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The next frontier in lockout boredom: Rams hold “Mock OTA”

Steve Spagnuolo AP

Coaches are getting antsy to coach again.  Or as agent Joe Linta put it, they are starting to go “Looney Toon.”

Rams coach Steve Spagnuolo has come up with a fun solution to the problem for his staff: Just start coaching up whoever is in the Rams building.

The Rams Twitter account points out that Spagnuolo and his staff put the front office through a “Mock OTA” on Wednesday.

“We’ve done some mock meetings with ourselves as a staff, but the only way to do any coaching out there was we needed bodies,” Spagnuolo said. “We decided it was a good opportunity to get the organization together and do something fun.”

The next step in this land of make believe: Florio will start writing posts on rumors of impermissible contact at Mock OTAs.

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12 Responses to “The next frontier in lockout boredom: Rams hold “Mock OTA””
  1. flsnupe says: May 25, 2011 8:53 PM

    I am really starting to think that you and your followers are tools for the owners in terms of this lockout. Your site is the only one where the readers are siding with the owners. They are also overwhelmingly supporting them.

    2ndly, why have you not mentioned on your site that the Coaches Association has filed a brief supporting the players? Don’t you think that is newsworthy? It also indicates how the coaches are victimized during this whole process. Losers on here are always hating the money that players make, so they cannot show any feelings for their plights. However, the coaches losing salary is very much similar to the everyday joe.

  2. hobartbaker says: May 25, 2011 9:04 PM

    Several custodial staff and support workers, caught up in the madness, quit their jobs and returned to their native countries soon afterwards.

  3. grandsonofcoach says: May 25, 2011 9:12 PM

    And for some reason we will still read it like it (this) is real news then complain in posts that it isn’t.

  4. lovesportsandsurfing says: May 25, 2011 9:20 PM

    I wont miss the NFL one bit…I hope the lockout goes for years.

  5. duanethomas says: May 25, 2011 9:32 PM

    This site is filled with NFL and team employees, how else do you square them siding with the owners. Their salaries are getting slashed and yet they blame it on player cost. Idiots and PFT is the biggest owner shills in the sporting world.

    Thumbs down if you agree.

    Thumbs up if you love D.Smiths hats.

  6. jackbassett says: May 25, 2011 9:41 PM

    2ndly, why have you not mentioned on your site that the Coaches Association has filed a brief supporting the players? Don’t you think that is newsworthy? It also indicates how the coaches are victimized during this whole process. Losers on here are always hating the money that players make, so they cannot show any feelings for their plights. However, the coaches losing salary is very much similar to the everyday joe.
    _________________

    Save your anger for the government bureaucrats who process your unemployment check every month. They care about your views as much as we do here at PFT (hint: very little). Sincerely, Hoo Givza Krapp

    P.S. I can’t sympathize with coaches. Average salary for head coaches is over $3 million. For coordinators it’s above $500k. For other assistants, it’s around $200,000 (not including ball boys, coffee gofers, interns, etc.). Average salary for most Americans is about $50k.

  7. ampats says: May 25, 2011 9:49 PM

    flusnupe,

    if you are a player why don’t you take your skills to the UFL and negotiate a deal based on how many fans will follow the players as they think they are the game. Most of you have a 4 year shelf life and based on statistics end up broke and worse.

    I am so sick of the poor us senario. Players are being led to slaughter by this egotistical moron leading the players.

    The owners have made a couple of offers, where are the counteroffers? That is business but many of the players have not seen the inside of a classroom since High School.

    I have lived through both strikes when your parents were fooling around in the back seat of a car.

    Look up the meaning of owner and then look up the meaning of employee?

    Does the design team at Nike say we make the designs so we are partners and without us you not would exist? Don’t think so.

    Sorry but the argument shows how clueless you are about the real business world.

    PS, The Replacements is one of the best football movies and I watched every Pats game during the strike replacement season in 1987 because as I have learned over the years after a few years most of the players are irrelevant.

    The owners need to give alot also but the courts will not be the best interest in the NFL.

    Screw you both !!

  8. Slackmo says: May 25, 2011 9:50 PM

    I hear the girls in the ticket office protect better than the Rams’ regular offensive line.

  9. kilo0986 says: May 25, 2011 9:50 PM

    Maybe we’ll get lucky and get some mock free agent signing!

  10. andrejohnsonforpresident says: May 25, 2011 11:14 PM

    Heck they can hit me up.. Fly me out there and coach me all you want. Could be fun

  11. seatown12 says: May 26, 2011 12:33 AM

    @ampats Like anybody reads your f*cking novels. Make a quick point or joke and spare us your endless opinion.

  12. ernestbynershands says: May 26, 2011 10:12 AM

    @ampats
    WTF? Government documents are shorter and more coherent than your rants.
    You need to find an outlet. Your keyboard and anonymous blogging handle aren’t working for you. Maybe stop eating hot pockets and move out of Mom’s basement.
    Oh, btw, she wanted me to tell you to get a job too.

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