ISO a nickname worthy of LA Rams’ Aaron Donald

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There is a bit of a void in LA Rams LA-LA-Land. Some of the best tales in the history of the NFL come with a colorful nickname. Well, except LA Rams All-Pro defensive lineman Aaron Donald. Seems as if somebody who’s been named as the NFL’s Defensive Player three times (and consecutively for the last two), oughta have a nickname.

Or, a better nickname.

AD just doesn’t seem to cut it for me. (Reminds me too much of Adrian “All Day” Peterson).

Or, that “other” AD that plays basketball for the Lakers – Anthony Davis. (Although I have to admit an appreciation of Charles Barkley’s entertaining but controversial nickname for Davis – “Street Clothes”)

And while GOAT will probably follow Donald all the way to the gold jacket in Canton, Ohio, that’s hardly a nickname. At least not a very memorable or cool one. Besides, the quarterback down in Tampa Bay already staked his claim to that piece of NFL real estate. That, as well as the Tompa Brady Buccaneers. I suppose when championship rings start to pile up, you get the benefit of multiple nicknames?

Methinks we need something a little more (what’s the word I’m clutching for here?) colorful? showy? snazzy? eye-catching? descriptive? memorable?

No, strike that – it needs to be intimidating, frightening, no. .  . freakin’ fearsome. Like Fearsome Four. What about “wrecking ball”? No, that won’t do. Makes him sound like a bowling ball on a chain.

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I mean there’s a reason we all know him better as “Tiger” instead of Eldridge Woods, right? Or that bad-ass  “Honey Badger” over there in Arizona., instead of Tyrann Mathieu.