Before I get to the Rams stuff, I want to let everyone know that this will be a short one due to the NCAA tournament. We have two HD flat screens in the living room rigged up to make sure we don’t miss a minute of action, the grill is lit, and the cooler is iced down. Moving on to football, the biggest news to come out today is the Eagles release of wide receiver Kevin Curtis. Curtis, a former Ram, is a guy who possesses great speed and excellent knowledge of the offense. He showed the ability to be a number one guy while in Philly, but injuries slowed and eventually ended his time in the City of Brotherly Love. League sources are reporting that Curtis would have interest in returning to St. Louis for the 2010 season, but would that be a good move for this team? In my humble opinion, the answer is no. This guy has plenty of ability, but unfortunately he also can’t seem to stay healthy. He struggled with injuries badly in Philly after his first season in 2007, and he spent plenty on the injured list during his stint in St. Louis. He is 32, and between his age and his injuries, it seems fairly obvious that he has lost a step from his 4.21 40 that he ran after college. If we are going to bring in a receiver, it needs to be someone our quarterback can rely on every week. I understand that injuries can happen to anyone in the NFL, but KC has shown that he is more injury prone than most. I know we need another impact receiver, but I would much rather see us address that need through the draft or with a younger option. If the Rams do pull the trigger I won’t be disappointed, but he is surely not on the top of my list. On a different note, the team inked long snapper Chris Massey and running back Kenneth Darby today as well. Both guys are solid, if unspectacular, pieces to the puzzle, so good move here by the team. That’s all for now, so everyone enjoy the basketball this weekend. I know I will.
By Justin Stine -
About the Author
Justin Stine (Lead Writer)- Born in the St. Louis area in 1985 and lived in the area for entire life. Family has been season ticket holders for the Rams since the team moved to the city in 1995. Graduated from McKendree University in December 2008 with a degree in English/Writing and has worked in the fantasy sports writing business for much of the last year. Other interests outside of sports include playing and performing music, namely guitar and vocals.