The Raiders believing the Rams will be better than the Bears for the next two years is not a surprise. It also should not be a shock that L.A. would test the waters on Mack. Rams general manager Les Snead has been on the front wave of the trade tsunami that blew through the NFL this season. Clearly, the L.A. brass has rightfully realized other organizations overvalue draft picks to an extent, and the right team builder can take advantage of that nature.
Still, it's fun to consider Mack lining up alongside Donald and Ndamukong Suh, even if it were just for one season. How on earth would any quarterback survive that onslaught? Two of the three best QB-crunchers in the NFL on the same line would have been unfair.
Demoff telling us L.A. made a play for Mack is the most noteworthy aspect. It's a clear message to all future free agents that the Rams are in the business of stockpiling the best players, regardless of whatever financial hurdles they'll have to jump.