The fact that the LA Rams organization is mentioned with all of the top NFL stars is partly due to bad habits and part expectations. You see, Rams rumors are pretty popular right now for two reasons: The LA Rams have been and continue to be rather aggressive in building their roster for the new NFL season.
And the other reason is that the LA Rams, having just won the NFL Championship, are a popular NFL sports team right now. This means that any chance for a national NFL sports analyst, insider, or commentator has all the incentive in the world to mention the Rams right now, they are taking the ball and running with it.
Former ESPN sports analyst Trey Wingo is one such analyst. So far in the early part of the NFL offseason, the LA Rams rumors have been heating up over the likelihood that the team will reach an agreement with FA All-Pro safety Tyrann Mathieu. While not confirmed by any team sources, several NFL insiders have linked the team and the player.
Of course, this all reminds me of the age-old Looney Tunes bit of Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck arguing whether it’s Rabbit Season or Duck Season. In much the same way, LA Rams fans are caught in the crossfire of rooting for the LA Rams to sign FA Tyrann Mathieu, a.k.a. Honey Badger, or another free agent.
In many circles, the ‘other guy’ is FA cornerback Stephon Gilmore.
The LA Rams are caught in that crossfire. Differing opinions as to how to improve the roster could both be correct, but in the current culture of I’m-right-everyone-else-is-dead-wrong, there is not much wiggle room to straddle the fence on this one. It’s a debate that has found its way off social media and into LA Rams fans’ chat forums.