The St. Louis Rams handed out team awards today. To the surprise of nobody, RB Steven Jackson received the Daniel F. Reeves Memorial Award for the team's MVP. Players awarded MLB James Laurinaitis the top rookie prize, the Carroll Rosenbloom Memorial Award, and Leonard Little earned the Carl Ekern Spirit of the Game Award. Rams FS Oshiomogho Atogwe was chosen as the team's Walter Payton Man of the Year nominee.
There's more news for you on this last official over reaction Monday of the season.
Turns out those fans who fell from the stands after yesterday's game were chasing the shoes of DT Clifton Ryan. Hey, it's a shoe. BTW, if you're one of the show grabbers and you're reading TST, contact me. Have I got a deal for you...
Denver TE Tony Scheffler could very well be on the trading block this offseason. If the league and the union worked out a quick fix on the CBA/cap, he'd be unrestricted. The TE isn't a big part of the Denver offense under McGenius, but they could very well tender him a RFA offer and then try to swap him. The Rams really, really need a fast TE with good hands for their West Coast offense and Scheffler would fit the bill. At what price though?
The Rams were just one of two teams to allow more points than the NY Giants, who miss their former defensive coordinator. Now rumor has it that Spag's replacement, Bill Sheridan, will get the axe. If so, that means Osi Umenyiora would stick around, something that's pretty likely regardless of the coaching situation.
Even if the Rams had won yesterday, they still would have secured the first overall pick in the draft.
Will Mike Martz be in Chicago next season?
Something to keep in mind as the debate over the number one pick heats up: The Rams may have the first overall pick, but the Seahawks have two picks in the top 15 (#6 and #14) and the 49ers have two picks in the top 20 (#13 and #16 or 17) in what could be the best draft in a long, long time.