We discussed the Rams possibly moving training camp to another site for the 2011 a few weeks ago, but it looks like the team is staying home. According to Tony Softli on Twitter, a league source has said the team will hold camp at the Russell Athletic Training Facility this season. The team hasn’t officially announced this yet, so it’s not an absolutely sure thing, but with the late start I would assume that it will be the case. The team had discussed moving camp out of the St. Louis area, but it looks like it will be at least 2012 before anything like that happens.
As far as my thoughts on the decision, I think I would have liked the team to try out a different location, but I can understand why they are staying close to home. This lockout is really throwing everything out of whack, and it would be too difficult to try to get a move organized in the little time we will have once the lockout is lifted. I do think there is merit to the idea that teams can bond and become closer when they move out of town to a different site, but this isn’t the year to try it. It’s going to be difficult enough for this team to get ready for the Hall of Fame game (if it gets played) in the short amount of time they will be given, so let’s just keep things status quo for this season and do whatever we can to get the guys ready to compete on Sundays.