Remember last season when you had to decide between losing and winning and you knew that losing would finally get rid of Jeff Fisher? Well, we may have to make that hard choice again, but this time it will be about the removal of Les Snead. Why am I bringing up Les Snead fate?
Well, Les Smead was the topic of conversation yesterday after Rotoworld’s GM Rankings and Les Snead came in second to last as reported by Joe McAtee of Turf Show Times. Here what Rotoworld had to say about Les Snead:
Les Snead still has his job, but he no longer has his alibi. With Jeff Fisher gone, there’s no one to hide behind. Snead has to own a roster that’s been historically inept on offense and riddled with underachievers on defense. To his credit, Snead has approached 2017 with a sense of urgency. He replaced Fisher with his polar opposite, making offensive-minded Sean McVay the youngest head coach in NFL history. Next, he lured LT Andrew Whitworth from the Bengals, filling a hole the Rams have had since Orlando Pace left St. Louis. Letting Kenny Britt walk in favor of Robert Woods was questionable, but clearly at the behest of his new head coach. Snead’s biggest problems as he untangles the headphone cords of the Fisher era are directly related. He doesn’t have a first-round pick. He flushed it down the toilet in last year’s calamitous trade for Jared Goff. With no signal caller or first-rounder, it’s going to be hard to get this gas guzzler out of neutral. It will likely end up a job for another man.
Last year they ranked at 18 and this year he is at 28 and there is a good reason for such a drop. That would be last season poor record, his alleged tumulous relationship with Fisher, and last year trade up in the draft for Jeff Goff. though the jury is still out on Goff. You can hammer any or all of those issues and I am sure you can think of more reasons, but I don’t want to turn this into a bash Snead post. This is because of a post I published Saturday.
Saturday, I published that the Rams are extremely interested in Sean Payton for a front office position and possibly in the realm of GM but the article that I had gotten did not mention what Snead’s fate would be should Manning accept.
The article went on to suggest that he would have the same type of position occupied be John Elway of the Denver Broncos. Elway holds two positions. He is the executive of football operations as well as the teams’ general manager which gives him total control of the team football operations. I am not sure how much control the Rams will offer Manning.
Will Manning come to the Rams and how much of an effect will it have on Snead? Keep this in mind that the Rams are not the only team interested in Manning. There are two other teams also interested Manning and one of them being Indianapolis. But if were to decide to go with the Rams, in the beginning, I do not foresee Snead’s immediate removal. I don’t see him getting as much power as Elway has now, bit I could see gaining power over time and possibly pushing Snead out the door.
This year Snead has to really push hard to disprove his title of being the second worst GM in the NFL because he could have Manning breathing down his neck. Even without the pressure of Manning breathing down his neck, he still has to make the right decision in the draft and bring in the right people to help head coach Sean McVay and his assistant coaches build a successful team this season. So whether or not Manning comes the team he has to turn this team around because if he doesn’t that title of the second worst GM won’t be the only thing he has to worry about.