John Cleese; Satire makes people think -Der Spiegel
He's right, you know
It’s hard to knock Jeff Fisher and Les Snead for their approach to free agency this offseason. They’ve been patient, have added excellent defensive depth with the signings of Nick Fairley and Akeem Ayers, and best of all they haven’t overspent like they’ve done in the recent past.
Now, if they could just use that same approach on the other side of the ball.
How the offensive line gets addressed before the draft will have one hell of a lot of impact on the Rams draft strategy. Taking BPA is a good strategy, especially for long term success, but will the Rams be forced to overdraft?
Adam Schein looks deep into the future and sees a 2016 NFL with a lot of big names missing from their current teams.
Report: Jameis Winston shadowed on flight to/from combine -Sports Illustrated
This will be an interesting side story to follow...
The former Dallas Cowboys receiver has dealt with injuries -- including persistent hamstring troubles -- that have sidetracked his career following back-to-back 1,000-yard seasons in 2009 and 2010.
Are the Cowboys targeting Georgia RB Todd Gurley? -Blogging the Boys
After the loss of DeMarco Murray, that would make a lot of sense. According to Tony Romo though, Murray tried to do his own negotiating by asking Romo to take a pay cut! Don't worry- they're still friends.
From the Dallas Morning News-
"He knew that. It was just funny how he was literally worried about that part of it for a week. I’m like, ‘That’s not the reason.’ I’m like, ‘Obviously I’ll restructure. I would even take a pay cut.’ He was like, ‘OK, we can be friends again.’ It’s amazing what you think about in those moments."
Why the NFC West needs to take notice of the Rams -This Given Sunday
The St. Louis Rams have accomplished a curious and rare feat in today’s NFL. They’ve been consistently average.
Or thereabouts at least, give or take a crushing loss. Jeff Fisher has been the head coach in St. Louis for three seasons, and overall his record during that time is 20-27-1. He recently concluded his worst season with the Rams, finishing 2014 at 6-10.
But that was a year when the terrifying combination of Austin Davis and Shaun Hill were forced to start games at quarterback after Sam Bradford tore his ACL (again). It was a year when wide receiver Brian Quick finally began to emerge before suffering a severe shoulder injury. And it was a year when defensive end Chris Long played only six games.
7 round mock draft for the Rams -Bleacher Report
Until round 7...then things get interesting.
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Draft Prospect WR Kevin White, West Virginia
Draft prospect OT Jake Fisher, Oregon
Draft Prospect OLB Eli Harold, Virginia
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