For those of you that are college sports fans, you'll know that is Stillwater, Oklahoma. For the rest of you... that is the home of Oklahoma State.
Listening to ESPN radio this afternoon, Doug Gottlieb stated that he was in Stillwater this past weekend when he noticed a nice shiny jet arrive. He said that the Rams coaches, along with Sam Bradford were there to work out WR Justin Blackmon.
I know there is a large contingency on the site that would love to have Blackmon, so that should be good news to you'all! We can speculate quite a few things from this, but I consider this nothing more than the Rams doing their due diligence. I wouldn't expect anything less for a 5 year, multi-million dollar investment.
It should be mentioned that this could also help calm the waters with their star RB. If any of you listened to ESPN radio or watched Sports Center last Friday, you would have caught Steven Jackson doing his rounds to promote his charity to help under-served kids fight illiteracy. On one of the several shows, the host was asking Jackson about the draft. I think we all heard the ultimate professional response regarding the Rams drafting Trent Richardson. More interesting was his response to "what would you like the Rams to do in the 1st round?" His response was simple...Justin Blackmon! "We need to get Sam weapons!"
I wouldn't expect him to say that he would want another RB to be the 1st round pick, but he could have easily said "O-line!" Instead, he recognizes that his young QB needs more help than he can provide. He did say that improving the passing game will benefit him, so not entirely self-less. His answers were well thought out, and straight forward. Now reading that our best offensive weapon is unhappy with the team, has me hoping they can figure out a way to keep Predator smiling. Maybe, Stan can invest in a "school for kids that can't read good."
Disclaimer: This post does not mean I want the Rams to draft Blackmon at number 6...I do have hopes for a few others at that spot.