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That's not exactly how it happened. He told everyone that the Rams were about to have a franchise altering off-season and iirc the way he advertised it was as if the Rams were gonna be ultra aggressive with big names in free agency. Nobody knew about Donald retiring except the Rams.


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I think he made the call & had inside information. EVERY RAM PLAYER KNEW(coaches,front office etc.,etc) & his comments are exactly right.

It is FRANCHISE CHANGING !! I was like there is nothing about The Rams offseason that can be franchise changing ?? He never said what it was & couldn’t say either way.

The Rams had already signed Johna Jackson & The Rams had no CAP SPACE . A TRADE ???What AD99 to Pittsburg ? CRAZY !!
 

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TBF, he didn’t come in here boasting about inside info that he was holding. Ppl were questioning the credibility of him and his sources, so then he was like “I do know about something BIG that will happen by the end of the week”. It’s not his fault you were duped. He didn’t lie.

I think he made the call & had inside information. EVERY RAM PLAYER KNEW(coaches,front office etc.,etc) & his comments are exactly right.

It is FRANCHISE CHANGING !! I was like there is nothing about The Rams offseason that can be franchise changing ?? He never said what it was & couldn’t say either way.

The Rams had already signed Johna Jackson & The Rams had no CAP SPACE . A TRADE ???What AD99 to Pittsburg ? CRAZY !!
I still say, as I did after it all went down, we can't blame him for being duped. He was told there was a franchise altering move coming but wasn't told what it was. And I'd bet his source didn't know what it was. That shit was being held very close ro the vest. Afterwards we learned Snead and McVay knew but it was on AD to make it public. Does anybody think with their integeity, they would tell anybody who might leak it to a podcaster? It was "whisper down the lane" which is why Jake played it the way he did. Everybody....Jake, his source and the people here at ROD thought it was an acquisition or trade. But that will never be admitted to because that would elicit a lack of confidence in him and his 'source'.
 

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Jake puts in the work, he does way more research than I ever would but something about him saying that AD should just play this season, take the money and have a big farewell tour just rubbed me the wrong way. Sure, I wish he would play this year but I have no idea what it takes to prepare mentally and physically to get double and triple teamed seemingly every play. I have no idea how hard you have to work to be the best in the league for a decade. So if Donald says he’s spent I wish him well.
 

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TBF, he didn’t come in here boasting about inside info that he was holding. Ppl were questioning the credibility of him and his sources, so then he was like “I do know about something BIG that will happen by the end of the week”. It’s not his fault you were duped. He didn’t lie.
Gotta disagree, he made it sound like it was related to a FA acquisition. I now doubt he knew about the retirement as I would believe McVay and Snead over a podcaster. I truly believe it wasn't leaked out of respect for AD and now believe that Jake tied it to his saying it was a big move because I'm guessing the big move he was trying to predict just didn't happen. I'll call it a save an egg on the face moment.
 

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I still say, as I did after it all went down, we can't blame him for being duped. He was told there was a franchise altering move coming but wasn't told what it was. And I'd bet his source didn't know what it was. That shit was being held very close ro the vest. Afterwards we learned Snead and McVay knew but it was on AD to make it public. Does anybody think with their integeity, they would tell anybody who might leak it to a podcaster? It was "whisper down the lane" which is why Jake played it the way he did. Everybody....Jake, his source and the people here at ROD thought it was an acquisition or trade. But that will never be admitted to because that would elicit a lack of confidence in him and his 'source'.
Well EVERY PLAYER KNEW ? I don’t know & in theory you could be right.Either way He was RIGHT !!

I do know Jake was thinking The Rams wanted & might sign the DE FA from tHe Vikings.That was not going to be franchise changing & how The Rams were going to make a TRADE was not going to be FRANCHISE CHANGING !

You attacking Jake imo the way you did was wrong,but it’s not my place to say judge if you’re wrong or right.
Just as it is to not say what he knew was true.I enjoyed seeing what it was & have to admit & sort of admire the call.

NEVER thought AD99 was going to retire. There was a lot of report though pointing to him not being a RAM or retiring.
 

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Here you go @So Ram. For your face.

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I think he made the call & had inside information. EVERY RAM PLAYER KNEW(coaches,front office etc.,etc) & his comments are exactly right.

It is FRANCHISE CHANGING !! I was like there is nothing about The Rams offseason that can be franchise changing ?? He never said what it was & couldn’t say either way.

The Rams had already signed Johna Jackson & The Rams had no CAP SPACE . A TRADE ???What AD99 to Pittsburg ? CRAZY !!
He said that before free agency began I'm pretty sure. But even in his comments he said he was predicting Danielle Hunter and some other things. A lot of it is just predictions.
 

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Here you go @So Ram. For your face.

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Yep Merlin- that’s some dirty stank.

Who do you have The Rams drafting right now.I know you always liked offensive line way back in the past. The St.Louis days when you NEVER thought The Rams were going to move .

I TOLD everyone back in 2014.That was FRANCHISE changing.Still we at Rod couldn’t discuss it because of feelings sourness.

Getting rid of Gurley.Sort of SAD !! I don’t know why The Rams signed him to that contract.Gurley was actually The last 1st rd pick before Jared Goff. Why did he get resigned so fast ?

It just shows even with Mcvay The Rams can mess a couple things up IMO.Signing both those guys to extensions still in there 4th season & having added the 5th they were AFRAID of a Holdout ??? AD99 had done it twice.

When The Rams draft in the 1st rd in 2024 this Ram will get his contract to The Olympics 2028 SOFI & LA Coliseum .

Thank you Stan - for building our Field of Dreams !! Hollywood Park was The Place Al Davis used to win his LAW SUITE against The NFL. That was before Jake was born.

 

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He said that before free agency began I'm pretty sure. But even in his comments he said he was predicting Danielle Hunter and some other things. A lot of it is just predictions.
Well then The Franchise changing & News gives him even more credit ? I was LOL thinking what it could be & BOLD STATEMENT . His credibility was On The Line.

The way I look at it Jake is pretty good about not name calling.He seemed pretty upset of how he was attacked for letting us Rod posters know something big was going to happen.

I like the banter - if we want the creditability we can bring out My Pillow guy & maybe he has my pajama’s & My Coffee.It’s going to be a long Good Friday,but Easter & the weekend is near.
 

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Well then The Franchise changing & News gives him even more credit ? I was LOL thinking what it could be & BOLD STATEMENT . His credibility was On The Line.

The way I look at it Jake is pretty good about not name calling.He seemed pretty upset of how he was attacked for letting us Rod posters know something big was going to happen.

I like the banter - if we want the creditability we can bring out My Pillow guy & maybe he has my pajama’s & My Coffee.It’s going to be a long Good Friday,but Easter & the weekend is near.
But making blanket statements will always come true lol. He said something major was going to happen by the end of the week. It was the first week of free agency. There was a pretty decent bet that something major was going to happen. And look at all the Rams players he kept mentioning that jourdan later refuted, stating that they never showed any legitimate interest in those players at all. Jake has good content. I like listening to his reactions to Rams related content a lot. He definitely embellishes his knowledge of what's happening in the Rams building. He makes a ton of predictions and statements that people seem to latch onto when they happen. I said the Rams should go after Darious Williams and Tre'Davious White. That doesn't mean I have inside knowledge. I just also predicted about 20 other players that they should get lol
 

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That’s why imo Jimmy G is the better fit all around as The Rams backup QB under Sean Mcvay. He will be put in that situation that all he has to do is make his reads & throws.

Wentz is not the QB Jimmy G is with throwing the football.Stetson can do all those scout team reps.

We’ll see where Carson ends up & how much he’s going to make.Could he go to the Falcons ? Zac Robinson did a lot of extra work with him.
I think Wentz certainly has more arm talent.
Does that mean all that much in terms of back up?
Not really in the case of a vet with a track record.
The Rams have never really had a top back up under McVay, so, it will be interesting to see how he is used....hopefully we don't find out.
McVay not calling plays with Wentz vs the Whiners and his many run reps was interesting. Just as much a cover for a back up OL than anything else I suspect.
 

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He said that before free agency began I'm pretty sure. But even in his comments he said he was predicting Danielle Hunter and some other things. A lot of it is just predictions.
So controversial this has become that I went back to look at the time line.

"March 10th

I’m still not 100% sure what direction they go in the draft but I do think Danielle Hunter is their priority right now

There's a massive one this week upcoming. Stay tuned.

Danielle is someone I've heard a lot of. Brian Burns as well. Although, if they don't have to trade picks and keep that 3-year contract window I think Hunter is the guy

Hate to break it to you but not all inside info comes directly from McVay and Snead.

You keep comparing me to other people and forgetting that I'm just me. I'm not trying to the be the next Cowherd, Florio or anyone. I'm just trying to be the best Jake Ellenbogen I can be. I'm not a journalist or insider. I am an analyst you likes to every now and then drop nuggets I'm giving directly from my inside sources. This is only secondary. My first priority is providing informative and engaging content.

Not allowed to share this kind of info. Just stay tuned its big news coming this week. The purpose of this is to just let you know something WILL happen this week and I'm not just saying that because of the free agency timeline.

Its bigger than either of the names you mentioned

(@Noteboom/Shelton)



March 11th

I figured it would be nice to be informed something is coming. I cant say take it or leave it I don't know what to tell you. Considering off-season's don't normally have tons of news at the start of the new year for the Rams I figured I would give you the heads up is all.

Its a major name thats all i can say its coming this week

Yes, I do weekly streams (3 this past week) with my co host Cameron Lynch on Bleacher Report NFL. My goal is to get big enough where i can do NFL content whenever I want without worrying about the viewership drop off but still cover the Rams


Yes I got attacked on twitter for saying Avila was moving to center lmao



March 12th

Parkinson was a guy that appeared in two of my videos too haha I'm excited for him

I said something big was coming. Trust me you'll know when it breaks.

Oh of course! I knew a little bit about Parkinson, JJ is a player they found in evaluation and was high on their FA big board but I didn't think they would go that route when it sounded like they really wanted Shelton back. I'm so glad they did. With that said, this is a much much bigger name



March 14th

This big thing is happening and we should see it tomorrow. I cant say what I cant even say what kind of move it is. But it is happening tomorrow.

March 15th

This was the big news. Unfortunately..."
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Was he told Donald was retiring? Everything in his posts could be legitimate if he were told.....

"Aaron Donald is going to retire"
"There's gonna be a huge move this week"
"You're going to hear a huge name this week"

The fact he said, "I can't tell you" ....and....."I can't say what....I can't even say what kind of move" ....could mean

....he actually knew
....he wasn't told anything more than "big name" & "huge news"

Early on, right after his first post, he commented 'I've heard a lot about Danielle Hunter and Brian Burns.' Hmm.

And then there are the comments like "I figured it would be nice to be informed something was coming". Nice would have been to start a thread, not put it in a thread about an acquisition/re-signing.....if he actually knew the real news. And that's the part most took exception to..... a thread entitled "Dotson; Staying with the Rams"

Water under the proverbial bridge. I await his next big news breaker.
Like maybe, "The Rams are going to draft a surprise stud at #19!!":eyeroll:
 
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So controversial this has become that I went back to look at the time line.

"March 10th

I’m still not 100% sure what direction they go in the draft but I do think Danielle Hunter is their priority right now

There's a massive one this week upcoming. Stay tuned.

Danielle is someone I've heard a lot of. Brian Burns as well. Although, if they don't have to trade picks and keep that 3-year contract window I think Hunter is the guy

Hate to break it to you but not all inside info comes directly from McVay and Snead.

You keep comparing me to other people and forgetting that I'm just me. I'm not trying to the be the next Cowherd, Florio or anyone. I'm just trying to be the best Jake Ellenbogen I can be. I'm not a journalist or insider. I am an analyst you likes to every now and then drop nuggets I'm giving directly from my inside sources. This is only secondary. My first priority is providing informative and engaging content.

Not allowed to share this kind of info. Just stay tuned its big news coming this week. The purpose of this is to just let you know something WILL happen this week and I'm not just saying that because of the free agency timeline.

Its bigger than either of the names you mentioned

(@Noteboom/Shelton)



March 11th

I figured it would be nice to be informed something is coming. I cant say take it or leave it I don't know what to tell you. Considering off-season's don't normally have tons of news at the start of the new year for the Rams I figured I would give you the heads up is all.

Its a major name thats all i can say its coming this week

Yes, I do weekly streams (3 this past week) with my co host Cameron Lynch on Bleacher Report NFL. My goal is to get big enough where i can do NFL content whenever I want without worrying about the viewership drop off but still cover the Rams


Yes I got attacked on twitter for saying Avila was moving to center lmao



March 12th

Parkinson was a guy that appeared in two of my videos too haha I'm excited for him

I said something big was coming. Trust me you'll know when it breaks.

Oh of course! I knew a little bit about Parkinson, JJ is a player they found in evaluation and was high on their FA big board but I didn't think they would go that route when it sounded like they really wanted Shelton back. I'm so glad they did. With that said, this is a much much bigger name



March 14th

This big thing is happening and we should see it tomorrow. I cant say what I cant even say what kind of move it is. But it is happening tomorrow.

March 15th

This was the big news. Unfortunately..."
___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Was he told Donald was retiring? Everything in his posts could be legitimate if he were told.....

"Aaron Donald is going to retire"
"There's gonna be a huge move this week"
"You're going to hear a huge name this week"

The fact he said, "I can't tell you" ....and....."I can't say what....I can't even say what kind of move" ....could mean

....he actually knew
....he wasn't told anything more than "big name" & "huge news"

Early on, right after his first post, he commented 'I've heard a lot about Danielle Hunter and Brian Burns.' Hmm.

And then there are the comments like "I figured it would be nice to be informed something was coming". Nice would have been to start a thread, not put it in a thread about an acquisition/re-signing.....if he actually knew the real news. And that's the part most took exception to..... a thread entitled "Dotson; Staying with the Rams"

Water under the proverbial bridge. I await his next big news breaker.
Like maybe, "The Rams are going to draft a surprise stud at #19!!":eyeroll:
Yeah I'm in full agreement. "something big is happening with someone, but I can't say." Then why even make that tweet? It's just such a general statement. But it is what it is. I don't even have any beef with him. Just intrigued by the amount of people who post saying "Jake just reported that____" so often.
 

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Well EVERY PLAYER KNEW ? I don’t know & in theory you could be right.Either way He was RIGHT !!

I do know Jake was thinking The Rams wanted & might sign the DE FA from tHe Vikings.That was not going to be franchise changing & how The Rams were going to make a TRADE was not going to be FRANCHISE CHANGING !

You attacking Jake imo the way you did was wrong,but it’s not my place to say judge if you’re wrong or right.
Just as it is to not say what he knew was true.I enjoyed seeing what it was & have to admit & sort of admire the call.

NEVER thought AD99 was going to retire. There was a lot of report though pointing to him not being a RAM or retiring.
How do you know 'every player knew'? I'd bet probably.....Stafford knew. Kupp knew. Maybe even Kobie Turner knew. Think they're going to run their mouth with the amount of respect and love they have for AD?

He went to McVay and said, "I'm full". He didn't hold a team meeting. He probably did that to see how McVay wanted him to play it (read: team player/class act). I wonder how McVay (and Snead) reacted? Possibly, "keep it close to the vest and let us work some finances so we aren't in cap hell again". And more importantly, "let us make some free agent acquisitions before the world....and the free agents.....find out Aaron Donald will not be a Ram in 2024". I suppose both of those scenarios are possible.....I'm guessing because I don't have inside information. :sunglasses:

But the way I attacked Jake was wrong?

What he knew was true? I agree. A big name. Big news.

And you don't think trading for Josh Allen or Brian Burns would be franchise altering? I disagree. Trading for them to play along side Aaron Donald would be franchise altering. Nobody knew AD was leaving. I'm guessing whomever tipped Jake to the Big Name, Big News didn't tell him AD was leaving, probably because they didn't know themselves. They might have heard around the facility, something big is in the wind.

The big question here is, 'what did he really KNOW'? As I've said before, I believe nobody but the top of the organizational food chain knew and with the unquestionable level of their integrity along with their total respect for AD, they aren't going to leak it to anybody. Let alone somebody who would leak it to a podcaster. Come on man. It is my strong belief the answer to the big question is, 'he didn't know' and if you really look at how he played it....in a thread about acquistions along with the comment, he thought it would be 'nice' to give us some inside info something big was coming....clearly he fucked up. Yeah, it would have been "nice" to know AD was retiring before AD came out and said so. That way, we wouldn't have been so devastated. :wow2:

Having said all that, I wish Jake success. He'll learn from this particular experience and probably play things differently next time. It's not like somebody set him up or anything (unless he said, 'give me a scoop I can use on my podcast'). He got some inside info and thought it was something other than it was. Shit happens. And we learn from it.
 
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But making blanket statements will always come true lol. He said something major was going to happen by the end of the week. It was the first week of free agency. There was a pretty decent bet that something major was going to happen. And look at all the Rams players he kept mentioning that jourdan later refuted, stating that they never showed any legitimate interest in those players at all. Jake has good content. I like listening to his reactions to Rams related content a lot. He definitely embellishes his knowledge of what's happening in the Rams building. He makes a ton of predictions and statements that people seem to latch onto when they happen. I said the Rams should go after Darious Williams and Tre'Davious White. That doesn't mean I have inside knowledge. I just also predicted about 20 other players that they should get lol

Well I’ll leave it at that,it is what it is.He did that Whiterspoon interview which was cool.I liked his play & wanted him back.
—Darius Williams & T. White will be better locker room guys imo.I also predict The Rams are going to draft a CB within there first 5 picks.

I also think there is a chance The Rams trade up for L.Latu? I know Snead likes those Texas guys & has inside knowledge.There scouts are excellent anyways,but Sweat might be there later in 2nd(3rd).

Yeah - your right about Jake & I agree that he for the most part knows more or less than us.I like calling him out all the time.

I listen to his pods & lol (say bs),like when Jimmy G. signed.He used Russell Wilson & his $1 million contract. Russell signed CHEAP so he was GUARANTEED to start.
 

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How do you know 'every player knew'? I'd bet probably.....Stafford knew. Kupp knew. Maybe even Kobie Turner knew. Think they're going to run their mouth with the amount of respect and love they have for AD?

He went to McVay and said, "I'm full". He didn't hold a team meeting. He probably did that to see how McVay wanted him to play it (read: team player/class act). I wonder how McVay (and Snead) reacted? Possibly, "keep it close to the vest and let us work some finances so we aren't in cap hell again". And more importantly, "let us make some free agent acquisitions before the world....and the free agents.....find out Aaron Donald will not be a Ram in 2024". I suppose both of those scenarios are possible.....I'm guessing because I don't have inside information. :sunglasses:

But the way I attacked Jake was wrong?

What he knew was true? I agree. A big name. Big news.

And you don't think trading for Josh Allen or Brian Burns would be franchise altering? I disagree. Trading for them to play along side Aaron Donald would be franchise altering. Nobody knew AD was leaving. I'm guessing whomever tipped Jake to the Big Name, Big News didn't tell him AD was leaving, probably because they didn't know themselves. They might have heard around the facility, something big is in the wind.

The big question here is, 'what did he really KNOW'? As I've said before, I believe nobody but the top of the organizational food chain knew and with the unquestionable level of their integrity along with their total respect for AD, they aren't going to leak it to anybody. Let alone somebody who would leak it to a podcaster. Come on man. It is my strong belief the answer to the big question is, 'he didn't know' and if you really look at how he played it....in a thread about acquistions along with the comment, he thought it would be 'nice' to give us some inside info something big was coming....clearly he fucked up. Yeah, it would have been "nice" to know AD was retiring before AD came out and said so. That way, we wouldn't have been so devastated. :wow2:

Having said all that, I wish Jake success. He'll learn from this particular experience and probably play things differently next time. It's not like somebody set him up or anything (unless he said, 'give me a scoop I can use on my podcast'). He got some inside info and thought it was something other than it was. Shit happens. And we learn from it.
Sean Mcvay said the team(players knew),we all knew.I honestly don’t know that but Mcvay said they did ?
 

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Well I’ll leave it at that,it is what it is.He did that Whiterspoon interview which was cool.I liked his play & wanted him back.
—Darius Williams & T. White will be better locker room guys imo.I also predict The Rams are going to draft a CB within there first 5 picks.

I also think there is a chance The Rams trade up for L.Latu? I know Snead likes those Texas guys & has inside knowledge.There scouts are excellent anyways,but Sweat might be there later in 2nd(3rd).

Yeah - your right about Jake & I agree that he for the most part knows more or less than us.I like calling him out all the time.

I listen to his pods & lol (say bs),like when Jimmy G. signed.He used Russell Wilson & his $1 million contract. Russell signed CHEAP so he was GUARANTEED to start.
I'm begging for Latu these days