If May 21 is really the end of the world, we at SB Nation St. Louis have a lot of business to cover between now and doomsday. Yesterday we discussed the effect of the rapture on Albert Pujols's baseball card; today we're going to ponder the end of the world as it relates to the St. Louis Rams' fraught wide receiver situation, which has been slouching toward doomsday for some time now already.â†µ
I don't mean to insinuate anything, although you're welcome to infer that I'm insinuating something, but Danario Alexander stands to gain the most from the rapture and subsequent October 21 apocalypse. Right now Alexander is the man-who-would-be-number-one in Sam Bradford's beleaguered crew; all that keeps him from that faint, lucrative praise is his lack of durability—the constant fear that he won't be healthy at the moment the Rams need him most.â†µ
Enter the apocalypse.â†µ
Alexander is healthy right now. Now we know exactly how many moments the Rams have left on this earth—and in the Edward Jones Dome, in case you were hoping for a retractable roof—so Alexander's durability is now that much less important to our valuation of his future. The doomsday news is good for Donnie Avery, as well—now he'll neevr have to prove that his speed has returned following last season's serious knee injury.â†µ
As for the rookies—well, my apologies, guys. Maybe don't worry about the playbook.