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Random Ramsdom: 9/14: Washington Redskins’ Players Love LA Rams Coach Sean McVay

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Plus, the NFL freaks out over the half-empty stadium epidemic and Aaron Donald finally practices with his team.

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Washington Redskins Sound Like They Dread Facing McVay | CBS DC

As Redskins players appear to be mystified by the coaching prowess of Sean McVay, it seems like the LA Rams have the advantage going into their Week 2 matchup.

Kirk Cousins and Sean McVay Appreciate Each Other | Washington Post

Kirk Cousins signed a jersey of his for Coach McVay that said “I owe you my career.” It’s quite obvious that Coach McVay made a strong impression on his player during his time in Washington. This is actually great to hear for Rams fans.

The NFL Is Concerned With Poor Attendance | The Big Lead

The league is worried about the embarrassing optics of home openers for the Los Angeles Rams and San Francisco 49ers looking like ghost towns. Panic time for the shield?

Are Empty Stadiums A Problem? | MSN

(VIDEO) This attendance issue isn’t just affecting LA teams or even the “Our stadium is 45 minutes away from San Francisco” excuse that plagues the San Francisco 49ers. Washington even struggled to draw fans for a game against their heated rivals, The Philadelphia Eagles.

CB Trumaine Johnson named NFC Defensive Player of the Week | Ramswire

The highest paid cornerback in the NFL came through big-time in the Rams opener and the NFL took notice with the weekly award. It’s the first time Try has been named NFC Defensive Player of the Week, so it’s quite accomplishment.

First Press Conference From Aaron Donald Since Return | Rams Official Site

Wearing a shirt that says “CAA Sports,” his agency, Donald spoke to reporters about how he’s happy to be back. He said all the right things as it seems like the Rams can get back to football.

Aaron Donald Downplays His Adsence From Rams | ESPN

Alden Gonzalez breaks down the DT Aaron Donald press conference, making note of the fact that Donald will still see “how it goes” in regards to playing on Sunday. He wants to see how he feels when he puts on pads tomorrow.

99 Looks ‘Fast’ and ‘Fresh’ At Practice | Rams Official Site

Myles Simmons breaks down the atmosphere of Donald’s return to the practice field. Donald is finally on the grass with his teammates, who are very happy to have him back.

All-Pro Aaron Donald Is Back At Practice After Ending Holdout | USA Today

DT Aaron Donald talks about how hard it was to be away from football. When asked about why his holdout, he responded with, "Just business, that's all."

Aaron Donald Attends 1st Practice Since Returning From Holdout | Bleacher Report

This story got a bit of traction in the NFL news cycle today. Nothing to see here, folks. Just the centerpiece of the Rams defense, attending practice for the first time this season.

Watch Myles and Dani on the Rams Practice Report | Rams Official Site

The big takeaways from today’s practice was obviously the return of #99, the narrative of McVay facing off with the Redskins on Sunday, and the injury report. By the way, OT Andrew Whitworth and OLB Connor Barwin sat out today as part of the maintenance program. They are not injured, just over 30.

Could the 1-0 Rams and Jaguars Be For Real? | Washington Post

With the upcoming game against Washington, the Post wonders if the Rams’ rout against the Indianapolis Colts was just a fluke or a harbinger of things to come for the ‘Skins. A lot of discussion on whether QB Jared Goff is the real deal or not.

Rams vs. Redskins Game Preview | NFL Network - Rams Official Site

(VIDEO) Get prepared for this Sunday’s matchup with 3 keys to watch. The Redskins’ passing game looks shaky, RB Todd Gurley still needs to get going, and Jared Goff looks like a new quarterback. Should be a good one!

WIRED: Kayvon Webster vs. Colts | Rams Official Site

Just listening to the new Rams CB Kayvon Webster for over a minute makes me a bigger fan than I already was. After watching him celebrate with CB Trumaine Johnson after Tru’s fumble recovery, it’s clear that Webster is fitting in great with his new teammates. “We can eat all day!”

Coach McVay Still Believes in Cousins and Jay Gruden | Washington Post

The Washington Post has really been churning out some content on the McVay Bowl. They are hyped! Read about Coach McVay praising his former QB.

The Washington Redskins Defensive Has a 3rd Down Problem | ESPN

Their defense was strong at stopping the run in their opener, but with injury issues and an inability to stop the Philadelphia Eagles on 3rd down, the Redskins defense may have some holes when the Rams see them on Sunday.

Coach McVay Is The Best Things That’s Happened To Goff | Ramblin Fan

The new coach is just what QB Jared Goff needed — a system that’s fresh and innovate and built around his development. It’s nice to see more posts about Goff’s potential than blogs guessing what QB we can get in the 2018 Draft.

Rams Will Be Dangerous With The Return Of Aaron Donald | PFT - Rams-News

As Aaron Donald ends his holdout, the Los Angeles Rams could become a major threat in the West. PFT’s Mike Florio and Chris Simms talk about Donald and the Rams.

The Rams Want You To Eat Salad | Rams Official Site

If you’re still reading this, good on you. Why don’t you celebrate by making a nice leafy salad with glazed walnuts and strawberries — brought to you by Rams Nutritionist Joey Blake and Dani Klupenger.