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    Storm prompts team to end camp

    By Bill Coats
    Of the Post-Dispatch
    08/19/2004
    MACOMB, Ill. - The exodus began about 6 p.m. Thursday, less than an hour after Rams coach Mike Martz abruptly declared an early end to Camp Macomb.

    "We've got a big storm coming in tonight, so I told them to get out of here," Martz said. "I don't want them driving home in the rain in the morning. It's supposed to rain all night and well into (today). So, we wouldn't get anything out of a morning practice out here, obviously."

    The team practiced twice Thursday and was scheduled for a morning workout today before checking out of Thompson Hall and returning to St. Louis. Instead, Martz planned a light practice for this afternoon at Rams Park.

    "We'll reorganize down there," he said. "We had a heck of a camp up here. We came out of this thing healthy; the injury list is minimal compared with what it's been in past years. We've had good tempo, the work's been outstanding. I'm pleased with where we are."

    The Rams will practice Saturday and Sunday evenings. Their second of four exhibition games is scheduled for 7 p.m. Monday against the Chiefs in Kansas City.

    Hargrove moves


    Rookie Anthony Hargrove said he'd heard scuttlebutt about his moving to defensive tackle from defensive end. But when it became reality, he still was stunned.

    "It's kind of a shocking thing, something that I never thought really would happen," said Hargrove, the Rams' third- round draft choice. "It's one of those things that's in the back of your mind, but when it happens, you're really just kind of caught off-guard."

    Martz indicated that the strong play of Bryce Fisher and Erik Flowers at right end provided an opportunity to get a look at Hargrove on the inside. He worked at tackle Wednesday and Thursday, and pronounced himself "happy to take the challenge."

    "Coach Martz told me that he thinks the way I come off the ball and the way I play, that's a natural fit for me," Hargrove said. "I think it's going to be a real comfortable move for me."

    Veteran defensive end Tyoka Jackson likes the idea, too.

    "He's 6-4, 285 (or so), probably the strongest dude on the team, as fast as Leonard (Little) ... yeah, I'm cool with that," Jackson said. "He's going to make his mistakes because he's young, he's a rookie. But he's going to make his plays, too."

    Jensen returns


    A long and trying stretch on the injury list finally came to an end for rookie Erik Jensen, who practiced in full pads Thursday for the first time since suffering a sprained knee ligament in the first week of camp.

    Jensen, a seventh-round draft pick, said as time wore on, his frustration grew.

    "You want to come in and show them what you've got. Sitting on the sidelines, you really can't do that," he said.

    A tight end at Iowa, Jensen has been moved to fullback, a position he last played in high school in Appleton, Wis. He said he's somewhat familiar with the hybrid role that many NFL teams use, including the Rams.

    "I did a little bit of H-back stuff in Iowa, but not to the degree that they've got it going here, with the shifts and the movements," Jensen said. He pointed out that at 6 feet 2 and 253 pounds, "I'm kind of an in between tight end and fullback kind of guy. So, it fits me."


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    Re: Storm prompts team to end camp

    Hargrove's 285 and the strongest guy on the team? That is very interesting.


    It certainly would be ironic if the Rams found the answer at DT not from the group of 1st rounders but rather from a DE drafted in the third round.

    Either way, it sounds like Hargrove's a player.

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    I like the new sig, Wraith. :ramlogo:

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    Re: Storm prompts team to end camp

    Thanks EDM!

    Finally got some new graphic programs after I left my job, so can I play again ;-)


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    Re: Storm prompts team to end camp

    Hargrove's move to DT is making me more than just a little nervous, but...
    "Coach Martz told me that he thinks the way I come off the ball and the way I play, that's a natural fit for me," Hargrove said. "I think it's going to be a real comfortable move for me."
    ...he isn't and that's all that really matters. This guy looks better everyday.
    "Before the gates of excellence the high gods have placed sweat; long is the road thereto and rough and steep at first; but when the heights are reached, then there is ease, though grievously hard in the winning." --- Hesiod

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