Practice continued on Monday for the St. Louis Rams. The pads will sit in the players' lockers until Wednesday, but that did nothing to dampen the intensity of the work on the field for day two. Defense dominated the conversation at practice on Monday, with reports of the defensive line giving quarterback Sam Bradford little room to work. It makes you wonder how things would have looked with pads on.
Fans on the scene shared a long list of observations from practice, ranging from the play of the wide receivers to the work being done by the team's cornerbacks and even the special teams players.
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Among the things to keep an eye on are the first-team reps for the wide receivers. as you would expect, Danny Amendola had the most. He and Brandon Gibson and Steve Smith did most of the work with the first team. Do not despair. This is practice number two, the receiver rotation will change as camp and the preseason move along and sort things out.
Brian Quick did not get a ton of work with the first team. He looks like someone well on his way to earning more and more first team reps, showing fans the skills that made him the top pick in the second round.
Z: WR reps w/1st tm: Amendola (15), Gibson (11), Smith (11), Salas (8), Givens (3), Quick (2). No others took a 1st team snap, incl Pettis.— Zach and The Coach (@ZachAndTheCoach) July 30, 2012
Chris Givens was flashing his speed at practice.
Givens from Bradford for a touchdown in 7v7. Givens is quick off the start.— Alec McChesney (@AlecMcChesney15) July 30, 2012
Givens w/ fanastic separation for 15 yd corner route from sam— Brent Lancaster (@lannyosu) July 30, 2012
Brian Quick worked with the second team more on Monday, getting a nice touchdown toward the end of practice.
Brian Quick with a TD pass from Clemens lined up on Tru Johnson. Just a go route, got nice separation— " Matt Fritsche " (@_Wooozy) July 30, 2012
Darian Stewart was working with the first team.
S darian stewart opens today w/starters, not craig dahl.— Jim Thomas (@jthom1) July 30, 2012
Pead turned heads with his footwork.
Pead is frickin electric out there.. cuts on a nanosecond— Brent Lancaster (@lannyosu) July 30, 2012
Something to keep an eye on, Bradford had a pass batted down. It's not a big deal on the second practice of camp, but he has struggled with that in the past.
Bradford w/ batted ball at the line.. 11's now.. brockers in— Brent Lancaster (@lannyosu) July 30, 2012
Long, Brockers, Conrath, and Quinn are destroying the offensive line today— " Matt Fritsche " (@_Wooozy) July 30, 2012
Rookie free agent matt conrath, dt from virginia, getting some reps w/starters.— Jim Thomas (@jthom1) July 30, 2012
Saffold is taking the outside away from Quinn quite well on these past few passes— " Matt Fritsche " (@_Wooozy) July 30, 2012
DeAngelo Peterson unquestionably has the most athleticism out of all the TEs out here . You can tell on these routes— " Matt Fritsche " (@_Wooozy) July 30, 2012
Janoris with a great pass breakup (jenkins vs salas)— Betsy Lancaster (@lancasbg) July 30, 2012
Givens, Pointer, Quick, and Johnson are lining up as Kickoff Returners today— " Matt Fritsche " (@_Wooozy) July 30, 2012
Brian Quick. Ultra-Impressive catching the ball today. Much better than I expected.— " Matt Fritsche " (@_Wooozy) July 30, 2012
Quick with a TERRIFIC 15 and out catch, blanketed— Brent Lancaster (@lannyosu) July 30, 2012
Jason smith w/ false start, he's yanked for richardson— Brent Lancaster (@lannyosu) July 30, 2012