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Random Ramsdom 8/24: Sitting the LA Rams starters, McVay’s work-life balance, and secret superstars

Everything you need to know for the Los Angeles Rams heading into preseason Week 3 vs. the Houston Texans

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Gurley won’t play, Goff likely won’t vs. Texans | Rams’ official site

On Thursday, McVay confirmed those two veteran offensive lineman will be out on Saturday. But he also added one name to the list of players who definitely will not play: running back Todd Gurley. And based on the availability of the Rams’ offensive line, quarterback Jared Goff’s playing status is also up in the air.

Why McVay is right to sit Goff, Gurley in preseason | Rams Wire

Although Los Angeles Rams coach Sean McVay had previously hinted that Jared Goff and Todd Gurley would play in the team’s third preseason game against the Houston Texans, those plans appear to have been scrapped.

NFL’s most dynamic team? 10 thoughts on the 2018 Rams | MMQB

With the NFL season just a couple weeks away, Andy Benoit is previewing every NFL team in reverse order of last season’s finish. Up today: the Los Angeles Rams, who finished 11–5 in 2017. This is an updated version of a story that originally ran in June for The MMQB’s California Week.

For McVay, work-life balance is a work in progress | Sports Illustrated

The NFL’s youngest coach got here with a single-minded devotion to the game. Don’t expect the Rams’ savior to change anytime soon.

Gurley on sitting preseason: “everyone’s dream” | ESPN

Los Angeles Rams running back and reigning NFL Offensive Player of the Year Todd Gurley isn’t concerned that missing the preseason could lead to a slow start to the regular season.

Rams trying out Easley at outside linebacker | Pro Football Talk

The Los Angeles Rams have decided to try out 6-foot-2, 273-pound lineman Dominique Easley at linebacker now that he’s back from an ACL injury that forced him to begin training camp on the physically unable to perform list.

Rams-Texans: Four key matchups to watch in preseason Week 3 | Rams Wire

Here are four battles to watch when the two teams take the field this weekend.

Robey-Coleman mastering the art manning the slot | Rams’ official site

When the Rams overhauled their cornerback position in early March by trading for Aqib Talib and Marcus Peters, they made another move that didn’t receive as many headlines but may be just as consequential.

Brockers is Rams’ secret star | NFL Network

Rams defensive lineman Michael Brockers hasn’t watched the tape. Not even any cut-ups. Last season’s 26-13 Wild Card Round loss to visiting Atlanta is still bitter to Brockers.

NFL’s secret superstars on offense | Pro Football Focus

Often the hardest part of creating a list like this, is defining what we mean by “Secret Superstar.” Is it secret to a reasonably versed generalist? Maybe secret to a hardcore fan of that team? You get the picture. Then we come to the term “superstar.” In this context, what does that mean? Outside of it’s alliterative properties, it means underrated or undervalued.

Red-Zone Efficiency: Highest red-zone grades among returning NFL QBs | PFF

Putting points on the board when working inside of the 20-yard line is paramount for offenses to have success, which is, of course, much easier said than done. Here, we preview the league’s best quarterbacks at making things easier for offensive coordinators in the red zone.

Three ways the Rams have failed AD99 | Ramblin Fan

The Los Angeles Rams are business as usual, even as Aaron Donald remains away from the team, with no one knowing when or how this all ends.

Watch: Talib, Peters forget which day of the week it is | Rams Wire

After sharing a room and a golf cart in training camp, the two have become extremely close – so close that they both forgot what day it was on Wednesday.

Rams, Pizza Hut announce partnership just in time for football | Rams’ official site

Pizza Hut announced today that it has added the Los Angeles Rams to its roster of local team partnerships for the 2018 NFL season.

Bryant, Reid top list of available free agents | CBS Sports

Here’s a look at who’s out there and what their potential deals might look like