Saturday, April 26, 2008


They just couldn't listen to me. If you haven't heard, with the second overall pick in the 2008 NFL Draft the St Louis Rams selected Chris Long of Virginia. Anyone who read this blog or who has just read the title of this entry knows that I was against this pick. I wanted Glenn Dorsey but there is nothing anyone can do about that now.

The amazing thing to me is, the Rams had two picks today and Chris Long was by far the best. I don't just mean skill wise, obiviously a the second overall pick is going to be better than the second pick of the second round but the Rams used their no. 34 in a way that just baffles me.

They picked Donnie Avery out of Houston. One word came to mind when I heard this pick, "who!" There is no doubt that the Rams needed a wide receiver, the release of the great Isaac Bruce settled that but ESPN's analysis of the Avery pick says everything that needs to be said.

"This is a substantial reach in our opinion," said ESPN's analysis.

The analysis goes on to talk about how undersized Avery is and how he is not comfortable going over the middle. I just don't understand what Shaw and his cronies were thinking.

Now, back to Long. I've given him a lot of crap in the last couple of months but I do really hope he works out. There is no question he has talent, I just hope it is enought to survive in the pros. So, I suppose I will end this entry with a different ending than my previous entries. Good luck to Chris Long.

Judgement Day is Upon Us

Alright, here we go. The 2008 NFL draft is mere hours away and it is almost time to find out if my Rams will do the right thing, and draft Glenn Dorsey, or do the wrong thing and draft Chris Long. Or, maybe they'll just be inanely stupid and do something like draft Darren Mcfadden or Matt Ryan.

I won't say anything else about who I want them to pick, I've talked enough about my feelings about Long and Dorsey. Of course, I was just joking about Mcffaden and Ryan (I hope !!!!). I'm just here to report what I've heard.

All my sources (,, seem to have the Rams leaning toward Dorsey but that Long is not out of the picture. This tells me one thing, Rams president of football operations John Shaw has been reading my blog. I would like to say to Mr. Shaw, thank you for coming to my site and taking my advice, I just wish you'd done it sooner and the Trung Canidate tradgedy could have been avoided.

Alright, I'm back in reality. At this point it is just a wait and see game to see who they will take but I will say this one final time because it just wouldn't be this blog if I didn't. St Louis Rams, please do not draft Chris Long.

Friday, April 11, 2008

Atogwe needs to stay

As I sit here, still crushed by the loss of Isaac Bruce (I may cry when I first see him in a 49ers uni) I can't help but think there is one guy who the Rams might lose that could be worse.

Free safety O.J. Atogwe is a restricted free-agent and there are a lot of teams interested. Atogwe was the best player the Rams had on defense last year, he even led the NFC in interceptions.

It would be the ultimate display of stupidity to let him go, but i wouldn't be surprised if they did it. The worst part is, they have the money. They let Bruce go and they just restructured Little's contract in order to pay him less, it makes sense to offer a big deal to O.J. and wrap him up for years to come but, of course, Shaw is no expert when it comes to making sense.

The fact is, the worst mistake the Rams could make this offseason would be to let Atogwe go, that and drafting Chris Long.