Today the Rams got a very special visit from none other than Deacon Jones. During the Saturday walkthrough, Spanguolo asked Deacon to have a talk with the team, and it appears as though it was truly inspiring, especially for the young Chris Long:
“What I get from Deacon Jones when he talks is just a swagger,” Long said. “He has a swagger and he has that professionalism that I think we can learn a lot from as a team and individuals. That’s a Hall of Famer with 100 plus sacks in his career who was pretty much ahead of his era and re-defined his position. That’s an icon speaking so guys better respect that.”
The article also read:
"As is his custom, Jones wasted little time in addressing some of his favorite players, the defensive line. Jones went into detail about the importance of creating pressure on the quarterback and doing anything possible to make plays in the passing game.
“As I looked around all eyes were on him,” Spagnuolo said, laughing. “I think they were afraid he might get down in a three point stance or something. I noticed the quarterbacks were behind the huddle a lot.”
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What an honor for our young troops to be addressed by the great one, one of the most feared to ever play the game. I am gong to predict a much better performance this week... particularly our D-Line.
Let's go Rams!!!