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Random Ramsdom 9/7: QB Jared Goff Is Ready To Make A Statement

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The LA Rams prepare for the Colts with a healthy roster amid the Aaron Donald contract distraction that won’t go away.

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Rams Have a Clean Injury Report; Ready For Week One | Rams Official Site

Coach McVay reported that the team had a good practice on Wednesday and there was a lot of energy and enthusiasm. With a healthy roster, the team is ready to open the season at home with a win.

Jared Goff and Aaron Donald Remain The Focus For Week One | LA Times

Most of the attention surrounding the first game of the season for the Rams seems to be going to QB Jared Goff and DT Aaron Goff. It’s as if the sports journalists don’t want to wax poetic about the route running skills of WR Robert Woods.

Press Conference With Jared Goff and Coach Sean McVay | Rams Official Site

Read every word about how the coach and QB are approaching the new season and week one against the Indianpolis Colts.

Jared Goff Ready To Show Off New Offense | Rams Official Site

QB Jared Goff and Coach McVay gush over each other, excited to start the season with new weapons and a brand new scheme for the Rams.

No One Is Talking About Aaron Donald Sitting Out | Denver Post

The Denver Post declares that no one is talking about the fact that the best defensive player in the NFL may sit out indefinitely. Apparantly they don’t read the Random Ramsdom. We’ll be sure to send them out a link.

Aaron Donald Is Not Ruled Out, But Still A No-show At Practice | ESPN

Days away from the season opener, the same question is asked to Coach McVay and he clearly has nothing new to say about the contract talks. So, the broken record continues...

With Aaron Donald AWOL, Rookie Tanzel Prepares To Start | OC Register

For every player that fails to make it into the starting lineup, another player gains the opportunity to show their worth. In this case, rookie Tanzel Smart gets his chance sooner than expected.

Aaron Donald Is Back East As Rams Prepare for Colts | NFL.com

The Rams’ star defensive tackle isn’t showing any signs of coming back to Los Angeles, even though Coach McVay remains optimistic.

7 Bold Predictions for the Los Angeles Rams in 2017 | Ramswire

USA Today’s Ramswire takes a stab at what could go right for the Rams this season. It’s optimistic and yet not that crazy to imagine these predictions coming true.

How The Rams Use Player Tracking To Optimize Availability | ESPN

An interesting look at how teams like the Rams use a sports science coordinator to track how much of a workload each player is exerting in order to make sure their body doesn’t wear down too early in the season.

Rams Linebacker Mark Barron Is Ready For Opener | LA TImes

Mark Barron talks about about how missing all four preseason games isn’t a concern for a defensive player like himself and OLB Robert Quinn.

Betting Odds Favor The Rams In Week One | International Business Times

A closer look into the risks of putting money on your beloved Rams. If you’re going to pick any game this season, this might be the one.

Aaron Donald’s Absence Hasn’t Been All Bad For Some Rams | LA Times]

Young defensive linemen like Ethan Westbrooks and Tanzel Smart have been given some valuable experience this preseason with DT Aaron Donald sitting out. So, the contract holdout hasn’t been a complete loss for the Rams.

In An Age of Hybrid Defenses, Rams Navigate New Schemes | OC Register

DC Wade Phillips discusses how players can ease into a new defensive scheme with ease. 3-4? 4-3? Making the switch is not as difficult as it used to be.

Rams Tight End Johnny Mundt Overcomes Broken Ankle | LA Times

Suffering a broken ankle on the first day of Rams rookie minicamp, Mundt overcame the odds to impress his new coach and eventually made the practice squad.