ST. LOUIS -- Over at stltoday.com, columnist Bernie Miklasz chronicled the thoughts of legendary Rams running back Eric Dickerson on Los Angeles as a viable football market.
Putting it mildly, Dickerson is not a fan of Los Angeles as a football market. He played in Los Angeles from 1983 until a 1987 trade landed him in Indianapolis. In those four years, the Rams were competitive and Dickerson was one of the league's most productive backs.
As Miklasz points out, Los Angeles had plenty of reasons to support the team during Dickerson's time there. According to Dickerson's comments, originally made to TMZ, Los Angeles simply isn't a market that can consistently support the NFL from year to year.
“First of all, L.A. don't deserve a team,” Dickerson told TMZ. “They ain't gonna support it.”
The relocation discussion as it pertains to the Rams is one that figures to linger until owner Stan Kroenke says something publicly or the Rams reach a resolution for a new stadium or a renovated Edward Jones Dome.
Making any bold proclamations about the team's future home is folly at a time when nobody is really saying much of anything. The Rams' lease at the Edward Jones Dome expires at the end of next season. Regardless of Dickerson's thoughts, the Los Angeles market doesn't offer any obvious solutions on the stadium front right now either.
A roundup of Friday's Rams stories appearing on ESPN.com. ... In the Ram-blings, we examined Mel Kiper Jr.'s hindsight selections of the 2008 NFL draft. ... Next, we looked at the three former Rams who made the list of 15 finalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame. ... From there, we looked at the many questions surrounding the team's offensive line heading into the offseason. ... Finally, it was time for draft analyst Kevin Weidl's look at the NFC West and the Rams' draft needs.
More at stltoday.com, Jim Thomas discusses the Rams making the No. 2 pick available in trade again.
Columnist Joe Strauss says the Rams don't have the luxury of just hoping for improvement in 2014.
Miklasz says the Rams could be even younger in 2014.
Foxsportsmidwest.com provides a look at the team's needs heading to the offseason.
Turf Show Times has a breakdown of the Rams' largest salary cap numbers for this season.