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The LA Rams prepare for the Colts

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    The LA Rams prepare for the Colts with a healthy roster amid the Aaron Donald contract distraction that won’t go away.
    by joeyaucoin Sep 7, 2017, 6:55am CDT TWEET


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    Rams Have a Clean Injury Report; Ready For Week One | Rams Official Site

    Coach McVay reported that the team had a good practice on Wednesday and there was a lot of energy and enthusiasm. With a healthy roster, the team is ready to open the season at home with a win.

    Jared Goff and Aaron Donald Remain The Focus For Week One | LA Times

    Most of the attention surrounding the first game of the season for the Rams seems to be going to QB Jared Goff and DT Aaron Goff. It’s as if the sports journalists don’t want to wax poetic about the route running skills of WR Robert Woods.

    Press Conference With Jared Goff and Coach Sean McVay | Rams Official Site

    Read every word about how the coach and QB are approaching the new season and week one against the Indianpolis Colts.

    Jared Goff Ready To Show Off New Offense | Rams Official Site

    QB Jared Goff and Coach McVay gush over each other, excited to start the season with new weapons and a brand new scheme for the Rams.

    No One Is Talking About Aaron Donald Sitting Out | Denver Post

    The Denver Post declares that no one is talking about the fact that the best defensive player in the NFL may sit out indefinitely. Apparantly they don’t read the Random Ramsdom. We’ll be sure to send them out a link.

    Aaron Donald Is Not Ruled Out, But Still A No-show At Practice | ESPN

    Days away from the season opener, the same question is asked to Coach McVay and he clearly has nothing new to say about the contract talks. So, the broken record continues...


    With Aaron Donald AWOL, Rookie Tanzel Prepares To Start | OC Register

    For every player that fails to make it into the starting lineup, another player gains the opportunity to show their worth. In this case, rookie Tanzel Smart gets his chance sooner than expected.

    Aaron Donald Is Back East As Rams Prepare for Colts | NFL.com

    The Rams’ star defensive tackle isn’t showing any signs of coming back to Los Angeles, even though Coach McVay remains optimistic.

    7 Bold Predictions for the Los Angeles Rams in 2017 | Ramswire

    USA Today’s Ramswire takes a stab at what could go right for the Rams this season. It’s optimistic and yet not that crazy to imagine these predictions coming true.

    How The Rams Use Player Tracking To Optimize Availability | ESPN

    An interesting look at how teams like the Rams use a sports science coordinator to track how much of a workload each player is exerting in order to make sure their body doesn’t wear down too early in the season.

    Rams Linebacker Mark Barron Is Ready For Opener | LA TImes

    Mark Barron talks about about how missing all four preseason games isn’t a concern for a defensive player like himself and OLB Robert Quinn.

    Betting Odds Favor The Rams In Week One | International Business Times

    A closer look into the risks of putting money on your beloved Rams. If you’re going to pick any game this season, this might be the one.

    Aaron Donald’s Absence Hasn’t Been All Bad For Some Rams | LA Times]

    Young defensive linemen like Ethan Westbrooks and Tanzel Smart have been given some valuable experience this preseason with DT Aaron Donald sitting out. So, the contract holdout hasn’t been a complete loss for the Rams.

    In An Age of Hybrid Defenses, Rams Navigate New Schemes | OC Register

    DC Wade Phillips discusses how players can ease into a new defensive scheme with ease. 3-4? 4-3? Making the switch is not as difficult as it used to be.

    Rams Tight End Johnny Mundt Overcomes Broken Ankle | LA Times

    Suffering a broken ankle on the first day of Rams rookie minicamp, Mundt overcame the odds to impress his new coach and eventually made the practice squad.


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    Aaron Goff?????
     
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    Sorry, I meant QB Jared Donald
     
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    Actually I think you meant Jarald Donoff
     
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    What They're Saying: The Indianapolis Colts
    View: http://www.therams.com/news-and-events/article-1/What-Theyre-Saying-The-Indianapolis-Colts-/c9e264c5-a0e0-4c24-a12c-663155dff307



    On facing a tough Rams' defense:


    “You learn real quick that every defense in the NFL is formidable and I genuinely mean that. Every team out there has got players, that’s why it’s professional football, but they are very fundamentally sound. Coach Phillips, who everyone in the league has a lot of respect for, what his defense can do, so this defense is no different.”

    - Colts’ QB Scott Tolzien

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    “We just need to prepare, dive into the game plan, watch a lot of tape, study these guys. We know their defensive coordinator well, we played against him last year when he was in Denver, you know we watched a lot of that tape to pick up on some of the stuff he may do here in L.A. But as long as we execute what we do, we’ll be fine.”

    - Colts RB Robert Turbin

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    “Their defense is really good. Great players all around, but especially their front seven as it pertains to us the offensive line. They’ve got superstars all around that we know we have to prepare for and guys that we respect a lot. And we have to work hard in practice this week to be able to go out there and play a tough L.A. Rams team.”

    - Colts OG Jack Mewhort

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    On if the Colts have been monitoring defensive tackle Aaron Donald[​IMG]'s situation:

    “Well, we’ve seen him. We know what a game wrecker he is. Obviously, paying close attention to it. We’re preparing for him to be there and if he’s not, he’s not. It would be foolish on our part not to study and get our guys prepared for that scenario. If it doesn’t happen, it doesn’t happen, but we’re going to prepare accordingly.”

    -Colts head coach Chuck Pagano

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    On what they saw of Rams quarterback Jared Goff[​IMG], from Year 1 to Year 2:

    “Having gone through it a couple years ago with (Colts QB) Andrew (Luck), you typically see a big jump from any quarterback from year one to year two. They’re all different as far as learning curve and things like that. But, we’ve got great respect for Jared and his play and his capabilities of running that offense. We’re just studying the things that we need to study from last year and then this year from a schematic standpoint, and scheme standpoint. Big, talented guy, good manager of the offense, making good decisions, got arm talent, can make all the throws. All of the same things that we saw when he was coming out, the reason they took him where they took him. He’s a really good player and we’re going to have to do a really good job defensively to manage things.”

    -Colts head coach Chuck Pagano

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    On taking on the Rams in Week 1 at the Coliseum:

    “You know they just added another weapon with Sammy Watkins[​IMG] and you already know about Tavon Austin[​IMG], so it’s been a challenge for us, but we accept. We have to prepare as best we can and go out there and give it our all.”

    - Colts NT Jonathan Hankins

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    On some of the recollections from Pagano's first game as head coach and what challenges he thinks Rams HC Sean McVay will have in his first game:

    “It’s like a bunch of the young guys that we’re going to throw out on to the field – we’ve got a bunch of rookies that are going to play. But, Sean’s been around and he’s a smart guy and a great football coach. It’s a little different – I’d love to tell you about all of my escapades, if you will, with the first game and there are some things that happened that you look back on and you can smile and you can laugh at. We didn’t win our first one, but it’s a learning experience. Going into my sixth season there are still going to be things that come up – the rules, officiating, the challenge flags and all the things that you’re charged with. As far as being heavily involved in the offense, those kind of things. He’ll be fine. He’s a really good football coach and he’s a smart guy and he’s surrounded himself with a bunch of great football coaches and talented people that have been in the league and coached for a long, long time. It’s exciting. It’s like anything else, you have your butterflies and your jitters and all those kind of things – you want to make the right calls, you don’t want to make any mistakes, at least that’s how it was for me. As soon as they kick that thing off, it’s like getting your first hit – running down the kickoff on your first play of the season. As soon you get that first hit in – it just all goes back to your preparation and football.”

    - Colts head coach Chuck Pagano


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    “Their defense is really good. Great players all around, but especially their front seven as it pertains to us the offensive line. They’ve got superstars all around that we know we have to prepare for and guys that we respect a lot. And we have to work hard in practice this week to be able to go out there and play a tough L.A. Rams team.”


    - Colts OG Jack Mewhort

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    On if the Colts have been monitoring defensive tackle Aaron Donald[​IMG]'s situation:

    “Well, we’ve seen him. We know what a game wrecker he is. Obviously, paying close attention to it. We’re preparing for him to be there and if he’s not, he’s not. It would be foolish on our part not to study and get our guys prepared for that scenario. If it doesn’t happen, it doesn’t happen, but we’re going to prepare accordingly.”

    -Colts head coach Chuck Pagano

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    On what they saw of Rams quarterback Jared Goff[​IMG], from Year 1 to Year 2:

    “Having gone through it a couple years ago with (Colts QB) Andrew (Luck), you typically see a big jump from any quarterback from year one to year two. They’re all different as far as learning curve and things like that. But, we’ve got great respect for Jared and his play and his capabilities of running that offense. We’re just studying the things that we need to study from last year and then this year from a schematic standpoint, and scheme standpoint. Big, talented guy, good manager of the offense, making good decisions, got arm talent, can make all the throws. All of the same things that we saw when he was coming out, the reason they took him where they took him. He’s a really good player and we’re going to have to do a really good job defensively to manage things.”

    -Colts head coach Chuck Pagano

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    On taking on the Rams in Week 1 at the Coliseum:

    “You know they just added another weapon with Sammy Watkins[​IMG] and you already know about Tavon Austin[​IMG], so it’s been a challenge for us, but we accept. We have to prepare as best we can and go out there and give it our all.”

    - Colts NT Jonathan Hankins

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    On some of the recollections from Pagano's first game as head coach and what challenges he thinks Rams HC Sean McVay will have in his first game:

    “It’s like a bunch of the young guys that we’re going to throw out on to the field – we’ve got a bunch of rookies that are going to play. But, Sean’s been around and he’s a smart guy and a great football coach. It’s a little different – I’d love to tell you about all of my escapades, if you will, with the first game and there are some things that happened that you look back on and you can smile and you can laugh at. We didn’t win our first one, but it’s a learning experience. Going into my sixth season there are still going to be things that come up – the rules, officiating, the challenge flags and all the things that you’re charged with. As far as being heavily involved in the offense, those kind of things. He’ll be fine. He’s a really good football coach and he’s a smart guy and he’s surrounded himself with a bunch of great football coaches and talented people that have been in the league and coached for a long, long time. It’s exciting. It’s like anything else, you have your butterflies and your jitters and all those kind of things – you want to make the right calls, you don’t want to make any mistakes, at least that’s how it was for me. As soon as they kick that thing off, it’s like getting your first hit – running down the kickoff on your first play of the season. As soon you get that first hit in – it just all goes back to your preparation and football.”

    - Colts head coach Chuck Pagano
     
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    ... and DT Aaron Goff.

    You'd think the writer would proof his article before posting it. Note to Joey... Proof it before you hit Enter!
     
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    I just watched Dani's interview with Tavon. He says hes still not 100% and that hes still a little limited and day to day. That doesnt sound too good :/ From that, I'm not expecting much snaps out of him this week.
     
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    Did anyone watch Wade's presser from yesterday? He's so chill and confident in his defenses, he straight up said "TY Hilton needs to be double covered on every play. So that's what we're going to do." Lol just flat out we're taking your best weapon away.

    He went on to say some amazing things about McVay. Like he seems him in the same mold as some other HOF coaches..pretty good stuff.
     
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    or thats what he wants them to think ;) ..... maybe we gonna blitz the crap out of Tolzien... or sell out to stop Gore ...oh god hurrry up sunday
     
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    Yep! there's more than one way to take a Player out of the game! IF the QB can't pass, the WR can't catch! And IF the QB doesn't have time enough to hand off the Ball, the RB won't get out of the back-field!:mrburnsevil:
     
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    Fixed it for ya river rum....