Adam Schefter answers readers' questions nearly every day in his blog. Today, he's focusing on the St. Louis Rams. Have a query of your own? Submit it right here.
A: Jim: I'm sure by now you've seen the headlines, but Rush was put on waivers. Dave Checketts and his group knew that if Rush were a part of their team, their team was going to get shut out. So they cut their losses and cut Rush. Now Checketts needs to find another investor, which might not be so easy. But it would have been impossible to win the NFL's support with Rush on board.To read Adam's take on the future of the Rams' head coach, plus his thoughts on how the Rams can rebuild the franchise and what we can expect from them in the 2010 draft, you must be an ESPN Insider.
A: Anna: Somewhere along the way, the Rams will win a game. Or maybe even two. But that's as far as I go. And I don't blame Steve Spagnuolo one bit; in fact, I'm a big Spagnuolo fan. Think he's got a great temperament, think he understands players and, just as important, think he inspires them. He inherited a messy situation and ownership knows he did. His seat isn't even warm, and shouldn't be. He'll have a top-two pick in April to find a quarterback and get this franchise back on the road to respectability.
A: To me, Clark, the Rams never should have gotten rid of Isaac Bruce. But they did that to pay Drew Bennett. Then they got rid of another legend in Torry, and somehow, I would have liked for them to figure out a way to work it out. But it's a new staff, a new regime, and they are rebuilding in the best way they can. Donnie Avery has been a disappointment so far this season, though he did catch a touchdown last week, so maybe there's a sign of life there. No question the Rams would have been better off with Holt. But it still doesn't mean they would have won a game yet.
A: Steve: I fully expect the Rams to go quarterback in the next draft. They have to. They passed up the chance to draft Matt Ryan and Joe Flacco two years ago and passed up the chance to draft Mark Sanchez last year. They can't just keep on passing up franchise quarterbacks, not when they're in need of one. I predict they will go quarterback in Round 1 in April. And the fact that they should have a top-two pick would tell you that they should be in position to draft whichever quarterback they want and the best one in the country.
Update 11:18 a.m. ET
• Buffalo and New York play Sunday for the first time this season. But their second meeting is the one that is expected to generate even more buzz.
On Thursday night, Dec. 3, the Bills will host the Jets in Toronto's Rogers Centre. It will be the first regular-season primetime game played in Canada, and the Bills third game in Toronto. The Bills beat the Steelers 24-21 in a preseason game there in August 2008, then lost there to the Miami Dolphins 16-3 last year.
Update 4:19 p.m. ET
• With Rush Limbaugh on waivers, the Dave Checketts group now is sifting through new investors, trying to produce the best configuration in an attempt to buy the Rams and keep them in St. Louis. But a person familiar with the process said George Soros is not under consideration to be a part of the Checketts group. One of the many potential investors who could be included in the group is former Rams running back Marshall Faulk, who is popular in St. Louis. But the Checketts group is a ways away from forming its new, reconfigured group, just as the Rams are not close to being sold at this point.
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