This is the clip we played on Tuesday’s Final Drive segment, of Rams defensive end and noted zoologist Will Hayes, arguing that mermaids exist but dinosaurs never have.
As great as that clip is, this would barely even register as blog worthy, particularly given that in the season premiere of “Hard Knocks” the Rams’ No. 1 overall draft pick and future franchise quarterback Jared Goff didn’t know where the sun rises and sets. Apparently, the science section on the Wonderlich doesn’t register much with the Rams’ scouting department.
What puts this over the top for me is the Patriots connection. Because when Chris Long was with the Rams, he chronicled Hayes’ unique brand of willful ignorance and utter lack of self-awareness. Long not only told the world that Hayes “thinks archaeologists place bones underground like a parent would place Easter eggs.” He posted this classic video. All that water out there, some type of damn creature has to be half woman/half tail. He’s got me convinced. 110 percent.