Rams head coach Steve Spagnuolo met with the media after Wednesday’s practice, and he had some interesting things to say about injury statuses and other issues the team will be dealing with heading into Sunday’s game against the New Orleans Saints. Here are some quotes from Spags on several of these issues.
Injury Status: “(WR) Danario (Alexander) is still dealing with the hamstring. (RB) Jerious Norwood had an illness. We might have, we’ve had a couple guys in the last few days with the bug. They used to call it the bug, I don’t know what it is now, they’ve got all kinds of terms, but he’s got the flu symptoms. And (T) Rodger Saffold same thing. We wanted to keep them away from the building. I believe he came in yesterday not feeling well and still wasn’t right today, so we’re not taking any chances with anything that might be contagious. You know about (DT) Darell Scott. (T) Jason Smith, I told you the other day that he went to a spine specialist. There’s nothing structurally wrong, but basically it’s a bruise on his neck and then he does have a concussion. So both Darell Scott and Jason Smith are both dealing with concussions.”
Sam Bradford’s status: “Not much different. We’re not going to get to, we’re not going to put weight on it or do any bouncing around until it feels good. When we get to that point, then we’ll let you know, other than that it’s the same.”
If they worked on tackling at practice: “No. I knew somebody was going to ask that. The one you saw over here we do every Wednesday. The one the linebackers do, we do every week, same thing with the D-line. There was an emphasis, obviously, we had an issue this past week, so we fix it. And in the team periods there was an emphasis of how we stop the ball and it was a little more physical than normal.” More on next page…