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Random Ramsdom 8/1: Brockers, Tight Ends, and Depth

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Lots of folks are finally talking football again! Here’s what they’ve been saying...

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How did the Rams trades rank league wide? I NFL.com

The time to stop talking is almost gone. The time to start watching is almost here. The offseason and all of the optimism it brought will almost be missed as we shift our focus to the week-to-week grind of regular season fandom. So how about a little more offseason hype before that train officially leaves the station? Check out columnist Adam Schein’s column where he rates offseason trades, there might be a Ram or three somewhere in there.

Who will emerge as the Rams starting linebackers? I Bleacher Report

Bleacher Report’s Maurice Moton discusses the most important spot up for grabs for each of the league’s teams. In the Rams case Moton weighs in on two linebacker battles: the “Mike” and the edge opposite Samson Ebukam. It’s always interesting to hear a national perspective about the intricacies of the roster.

Might the Rams be super and are L.A. fans coming around? I USA Today

NFL Insider Jarrett Bell visits the Rams Training Camp in Irvine and discusses the Rams Super Bowl aspirations, Aaron Donald, and whether L.A. is beginning to embrace the team more.

We know the stars, but what depth players might have an impact? I Rams Wire

Cameron DaSilva acknowledges 5 depth players that could have the most impact this season. There’s a few rookies on the list, do you agree?

Who will win the NFC West and who will flounder? Predictions! I Sporting News

Vinnie Iyer at Sporting News makes his NFC West predictions. It’s truly interesting to ponder whether the Seahawks or Cardinals will finish in last; unfortunately only one team will be able to claim the cellar.

Will this season bring an uptick in action for Rams tight ends? I LA Times

Times beatwriter Gary Klein explores the possibility of the Rams utilizing their tight ends more often than last season. We shall see, but it does seem likely that McVay will be adding wrinkles to this year’s attack, and perhaps that means more contributions from Tyler Higbee, Gerald Everett, and Temmarick Hemingway.

Michael Brockers learning to work with space and hone his pass rushing skills I Rams Official Site

Myles Simmons has an interesting talk with Michael Brockers, who discusses how he is working to improve as a five technique. Brockers has been a solid contributor throughout the years, but it will be interesting to see what he can do in space next to Ndamukong Suh and hopefully Aaron Donald this season.

Wade Phillips profiles are always fun... I Washington Post

It’s hard to ever get enough of Wade Phillips. This is a nice national profile where Wade provides an update on this year’s defense.