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Random Ramsdom, 8/13: That’s a Rapp

Praise continues for the rookie’s debut, whereas other noobs didn’t fare quite as well

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[WATCH] Jeff Fisher gives his thoughts on Jared Goff’s development and the state of the Rams | Fox Sports

If you like cringe-worthy shows like Curb Your Enthusiasm, this interview is for you. In a case of cringe-on-cringe crime, Colin “TV is clickbait” Cowherd blows clouds of smoke up Jeff Fisher’s ass, who continues to take more credit than he should for the Rams’ resurgence.

Despite positive updates, Todd Gurley still has long way to go recovery wise | Ramblin’ Fan

Not unlike most stories about Todd Gurley this offseason, not much meat on the bone here. Thankfully, we’ll finally be able to stop the speculation on September 8th.

Taylor Rapp showcases versatility, instincts in Rams debut | Rams Official

In our roster preview, one of our most astute, talented, and observant TST writers wrote:

At UW, Rapp was a very versatile, instinctive player.

Lo and behold, the rook went out and proved somebody right in his debut. SRSLY, though, Rapp’s a first-round talent the Rams absolutely stole in the second round. With S Eric Weddle and rookie CB David Long in the mix, the LA secondary should be much improved this season.

Rams coach Sean McVay isn’t done praising Patriots after Super Bowl loss | NBC Boston

Is it just me, or is McVay heaping it on Belichick juuuuuust a bit too much? I get it. When I get my ass handed to me in beer pong, I praise my opponent so my paltry backhand looks a little bit better. Moving on.

Rookie report card: Grading Rams’ draft picks vs. Raiders | RamsWire

Some interesting grades here. Gaines outperforms SJD. Rookie linemen struggle. And the Rapp-ture continues.

Rams reveal 2019 uniform schedule with only 5 throwback games | RamsWire

I love the throwback jerseys, but as my guy Sly so astutely says:

Sean McVay wants to see more from Darrell Henderson after preseason debut | RamsWire

Fair enough. It would probably help if had a hole or two to run through or the Rams screen game wasn’t more like a game of hot potato — but the criticism is warranted. I would expect the entire Rams offense to take a quantum leap in preseason game number two.

Joseph Noteboom and Brian Allen may get veteran treatment all preseason | RamsWire

I’m all for preserving starters during the preseason, and really without playing next to their linemates, do the two second-year starters along the Rams offensive line gain much in the way of continuity? I’d like to see them play, but Coach knows best.

Jared Goff deserves bigger contract than Dak Prescott | Ramblin’ Fan

Given the two QBs collective body of work, it would stand to reason that the Rams QB has earned the higher payday. Scary to hear (likely exaggerated) reports about Dak looking for $40M a season. Scarier still is his owner just might pony up and re-set the market.

Preseason Week 1 grades for 13 notable rookies | NFL Network

With the first week of preseason games in the books, it was time to pop in the tape and hand out some grades based on performance. This week, we will take a long, hard look at some of the rookies making their NFL debuts over the weekend.