With most of the Rams players in training camp, and practices set to start next week, it is perfect time to start the Rams weekly roundup. Every Friday I will bring you the top stories heading into the weekend, in an effort to help the busy fans out there that miss out on some of the important Rams news. With players destined for the injury and COVID-19 lists, this will also be an excellent resource to help fans know who is in and who is out for the game that week. With that being said, here is your first LA Rams weekly roundup.
With no fans being allowed at training camps this season, the Rams are trying to do something different. On the ninth, the team will host a “Virtual Tailgate” in which fans will be able to see certain players and coaches on a video conference. Season ticket holders will have the chance to interact with the team as well, by submitting questions that the players and Coach McVay will answer live. The tailgate is hosted by Rams legend Torry Holt and team reporter Sarina Morales; with fans being able to register here.
Rookie wide receiver Earnest Edwards is quickly becoming a fan favorite. Edwards is known for his college highlight videos and comparisons to Tyreek Hill and Tavon Austin. I loved his college tape, he just needs to prove it against better competition–spent collegiate career at University of Maine. I liked him enough to name him on my list of undrafted free agents that will make the team. The Hill comparisons may be a bit lofty but fans will instantly fall in love with him. His ability to flip field position with his skills as a returner is electric.
Hard Knocks set to begin
On the eleventh, HBO will air its first episode of the new season of “Hard Knocks”. For the first time ever, Hard knocks will feature two teams; the Rams and the Chargers. For those who have not seen the program, HBO sends a gang of their camera and audio members to follow a team throughout its training camp. It gives fans a glimpse of players lives off the field, roster cutdown decisions and some hilarious moments. If you want to tune in to the show, it will air at 7 p.m. on Tuesday.
The best division in the NFL
CBS Sports’ Jason LaCanfora said that the NFC west is going to be the best division in football in 2020. Most of it is based, however, on Seattle and San Fransisco being elite teams. He also believes that the Cardinals will make huge strides in their development. He is less rosy on the Rams, stating only that the Rams usually “Play the big boys tough.” While I would definitely argue that the Rams are still “one of the big boys”, it is fair to say that the team will need to prove itself this season after a disappointing 2019.
That’s it for this week’s roundup, check back next Friday for more.
Come discuss this and much more at the Overtime Heroics forums!
Check out the OTH Merch right here!