July 29, 2012; St. Louis, MO, USA; St. Louis Rams quarterback Sam Bradford (8) throws to tight end Lance Kendrick (88) during training camp at ContinuityX Training Center. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Curry-US PRESSWIRE

Rams Prepping For Opening Preseason Contest

It’s Saturday, which means we are only 24 hours away from the opening of the preseason for the Rams. For all the complaining about the preseason, I really enjoy watching some of the younger guys battle for jobs. I wouldn’t expect to see much of the big names obviously, but hopefully we should get plenty from the rookies and get a glimpse of the new faces. It will also be our first look at the new coaching staff, so that will be interesting. Here is what head coach Jeff Fisher had to say after Friday’s workout.

“I would say yeah from the physical standpoint. Yeah we’ve got some things, I think a very important walk through in the morning and then we’ll have meetings tomorrow night. The players have a pretty good idea when they’re going to play and how much they’re going to play and we’ve discussed that with them and even rehearsed the pregame warm-ups. So from a physical standpoint we’re really in good shape. We got some guys back today now it’s just find tune and go play.”

“Yeah we’re keeping things basic, simple, block and tackle. We’ll give them a chance to make plays but we want to see effort, speed and intensity. Especially the young guys, they don’t know what to expect and so the veterans can carry the torch for them. They’ll sit there and watch early and we’ll leave it up to them to finish the game.”

“Well, the challenge is going to be get guys playing time and get guys playing time early in the game. Because typically as you move through the preseason starters play early and then they work backups later and we’ve got talented guys that are going to be playing the second half. So don’t be surprised if you see some different guys playing earlier in the game over the course of the preseason.”

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