Of course, in any contest, there cannot be a winner without at least one loser. But in the format for the two LA Rams scrimmages at SoFi Stadium, reporters were allowed to call out the players who did well, not call out play-formations, package sets or any gadget plays. But one of the other shortcomings is that there was not much reporting about poor performances.
The reports coming out of scrimmages were no worse than a kicker missing a field goal. Reporters are not reporting missed assignments or bad plays as much as featuring solid performances. So that is what we have to go on.
Micah Kiser/Kenny Young
The LA Rams need a linebacker to step up. Today, Micah Kiser did just that. In fact, the Rams promoted Kenny Young to the starting linebacker role as Travin Howard suffered an undefined knee injury on Thursday and had to leave the practice. First, let’s highlight Kiser in the second scrimmage. In a two-minute red-zone drill, Kiser made a helluva play.
Rams LB Depth looks like Micah Kiser then all others. But Kenny Young may be gaining ground. The recap of Young’s performance in the team’s second scrimmage reported that Young was all over the field, hit the holes hard, and had a good game.
Leonard Floyd is the only free agent signing who is suiting up and getting work in training camp. While he’s demonstrated incredible mastery of the Rams defensive scheme, some remain skeptical about his ability to pressure the quarterback. Today, those skeptics should wake up reassured:
Floyd will have a lot of fun in this Rams defense. Playing on the same defensive front as Aaron Donald does bring the advantage of not being the focus of the opposing offense.