@jeff The two possible venues seem to be Busch Stadium and the University of Missouri. But I'm not sure if a football field will fit into Busch. And who knows if Mizzou is willing to do so.
If the Rams lose an NFL team again, they won't get a third chance.
I guess we'll find out. But last year was an absolute disaster on offense, so it'd hard to imagine brian schottenheimer being any worse.
I think the Rams would like to be Quick and Givens on the outside and Amendola in the slot. It depends to a larege degree on how quickly Quick and Givens can assimilate the playbook.
Not very often. Since he took over controlling interest in the team a couple of years ago, I would say maybe 10 times. Although he was in for the draft this year. Certainly the Rams are his biggest investment in terms of U.S. sports teams. I'm not sure about the Arsenal soccer team in England. And obviously, his real estate interests take up a lot of time.
I have a copy of the lease somewhere in a box in my basement. It;s about 2,000 pages long. We'll see what we can do although I'm about to take some time off. So no promises.
I guess. I wonder how the season ticket holders would feel about it.
We're talking about 2 days of practice and a combined 3 hours on the field. So I'm really going to avoid any broad statements or sweeping generalizations about players. Quick and Givens both flashed at times at wide receiver. I was impressed with Given's "wiggle" and change of direction as much as his speed. Janoris Jenkins looked smooth on his back peddle. Both undrafted rookie tight ends, DeAngelo Peterson and Cory Harkey caught the ball better than I thought during a red zone period. Isaiah Pead showed great cutback ability on one run. The 7th-round draft pick, Daryl Richardson, showed some quickness. . . .These are just some observations.
Keep in mind, those estimates are from the CVC side, and may be on the high end. A source from the Rams' side of the fence told me they thought only one football season would be missed. If you're talking a new stadium, you're probably well over $1 billion. Because you've got to find a new site, buy the land, make sure there are sufficient access roads for 60,000 fans. And at the end of the day you no longer have a downtown football stadium, either.
I plan on doing someting on Quick this week, off one of the OTA sessions.
I think the most logical candidate might be Bradley Fletcher, coming off knee surgery at cornerback. He could be pressed big-time bby Janoris Jenkins.
I assume you're talking California, and Los Angeles. I guess the points you've made help explain why the nation's second-largest market will experience its 18th consecutive season without an NFL franchise this coming fall.
RIght now, I kind of see it like it ended up last year, with the Rams 4th, and Arizona and Seattle neck-and-neck for second place in the division.
It will go to arbitration June 15, and perhaps by the end of the 2012 calendar year, the arbitrator will reach a decision, either in favor of the Rams or in favor of the CVC.
It only means that the Rams think Temple's Mike Campbell is good enough to bring into camp as part of a 90-man roster.
Perhaps. But the current process has to play out first.
Interesting question. I don't know about a lot of two-back sets, but it could be an interesting wrinkle every now and then to keep the opposing defense guessing.
The "bottle district" lot itself is not nearly big enough for a stadium. To build a new stadium to the north, you'd have to tear down a lot of existing buildings, including some residential structures.
If I had to guess, I'd still say a healthy Amendola leads the club in catches, especially while the younger receivers are getting their feet wet i the NFL. For the sake of argument, let's say 70 catches for D.A.
The purpose of the rule is to avoid penalizing draft picks (or rookie free agents) who decide to stay in school. Very few draft prospects stay in school; they usually withdraw after the fall semester so they can devote full-time to training for the pre-draft process (all-star games, combine, pro days, private workouts, draft visits, etc.) I can't access my company e-mail now to post a copy of the rule. But it basically says: Once the rookie minicamp is over, you can't participate in any activities w/your NFL team until final exams have concluded at your school. This holds true whether you are a senior or not. The only exception: If you've already earned your degree, you get to stay with your team.
I think that depends on injuries at the position, and what the coaches see out of the wide receivers they have now over the OTAs and June minicamp, and then in training camp and the preseason.
Well, yeah. Right now the Rams are counting on Jason Smith to be healthy and effective at right tackle. And they're counting on somebody _ Robert Turner, Bryan Mattison, Quinn Ojinnaka, or Rokevious Watson _ to be the starting left guard. I'd say those are big ifs at the moment.