St. Louis Rams head coach Jeff Fisher held his day-after press conference on Sunday afternoon at Rams Park. He passed along some thoughts on the game and, more important, gave updates on his injured players. Among the highlights from this week's presser:
Isaiah Pead did tear his ACL. That puts the third-year running back on the shelf for the entire season. The Rams can put Pead on IR ahead of the Aug. 26 roster cut deadline, when teams have to go from 90 players to 75.
The starting offensive line could be on the field against Cleveland next week. Jake Long and Rodger Saffold have a "chance" to return, Fisher said.
James Laurinaitis and Michael Brockers, also among the walking wounded, could return next week as well, according to the coach.
Barrett Jones is done for the rest of the preseason after having back surgery. We'll see what happens with him, but this is yet another blow to his young career.
Training camp ends Wednesday. The Rams have two more open practices, Tuesday and Wednesday. If you haven't been able to get to one of them, you should head out there to see it live.
And from the department of stating the obvious:
Fisher: "If you get past the score and the statistics ... we saw some improvement in a number of areas." #GBvsSTL— St. Louis Rams (@STLouisRams) August 17, 2014
Fisher: "This week is a different week. We're going to do a little more on both sides of the ball." #STLvsCLE— St. Louis Rams (@STLouisRams) August 17, 2014