I suppose that, in the end, it’s good for me that one little spark can set off a wildfire of speculation. I keep thinking of the person tossing away a match in the middle of a dry forest.
First came the Peyton Manning craziness, which frankly, isn’t even worth discussing. Get back to me when Manning is cleared to play football. And if the Colts cut him. If the first happens, I don’t think the second does. But again, it’s a match in the forest. On a lesser scale, there was speculation out of Cleveland that, if the Cards were to cut Kevin Kolb, Kolb would jump on the Browns’ radar because of the ties Kolb has to the Browns’ West Coast offense, head coach Pat Shurmur and top personnel guy Tom Heckert. But again, a moot point. Kolb isn’t going anywhere, despite such a brushfire of conjecture.
Because the quarterback position is always right in the center spotlight, there will always be this kind of talk for any team that doesn’t have Rodgers, Brady, Brees. (Yes, that’s a short list, but I guarantee there are some in Atlanta who don’t think Matt Ryan is the guy, or against Philip Rivers in San Diego, or Joe Flacco in Baltimore. It’s the nature of the beast.)
Still, one comment, and whoosh! Twitter goes up in flames.
— Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported today that the Rams still plan to interview Cards’ director of player personnel Steve Keim for their GM job. The latest reports, however, are that if Jeff Fisher gets the head coaching job, he will want Lake Dawson — whom Fisher worked with in Tennessee and who interviewed today for the St. Louis GM post — as the GM. The Rams have a large pool of GM candidates.
— It looked like the Rams were going to interview Bengals OC Jay Gruden for their head coaching job in case Fisher says no, which would help the idea Cards’ DC Ray Horton wouldn’t be going to St. Louis to be coach. But Gruden won’t be interviewing for any head spots (Jacksonville wanted to talk to him too), which is both a surprise and could impact Horton’s future. Again, we have to see what Fisher decides.
Tags: Kevin Kolb, Peyton Manning, Ray Horton, Steve Keim
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