If you want to get someone's attention, whisper. That old investment brokerage ad is the opposite of what is going on regarding shootings in Ferguson and Tower Grove. When people threaten violence or blankly label one as a racist, it's very hard to listen. The same holds true for those who sum up the plight of impoverished black communities as "that's how those people are."
Linebacker Marshall McFadden is now on the Rams' active roster. He's been promoted from the practice squad to fill the roster spot of wide receiver Austin Pettis, who was released earlier this week. Pettis went unclaimed on Tuesday. McFadden played four games with Oakland last year.