Thursday, February 28, 2008

Goodbye Brruuuuucccccccceeeeeeeeeee

The St. Louis Rams released Hall of Fame wide receiver Isaac Bruce on Thursday. According to the St. Louis Post Dispatch Isaac turned down a 3 million dollar base salary and the St. Louis Rams were not going to pay Isaac the 2 million dollar roster bonus that was due. While I admit $5 million for a 35 year old Isaac Bruce to play in 2008 seems a little high the Rams should have made sure that he finished his career as a St. Louis Ram. Am I old school, do I believe they owe it to him? Yes I do. In what I feel is another terrible personnel move by the Rams they lost another piece of their heart and sole. The issue is not the 5 million dollars, the issues are how they keep letting things come down to this. When they gave an unproven, over-rated Drew Bennett 30 million dollars as a 2007 free agent pickup, the writing was on the wall for Isaac. However the Rams had all of 2007 to restructure a contract that you knew they were not going to pay. Why wait until the day before free agency to tell a grown professional man, and heart and sole of your team, and game winning catch receiver from your only Superbowl victory that you were going to stick it to him and NOT pay him the 2 million dollar roster bonus that you had once promised. Why, I'll tell you why because that is how the St. Louis Rams operate. Teams win in the NFL from the top down and the St. Louis Rams continue to be a poorly ran organization. While they were busy cutting Isaac Bruce, they in-turn restructure the contract for Leonard Little. He of the 19 total tackles and 1 sack in 2007, and we will not even mention his off the field issues. Character, it is all about character. I as a St. Louis Rams fan and PSL holder expect, and want a little more from our St. Louis Rams. Goodbye to you Isaac and we wish you luck. You are a proud, and great football player and we will miss you!


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