Morning Ram-blings: Chargers, Rams and L.A.

EARTH CITY, Mo. -- Most of the talk about the possibility of an NFL return to Los Angeles has centered on the St. Louis Rams and Oakland Raiders.

Sure, the San Diego Chargers are mentioned on occasion but usually more on the periphery compared to the Rams and Raiders. But the Chargers are in a similar boat and actually have more at stake in the whole deal, as Nick Canepa of the San Diego Union-Tribune wrote Tuesday.

Like the Rams and Raiders, the Chargers have the ability to move after the season. They've been on a year to year lease on their current stadium for years but there has been no pressing or imminent deal to build a new stadium. While the idea of the Chargers moving to Los Angeles has been discussed, they've also been brought up in terms of where they stand on another team moving into the Los Angeles market.

That's because 30 percent of San Diego's local revenue comes from the Los Angeles and Orange County markets. A different team infringing on that would be a big blow to the Chargers.

In a related story, the St. Louis Business Journal cites an Orange County Register report that Rams owner Stan Kroenke will meet with the Inglewood mayor, similar to reports that surfaced over the weekend.

As always, there are many moving parts to this whole deal but it's worth monitoring what's happening in places like San Diego and Oakland as the process goes on.


A roundup of Tuesday's Rams stories appearing on ESPN.com. ... In the Ram-blings, we examined the latest rumors on the Rams to Los Angeles front. ... Rams receiver Brian Quick and tackle Jake Long had their shoulder and knee surgeries, respectively, Jeff Fisher confirmed. ... In this week's edition of the Film Don't Lie, we look closer at the Rams' struggles to have the rushing attack they'd hoped at the beginning of the season. ... The rookie review offered snap counts and production from last week's visit to Arizona. ... The Rams held steady at No. 25 in this week's NFL Power Rankings.


Here's the full edition of the Power Rankings.

Outside the Lines explored the NFL's rules on domestic violence and how they have been enforced or not enforced over time.

At 101sports.com, Brad Thompson writes that Austin Davis isn't the future for the Rams.

Here's the video of Fisher's weekly radio show.

At stltoday.com, Jim Thomas participated in his weekly chat.

In previewing this week's game, the CBS station in Denver writes that the Rams are better than their record indicates.