I’m not super happy about the things I’ve been hearing. Now is a time to build. It’s not a time to squabble or play money games with your cornestone players. Why are we letting Steven Jackson and Danny Amendola test the free agency market?
SJ – yes he will be 30 by the time the 2013 season rolls up on us, but he’s been extremely durable and consistent. SJ has not declined in performance and even if there were a slight dip (which hasn’t happened) he is the guy you want around to train up new talent. What’s he asking for? $7M for another year? Give the man his money. He has been a devoted St Louis Rams for thick and thin (which is actually just thin). Yes, it’s time to bring in new talent, but SJ has several high performance years left in the tank. All teams need to be fiscally responsible, but not taking care of your on the field leadership is taking a step backwards.
DA – Danny is a talent. He is also the heart and soul of the team at times. This is another guy you want to take care of. No matter what you have to do. You treat Danny right and he will breathe, live, and die for you. Let’s have some integrity Rams management. A smooth deal that saves money (and goes straight to your own bonus) is not going to help the Rams make the playoffs in 2013.
It’s still plenty early in the offseason so who knows what rabbits Fisher is going to pull out of his hat, but let’s show some pride and take care of our guys!