Random Ramsdom 7/22: Welcome to 2013 Training Camp

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If Chris Long can handle Mt. Kilimanjaro, he should only be capable of further dominating offenses in 2013. What is instore for him and the rest of the St. Louis Rams heading into training camp?

It's finally here, Rams fans! Training camp is once again upon us and the St. Louis Rams are set to hit the practice field very soon.

The rookie class arrived at Rams Park yesterday for preliminary meetings, while the rest of the team will join them tomorrow. Open practice will officially begin Thursday. For a reminder of the Rams' entire camp schedule, click here.

Training camp always brings a certain level of intrigue and eager anticipation, but few in recent memory have created such a buzz surrounding the Rams. As Jeff Fisher sets to begin his second July practice session with the club, fans everywhere are raising the standard and expectations for the team in 2013.

There are still 48 days separating us from the first game of the regular season; however, that time will prove very important in shaping the product on the field. Move on to the links for everything you'll want to know.

Ten questions heading into training camp - Jim Thomas of the Post-Dispatch asks ten questions which should be on every Rams fans mind going into this week. St. Louis may struggle early after Steven Jackson departed for Atlanta. Will the team finally become exciting in the return game?

The most interesting Rams in the world - Bernie Miklasz identifies several players who will be watched very closely in the coming weeks, most of them young and/or new to the team. Immediate fan favorite Tavon Austin is sure to receive constant media attention.

NFC's most important players - When one thinks about the St. Louis Rams and their most pivotal players, quarterback Sam Bradford is usually the first to come to mind. That's not how NFL.com's Adam Schein sees it, however. Running back Steven Jackson now assumes this role for a new team.

Demoff: Offense could resemble Saints' - It's probably asking a little too much for the Rams to feature a Drew Brees-like attack overnight, but many still believe Sam Bradford has the potential. St. Louis is going to run a more hurry-up, aerial offense, one which figures to spread the wealth among many pass catchers.

NFC West camp issues - Second-year "playmakers" Brian Quick and Isaiah Pead have a lot of ground to make up this season. Both - though mostly Pead - were near complete disappointments during their rookie campaigns. Do the San Francisco have more questions than answers at wide receiver? Will the Cardinals finally employ a competent rushing attack?

Sam Bradford, Tavon Austin and the Rams become the first in the NFL to bring Google Glass to the practice field.


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