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    Les Sneads Introductory Press Conference set for 4PM CT today

    Per St Louis Rams Official Twitter

    Les Snead has officially been named the new general manager of the Rams. Will be introduced today at a 4 p.m. news conference


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    Re: Les Sneads Introductory Press Conference set for 4PM CT today

    Uh oh, Snead used the word "pillars" during his press conference.

    Fire him immediately!

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    Re: Les Sneads Introductory Press Conference set for 4PM CT today

    Quote Originally Posted by Bald_81 View Post
    Uh oh, Snead used the word "pillars" during his press conference.

    Fire him immediately!
    Nah....he was referring to how comfortable the pillars were at the Holiday Inn Express he stayed at the night before.

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    Re: Les Sneads Introductory Press Conference set for 4PM CT today

    I wasn't particularly impressed. He squirmed and babbled like a college grad trying too hard at his first job interview. Let's hope he's better behind the scenes than he was under the lights.

    Good hair, though.

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    Re: Les Sneads Introductory Press Conference set for 4PM CT today

    Quote Originally Posted by Azul e Oro View Post
    I wasn't particularly impressed. He squirmed and babbled like a college grad trying too hard at his first job interview. Let's hope he's better behind the scenes than he was under the lights.

    Good hair, though.
    I know what you mean. Ill give him a B on first impressions. Could do better.Demoff mentioned that Snead was his first call, and then his last call, in the GM quest.? A little different from these reports, about Vikings "Patton" being Demoff's prefered hire. The Viking's sure moved quick promoting Mr Patton recently, so maybe Snead was the second choice after all.?
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    Re: Les Sneads Introductory Press Conference set for 4PM CT today

    Quote Originally Posted by Azul e Oro View Post
    I wasn't particularly impressed. He squirmed and babbled like a college grad trying too hard at his first job interview. Let's hope he's better behind the scenes than he was under the lights.

    Good hair, though.
    Go listen to his interview on 101ESPN. Almost every single answer began with "I will say this." Well one thing we know about Les Snead, he WILL say this.
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    Re: Les Sneads Introductory Press Conference set for 4PM CT today

    Soooo, Kevin what would you say you do here at Rams Park?

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    Re: Les Sneads Introductory Press Conference set for 4PM CT today

    Eh, I could care less if the man is good at public speaking(which really wasn't that bad), I really care if he is a good talent evaluator and can get good players in the building.

    And sjack, not sure if thats sarcastic, but Kevin is our salary cap guru, he is the reason we aren't in cap hell with the terrible "big time" players we brought in. He did a fantastic job at what he had to work with, and I think this 3 headed partnership will be a great one.

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    Re: Les Sneads Introductory Press Conference set for 4PM CT today

    I hope you are right about his strength being talent evaluation.Given his background, I'm optimistic. I think that will be his chief role; he won't be managing the team's business generally, despite the title; more of a head scout or director of personnel.

    No, he doesn't have to be Abe Lincoln on the podium but someone who came across as rather green and didn't seem to marshal his thoughts or measure his words that well in a relatively mellow presser is not the guy I want on the phone with Holmgren or some other cagey veteran NFL wheeler-dealer when the clock is ticking on draft day , for example, and the stakes are really high. Maybe he's better one-on-one but I don't think it'll be him on the phone, anyway; it'll be Fisher. Whether that's a good thing or not remains to be seen.
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    Re: Les Sneads Introductory Press Conference set for 4PM CT today

    Quote Originally Posted by C-Mob 71 View Post
    Eh, I could care less if the man is good at public speaking(which really wasn't that bad), I really care if he is a good talent evaluator and can get good players in the building.

    And sjack, not sure if thats sarcastic, but Kevin is our salary cap guru, he is the reason we aren't in cap hell with the terrible "big time" players we brought in. He did a fantastic job at what he had to work with, and I think this 3 headed partnership will be a great one.
    Your dead right C-Mob 71. After all, he is an evaluator, not a coach. He has earned the right to this great opportunity, so I shouldn't be so quick to judge him. Its just Im quite big on first impressions, this is why, I felt the need too comment.?
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    Re: Les Sneads Introductory Press Conference set for 4PM CT today

    Quote Originally Posted by C-Mob 71 View Post
    Eh, I could care less if the man is good at public speaking(which really wasn't that bad), I really care if he is a good talent evaluator and can get good players in the building.

    And sjack, not sure if thats sarcastic, but Kevin is our salary cap guru, he is the reason we aren't in cap hell with the terrible "big time" players we brought in. He did a fantastic job at what he had to work with, and I think this 3 headed partnership will be a great one.
    That was my office space reference. I was just making a joke.

    Only prob I have with kevin is that he doesn't (from the impression I get from his press conferences) show a whole lot of confidence. Its just the way he presents himself. I guess he comes off as like a aw shucks kinda guy to me. But if he is getting the job done that's all that matters I guess. You look at les and jeff in that conference and they both look more confident imo.

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    Re: Les Sneads Introductory Press Conference set for 4PM CT today

    I did not see the interview. That said, I'm big on public speaking. I think it presents a positive first impression to those who are interested in whether or not a guy appears intelligent and capable with a firm grasp of the issues and the task at hand. Guys who stammer, stumble or repeat the same phrases do not engender fan confidence. When you're in a position that demands you speak in front of people with some frequency, you can't sound like a man who doesn't know what he's doing.

    At the same time, being a good public speaker is not mutually exclusive to evaluating talent and being a good GM. I have absolutely no thoughts on Les Snead and would bet that few-if any of us- followed Les Snead throughout the year or even knew who the hell the guy was before his name surfaced in connection with the GM job. Give the man time to see what he's able to do.

    On a side note- in response to GROUND DOG 39's post- after going through the Jeff Fisher hiring fiasco, I trust no reporter to give me accurate information. These people are only interested in one-upsmanship within the industry, and actually giving accurate information to the public is secondary.
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    Re: Les Sneads Introductory Press Conference set for 4PM CT today

    Looks like Fisher has his whipping boy to me.

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    Re: Les Sneads Introductory Press Conference set for 4PM CT today

    Quote Originally Posted by Bald_81 View Post
    Uh oh, Snead used the word "pillars" during his press conference.

    Fire him immediately!
    Pillars huh .. Weren't there like 4 of them? "Can't tackle, can't block, can't catch, and darn if I can remember the 4th one ???

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    Re: Les Sneads Introductory Press Conference set for 4PM CT today

    Quote Originally Posted by MauiRam View Post
    Pillars huh .. Weren't there like 4 of them? "Can't tackle, can't block, can't catch, and darn if I can remember the 4th one ???
    Can't win?
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