The Rams moved camp indoors for most of today’s session due to the extreme heat and lightning, so only the first hour was open to the public. I wanted to touch on a specific player here tonight since he has been impressing the coaching staff recently. As many of you who are regular readers of the site already know, I am a big fan of rookie DE George Selvie. The man is a pass-rushing machine, and if he develops I really think he and Chris Long could be an excellent combo on the ends. Even if he doesn’t become an every down player, I think Selvie could hold plenty of value as a pass-rush specialist.
With that being said, it looks like Rams coaches see the same thing. Selvie worked with the 1′s today at RDE, and he even played ahead of James Hall for many of the snaps. The coaches wouldn’t be giving him the opportunity if he wasn’t earning it, so this is a great sign. We will learn plenty about his skill level when preseason games kick off, but everyone who watches should keep an eye on Selvie.
Injury Notes: The injury status remained pretty much the same today, although rookie Eugene Sims was sidelines with a hamstring tweak. Spags said he has been impressed with Sims thus far, so hopefully he can get back on the field soon. Ron Bartell did a little bit of work today, but the team is still being cautious. Josh Brown is still day-to-day, but I expect him to be fine by the start of the season.
In a final non-football related note, I hope all of you St. Louis sports fans caught the Cardinals-Reds game tonight. This thing is turning into a full-fledged rivalry, and the rest of the MLB season should be interesting.
Topics: Chris Long, Cincinnati Reds, Defensive End, Eugene Sims, George Selvie, Injury, James Hall, Josh Brown, NFL, Pass-rush, Rivalry, Ron Bartell, St. Louis Cardinals, St. Louis Rams, Training Camp