WARMANN: What to Watch at Rams Camp
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KMOX, St. Louis—Well today football in St. Louis officially gets underway on the field as the Rams hit the practice field at Russell Training Center. As the madness of signing players to fill out the 90 man roster continues here’s some things to look for during training camp for the Rams in Earth City.
1) Wide Receivers. While the Rams didn’t find a Number 1 receiver in the draft or free agency, there will be a lot of competition for 6 slots. You have Donnie Avery coming back after missing last season, Denario Alexander, Brandon Gibson, Danny Amendola, Mardy Gilyard, and new signee Mike Sims-Walker. Add the two drafted wideouts and the potential to resign Mark Clayton. There’s not enough roster spots for all of these guys, so who loses out?
2) Running Back. We all know Steven Jackson should take care of most of the load in the Rams backfield. But who will step up as the backup to help offset some of that load Jackson carries now that the market did not bring Reggie Bush or Darren Sproles to the Gateway City?
3) 1st Round Draft Pick. Robert Quinn is like all newcomers in the league, he’s way behind because of the lockout which eliminated all of the offseason workouts and meetings. And remember Quinn did not play college ball last year either. So what kind of shape will the Rams top pick be in? And how quickly can he get up to speed to provide some pressure on the Quarterback opposite Chris Long?
4) Defensive back. The Rams seemed to be settled in at 3 of the starting 4 defensive back positions with the addition of Quintin Mickell at safety. Now who will join Mickell as a starter in the last line of defense? And who will be the nickel and dime backs to provide better coverage on passing downs?
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