Los Angeles Rams: 3 reason LA, Aaron Donald in a no win situation
The Los Angeles Rams and 2017 DPOY Aaron Donald remain on oposite ends of the earth at the moment, prompting some to believe AD might not play a down for LA until a new deal is reached.
When the Los Angeles Rams re-upped with running back Todd Gurley, most, if not all agree that LA was smart in being proactive, and locking down a key part of their offense.
Then, the other domino fell, and those reverberations may be felt well beyond training camp and the NFL preseason.
Adam Schefter from the Mothership reports that short of pen to paper with a record setting payout for a defensive lineman, Aaron Donald could sit out well into the regular season, perhaps even all of it. Meaning unless the Rams blink, both sides may be willing to let the clock run out.
That’s bad, bad, bad.
If you’re looking for potential winners and losers, keep looking, because they don’t currently reside in Irvine, CA where the Rams have opened training camp for 2018.
The timing couldn’t be worse.
After a tour de force kind of offseason where Los Angeles went big with all manner of talent and personalities like Ndamukong Suh, Marcus Peters, and Aqib Talib, this upcoming season looked to be the kind that would vault the Rams into the role of contender.
Don’t think AD didn’t figure large in such expectations.
So here we are again. Can I see a show of hands from those who thought we’d be in the same place we were this time last preseason?
Don’t forget, the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result.