Rams Practice Report: Offense Preparing For Seattle’s 12th Man
Some notes from Wednesday’s practice in advance of the Rams’ final game of the season this Sunday in Seattle:
-Playing in Seattle is a challenge for opposing offenses due to the notoriously loud crowd at CenturyLink Field. In anticipation of the loud crowd, quarterback Sam Bradford and the offense have been practicing as if they won’t be able to hear the snap count come Sunday.
“It’s loud,” Bradford said. “I think it’s a great, great atmosphere to play in. You know their fans are going to be into it. It’s going to be a challenge for us. We had to work a couple of whisper cadences at practice today. Just getting everyone used to not being able to hear the cadence. But, I think everyone in this locker room looks at it as a great challenge for us to go up and get another road win, and a big road win at that.”
-After beginning the season 0-3 on the road, the Rams haven’t lost a true road game since Oct. 14 at Miami. They tied the San Francisco 49ers in San Francisco on Nov. 11 before winning their last three on the road.
Along with the opportunity to finish the season with a winning record, this weekend offers the Rams the chance to finish with a winning road record as well.
“Winning four of our last five, looking to make it five out of the last six this week, I think this team has come a long way,” Bradford said. “We’ve gotten a lot better. It seems like the road’s been a place where we’ve struggled, too. I think now we’ve won three in a row on the road. I think it just speaks about the maturity and the development of this team.”
-Heading into the final game of the season, three Rams receivers are within seven yards of each other for the team lead in receiving yards. Brandon Gibson currently leads the team with 646 yards, followed closely by Chris Givens (644) and Danny Amendola (639).
Bradford said the topic hasn’t come up yet among he and any of the trio vying for the title.
“None of them have come to me yet,” Bradford said. “It’s still early in the week. I think everyone may still have Christmas on the mind, but I’m sure that as the week goes on, that will probably be brought to my attention.”