Rams roster: Silver linings for LA Rams recent release of 2 rookies

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The LA Rams roster is and will be a work-in-process throughout summer training camp. But even as the team wades through a host of unfamiliar faces, there is still the task at hand that requires encouraging, developing, and assessing the myriad of Rams rookies to build the best team possible. That is easier said than done.

Is it better for the Rams to weed out those rookies who are not showing enough through the early workouts? Or is it simply better for this team to wait, understanding that learning curves to not progress at the same rate, and that limited coaching time and expertise means an inefficient distribution of coaching help to those who are the most prominent and outgoing?

LA Rams are making progress, even if it appears backward

Initial reporting suggests that the Rams are willing to part ways with rookies, even at this early juncture, and focus on those who remain. But saying that, let's be very clear that there are still many rookies to work with.

I've let the dust settle on these releases because, quite frankly, the number of articles that alerted me to the release of the two picks overwhelmed even me. When business magazines and casual sports websites are coming out with their own version of what happened, I knew that it was time for the me to step away from the keyboard for just a moment.

At this point in time, we all know that the Rams have to coach up while simultaneously assessing 40+ rookies. And if the team had planned to start the assessment process down the road, I believe that the task would be all that more difficult. Coaches notes are just that, notes. Trigger words that are intended to capture the full assessment and impression of young players.

But there is something to be said about this LA Rams coaching staff. Right out of the gate, this is a group that has a huge and daunting task ahead of them. And yet, with the release of rookies already, couldn't that mean that they are decisive and focused on what they want on the Rams roster? Perhaps I'm reading too much into this, but ST coordinator Chase Blackburn and DB coach Aubrey Pleasant give off early vibes of being really good at what they do.

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