The Mind of Philip Rivers: Explaining the Game Within the Game

So I did ask Lincoln Riley if he has an interest in coaching in the NFL. Here’s his answer: Hard to say, it would be really difficult to ever leave this place. This place is very invested in me and my family. They gave me a great opportunity, and I think this is one of the best if not the very best job in all of football. So I don’t know. I really, really enjoy the college game. I don’t know that you can ever say never. I don’t know what the future will hold. But yeah … it’s hard to see myself ever leaving Oklahoma right now. It’s not hard to see NFL teams trying to pry him loose, though, based on the aforementioned interest in what the Sooners are doing.

Smith, who turns 30 next week, made three interceptions and nine pass breakups in 12 games last season.

A first-round pick in 2011, Smith has played NBA Cheap Jerseys Free Shipping all 16 games in a season only twice.

The analysis ultimately is a lot like what the Steelers went through with Le’Veon Bell the last two years. What will it take to get the Rams to surrender the right to squat on Donald for the next four years at something in the range of $70 million?

In answering that question, here’s an important consideration: What will the potential impact on the locker room be, if the Rams continue to stiff Donald after giving Ndamukong Suh $14 million for one year and Brandin Cooks a five-year, $81 million deal? Also, with other key players (like Todd Gurley and Jared Goff) eventually due for new deals, will they fear that their efforts under a wage-scale rookie deal will be rewarded with a protracted game of hardball?

The more immediate concern should be whether Donald would actually hold out and skip game checks. Given that Donald caved last year on the eve of Week One, the Rams could be banking on Donald not passing on his weekly bank deposits.

I don’t think it’s revolutionary, Kelly said. I think things trickle-up and trickle-down. And I think when you have good coaches, they don’t try to put a box of what NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys they do. They say, ‘How do we adapt to what we have?’ And I thought what Doug (Pederson) did last year at Philly was as phenomenal a coaching job as I’ve seen in that way. He adapted from Carson (Wentz) to Nick (Foles). What a great coach does is he puts guys in position to make plays, and that’s what he did with those guys. Kelly’s point is well-made too here, in that the NFL going to some of these concepts is adaptation to what their feeder system is giving them. We’ll have more from Chip next week.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *