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Random Ramsdom 8/3: To pay the man or not to pay the man; aka Demoff’s dilemma

“We just don’t agree:” catalyst for accelerated negotiations, or epitaph for Rams’ Super Bowl aspirations

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Rams, Donald, “just don’t agree,” says COO Demoff | RamsWire

Unless you were sleeping under a rock yesterday (and judging by the 300+ comments on 3k’s rundown of Kevin Demoff’s interview on San Diego sports radio — you weren’t), you heard what the Rams COO had to say regarding the ongoing contract stalemate with Aaron Donald. Cam DaSilva’s take here.

3 things we may know about Aaron Donald and his future in LA | FanSided

Can’t get enough Demoff/AD coverage? Neither can we. It’s as if reading every single post about his comments will somehow land 99 in camp. Hey, it’s worth a shot.

Aaron Donald’s holdout undermines the Rams’ incredible potential | LA Times

The LA Times says that if Donald doesn’t show up for work, it’s time to move on.

Jared Goff says Brandin Cooks is exactly what you want in a receiver | RamsWire

It appears that Jared Goff is quickly developing chemistry with his new weapon.

Are the Bears following Rams’ blueprint? | The Ringer

In the ‘imitation is the sincerest form of flattery’ column, consider the 2018 Chicago Bears. Are a young, dynamic offensive-minded HC, second-year QB, and some emerging skill players a recipe for success? It’ll be hard for anyone to achieve a turnaround similar to the 2017 Rams, but Chicago looks to be following in the footsteps. (Update: they’ve got a little ways to go based on their sloppy effort in the HOF game)

Rams snubbed in Madden simulation | Rams Official

Despite being rated a 93 overall, the Rams apparently didn’t make the playoffs in a simulated season of Madden ‘19. Sorry. This is not news, and is another of my fruitless attempts to secure a free download code from EA Sports. Wink.

Los Angeles Rams Offering Thousands of Jobs | NBC Los Angeles

Tired of hassling 3k? Perhaps your constant jabs at Bate, deep-seated Sosa jealousy or passive-aggressive Misone bashing have you feeling a little worn out. Maybe it’s time to get a job, faithful TST reader. Maybe it’s time to get a job with the Rams.

Talib, Peters, discuss rule change, and injury notes from camp | Rams Official

The Rams’ talented CB duo is taking a wait-and-see approach to the new rules on leading with the helmet. Also: quote from McVay on the Gerald Everett missed practice.