The bad taste in my mouth from Sunday’s game is almost entirely gone, so now it’s time to look forward to this week’s throwdown with the San Diego Chargers. I really don’t know what to make of this matchup, mainly because it’s hard to tell which Rams team will show up. There’s reason to be confident considering the team has played very well at home thus far in 2010, and because of the fact that the Chargers haven’t been quite as impressive this year as they have been in the past. Without getting too deep into a preview, I really think that we have to force Phillip Rivers into turnovers if we are going to win the game. A full preview will be coming later in the week, but I just wanted to get that off my chest.
Moving on to our team’s focus, it looks like the Rams will have some familiar faces back this week. Tight ends Michael Hoomanawanui and Billy Bajema both practiced today, and Illini Mike has said he plans on be ready for Sunday. Danario Alexander practiced today, and he will play on Sunday as well. I wouldn’t expect too much of an impact on offense this week, as I expect the team to bring him along slowly, but take note when he gets opportunities on offense. I really think this guy can make this offense better at some point, but I don’t know if that point will be this week. Brit Miller has also been added to the active roster, and he has been seeing work on both sides of the ball. I expect him to work mainly on special teams while he is active, but it’s always nice to have another body who can play multiple positions in practice.
In some negative injury news, offensive guard Jacob Bell missed practice today while dealing with a concussion. I think he will be able to go this week, but we should know more in the coming days. The team has avoided major injury on the line so far this season, so hopefully Bell will be able to go.