The Los Angeles Rams will host the Denver Broncos on Saturday during their third game of the 2019 preseason.
With two preseason games officially in the books, the Los Angeles Rams will host the Denver Broncos in Week 3 of preseason, although Sean McVay has already indicated that most of the starters will rest once again.
If the first two games are any indication of what Saturday could have in store, Rams fans could be in for another game with little excitement, as the team has managed to score just 13 points so far.
But when it comes to making sure key starters remain healthy for Los Angeles, well this is what’s most important for McVay’s squad, meaning the head coach is making the right call here.
On a positive note, the good news for Rams fans is there are numerous players currently battling for roster spots, which could provide a little extra excitement for fans watching the game.
To help prepare for the game, Ramblin’ Fan teamed up with Predominately Orange, the site for FanSided that focused on the Broncos, to do a little Q & A with Ty Walden.
Without wasting anymore time, here’s what Walden had to say about certain questions related to the Broncos heading into Saturday’s contest against the Rams.
1. Do Broncos fans feel comfortable with Joe Flacco filling in this season, or would they prefer to see Drew Lock call the shots right away?
Denver is perfectly okay with Joe Flacco being the starter right now. I believe he still has something in the tank.
I noticed how well he did while he was on the field for preseason so far. Once it becomes a better flow, we will see him perform at a high level. Plus, I feel as if it will benefit Drew Lock being able to learn and figure things out before he gets on the field.
2. Are there any concerns surrounding Phillip Lindsay dealing with a sophomore slump after last year’s breakout season?
As far as I know, there is not. From what I have been hearing, he has continued looking sharp despite the injury. He has even tried to become somewhat of a leader when asking his offensive line to stop holding or committing any penalties.
With that said, I do not think his workload will be as heavy as it was last season, but he will still be a key part to the offense.
3. How would you grade the Broncos preseason so far?
I’d say borderline B-/C+. If I was grading based on the players on the field, I would give the starters an A-. The second and third team players would be at a solid D. I am excited for what our starting team is going to look like. It is the depth behind them that I am concerned about.
4. Which player fighting for a roster spot needs to stand out the most against the Rams?
Jake Butt. He has not seen the field much this preseason and it is becoming a bit of a concern. Luckily, he returned to practice this week, so hopefully we will get to see a little bit more of him.
But this preseason game will likely be make or break for him.
5. Who has been the biggest surprise impact player in training camp and preseason?
It is a tie for me between De’Vante Bausby and Malik Reed. Bausby came from the Alliance of American Football and is very familiar with Vic Fangio.
He nearly had a pick six in the last game against the 49ers. Malik Reed has been a stud at edge rusher behind Miller and Chubb. I think he could be the next Shaquil Barrett on the Broncos.