Last night’s episode of Hard Knocks finally gave us what we’ve all been waiting for: some actual, real, live football action.
Of course, I’m talking about the Rams’ first live scrimmage at SoFi Stadium that took place this past Saturday, which was also the team’s first rehearsal of their usual game-day routine. On top of going through the motions of their pre-game schedule, some players also went through their normal motions on the field, and for Aaron Donald, that meant sacking the quarterback ... a lot.
By what HBO showed us, alone, Donald got home roughly four to fives. It was incredible.
Other aspects of last night’s show included an update on youngsters Donte Deayon and Clay Johnston. The scene where Johnston was Zoom-ing both his father and Brett Favre was really cool to see because sometimes we don’t realize how small this whole football world is sometimes. That’s a heck of a connection and an incredible thought to imagine having a legendary quarterback in your corner as an NFL hopeful.
Now, what is everyone else’s thoughts on last night’s episode? Favorite part? Least favorite? Let us know.
And here are today’s links.
Stu Jackson gives us 10 observations from yesterday’s practice (TheRams.com)
SoFi Stadium will not allow fans to attend games for the foreseeable future (TheRams.com)
Holden Cantor discusses five predictions for the Rams’ week one contest (Ramblin’ Fan)
Todd McShay published his top-50 prospects (ESPN)
Michael Rothstein discusses how the Madden game designers came to create “X-Factors” (ESPN)
Gary Davenport lists his early training camp winners and losers (Bleacher Report)
Cody Benjamin ranks the top-8 logical landing spots for S Earl Thomas (CBS Sports)
Chris Trapasso ranks his top-10 young offensive cores in the NFL (CBS Sports)
CB Mackensie Alexander was arrested for battery after confronting the man who left his father behind on a berry-picking trip (Pro Football Talk)