Thursday, February 24, 2011

Quick thoughts

The Rams released Safety, O.J. Atogwe this week. Atogwe is a valuable leader in the lockeroom and seems to have a knack for creating turnovers. That being said 11.5 million cap hit would have taken place this year if the Rams would have paid his 8 million dollar bonus March 1st. Atogwe is a solid player with great intangibles but that was a prohibitive cap number. Hopefully something can be worked out or its another position to address later.

CBA countdown: 8 days and counting. At least the league and NLFPA have been meeting with a mediator. What progress if any is anyone's guess since both sides have refused to talk to the media.

If the CBA agreement isn't reached it will delay the start of free agency.

If nothing else the NFL and it's fans are in uncharted waters these days with a possible player lockout. Stay tuned.


Monday, February 7, 2011

Superbowl thoughts

Even though I really don't give the Steelers and Packers much thought unless they are playing the Rams, I do admire each organization. By in large both franchises have built their respective teams from the draft.

 Too often does this era of the NFL get labeled as a time when many players abadoned their long time teams to go get that large contract. Both Super Bowl teams have let some of these type players go to find other teams and simply drafted their replacements.

The bottom line is this is what the Rams would like to do.