Why did Rams General Manager Les Snead decide to make so many aggressive moves this offseason? In part because he watched how the Eagles won the Super Bowl.
Snead doesn’t just mean that he knew his team needed to get better to unseat the Eagles atop the NFC. He also means he admired the way the Eagles took chances last season, and he thinks that’s the way to get to the top in the NFL.
Roseman’s decision-making in the draft has produced terrific results. Over the past several years, besides Wentz, he selected key offensive players such as Pro Bowlers Zach Ertz at tight end and Lane Johnson at right tackle, along with emerging wide receiver Nelson Agholor. Defensive draftees include the Eagles’ top defensive lineman, Pro Bowl tackle Fletcher Cox, plus leading sack artist Brandon Graham.
All the above draftees were first- or second-rounders, but GMs also earn their stripes with good late-round drafting and a few undrafted nuggets that help create depth, which is essential for a sport in which injuries are a major factor.
The Baltimore Ravens and Indianapolis Colts have had male members serve in supporting roles for stunts by their female counterparts, but Peron and Jinnies will be the first to perform as dancers with the rest of the group. Both Peron and Jinnies are classically-trained dancers.
“Still can’t believe I’m one of the first males in history to be a pro NFL cheerleader! Everyone’s support and love has been insane! thank you and GO RAMS! @RamsNFL @LARamsCheer #LARams” Jinnies wrote in a tweet.
They aren’t the first to try, however. Sacha Heppell tried to make the Denver Broncos cheerleaders in 2012 but did not make the cut.
“I’d say arm strength is definitely important. You want to be able to make all the throws in the book,” he said. “But it’s funny, I was talking to a coach yesterday — I had a private workout yesterday morning — and he asked me, he said, ‘What is the biggest attribute a quarterback has to have to be successful in the NFL?’ And I said, ‘Arm strength or durability.’ He said, ‘No. Not arm strength. It’s being available.’