Chargers fans cheer during a home game against the Dolphins. (Allen J. Schaben/Los Angeles Times)
A big win over the Miami Dolphins put the Chargers in the thick of the AFC playoff race, and the acquisition of quarterback Baker Mayfield added some interest to the back end of a disappointing season for the Rams. With four weeks left in the NFL regular season, Rams beat writer Gary Klein and Chargers beat writer Jeff Miller address fan concerns and questions:
Can you write about the Rams/Chargers PA situation that Al Michaels commented on Thursday night? As a season ticket holder, it also seems very annoying. Do other teams yell at the crowd so much that they create crowd noise? As a fan, I find it embarrassing.
Miller: Goofy, screaming “Make Some Noise!” A PA announcer is now available at most professional sports venues across the country. The good news for Chargers fans is that their plays at SoFi Stadium sound authentic and appropriate compared to the sophomoric nonsense I heard the last time I was there for a Rams game. Look on the bright side, no matter what football stadium you’re in—college or pro—you’ll never have to wonder if your opponent is facing a “THIRD DOWNNNNNNN!!!” because the PA announcer will tell you . every Single. Time. inside every Single. Stadium.
Klein: The Rams and Chargers clearly feel the need to engage fans with sound and visuals from the moment they enter the stadium to the moment they leave. Forget sensory overload. It’s supposed to be a party.
“Whose house? Ram’s house!” is another cheer often played over the public address system at SoFi Stadium. (Tyler Kaufman/Associated Press)
Can the Rams trade future picks for a 2023 first round draft pick?
Klein: The Rams can trade picks, but they’re not counting on it. Currently, what would have been the Rams’ first pick in 2023 belongs to the Detroit Lions as part of the Jared Goff-Matthew Stafford trade. And the pick that would belong to the Rams is a favorite in the top 10 for the Lions.
My impression is that NFL teams can rebuild and still find quality players in the fifth, sixth and seventh rounds of the draft. Why is this impression true in football, but in no other professional sport?
Klein: Same goes for baseball. The first round draft pick will have every chance to reach and stay in the major leagues. And players like Bryce Harper, Mike Trout, and Clayton Kershaw are just a few examples of great players selected high in the draft. But MLB is full of quality players who were drafted in the lower rounds. In 2016, Ken Griffey Jr. became first choice no. 1, which was enshrined in the Hall of Fame. Mike Piazza, a 62nd round pick, was also drafted that year.
Miller: There are many examples of later hockey players who became stars in the NHL as well. The NBA draft only lasts two rounds these days, so this league is out of the question.
Is it possible to get Baker Mayfield cheap for a few years? This would help with our salary cap issues. Could Jalen Ramsey be convinced to convert to safety? He gets beaten too often. Use it for safety shots and charging. Taylor Rapp is way too slow at his position and should consider bulking up to play linebacker, which is a much more natural fit in the NFL.
Klein: NFL careers don’t usually last long, so players don’t tend to sign “cheap” unless there’s a situation like Blake Bortles did a few years ago when he signed with the Rams for $1 million because the Jacksonville Jaguars owed him millions. If he plays well, Mayfield will have a market for his services. Ramsey already plays a hybrid position that contains elements of playing safety. Could you move into this position full-time at some point in your career? He is certainly capable. Rapp came into the league with the makings of a linebacker. Last summer, he lost weight during the preparations. He is in the final year of his rookie contract, so it will be interesting to see if the Rams try to re-sign him.
With their season essentially over and unable to make the playoffs, what was the point of signing Baker Mayfield?
Klein: Matthew Stafford is on injured reserve and John Wolford has been dealing with a neck injury. In the grand scheme of things, signing Mayfield only cost the Rams $1.4 million, plus they get a closer look at the former No. 1 overall pick, who they may or may not try to keep. If he leaves as a free agent, the Rams would likely be eligible for a compensatory draft pick.
The police-sponsored club I belonged to took us to Rams games at the Coliseum, where we watched our heroes Bob Waterfield, Norm Van Brocklin, Elroy “Crazylegs” Hirsh, Tom Fears, Glen Davis, Dick Hoerner and ‘ Deacon’ Dan Towler How They Play — With Full Winning Seasons. Those were exciting times, but none more exciting than the last half of the fourth quarter of tonight’s (Dec. 8) game. Looks like Baker Mayfield is the real deal…what a show! Also, I’ve seen the Rams wear different uniforms over the years. Nice to see them back in the blue and gold of the years I knew them. Was Towler, that great Rams quarterback who suddenly quit to go into the ministry, ever inducted into the football hall of fame?
Klein: I’m glad you had a great experience watching the Rams at the Coliseum many years ago. These were exciting teams. And it was certainly a thrilling finish last Thursday against the Raiders at SoFi Stadium. But let’s reserve judgment on Mayfield. Up to that point he was pretty mediocre, a win in itself for coming just two days early. But let’s not forget that he and the Rams got lucky when an interception on that drive was nullified by a pass interference penalty. And the Raiders lineman’s head-scratching decision to knock the ball out of Mayfield’s hand after the sack, resulting in another penalty. And the Raiders’ decision to play receiver Van Jefferson in press coverage. As for Towler, he was a key player for the Rams — and led the NFL in rushing for one season — but was not inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
The Rams have cheerleaders at their games, but the Chargers have disbanded their group in 2021. (Denis Poroy/Associated Press)
Why did the Chargers get rid of their cheerleaders?
Nick Schermerhorn, Rancho Palos Verdes
Editor’s Note: The Chargers Girls were founded in 1990 and operated until 2021, when it was announced that the team was disbanded due to financial reasons. Seven of the NFL’s 32 teams do not have cheerleading squads, the others being the Buffalo Bills, Cleveland Browns, Chicago Bears, Green Bay Packers, New York Giants and Pittsburgh Steelers.
This story originally appeared in the Los Angeles Times.
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