July 27, 2012; St. Louis, MO, USA; St. Louis Rams wide receiver Brian Quick (83) carries the ball as safety Rodney McLeod (38) defends during training camp at ContinuityX Training Center. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Curry-US PRESSWIRE

Fisher Speaks After Rookie Camp

Rams head coach Jeff Fisher met with the media after Friday’s rookie workout, and he discussed a number of different issues including the wide receivers and and how the young guts are coming along. Here’s what he had to say.

(On the rookies’ performance over the past three days)
“Really pleased with it. As you can see we got to put some shoulder pads on and that was by design. We wanted to introduce the pads to them before next week when everybody puts them on. So, we were pleased. The third day, you’re always concerned about the third day because that’s the pull history, and we got through it without any problems. So now they can rest and recover and they won’t be doing anything tomorrow, maybe some light lifting. They’ll join the team tomorrow, but there won’t be any activity on the field.”

(On the veterans reporting tomorrow)
“We have a voluntary report tonight. We have a mandatory team meeting at 9 (a.m.) and then we’ll wrap up with our conditioning tests. Then we’re not permitted to come on the field and have walk-thrus tomorrow so most of tomorrow will be inside.”

(On there being a lot of attention on the wide receivers and what he sees in them)
“Well they’re tired because there’s just three of them out here, but they’re coming on. Chris (Givens) and Brian (Quick), both of them have a real good feel for what we’re doing. I expect to see a lot more out of them once the numbers increase and they’re fresh and things, but both of them are making plays and that’s important.”

(On his excitement to have the full squad on Sunday and with the season not far off)
“I’m very excited. Everybody’s excited. Vets are inside watching practice through the window and coming in early and lifting and doing that kind of stuff. So everybody’s excited to get going and I think it’s smart the way we handle things now with acclamation. We can’t put pads on until the fourth day. It’s a mandatory three days to acclimate and that’s throughout camp, so they’re ready to go. They’re ready to go out and play. The next step is pads and then the step after that is go play somebody else.”

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