The LeBron Theory

When LeBron James left the Cleveland Cavs in 2010 and took his talents to South Beach I first thought, “wow, what an asshole.”

In some ways I still kind of think that but after hearing rumors that James could go back to the Cavs by opting out of his current contract with the Miami Heat after the 2014 season, I developed a theory that I have decided to document in some form.  So that when it happens I can say “I told you so.”

So, I think that the year before LBJ left Cleveland he had a sit down meeting with the owner of the Cavs and they talked about his future. They talked about how if the Cavs resigned LBJ they wouldn’t have enough money to put a team around him. It would just be more of the “one man show” in Cleveland and past years have shown that LBJ by himself can not win the whole thing.

However, if LBJ left during free agency he would not cost the Cavs anything.  LBJ told the owner that he could bitch and moan about him leaving and make a big show of it all and he wouldn’t care. The Cavs would go on to be terrible and get high draft picks (Kyrie Irving, Tristin Thompson) while LBJ was somewhere else winning championships with a big new contract. But in this contract there is a clause that says LBJ can opt out of his deal after a certain amount of years. After the Cavs have been able to build close to a winning team (by 2014) LBJ would opt out of his contract and come back to the Cavs and go on to win a championship for the city of Cleveland and the Cavs.

This is all a completely made up theory that I have come up with and if it ends up being true, well I should get a job or something out of it cause man, I told you so.


The Rams and Free Agency

Ok, so since it has been a while since I last posted and my last post was about the Rams, lets just keep it that way shall we?

With the Rams signing free agent Tight End Jared Cook for 5 years, the Rams have finally locked down the TE position for years to come. It’s not to say that Lance Kendricks cant get it done, it just helps to have two dominate TE who can spread the field vertically (see New England Patriots TE).  

If the Rams can sign free agent LT Jake Long they will hopefully, fingers crossed, have found the answer to their offensive line that they have been looking for.  He was the number one overall pick in the draft for a reason, the guy can block. He is an absolute monster on the line and will give Sam Bradford the protection he needs to get the ball out quickly. 

All and all after two days of free agency the Rams have made moves that will help them immediately and gives them options to fill other position holes in the draft. Maybe, just maybe, they draft a WR with the 16th or 22th pick in the first round. If he is there at 16 I think the Rams should draft Corderalle Patterson from Tennessee.  He has the size, speed, and hands that can make him the number one WR that the Rams have been missing since Torry Holt and Issac Bruce.

The NFL offseason has just gotten started and I personally cant wait for the draft to see the big moves teams make, especially the Rams.