The Los Angeles Rams showed off the run offense powered by RB Just Todd Gurley on Family Day at the Coliseum.
The team took part in special teams, positional, and team drills. Of note, rookie receiver Pharoh Cooper was taking part in kick return drills. This could be a way the explosive rookie can make an impact sooner than later, though you have to wonder what that means for veterans WR Tavon Austin and RB Benny Cunningham.
CB E.J. Gaines remains on the sidelines in street clothes. Same for RT Rob Havenstein.
Most of Goff's throws today were checkdowns to a running back or TE.
Rough summary of the Rams' team drills today at the Coliseum:— Jack Wang (@thejackwang) August 6, 2016
Pass to TE
Sounds like the Rams’ offense has been installed.
Chase Reynolds took a short out route from Goff for a TD. Newly-added TE Jake Stoneburner took in a TD with an out route in the flat. Goff put up a nice pass to Mike Thomas down the sideline for 23 yards. Negated by pass interference. Hit Duke Williams for a ten yard gain. Connected with Spruce and Williams more than once on two-minute drills .
While Goff just missed rookie TE Tyler Higbee on a post route for a TD with Bryant on coverage, he has been a terror. Looks the part.
Case threw a lot of underneath/hitch routes on 7-on-7 drills. Underneath routes definitely seem to be a staple of this offense. CB Trumaine Johnson grabbed an INT during the second portion of teams drills. QB/human Sean Mannion missed Austin HIll for what would have been a TD.
Tavon Austin seriously could get 100 receptions...but each would be a five-yard out route. He took a short hitch route all the way to the house.
WR Kenny Britt beat CB Coty Sensabaugh for a long catch down the sideline, and WR Bradley Marquez beat corner Sensabaugh on a post route for a TD.
UDFA rookie WR Duke Williams made a nice catch over Jabriel Washington. He connected with Goff multiple times on the two-minute drill, ending the drill with a touchdown.
Rookie UDFA WR Paul McRoberts went over Washington with an over the shoulder catch. Goff placed it perfectly.
Rookie UDFA WR Nelson Spruce connected with Goff twice in the two-minute drill.
Higbee worked over Christian Bryant all day. He beat S T.J. McDonald's on a post route for a TD.
TE Lance Kendricks came up with a TD from a nice pass by Keenum.
Gurley had a nice long run on his first full team rep. RB Benny Cunningham with a strong run down the right side. Malcom Brown posted a good strong run up the right with the twos. Aaron Green had a nice hard run to boot.
We definitely need to see more intensity for Greg Robinson. He struggled blocking DE Eugene Sims. Got into a lil' shoving match with Alec Ogletree and Tree punked him. I can't say Greg is weak, but Alec sure made him look that way. A few plays later, Robinson proceeded to just barely put his hands on DL Ethan Westbrook on pass protection.
Sensabaugh got beat by Bradley Marquez, but came back with good sticky coverage on Tavon Austin. CB Mike Jordan prevented what would have been a beautiful one-handed catch by Cooper. Flag on Sensabaugh covering Austin.
S Maurice Alexander in with the first team on all reps I saw. Cody Davis & Christian Bryant with the twos.
Rookie LB Josh Forrest in with twos at strong side LB it seems. LB Brandon Chubb would have ended practice with a sack on Sean Mannion, but the play was allowed to continue ending on a Spruce touchdown.
Alec Ogletree in on covering Britt, breaking up a potential TD. Definitely is able to react quick enough and get to the ball. Did get the defense lined up quickly and correctly but did not make many pre-snap calls. Definitely an asset in pass coverage.