The St. Louis Rams have their second preseason game tonight in Nashville against the Tennessee Titans.
Per Rams Head Coach Jeff Fisher, we should be getting a longer look at the starters tonight. That should help begin answering some of the questions as we get closer to opening the season against the Seattle Seahawks at home in exactly three weeks.
Along with the offensive line, the question of how Nick Foles develops an on-field rapport with his receiving corps remain the core concerns. Running back depth and scheme should take much of the pressure off of that facet of the O.
Defensively, the Rams are pretty well built from front (very well) to back (perhaps well). Seeing the pass rush come together and have the other aspects complement it should be perhaps the most important key to track towards week one.
From the depth, I'm eager to see who improves on their first performances. It wasn't overly impressive in Oakland, but that game was more about just getting game action to get over the hump. Now, there will be plans to implement and more intensive technical implementation. That's demanding more than just physical assets. The mental performance of the new guys will continue to be tested at higher and higher levels. To see who displays more comfort as we proceed toward the first round of cuts is the second-biggest preseason storyline behind any injuries that will affect the regular season.
More football, please.