Well, I’m not the only media type whom an employee of an NFL team currently would like to pummel.
The difference is that, in this latest case, the media type probably would win the fight.
Rams G.M. Billy Devaney is upset with ESPN’s Mark Schlereth. “Stink,” who made a stink in these parts last month with a shamefully biased defense of former Idaho teammate Tom Cable, recently called the Rams a team in “shambles,” and he suggested that the Rams aren’t “competing.”
“I’ll be honest, I’ve got to take a deep breath, because that really pisses me off,” Devaney recently said on ESPN’s St. Louis radio station, via Bernie Miklasz of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. “When he says something like we’re not competing, how the hell does he
know? I guarantee you he hasn’t watched one of our games. You can say
we had a stinker in Seattle and we made a ton of mistakes. And that’s
fine. But to say we’re not competing is totally asinine.
“It frosts me,” the second-year G.M. said later. “It just ticks me off a little bit. We’re fighting our
guts out there. If you want to say we’re no good right now, I don’t
have a problem with that. But don’t question our heart. Don’t question
Wow. Here’s one thing of which we’re certain. If the Rams played with the fire that Devaney has demonstrated in defending them, they sure as hell wouldn’t be 0-2.
And if they come out like that on Sunday against the Packers, the final score might look like a certain playoff game from several years back, when Brett Favre threw (and our memory might be a little fuzzy here) 16 interceptions.