The $2.6 billion stadium the Rams and Chargers will share in Inglewood, Calif., is scheduled to open in 2020. It is clear that in the meantime, the Rams and Chargers have work to do.
Some within the sport thought that the option was granted as a consolation prize to Dean Spanos, the chairman of the Chargers, by owners who respected Spanos but preferred the Inglewood stadium proposal by Rams owner Stan Kroenke to the Carson project put forth by the Chargers and Oakland Raiders.
The Chargers have another chance this Sunday when they host the Kansas City Chiefs at StubHub. The biggest number to come out of that game won’t be quarterback Philip Rivers’s passing yardage or pass rusher Joey Bosa’s sack total. It will be the attendance figure.
When the Lions won an instant-replay challenge regarding the spot of the football during their triumph Monday night over the Giants at the Meadowlands, the ball was re-spotted and then the officials remeasured for a first down. So, in other words, the NFL uses high-def replay to determine precisely where to spot the ball, then drags out two poles and a chain to guesstimate whether it’s a first down? Isn’t there a better way? …
I mean, that’s just insulting. Literally anyone else could have done this job. He didn’t win a single game! No one else might have been able to do his job and not get fired after doing it, but that’s a different story. The way Jackson handled DeShone Kizer was way beyond questionable, and there’s no doubt he cost the Browns several games with bad coaching.
The Browns deciding not to blow it all up again is admirable, but it’s hard to fathom a situation where Jackson suddenly wins a bunch of games next year.
The offseason talk about internal strife won’t matter if the Seahawks play well and get back to being among the NFC’s top teams. But if things start to come unraveled even a little bit, any unrest that already existed could become a far bigger issue.