LA Rams: Sean McVay talks Matthew Stafford and reserve RBs

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Okay. Now things are getting better in terms of the LA Rams training camp, the team is starting to hit the thick of things in terms of the reserve running backs. We have embedded a post-Monday press conference video (see next slide), and the media opens everything with attempts and questions for an update over veteran quarterback Matthew Stafford’s thumb.

We have since learned that X-ray images of the injured site came back indicating no bone or connective tissue damage. So the prescription is basically slapping an ice pack on it, take two aspirins, and check back in the morning.

Well, morning came, and Matthew Stafford was suited up in pads.  McVay called yesterday’s injury an uncertain moment. But he was certainly not acting injured on Tuesday. Not just fully dressed, but he was on the football field and throwing strikes. I truly hope that he is saving something for the season and playoffs because he continues to drop TD passes and jaws on the football field.

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If you aren’t seeing it, you may be tempted to roll your eyes right now. But this is an entirely new track. You can see it on the football field. Aaron Donald told ESPN’s Lindsey Thiry that ” I ain’t never seen it done like that” today. And J.B. Long perhaps said it best.

It’s a pleasant surprise when a player who arrived with a lot of fanfare, hyperbole, and raised expectations delivers, and perhaps exceeds, all those high marks. And it’s a bit rare too. But the LA Rams have been getting good at dealing for veterans of late, particularly those whose cost is set for the top shelf market.