The St. Louis Rams face real questions about the ability of their offensive line. Will good coaching work where big money could not?
Threats. That's the unofficial theme of Tuesday's St. Louis Rams headline round up. On the field, the Rams' offensive line raises more than a few eyebrows.
The last regime tried spending big bucks to fix the unit to disappointing results. The new leadership is opting for a riskier approach, trying to fix the broken pieces with improved coaching. It's a gamble, but it is worth pointing out that the Rams' OL is in this situation AFTER spending high draft picks and premium free agent dollars on players like Jason Smith, Jacob Bell and Jason Brown ... maybe they should find guys whose names don't start with the letter 'J.'
Oh, and then there's the concussion issue, which could suck the whole league into a real quagmire. Read more and find out which former Rams player is not going to win any good neighbor awards ... after the jump.
NFL isn't in danger of dying soon, but you can hear whispers - Mike Freeman at CBS takes note of the concussions issue and its threat to the NFL. Mark my words, if you thought the lockout and the CBA fight threatened the game's popularity, the concussion issue could truly torpedo it. Read this article.
2012 Offensive Line Rankings - Not good news for Rams fans here. Evan Silva at Rotoworld ranks the team's offensive line as the worst unit in the league. Questions about depth as well as the starters on the outside make the Rams' front five the most serious question mark heading into the 2012 season.
2009 NFL Draft Revisited - CBSSports - Speaking of the Rams' offensive line, here's a look back at the 2009 NFL Draft. The Rams' pick of Jason Smith at No. 2 looks ... well, like you thought it would in hindsight. Four of seven players selected are still on the roster, headlined by James Laurinaitis.
Randy McMichael is not a very good neighbor - Did you former St. Louis Rams tight end Randy McMichael, part of the Linehan era, still has a home in suburban St. Louis? You didn't know that, and McMichael may not either. According to a report from KMOV his neighbors are fed up with the semi-abandoned house and the overgrown yard and damaged siding that goes with it.