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  • Rams Camp at a Glance: July 30

    Rams Camp at a Glance: July 30

    07/29/2004




    Injured: C Dave Wohlabaugh (hip).

    Absent: OT Orlando Pace (contract).

    Visiting: ESPN's John Clayton, Cardinals TV broadcaster Rick Horton.

    Today's schedule: One full-pads practice is scheduled, for 8:10 a.m., at Western Illinois University. Time is subject to change. For up-to-date practice information, call toll-free 1-866-726-7226. Practices are free and open to the public.

    Bits and pieces:

    DT Jimmy "Bear" Kennedy, a disappointment last season as the team's No. 1 draft pick, is fitter and, according to Martz, showing signs of improvement.

    * * *

    QB Marc Bulger sailed a pass 50 yards onto the fingertips of rookie WR Derek McCoy for a long TD in seven-on-seven drills.

    * * *

    TE Brandon Manumaleuna has been catching the ball well.

    * * *

    Kevin Garrett is making an impression at CB.

    Overheard:

    "I don't even think about that. It's a business. We have to move on as a team. And I wish Kurt all the best, all the best."

    - RB Marshall Faulk, on the Rams' first training camp since 1997 without Kurt Warner.

    "Come on Chandler, you ain't in Chicago no more."

    - A fan, after backup QB Chris Chandler threw a pass that was intercepted.

    - Bill Coats



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    Rams Camp at a Glance: July 31
    by RamDez
    Rams Camp at a Glance: July 31

    07/30/2004




    Injured: C Dave Wohlabaugh (hip).

    Absent: OT Orlando Pace (contract).

    This is July? After overnight rain, the team was greeted by cloudy skies and brisk temperatures when it hit the fields Friday morning.

    Today's schedule: Practices are scheduled for 8:10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Times are subject to change. For up-to-date practice information, call toll-free 1-866-726-7226. Practices are free and open to the public.

    Hit of the day: During live 11-on-11 drills, rookie S Jason Shivers leveled RB Adam Matthews in his tracks behind the line of scrimmage.

    Noted: RB Lamar Gordon has been outshining top pick Steven Jackson in the early going.

    Overheard:

    "I probably sleep better here than I do at home, without the kids around." - QB Chris Chandler, father of 9- and 7-year-old daughters.

    "I don't enjoy going out there and beating myself up twice a day for five hours a day. But it's something that we have to do." - DE Sean Moran, on training camp.

    - Bill Coats


    -07-31-2004, 05:18 PM
  • RamDez
    Rams Camp at a Glance: Aug. 8
    by RamDez
    Rams Camp at a Glance: Aug. 8



    08/08/2004



    Injured: CB Jerametrius Butler (hamstring), LB Brandon Chillar (shoulder), TE Cam Cleeland (hamstring), CB Robert Cromartie (hamstring), DE Bryce Fisher (ankle), CB Travis Fisher (knee), DE Erik Flowers (hamstring), DE Anthony Hargrove (knee and ankle), FB Erik Jensen (knee), DT Jimmy Kennedy (foot), S Tom Knight (finger), DE Leonard Little (hamstring), OT Jeremy Phillips (shoulder), LB Brandon Spoon (hamstring), LB Robert Thomas (thigh), OT Kyle Turley (back), C Dave Wohlabaugh (hip).

    Absent: OT Orlando Pace (contract).

    Sunday's schedule: The team has the day off. The next practice is scheduled for Monday afternoon. For information, call 1-866-726-7226.

    Bits and pieces:

    Among healthy Rams who didn't dress for Saturday's scrimmage with the Bears were S Aeneas Williams, WR Torry Holt, RB Marshall Faulk, WR Isaac Bruce and RB Lamar Gordon.

    The biggest cheer of the day came when former Western Illinois University QB Russ Michna, a Rams rookie, took the field for a series.

    Roger Hacker, the son of former Cardinals coach Rich Hacker, is a member of the Bears' PR staff.

    Overheard:

    "They're always contenders for tops in the league, and they're always contenders for the Super Bowl. So that makes it that much sweeter."
    - Veteran DT Bernard Holsey, on being acquired by the Rams in the offseason.

    "He's an innovator. I could talk on and on about Mike Martz. He's one of the better guys you will meet and, of course, one of the better coaches in the league."
    - Bears coach Lovie Smith, on his former boss.

    - Bill Coats

    -08-08-2004, 01:02 AM
  • RamDez
    Rams Camp at a Glance: Aug. 11
    by RamDez


    Rams Camp at a Glance: Aug. 11



    08/11/2004




    Injured: TE Cam Cleeland (hamstring), CB Robert Cromartie (hamstring), RB Lamar Gordon (ankle), FB Erik Jensen (knee), DT Jimmy Kennedy (foot), OT Jeremy Phillips (neck), OT Kyle Turley (back), C Dave Wohlabaugh (hip).

    Absent: OT Orlando Pace (contract); DE Kevin Aldridge (leave of absence).

    Just visiting: Fox analyst Terry Bradshaw; former Cardinals RB Jim Otis.

    Today's schedule: One practice is planned, tentatively scheduled for 4 p.m. Time is subject to change. For up-to-date information, call toll-free 1-866-726-7226. Practices are free and open to the public.

    Bits and pieces

    Coach Mike Martz kept the team on the field, in full pads, for 2 hours 20 minutes, the longest practice of camp so far.

    Two Rams had surgery: RB Lamar Gordon (ankle) in St. Louis and DT Jimmy Kennedy (foot) in North Carolina. Gordon is expected to be out about a month. Kennedy's recovery is estimated at three months.

    S Justin Lucas, picked up from the Arizona Cardinals in the offseason, had two interceptions.

    WR Kelvin Kight, an undrafted rookie out of Florida, was released.

    Overheard

    "Once you get playing time and have success, you don't want to give that up. I want to be the third receiver this year, and I expect to be when this is all said and done."

    - Dane Looker, on the stiff competition at wideout.

    "I enjoy the enthusiasm he brings to the game. He explains it to you in ways that I understand. I think he is only going to make the linebacking corps that much better."

    - Pisa Tinoisamoa, on new linebackers coach Joe Vitt.


    -08-11-2004, 12:21 AM
  • RamDez
    Camp at a glance
    by RamDez
    Camp at a glance







    Injured: CB Jerametrius Butler (hamstring), LB Brandon Chillar (shoulder), TE Cam Cleeland (hamstring), CB Robert Cromartie (hamstring), CB Travis Fisher (knee), DE Bryce Fisher (ankle), DE Erik Flowers (hamstring), DE Anthony Hargrove (knee and ankle), FB Erik Jensen (knee), DT Jimmy Kennedy (foot), S Tom Knight (finger), DE Leonard Little (hamstring), OT Jeremy Phillips (shoulder), LB Brandon Spoon (hamstring), LB Robert Thomas (thigh), OT Kyle Turley (back), C Dave Wohlabaugh (hip).


    Absent: OT Orlando Pace (contract).
    Today's schedule: One practice is planned, tentatively scheduled for 4 p.m. Time is subject to change. For up-to-date information, call toll-free 1-866-726-7226. Practices are free and open to the public.


    Bits and pieces:
    After Saturday morning's scrimmage with the Chicago Bears, the Rams had the rest of the day and most of Sunday off. They returned Sunday evening for meetings.
    QB Chris Chandler and DE Sean Moran, offseason free-agent pickups, are in their second stints with the Rams. Chandler played for the Los Angeles Rams in 1994 and Moran was with the team in 2000 and 2001.


    Overheard:
    "He looks like the Marshall of old out here, but we'll see. We're really cautious with him. He feels so good, and when he's like that we try not to put a damper on it. But we also just want him to be cautious and take this thing in stride." - Coach Mike Martz, on frisky RB Marshall Faulk.
    "I felt comfortable hanging the whistle over my neck and the stopwatch. That was pretty fun, telling kids what to do." - C-G Chris Dishman, on his duties as a high school coach in Lincoln, Neb., before Martz persuaded him to "unretire" and report to Rams camp.


    - Bill Coats


    -08-09-2004, 04:08 PM
  • RamDez
    Rams camp at a glance
    by RamDez


    Rams camp at a glance







    Injured: CB Jerametrius Butler (hamstring), TE Cam Cleeland (hamstring), S Rich Coady (back), CB Robert Cromartie (hamstring), CB Travis Fisher (ankle), G Ryan Schau (back), LB Brandon Spoon (hamstring), OT Kyle Turley (back), C Dave Wohlabaugh (hip).

    Absent: OT Orlando Pace (contract).

    Today's schedule: One practice (full pads) is scheduled, beginning at 8:10 a.m. Time is subject to change. For up-to-date practice information, call toll-free 1-866-726-7226. Practices are free and open to the public.

    Bits and pieces:
    Defensive tackle Ryan Pickett missed Sunday afternoon's practice because of illness.

    Rookie S Jason Shivers made a leaping interception of a Marc Bulger pass intended for Kevin Curtis in seven-on-seven drills. S Justin Lucas also picked off a Chris Chandler toss intended for Mike Furrey.

    Curtis turned in the catch of the day, a diving grab in the back of the end zone that ended with him skidding into the plastic fencing that encircles the fields.

    Overheard: "The days are the days, whether they're the dog days, good days, good days, dog days, dog days, dog days, good days, good days - whatever you want to call it. It's still training camp." - WR Torry Holt, when asked whether the "dog days"
    of camp had set in yet.

    "I'll be happy to leave Macomb. It's boring out here." - CB Jerametrius Butler.

    - Bill Coats


    -08-02-2004, 02:49 PM
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