George Selvie Movin’ On Up


TAMPA, FL - OCTOBER 13: Defensive end George Selvie #95 of the University of South Florida Bulls celebrates a sack against the University of Central Florida Knights on October 13, 2007 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida. The Bulls won 64-12. (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)

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.

Tags: 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

  • Betty White

    Betty White here. So I picked up madden 11 yesterday, they have the rams ranking at 66. This is the lowest team rating I’ve ever seen from a madden. However, they don’t have Atogwe on the roster (you have to add him from free agents), so this will bump it up a lil bit. Anyway, if u believe in madden rating at all, we might possibly have the worst WR group ever (Avery is the highest at 75). Now obviously this is just a game but our receiver group is pretty bad and we just dont have the pieces around to help Bradford just yet. I think the more I hear them talk about Bradford becoming the starter the more I dont like the idea. I don’t want to see another Carr moment, especially if Jason Smith goes down again. Give Bradford at least the smallest chance to succeed