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The Rams and Saints are set to open the second half of their 2014 preseason opener. Marvel plays from the first half or speculate on those in the second.

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The Rams will enter the second half of their first preseason game up 17-16 against the New Orleans Saints.  Now would be a perfectly good time to start your Super Bowl prognostications!

We’ve seen some good [in all phases], and some "meh" [mostly tackling].  What have you seen that you’ve liked, or things things you’d like to see the team improve upon before the Sept. 7th season opener?  If tackling continues to be a concern, slowing down Adrian Peterson could be a problem, eh?

But it’s early in the year, and there are many things to smile about.  E.J. Gaines - to me - shined in the first half.  Michael Sam has also impressed.  Stedman Bailey is taking his hype to a new level.  Rookies Tre Mason and Garrett Gilbert look to head the offensive attack in the second.

So here comes the second half, and with it a slew of young players who hope to make a name for themselves.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>TOUCHDOWN <a href="https://twitter.com/iamSB3">@iamSB3</a>! <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Rams?src=hash">#Rams</a> lead 14-9 with 5:59 to play in the first half. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/NOvsSTL?src=hash">#NOvsSTL</a> <a href="http://t.co/Dyqv5Oh1kE">pic.twitter.com/Dyqv5Oh1kE</a></p>&mdash; St. Louis Rams (@STLouisRams) <a href="https://twitter.com/STLouisRams/statuses/497912699414540288">August 9, 2014</a></blockquote>
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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>RT <a href="https://twitter.com/SBNationGIF">@SBNationGIF</a>: Michael Sam gets the hurry. <a href="http://t.co/whVRmJBVTs">http://t.co/whVRmJBVTs</a> <a href="https://t.co/gexaPRMCMz">https://t.co/gexaPRMCMz</a></p>&mdash; SB Nation (@SBNation) <a href="https://twitter.com/SBNation/statuses/497906940409028610">August 9, 2014</a></blockquote>
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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Chris Long gets an INT. <a href="https://t.co/z86Xp5UYzD">https://t.co/z86Xp5UYzD</a></p>&mdash; SB Nation GIF (@SBNationGIF) <a href="https://twitter.com/SBNationGIF/statuses/497898739629948928">August 9, 2014</a></blockquote>
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Let’s hear it!  What have you [dis]liked?  And what are you looking forward to in the second half?