundays. If the atmosphere looks anything like it has this preseason. . .not so much.
Again, I think you know I have the highest regard for Martz. But George is no fly-by-night operator.
I was at a St. Louis FC game a couple of Sundays ago _ the Tampa Bay game _ and I was talking to a fan who said he still followed the team. Not as a hate-watcher. Another thing to consider, although my request was for only NFL fans from the St. Louis area to vote in the poll, we could have some LA Rams fans stuffing the ballot box.
The concussion issue is serious. And watching the concussion movie (you know, the one w/Will Smith) was sobering. But I have to admit, when I watch the game, this issue really isn't in my head. I'm just enjoying the game. And I know that's probably not a good thing. I do wonder what I would do now if I had a child that wanted to play football. I certainly wouldn't let him play early. Although all three of my sons played high school sports, only one played football. And that was my youngest _ the rock drummer _ and that was about 7 years ago when he was a high school freshman (He gave up the sport to concentrate on music.) As to one of your other points, I agree with you, if you are a current NFL player and you're not aware of the dangers of playing the sport with respect to head injuries, you're not paying attention. P.S. _ Would love to be involved in some Mizzou and Illinois coverage. I could even wrap it around some NFL coverage. We'll see.
Mildly surprised at Cutler. But you have to remember the Adam Gase tie. Gase as you know was the Bears OC a couple of years ago when Cutler had one of his best NFL seasons. So Cutler goes to Miami, he's got a head coach he knows, respects and has thrived under, he doesn't have to compete for a starting job, and he knows the offense. So I think Cutler will do well there. The problem with Cutler has never been his arm strength or talent. It's always been his decision-making. Gase, I'm told, was able to simplify that process for Cutler in Chicago, and that's why he thrived..
In order to make up for having a stadium half as big as normal, the Chargers are basically charging twice as much to see the games. Call it a boutique atmosphere.
Don't think Mike has any problems. He's always been a person of strong opinions.
Stan has always had a negotiating style of patiently letting the process play out before showing his hand. Khan's bid helped set the franchise value for Kroenke. And if Khan had been willing to pay enough to suit Kroenke, there were some reports at the time that Kroenke would've let Khan buy the team. Remember, Kroenke always had the right of first refusal, or matching rights if you will.
I think one of the biggest problems in officiating is there is too much subjective interpretation in the rules. And too many rules changes _ every year. It's a fast-moving game, and very difficult for officials to see everything. I wish there was a more cut-and-dried way to decide, for example, that this is holding and this isn't. This is pass interference, and this isn't. Because of the interpretation involved, I think that's why you see so much variance in what's called and what isn't from week to week and crew to crew. The increasing use of replay helps in some instances, but I agree with you, it also disrupts the flow of the game.