Funny thing happened while watching Monday Night Football yesterday. If you missed it the excitement, apparently a transformer blew near Candlestick Park and all the lights went out at the stadium for a bit. The game was delayed not once but twice through the course of the evening.
Let the jokes commence.
The best and yet most heartening one was actually by ESPN’s Adam Schefter via his Twitter account.
“Why couldn’t this have happened during last Monday night’s Rams-Seahawks game?”
At first I laughed and then wanted to cry. It still amazes me how bad the Rams are this year. Hope for the best but expect the worst, they say. Boy were the wise wo/men ever so right.
But for every wise person there are the requisite number of the anti-wise. Or those who jump the gun and leap off the bandwagon as quickly as they hopped on.
But Bradford needs help. Lots of help. The Rams’ goal heading into the offseason ought to be to accumulate as many picks as they can. If they can trade out of the top three picks, still end up with a game-breaking receiver (Justin Blackmon) and pick up more elite talent, they have to do it. And if it means conning folks to do it, do it. Please.
To those of you who think Rams QB Sam Bradford is a draft bust, “Snap out of it!” Yes, he’s regressed in his second year but it’s way too soon to slap him with the dreaded bust label a la JaMarcus Russell or Ryan Leaf.
Many great NFL QB’s have had slower starts to their careers do take some Zanax and save that seat on the bandwagon.
With two games left to play, it’s looking more and more like the Rams will draft no lower than No. 3. In fact, barring some unexpected success in the next two weekends by Indianapolis (1-13) and Minnesota (2-12), it looks as if the Rams indeed will be picking third in the draft next spring.
The Rams find themselves in a familiar place. Deja vu, anyone? And not in a good way. They shouldn’t and won’t “Suck for Luck” do where do the Rams land in the next couple of week’s?
As confusing as the playoff scenarios are for the teams on the opposite end of the winning spectrum the dash for top 3-5 draft picks are just as complicated. Jim Thomas does a good job of trying to simplify the formula.
At any rate, I think you know what’s coming here; I’m going to use lines from the Back to the Future movies (at least the first two; three could’ve been awesome, but for some reason they decided to make it a weird Western period piece without much in the way of time travel, despite the fact that THE REASON THAT THE WHOLE SERIES IS COOL IS BECAUSE OF THE TIME TRAVEL! But hey, what do I know?) to try to explain the Rams’ lost season.
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No matter what point in time you’d have to agree something has to change in the Rams organization – and in a positive direction. I think we’ve all seen enough back peddling this season.
Owner Stan Kroenke, who was in attendance at the game last week, probably has quite a few things on his Rams’ wish list. I know I do.