NFL quote roundup, Week 15: No team in LA for 2015 season

“Calendar year 2015 will constitute the team’s fourteenth year of work on a San Diego stadium solution.”

– The San Diego Chargers said this week, announcing they will stay in San Diego for the 2015 season.

Los Angeles will remain NFL-team-less in 2015. The three teams who were eligible to move to the city, the Chargers, Oakland Raiders, and St. Louis Rams, have all announced they will remain in the cities they are in for the next season, according to NFL.com.

The Chargers may have been the league’s favorite to move to LA for the upcoming season. After almost 15 years of trying to figure out a new stadium situation in San Diego, people believe the team is getting antsy to make something happen. But, it seems as if they will stay patient – at least for one more year.

If one of the teams had deciding to move for the upcoming year, a stadium for said team to play in would have been the next obstacle. Although there is land for a team to move and build a brand new stadium in several places throughout LA, that would be a long-term plan and not a solution for 2015.

One of the largest cities in the world will have to wait yet another year to try to become home to one of the largest sports leagues in the world.

“People deal with injuries all the time, so you’ve got to be able to fight through the pain.”

– Dallas Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray said of whether he will play Sunday with a hand injury.

After breaking his hand last week and having surgery this week, Murray is extremely determined to play against the Indianapolis Colts in Week 16, according to DallasNews.com.

Murray has several vital reasons for wanting to play on Sunday. Not only is his team trying to win their division and make it into the playoffs, but he’s chasing 2,000 yards rushing.

The team, especially owner Jerry Jones, has been very positive and confident about Murray being able to play. The back has carried much of the load for the Cowboys this season and is a substantial reason they have been as successful as they have been.

“I’m competitive, a very competitive person, and I want to help this team out as much as I can,” Murray stated. “Whatever that portrays me doing come Sunday then we’ll see from there. I’ve had two good days. We’ll see how it goes.”

Murray has participated in individual drills throughout the week but has yet to participate in team drills. The decision on whether he will take the field on Sunday in pads will be made by the running back himself. As of now, he has still yet to make a decision.

“He does not want to leave the area and the Oakland Raiders do seem to be the top suitor for him.”

– NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport said about whether or not San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh will stay in the NFL or take the Michigan coaching job in 2015.

Harbaugh was offered a six-year, $48 million contract from the school earlier in the week. The contract would make him the highest paid college football coach, according to NFL.com.

The coach, who has been with the 49ers since 2011, is reported to be conflicted about whether to stay in the NFL or go back to coaching in college. His decision most likely won’t be made until after the 49ers final game of the 2014 season next week when he meets with the team’s officials. There he will tell them if he wants to take the Michigan job or explore the option of being traded to another NFL team.

He has led the 49ers to three straight NFC Championship games and a Super Bowl during his time with the team.

Photo Credit: Grant Halverson/Getty Images

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Olivia Hops

Olivia Hops is a San Diego journalist, reporter, and producer who brings a fresh perceptive to the world of sports. Olivia has worked with U-T San Diego, U-T TV, Sports Illustrated, and other print and online publications. She is an absolute football junky, and her true passion lies with the NFL.


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