Sorry for the delay in post folks, but I’m in Las Vegas for the week and I highly underestimated how difficult it would be to find time to get to a computer. So, I don’t think we could have hoped for much more from the Rams in preseason game one against the Colts. As far as preseason games go, that’s about as good as I have seen the Rams play in years. The team looked organized, prepared, and confident despite the late start due to the lockout. I don’t put much stock in preseason games and final scores, but as a team I have to say I was highly impressed.
As far as individual performances, I was very happy with the running game in general, and I thought Lance Kendricks pretty much looked like the man. I have a strong feeling that I will spend the next several years eating my words after being highly critical of the pick of Kendricks in the second round, because by all accounts he has been highly impressive since first stepping on the field. Defensively I liked what I saw, although it can be tough to judge since the big boys for the Colts didn’t play. The interceptions were nice, but let’s wait to crown this group until they face someone a little better than Curtis Painter.
On the injury front, Jacob Bell tweaked his knee but it’s a minor deal, and Rodger Saffold was limited today after tweaking his back. Mike Sims-Walker is dealing with a groin injury and is expected to miss Saturday’s game against the Titans. Also, Jerious Norwood got the day off today after tweaking his knee, which is another minor thing.
I will try to post when I can over the next few days, but I will for sure be back full-time on Thursday when I return to St. Louis with what will undoubtedly be a lighter wallet and a body that will be in much need of some sleep and some non-adult beverages to replenish fluids.
Topics: Curtis Painter, Edward Jones Dome, Indianapolis Colts, Jacob Bell, Jerious Norwood, Lance Kendricks, Las Vegas, Mike Sims-Walker, Preseason Opener, Rams Win 33-10, Rodger Saffold, St. Louis Rams, Tennessee Titans