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Pod-TST: Final Rams 2021 training camp observations

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Gather your koozies, your shades, and your big floppy-brimmed hats, because training camp is essentially over for the LA Rams. Wednesday and Thursday’s joint practices with the Las Vegas Raiders is as good as the final bow on camp, and that will be followed by a preseason game against the Raiders on Saturday, then one more exhibition contest against the Denver Broncos one week later.

But the actual best part about football in August is what’s happening at training camp and that’s a lot of what we discuss on today’s episode of Pod-TST. This week, I’m joined by our own Blane Dydasco, who has been going to Rams training camp every year since they moved back to Los Angeles in 2016.

We talk about how Sean McVay’s fifth training camp is different than his previous four, which veteran offensive player has been standing out the most, and the advantage that the Rams have over many other teams headed into the season.

Here is some of what we go over:

Why Tyler Higbee could be in line for a true breakout season

The return of Tutu Atwell to practice

Why it seems like wide receivers tend to get over-hyped in training camp every year

The value of DeSean Jackson as a deep threat

How Kenny Young developed into the standout linebacker of training camp

The Rams’ advantage of experience as a team that doesn’t have room for rookies

What every fan wants to have every year: A Super Bowl championship and the number one pick in the draft

What it says about the players who aren’t playing in the preseason

Blane’s experience as one of the first fans at SoFi Stadium