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Rams vs. Titans: The Quick Five Recap

The Rams had a rough outing against the Titans, but there were some silver linings.

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Nick Foles, Quarterback

Whoof. That interception was an awful throw. Kenny Britt has to do a much better job than that, but that's something that Foles should have recognized immediately and ignored. That is not a throw he should be making. He displayed better ball control afterward, unfortunately dropping his completion percentage because he had to throw away the ball so often.

Marcus Roberson, Cornerback

With EJ Gaines out for the year, the young corners certainly need to step up. Roberson didn't do that and had a rough outing. The Rams will likely have to shuffle the names around below Janoris Jenkins and Trumaine Johnson.

LaMarcus Joyner, Cornerback

Joyner was one of the few secondary players that played well and he's making a real case to take EJ Gaines spot over Marcus Roberson, who had plenty of playing time last year. Joyner has plenty of talent but we haven't seen him adjust to the NFL yet. This may be his time to seize it.

Alec Ogletree, Outside Linebacker

Ogletree had some bad plays against the Titans. He whiffed on his assignment on a run that allowed a huge gain and nearly gave up a touchdown (it was dropped) after he drifted away from his zone. The linebackers as a unit struggled and it showed.

Case Keenum, Quarterback

Keenum threw a couple of beauties, with a beautiful laser-accurate deep strike to Chris Givens. I'm not sure if the Rams will keep three quarterbacks, but Keenum is making the case to stick on the roster.

Other Observations

The offensive line was hit or miss. At this point, I think it is Rhaney's job to lose - but how much that is saying is debatable. Why they didn't add a center is beyond me. As for the backups, the Rams have extremely limited depth. Brandon Washington played in lieu of Rodger Saffold who sat out with an injury and the results were disastrous.

On the defensive side of the ball, the team had a rough outing. Westbrooks was outmatched as a starting defensive tackle, but the defensive line did dial up some pressure on Mariota. Outside of that, the rest of the defense was lackluster. Both starting safeties missed tackles and the linebackers gave up a huge run by Sankey and nearly gave up another touchdown when Alec Ogletree ignored his zone and chased after a player leaving Dexter McCluster wide open (he dropped the ball).

The team clearly needs some work, but like most preseason games, inconsistency was rampant. It's going to be a long two weeks.