“We’ve got a great quarterback,” Lilja said at Shawnee Mission Northwest, where he attended high school and was speaking to the school’s wrestling team. “We’ve just got to do better things around him to make him a great quarterback. I truly believe that, and I wish some more people believed that.
“It’s really easy to criticize. I get that. That’s part of the job. But Matt’s the guy, and Matt’s going to take us places. Matt’s a general in the huddle. People don’t see how hard he works. They don’t see the stuff he plays through, because we don’t talk about it. But take my word for it: There aren’t many guys I’d rather play with.”
As of 2 p.m. ET Wednesday, 31 percent of the votes tallied were in favor of the Chiefs drafting Tannehill, while Cousins and Weeden both received 26 percent of the votes and Osweiler received 17 percent.
Tannehill is expected to be an early first-round pick. The Chiefs have the No. 11 pick, so they may have to try to trade up to get Tannehill if they want him. Cousins and Weeden could be available when the Chiefs pick at No. 44 in the second round. Osweiler could possibly be available in the third round.
I think the Chiefs might be better off taking Cousins or Weeden in the second round unless they think Tannehill is a perfect fit for them and he is the immediate missing link.
LSU safety Brandon Taylor is set to visit the Kansas City Chiefs according to Aaron Wilson of Scout.com. He will also reportedly meet with the Jets and Dolphins and has already met with the Cardinals and Patriots.
It makes a lot of sense that the Chiefs are looking at safeties given the teams lack of depth in that department. The team is in good shape with their starters in Eric Berry and Kendrick Lewis but after that the cupboard is bare. The team has yet to re-sign veteran Jon MacGraw (though I think they should) and we all know how the Sabby Piscitelli/Donald Washington projects worked out.
The Rams’ preseason slate also includes home games against the Kansas City Chiefs and Baltimore Ravens and a road contest in Dallas. Specific dates and times for the preseason contests will be announced at a later date. All four contests will be broadcast locally and regionally on the Rams Broadcast Network.
Prior to this season, the Rams have never visited Indianapolis in the preseason. The opener will mark the second-consecutive year the Rams have opened the preseason against the Colts, but the contest is just the third ever preseason contest between the two clubs. The Rams kicked off their 2011 preseason with a 33-10 victory over the Colts in St. Louis.