Less than a week until the St. Louis Rams take the field at the Edward Jones Dome for their opening preseason game. They'll take on the Indianapolis Colts, likely without even the cursory snaps for Peyton Manning. That's okay, because all eyes will be firmly fixed on Sam Bradford and his new model offense (people already know what Peyton can do). Training camp is over a week old now and the intrasquad scrimmage is in the books. Let's take a roll through the headlines and more from yesterday's scrimmage.
Lots of links to waste your Monday morning on after the jump.
Rams defense shows progress at scrimmage
The defense, well versed in the system after three years, stood out at yesterday's scrimmage. First-round pick Robert Quinn spent time with the first and second units...and an extra study session with James Hall.
Unofficial scrimmage stats
Sam Bradford was 13 for 20 with 4 TDs yesterday. Backup QB A.J. Feeley didn't fare as well. New addition Mike Sims-Walker caught three passes for 71 yards and a TD. Plenty more unofficial stats right here.
'Cadillac' has plenty left in the tank
Running back Carnell "Cadillac" Williams feels like he can still get the job done if called upon by the St. Louis Rams.
Rams feel good after scrimmage
The first impression was generally positive as the St. Louis Rams unveiled Josh McDaniels' new offense for the first time in game-like setting during their intrasquad scrimmage on Sunday morning at Lindenwood University.
Sam Bradford talks progressions, check downs and a new offense
Sam Bradford talks with CBS' Pete Prisco about the season before and the season ahead. Hint: don't ask him about expectations, and don't dare call last season "good." The highly competitive QB wants nothing less than to win every game he plays. He also talked a little about the offense, particularly last year's short-field offense. He admits to rarely getting to his second read early in the season, leading to more check downs. The Rams plan to use a mix of about 60 percent new offense and 40 percent holdover from last year.
Notes and Pictures from the Rams 2011 Lindenwood Scrimmage
Brick Top and Brent posted their thoughts from yesterday's scrimmage at Linedenwood (those can be found below). Here are some more thoughts on yesterday's scrimmage from Tim Shields.
Just a scrimmage? Not for Dallas
Is it a good or a bad sign that there's fallout in Dallas from their intrasquad scrimmage?