Everyone talks about the former Eagles and Giants connections with the St. Louis Rams, but the Ohio connection might be an even bigger coincidence. The Rams take the field in Ohio tonight for their second preseason game, against the Browns, and for lots of people in the audience, it'll be like old week.
Given Ohio State's place in that state the Rams linebackers will be a familiar bunch considering the starting three of Larry Grant, James Laurinaitis and Na'il Diggs all played at Ohio State. That's nothing compared to Rodger Saffold's roots in Cleveland. His family knew Jim Brown.
Steven Jackson may get a few carries tonight...or he may not. On the other side of the field, the Browns will most likely play their starters for the entire first half. Like the Rams, they'll have two different QBs working with their ones as Jake Delhomme and Seneca Wallace will each try to make the case for a starting job.
Here's a disappointing note. Camp's most pleasant surprise so far, DE George Selvie, will not play tonight. He's out with a leg injury. That's a good opportunity for some of the other rookies to get in on the action.
Regression to the mean is a two-way street, and Rams Gab tells you why that might be a good thing for the Rams in 2010.
They sound worried in Philly.