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Random Ramsdom, 8/16: Trips to Hawaii, McVay’s biggest problem, & Rams-Cowboys previews

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Most Rams starters skipping game in Hawaii | ESPN

The Los Angeles Rams depart Thursday for Hawaii, where they will play the Dallas Cowboys in a preseason game, but quarterback Jared Goff and running back Todd Gurley will be among approximately 20 starters who will be left behind.

(WATCH) Which teams will have the best offenses in 2019? | Pro Football Talk

Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce is feeling pretty good about his team’s offense in 2019. And for good reason. But other offenses should be pretty good this year, too. Simms and Florio looked at six of them via Thursday’s PFT Live draft.

McVay: We have a “positive problem” with cornerback depth | Pro Football Talk

The next couple of weeks will see teams making decisions about which players will wind up on their 53-man rosters for the first week of the regular season and we’ll likely see trades as teams with good depth at one position hook up for deals with those lacking the same strength in numbers.

One such trade may involve the Rams dealing a cornerback.

Is Goff a championship caliber QB? No one seems to know | LA Times

The Rams have a quarterback controversy. Nobody can seem to agree on whether Jared Goff is a championship quarterback.

McVay’s biggest problem: The wannabes | LA Times

Sean McVay has heard all of the jokes.

They usually go something like this: even McVay’s local barista was offered a head-coaching gig this off-season because NFL teams were so desperate to hire somebody associated—anybody—associated with the 33-year-old Los Angeles Rams coach.

Revitalized WR Thomas hopes to catch on in Rams’ recieving corps | LA Times

The description included one word, repeated quickly three times. “Tough, tough, tough,” Mike Thomas said. The Rams receiver was reflecting on what it was like to sit out nearly the entire 2018 season because of a groin injury that required three surgeries.

Archuleta: “Which Gurley are we going to see?” top question entering season | CBS LA

“Being able to recover from what happened seven or eight months ago is number one for the Rams,” said Archuleta in an interview with CBS Local’s DJ Sixsmith at NFL on CBS Media Day.

7 potential landing spots for Clowney | NFL Network

Where could Jadeveon Clowney go? Here’s a highly speculative list of some destinations that could make sense:

Cowboys-Rams preseason Week 2 preview: 3 things to watch | Yahoo! Sports

Preseason Week 2 is upon us, so it’s time to review the three biggest storylines you should pay attention to when the Dallas Cowboys visit the Los Angeles Rams for a Saturday showdown.

3 Rams players to watch in preseason Week 2 | Clutch Points

the Rams fell flat in their first preseason game of the year, but find themselves facing off with the Dallas Cowboys on Saturday for week two. Which three Los Angeles Rams’ players should you keep a close eye on?

Players to watch in all 16 preseason Week 2 games | Pro Football Focus

To preview the second full week of preseason games, PFF has highlighted players to watch for all 32 teams in all 16 games. Enjoy!

Gurley running 21 mph in practice, hitting speeds as fast as ever | Rams Wire

Todd Gurley and the Rams have been reluctant to put a number on how the running back’s knee is feeling, whether it’s 80 percent or 100. We may never know exactly where he stands as far as the health of his knee, but one statistic might help give some indication.

LA Coliseum looks brand new with renovations complete | Rams Wire

The Los Angeles Rams will move into their new Inglewood stadium in 2020, but this season, they’ll also be playing in a new stadium – sort of. After two years of renovations, the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum is looking like a more modern venue.