Scene: Rams Park, Purpose: off season strategy meeting. Devaney clamoring for a DT, Demoff screaming out shouts for the need to upgrade at Guard while McDaniels pleads for a better weapon at WR for his guy behind center. Then Spags breaks out his draft board….top of the board, you guessed it, equipment manager. Well good, now that’s settled. Yes, the Rams had a great turn around in ’11 going from 1-15 to 7-9 but until Spags and his lieutenant’s focus their attention on what wins games this franchise will continue to struggle in meritocracy.
When a new coach takes over often said coach wants to make their presence felt, Spagnuolo is no different. Bring in your assistants…sure, adjust the roster to fit the style of football you want played…okay. I believe that is where it needs to end. It is a fine line between managing and meddling and Spags crossed that with his firing of equipment manager Todd Hewitt and then again later when he decided to let go of assistant strength coach Chuck Faucette. It sends the wrong message throughout the organization (which consists of more than just players). This has never sat well with me. For a take on it from someone who is around the Rams check out this excerpt from St. Louis Post-Dispatch Rams reporter Jim Thomas’s chat this past week.
Really… really, you mean to tell me two gentlemen as smart as you can’t figure out how to divide $9 billion! Really. Gimme an abacus, 4 hours and I’ll get it done. You’re acting like the older brothers who took the cool toy away from their younger brother only to have mom come in and say, “alright, now no one gets to play with it”. Better figure it out and play nice boys, Judge Nelson‘ll send you both to your rooms with no super. USA Today with some good insight into what went down in court this week.
Julio Jones is a beast. Given. Also beastlike; the Johnsons, Andre and Calvin. Arguably the top 2 WR’s in the league right? Bothhave top flight QB’s
right? Okay quick math quiz; how many playoff games have any of them won thus far into their careers….exactly 0 playoff wins combined. Not that the Rams shouldn’t go WR with #1 if Jones available but our boys in Blue & Gold have a BUNCH of needs. Will points out some good options in his post from earlier this week.