Colin Cowherd has the ABC’s of dealing with a diva in the NFL

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Colin Cowherd offers up his opinion on the Los Angeles Rams and Ndamukong Suh. Find out how he thinks the squad should handle the DT.

- So yesterday-- this has been the craziest year ever for trades. It's been incredible. I mean, it has been incredible in the NFL.

I mean, just this morning-- I'm going to do a Herd hierarchy at the top of next hour. The 10 best teams, I believe, in the NFL now, based on the off season-- I've never done this before, because we've never had this many moves in the NFL before. Now Jay Glazer was on our show about two weeks ago.

And I asked him, I'm like I've never seen this many trades. Like quarterbacks, you know left tackles, star players moving teams. Marcus Peters in their prime, Sammy Watkins. We've never had anything like this happen in my life covering the NFL and Jay Glazer explain why it's happening.

- Last couple of years free agency has been a bad game of fantasy football. Guys whose names are big who getting overpaid, and you just don't win that way. You don't build-- and a lot of teams realize that, like we're not doing this. We're not going to throwing a boatload of money at the Ndamukong Suhs all those guys.

Not a huge type of market, because it just doesn't work that way. You gotta build through the draft. You've gotta smartly go get an Andrew Whitworth that you know is going to help the quarterback and the off right. Great one, right? That's the type of guys you need.

But then all of a sudden the Philadelphia Eagles happened last year. And the Eagles went out and they got guys like Alshon Jeffrey and the Chris Longs and then they traded for Jay Ajayi. They almost played this game that has become taboo.

And all of a sudden Philly had success with it. And that's why you see all these teams this year they have changed their ways. They're like, oh because it's a what have you done for me lately league.

- So I mean, just think about the Rams. They sign Ndamukong Suh yesterday. They brought in an elite corner Aqib Talib, another elite corner, the best in the league maybe, Marcus Peters.

They brought in another corner Sam Shields. They let Sammy Watkins go. I mean all sorts-- you got teams out there that still have eight, nine, ten draft picks one or two glaring needs. Massive moves.

So yesterday the Rams go after Ndamukong Suh. Ndamukong Suh, let me tell you the book on Ndamukong Suh. He's a very smart player that kind of does his own thing. He'll move in and out of gaps. You know he'll do things that drives coaches crazy.

He's kind of playing his own game, not within the system. That's what all the scout guys I know-- they're like, yeah, he's a bull. He's amazing, he's talented, he didn't play within the structure of a system. But let's remember now divas can work. I would label him as a diva.

Ndamukong Suh's is a bit of a diva. But here's the ABCs of diva, when they work-- TO worked for a year in Philly and Dallas, Darrelle Revis, Randy Moss. When did divas work? When you hit on the A, the B, and the C.

The A is are you playing for something? It's a one year deal. He's playing for a contract. Are you walking into a non-chaotic established locker room? Rams have Sean McVay, the NFL golden head coaching child, and Wade Phillips, a widely respected defensive coordinator.

And do you a C, an opportunity for increased production? For the first time in his life you won't be able to double team Ndamukong Suh. When it comes to divas ABC.

Are you playing for something? He has a contract. Are you walking into a good situation? Rams are loaded with good leadership.

And is there an opportunity for the diva to walk in and get increased production so he's happy? Darrelle Revis for a year in New England. OK, Randy Moss, oh right now I get Tom Brady. Divas work ABC.

And that's what the Rams feel about this. He's playing for something, it's a good environment, and he's going to have elevated production, because Aaron Donald is the best defensive tackle in the game. And it's not even arguable at this point. Aaron Donald is the closest thing we've seen in the NFL to Reggie White. He's not as good as Reggie White, but he is dominant.

Playing for something, good environment, elevated production. Is he in need? Not really, but this is very reminiscent of what the Seahawks did with Pete Carroll.

When they had Russell Wilson on a rookie contract they went out and used Percy Harvin and Cliff Avril, overpaid for both. Percy Harvin is no longer there. He was there about a minute, a couple of Seattle rain storms.

But they could overpay for him because they were paying their quarterback nothing. Rams paying Jared Goff nothing, 6 million lower cap hit, nothing. So it works, ABC it works.