It was a spirited practice session for the St. Louis Rams today, with tempers flaring on more than one occasion. Elevated tempers can mean a couple of things. I hope that in this case it indicates the players' intensity and determination, rather than disunity and self-interest. Given where the Rams are in practice, I think it's safe to infer the former. Let's take a quick look.
Brian Stull reports that today's practice included a fight card of Chris Long versus Jason Smith, Hank Fraley versus Gary Gibson and Steven Jackson versus Gary Gibson. Smith had a rough night Saturday, in case you forgot, and has high expectations to live up to. Reading between the lines, his fisticuffs hopefully are a by product of his intensity in getting where he needs to be with his performance.
There were a couple of new, day-to-day injuries occurring today. DE George Selvie, having an impressive rookie debut so far, is having an x-ray on his lower leg, an injury that's been bugging him for a few days now. S Kevin Payne, friend of TST, "dinged" his knee.