NFL Franchise Notes: Rams Expect Changes To Current, Throwback Uniforms
Rams Exec VP/Football Operations & COO Kevin Demoff said that a “change in both the current uniform and throwback uniform for the team is possible, if not likely, in the not too distant future.” He said, “At some time in the next five years, you’ll see a complete uniform -- throwback and current uniform -- change. I’d be surprised if we didn’t have it.” In St. Louis, Jim Thomas notes the Rams’ decision to wear their ’99 throwback uniforms against the Titans and Buccaneers “was a natural” one because the Rams beat the Buccaneers in the NFC Championship and Titans in the Super Bowl that season. Demoff: “If you were looking for a throwback home ‘schedule,’ this was pretty obvious. Even we couldn’t (mess) this one up” (ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH, 8/14).
GET IT STRAIGHT: In Cleveland, Bud Shaw notes there has been a “groundswell of support this week” for Browns color analyst Bernie Kosar's “right to speak his mind” following critical comments about Rams players last week. However, this “is not a story about censorship of analysis.” The Browns “rightly consider it a professional courtesy to extend the same level of respectful commentary to a visiting team it would expect for its own players.” Kosar “fell way short of that.” Shaw: “No big deal. Not a fireable offense. Just no reason to celebrate him or his ‘strong’ stance” (Cleveland PLAIN DEALER, 8/14).
TAKE IT TO THE HOUSE: In Miami, Adam Beasley notes President Obama will welcome the undefeated ‘72 Dolphins to the White House on Tuesday for “the first ceremony honoring their historic season” and the team is “making every effort to ensure it’s well-attended.” Dolphins Owner Stephen Ross has “offered to pay the travel for any member of the ’72 [team] that wants to go.” There are “more than 40 living players and coaches, and nearly all have RSVP’d” (MIAMI HERALD, 8/14).