St Louis Rams news from their home town news paper the St Louis Post Dispatch.
Studies of St. Louis and other markets won’t make any real difference.
Goodell pleased with St. Louis progress, but possibility of accelerated relocation timetable will increase pressure to finalize local plan.
He’s confident team can replenish depth chart there via free agency and draft.
But potential move-up of relocation timeline puts pressure on area to finalize plan.
PHOENIX • NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said Wednesday that St. Louis has a great site chosen for a new outdoor football stadium and “they’re working toward making it a reality.”
The league’s market assessment will test St. Louis’ worthiness as a football city.
Also: Kurt Warner has concerns about the speed at which new Rams QB Nick Foles plays.
Veteran WR would have to post back-to-back 1,000-yard seasons — and more — to reach the $14 million figure reported earlier.
‘This is the first time with membership that we’ve been able to be relatively open and transparent as to what was going on,’ NFL Executive Vice President Eric Grubman said.
But influential owner and others in league believe LA will get a team — or two — in 2016.
NFL notes • Team now has six picks in 2015 draft.
Kroenke’s LA stadium design is truly spectacular, and that will only intensify the difficult challenge of building a new stadium here.
PHOENIX • The NFL will not block any games from local television during the 2015 season.
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