You can say what you want about the Rams organization, but you have to respect the fact that Executive VP Kevin Demoff and the rest of the bigwigs involved with the team took the time to write a letter to the fans informing them of the current labor issues and where the team stands. If you want to read the whole thing, go to stlouisrams.com and read the letter in its entirety. Here are some excerpts from the letter.
“Dear Rams Fans,
Fresh off of a 2010 season that re-energized our fan base and reminded St. Louis of the collective joy that NFL football can bring to this region, it is disappointing to be writing you today regarding the NFL Players’ Association decision to de-certify and the expiration of the NFL’s Collective Bargaining Agreement. While we are frustrated that an agreement is not in place, we remain committed to the collective bargaining process and to federal mediation, which is the fastest and most fair path to reach a negotiated agreement with our players that will benefit our fans, players and clubs for the 2011 season and beyond…”
“As this process unfolds, our coaches, scouts and employees are hard at work to improve our team and deliver the experience you deserve as a valued fan. General Manager Billy Devaney and his scouts are on the road scouting this year’s draft class to find the best possible fits for our team. Head Coach Steve Spagnuolo and the coaching staff are game-planning for our 2011 opponents with an eye on capturing the NFC West title.”
You have to appreciate the fact that the team seems to be committed to making the best out of this situation, and the fact that they recognize the importance of the fans. Once again, check out the team’s site to read the entire thing.