Sunday, Sunday, Sunday.
The Los Angeles Rams were back at it for training camp in a much more spirited after yesterday’s session closed with Head Coach Sean McVay getting after the guys. Seems like it worked:
#Rams back on pads today. And you can already feel a totally different vibe compared to yesterday pic.twitter.com/l9LKNoDGZy— Vincent Bonsignore (@VinnyBonsignore) August 12, 2018
Apparently, the attendance of famed Los Angeles Dodgers manager Tommy Lasorda didn’t keep things from being focused:
“You’ve done a hell of a job. I’m proud of you.” - @TommyLasorda #RamsCamp | @Dodgers pic.twitter.com/tFwJf32ARp— Los Angeles Rams (@RamsNFL) August 13, 2018
Los Angeles legends.— Los Angeles Rams (@RamsNFL) August 13, 2018
Great to have the skipper @TommyLasorda + @EricDickerson out at #RamsCamp today! pic.twitter.com/Nxia73Q5C8
A couple scares today.
TE Johnny Mundt had to be carted off. No word on the severity, but the transcript from McVay’s press availability should be out soon.
CB Aqib Talib was off today after getting his ankle tweaked with WR Robert Woods yesterday.
And we learned that WR Josh Reynolds will be out at least a week with the ankle injury he suffered in the preseason opener against the Baltimore Ravens.
OT Cornelius Lucas gave way to rookie OL Joseph Noteboom across from OT Darrell Williams today:
He’s been at second string right tackle opposite Williams at LT so far today https://t.co/b5bjeDya48— Vincent Bonsignore (@VinnyBonsignore) August 12, 2018
Lucas not practicing today, just an FYI https://t.co/9aojlLbdBH— Vincent Bonsignore (@VinnyBonsignore) August 12, 2018
Something to keep in mind as we watch the offensive line over the course of the preseason. Given how the line played on Thursday, they’ll get a ton of attention next Saturday. While any personnel changes might be a little hasty, a similar performance from Williams or Lucas could prompt something heading into the third game.
Meanwhile, here were the starting tackles in LT Andrew Whitworth and RT Rob Havenstein:
#RamsCamp LIVE with Andrew Whitworth and Rob Havenstein https://t.co/tOPzE4wqyv— Los Angeles Rams (@RamsNFL) August 13, 2018
And here was a nice move from WR Pharoh Cooper to get open against DB Ramon Richards:
@KingTutt_chdown #RamsCamp pic.twitter.com/xM7mOFhQVs— Los Angeles Rams (@RamsNFL) August 12, 2018
And an INSANE one-handed snag from Woods:
Rams training camp 2k18 @RamsNFL @robertwoods pic.twitter.com/ppqPqJn5JD— Justin (@JUSTINDELIRA24) August 13, 2018
CB Nickell Robey-Coleman had a nice day today, reportedly, capped with this one:
@slotgod23 INT #RamsCamp pic.twitter.com/UtDuDX1BAw— Los Angeles Rams (@RamsNFL) August 12, 2018
And a good clarification from the Athletic’s Vinny Bonsignore that it has been ILB Ramik Wilson in the first-string four-man linebacking crew with LB Tegray Scales and ILB Bryce Hager on the second string. With a strong showing from rookie ILB Micah Kiser, a focal point of the last episode of Turf Show Radio, there could be growing pressure here just like on the offensive line. Position battles!
And here’s big DL Ndamukong Suh:
“I think from an overall veteran standpoint… we have to set the tempo.”— Los Angeles Rams (@RamsNFL) August 13, 2018
Catch up with Ndamukong Suh following day 10 of #RamsCamp. pic.twitter.com/3pmISrCezT
The Rams are back at it tomorrow before a day off on Tuesday. Back to the grind to close out camp on Wednesday and Thursday and then get ready for preseason game #2 against the Oakland Raiders on Saturday in the Coliseum.