First and foremost.... gotta give the GSOT some love. I still get chills watching that.
City OKs Hiring Consultants for Riverfront Stadium | StL Today
Essentially, they now have money to spend on development. Too bad voters aren't on board.
Foles Addresses Trade Rumors | Bleacher Report
He says he plans to be in Philly... but does he really have any other option at this point?
Rams OC Likely to be an In-House Hire | StL Today
Fisher's intense loyalty and penchant for in-house hires in the past already had some looking at in-house options. Barring a late arrival to the party or the team bringing back Mad Mike, all signs point to Fisher staying within his current staff. You can catch a recap of the news -or lack thereof - here (Bleacher Report).
Reported Concussions Down 25% This Season | AP
Key word there being reported. I'd take this with a grain of salt.
Robert Quinn Mic'd Up @ Pro Bowl | StL Rams.com
The game may not matter, but these segments are always fun to watch.
Mike Sando Re-grades Rams 2014 Offseason | ESPN In$ider
Much like Mel Kiper did earlier this week, Sando looks back at the Rams offseason.
St. Louis Rams
Offseason grade: A-
What we said then: Riddick loved the Rams' draft and said he thought Aaron Donald should have been under consideration for best player in the draft. He said the quarterback position would "make it all go or not" as the team waited to see whether Sam Bradford could stay healthy.
Following up: A personnel evaluator I spoke with during the regular season crushed the Rams for not doing more to insure themselves at quarterback. This evaluator cited the bounty of picks St. Louis acquired from Washington in the RG III trade. He listed all the wide receivers the Rams had taken over the years -- Tavon Austin, Brian Quick, Stedman Bailey, Austin Pettis, Greg Salas, etc. He wondered how in the world the team could not have another long-term plan at quarterback.
"You know Sam Bradford even in the best-case situation is due $15 million next year, the last year of his deal, and you don't take another quarterback in the last three years inside the sixth round?" this evaluator said. "I mean, Bradford has been hurt just about every year. That is ridiculous."
Riddick wasn't swayed. "I do not think we were too generous for St. Louis," he said. "Given what they had done to bolster their offensive line in the draft, the addition of Kenny Britt at receiver and the drafting of Tre Mason at running back, everyone knew that the key would be the continued development and health of Bradford. We all knew it was risky to count on him, but it didn't take away from what they had done on that side of the ball. Drafting Aaron Donald turned out to be a home run, E.J. Gaines exceeded expectations and Alex Carrington was a solid free-agent pickup on defense. Could we knock the grade down to B-plus? Sure, but they still had a very solid offseason."
New grade: B+
Alex Carrington was a solid UFA pickup? Huh?
Final Argument for Donald as DROY | ESPN NFL Nation
Wagoner highlights why Donald should win the award over Khalil Mack and C.J. Mosely
Warner and Pace Hoping for HOF Call | ESPN NFL Nation
15 Years after the Rams Super Bowl win, two foundational pieces for the GSOT are waiting for a very important phone call.