Nolan Cromwell checks in on the Chinese fire-drill that is the Rams' offseason to date...
"This past week has been rough on true Ram fans.It seems like the sky has fallen, so that prompted my question about Chicken Little.
So much calamity....so little time.
Let's review, shall we.
Brian Young gone. Brandon Manumaleuna apparently gone. Wistrom gone. Don Davis gone. Jeremetrius Butler apparently gone. Kim Herring gone. More changes on the way.
Ram fans are dropping like flies, or like balls hit to Jose Conseco. The Rams are resembling Shams, just a mere pittance of themselves. Georgia looks ten years younger with all the payroll she's been saving this week. Cancel next week's Hollywood Makeover, let's let Marc Bulger
We still have some familiar faces, but the names seem more like monikers on tombstones. Jason Sehorn, Jamie Duncan, Jimmy Kennedy
...hmmm. So much to build on, don't you think? I heard these guys have hired the devil to act as their Hollywood agent, and are reportedly auditioning for the remake of WEEKEND AT BERNIE'S. They are all vieing for the role of the dead man propped up in the back of the car. After all, they had alot of practice perfecting their roles on the field last year.
And the Rams still have a quarterback controversy. How novel is that?
Martz is uncommitable as to his starter, for he has to see what shakes out from the rug of free agency. If Bulger signs with anther team, look for Martz to proclaim, "Kurt's da' man!" If Bulger is not offered a contract, then it'll be Bulger's job to lose, which translated, means "Grab the clipboard, Kurt." Anyway, the real Martz will show his hand after the FA period ends.
The Rams are forced to stand pat with a pair of treys, as the high stakes free agency poker bets made by other teams call their bluff.
Hopefully, the Rams have learned an expensive lesson in money management that will translate into wiser financial decisions in seasons to come.
As for me, if I stand on my pride long enough and stretch my patience a little bit more, I can actually see Mr. Chicken Little laughing at the one-way revolving door that some of our favorite Rams are exiting from.
And soon the henhouse will be completely stripped, and I will be left with faded press clippings of past Ram greatness."