With many NFL teams starting to roll out their first team depth charts it seems like the Rams are doing the exact opposite. Especially when it comes to the offensive line.
Are the Rams trying to keep everyone else guessing or is it that they themselves are not sure who plugs up which gap?
Don’t get me wrong, I have no problem with competition and using that edge but at some point I’d like to see some of these moving segments come together to form a real line.
It’d also be nice to see that line hold so quarterback Sam Bradford doesn’t get a close up view of the playing surface compared to his first two years in the Rams backfield.
Jim Fadler’s Practice Report –Aug. 9
Jim Fadler (a.k.a. @jimirmsboy) has an excellent review of Thursday’s Rams Camp. Here are his notes about the offensive line.
Focus of much angst and fury today in the local press. Honestly when I have focused on the line it has not by and large been on (Jason) Smith. What I have seen of him was a vast improvement over some of his previous pass blocking. He has always had a balance and footwork problem which (offensive line coach Paul) Boudreau interprets as attacking too much and not letting the play come to him.
(Barry) Richardson has talent but has always lacked discipline. In the past his play has been erratic and resembles our old friend Alex Barron in terms of penalties.
Joe Long took most of the reps at left tackle with Kevin Hughes and Rok(evious Watkins) at guards. Tim Barnes who whiffed badly several times in running plays played center and Ryan Mckee and Jose Valdez split reps at right tackle. The ones and twos got in there early but those guys took the majority of the reps. Read more at Rams_News.com >>>>