Will LA Rams IOL Austin Corbett be a salary cap casualty in Rams Free Agency?
WOW. So the LA Rams won Super Bowl LVI and did it in the comfort of their very own SoFi Stadium. What a fairy tale ending to a magical season.
Let me start off by saying I’m sorry, I was wrong about LA Rams defensive coordinator Raheem Morris. In my previous post, I went nuclear on the Rams due to the last game of the season vs the San Francisco 49ers. I acted out of pure anger, a bit irrationally you might say because I saw what the team was/is capable of and was heartbroken.
The way the team lost that game, against a hated NFC West rival, absolutely stunned me. He was big-time in the playoffs and perfected the team’s defense. I was wrong and I am sorry. It was the 17th game of a very long and emotionally draining season.
Now on to some news about the LA Rams, shall we? I attended the annual MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference in Boston, where some of the LA Rams brass were also in attendance. While there, I met and conversed with a few of the team’s executives and staff, which I am so very thankful for. One special person that was in attendance at the conference is Chief Operating Officer Kevin Demoff, who was also a part of a panel.
Did Demoff let the Rams Free Agency plan slip?
After his scheduled session with the panel was over, he decided to stick around and talk with a few of the attendees. One statement that stuck with me is Demoff mentioning how sometimes in order to keep the core and key players, some players can be expendable. He specifically mentioned LA Rams offensive lineman Austin Corbett as a potential salary-cap casualty.
What does this mean exactly? Is he hinting towards the team letting Corbett walk in free agency in order to retain star players like Rams wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr and outside linebacker Von Miller? I for one would not be against that, because to me, the more stars the better.
Let’s go reform a Super Bowl winner once more! Heck let’s take a swing at going after just-released free agent inside linebacker Bobby Wagner as well. I am confident that the Rams can find a replacement for a middle-of-the-pack offensive lineman like Austin Corbett. Perhaps someone who was a backup who is already on the roster? I suppose the team has to do what it has to do to keep the all-in mentality going. The “F them picks” mantra has become the LA Rams’ identity over the past four years, so no reason to take the foot of the accelerator just yet.