Been kind of quiet with my views on Twitter, so I thought I would share some of my thoughts on sports and more specifically St. Louis Sports. This is an exciting time for sports here in St. Louis.
Gotta start with the NHL Playoffs and the St. Louis Blues. Today, they are up 2 games to 0 over the defending Stanley Cup Champions Los Angeles Kings in the first round of the playoffs. Goalie Brian Elliott has been playing his butt off. Alexander Steen scored all the Blues needed in the first game and Barrett Jackman scored with under a minute left to secure game 2. At the beginning of this strike shortened season, I believed that Jaden Schwartz was going to be the better hockey player than Valdimir Tarasenko. Schwartz has shown thru the first two games against the Kings that he has what it takes to be a great player. He has been stars in both games. I hope the Blues can continue this run. They worry me when they will go up against the more offensive minded teams.
Ok, St. Louis Rams time. I did not watch the NFL Draft. I will leave that boring TV to the experts. I did follow the Rams picks on Twitter and know they traded up when they wanted someone and got some teammates that will help Sam Bradford at Wide Receiver. What I read on these players though has made me believe that the Rams have gone away from their ‘Five Pillars’ philosophy and have gone with just the best players. I am also happy that the Rams did not get Justin Blackmon in a previous year’s draft.
Well how about them St. Louis Cardinals. No Chris Carpenter. Who knows when we will see Jason Motte. Just this week Scrabble and Boggs get sent down to AAA. David Freese hasn’t hit worth a darn after hurting his back. Allen Craig hasn’t hit a ball out of the park. Yet, the Cardinals are leading their division. Something they have done on May 1st every year since 2008. Jake Westbrook is leading the league with a 1.08 ERA. Adam Wainwright is showing he is the Ace. Matt Carpenter is leading the league in runs scored and playing a great 2B when he is allowed. Yadier Molina is clearly the team MVP. He’s batting .327 currently! Carlos Beltran is playing well. Matt Adams was shining on the days he played before his injury. Craig, despite no home runs, is in the top ten in RBIs. Wainwright and Lynn are tied for the league lead in wins and among the top ten in strikeouts.
Ok enough stats. Let’s just say that it is exciting time to be a St. Louis Sports fan. I wish you were all here to enjoy it with us because who needs the NBA
Sam Bradford , possibly with assistance from Ben McDaniels , got the ball rolling on implementing new coordinator Josh McDaniels’ offense at offseason workouts. This may have been a somewhat risky approach, however, since it was Bradford and — not the coach — teaching the system to players. When the lockout ends, McDaniels and Bradford will need to be sure to iron out any kinks in the information “taught” at player-organized activities. McDaniels’ scheme is very unlike old offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur’s, particularly in regard to what is required from tight ends and wide receivers.