GREEN BAY, WI - OCTOBER 16: St. Louis Rams head coach Steve Spagnuolo looks on against the Green Bay Packers during the first half at Lambeau Field on October 16, 2011 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
St. Louis Rams head coach Steve Spagnuolo has taken a little heat for his team's 0-5 start to the season. His coaching decisions have been a lightening rod of fan criticism, and his team has rarely looked ready to play almost half way into the season. Last night, for a break, Spagnuolo took the team to watch Game 3 of the World Series featuring the St. Louis Cardinals. It seemed an innocuous enough move, but the head coach caught some flack for it today.
Bill Cowher, working the desk for CBS, took Spagnuolo to task for his decision to take the team to World Series game in Arlington rather than preparing for the game today. If any other pundit had said it, it might have been easily dismissed. Cowher, on the other hand, is someone who has some NFL coaching credentials, to say the least.
Maybe Spags just wanted show his team that even baseball teams could put more points on the board. All kidding aside, what was just a cute human interest story in the St. Louis media, does raise a question about the move in the context of the Rams' season.
Maybe it's not a big deal. Pundits need things to talk about, and some might make the case that the players need to get their mind off the game for a few hours. Or maybe that's the problem.
What say you?