In case you missed last week’s post on the Rams’ sixth OTA on 101ESPN.com …
Friday, the St. Louis Rams finished up their sixth of a total 10 sanctioned organized team activities (OTAs) before heading out for the long holiday weekend.
The energy around camp was still high as players went through a variety of drills and exercises. Earlier in the week, head coach Jeff Fisher said, “We got a lot done, a lot of different situations and scenarios, end-of-the-game scenarios.” Friday was another extension of getting the basics down and installing the playbook that Fisher said was about 70 percent installed as of Wednesday.
One thing I noticed was the interchanging and various substitutions for personnel packages. Coach Fisher was mixing things up and accessing which players fit best and where.
I don’t know if he is much of a cook, but Fisher reminded me of the cooking competition “Iron Chef,” which fittingly enough takes place in Kitchen Stadium.
Coach Fisher is trying to put together a prize-winning (Lombardi Trophy) recipe using all sorts of ingredients – a little less passing here, more secondary pressure there and also throwing in a surprise play to kick it up a notch. Bam! (I think I just mixed my cooking shows, but oh well…)
Camps and OTAs are the perfect opportunity to try out these different combinations and permutations to get that formula just right for the regular season. Fisher seems well aware of as much, particularly when it pertains to the eight tight ends currently on the Rams’ roster.