At the NFL’s veterans combine last month, Los Angeles Rams coach Jeff Fisher had some words of cautious optimism for Tre Mason after skimping on his playing time once Todd Gurley became a human highlight clip.
“Tre has got to have a great offseason program,” Fisher said at that time. “…We’re expecting, hoping, that everybody comes in. We drafted Tre for a reason. When you look at that position, when you’re talking about Todd and Tre and then Benny [Cunningham], I think that’s as good a group as you’ll find in the league, from a depth standpoint. … I think Tre realizes he has to put the commitment in, wherever he is, and have a great preseason.”
Wellllllllllllllllllll, unless that “great offseason program” includes a tasering from police plus subsequent arrest and temporary hospitalization, Mason’s probably not long for the Rams.
According to Associated Press and ESPN reports, Mason was pulled over and, after refusing to accommodate the law enforcement officer’s request to vacate his vehicle, the running back duly received the taser treatment. The not-at-all ironic name of the place he was busted? Hollywood.
So what’s the over/under on Mason’s release date? A week, say…? And then Fisher will have to explain that two-thirds of the Rams “good group as any from a depth standpoint” can still play the power running game of his coach’s Eddie George-filled dreams.
And by week one, LARams.net supposes we’ll be looking on Chase Reynolds favorably…
– written by Os Davis