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  • No news on the new uniform colours yet?

    No news on the new uniform colours yet?
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  • Cooper Kupp: Speed of Tutu Atwell and DeSean Jackson together is 'pretty freaky'

    Cooper Kupp: Speed of Tutu Atwell and DeSean Jackson together is 'pretty freaky'

    Cameron DaSilva
    June 4, 2021 7:15 am PT

    The Rams offense got a nice injection of speed this offseason when the team signed DeSean Jackson as a free agent and drafted Tutu Atwell in the second round. They join a receiving corps that already featured Cooper Kupp, Robert Woods and Van Jefferson, adding some explosiveness to a group of precise route runners.

    It’s still early in the offseason, but Kupp has already been impressed by the speed of both Jackson and Atwell, saying it’s been fun to watch them run routes on the field together because of how fast they are.

    “He’s done a good job,” Kupp said of Atwell. “We talk a lot about be quick, be fast, but not in a rush. And he’s done a good job with that, being able to get to his depths, push through his depths, not cutting things off short. He’s so fast. It’s pretty freaky seeing him – we’ve got him and DeSean lined up outside a couple times and seeing those guys race through 15, 20 yards on their routes, it’s pretty fun to watch.”

    Kupp and Woods are the most experienced receivers when it comes to Sean McVay’s offense, but Jackson is the oldest of the group. At 34 years old, Jackson may not be as fast as he once was, but Kupp isn’t afraid to admit Jackson is still much faster than he is.

    “He owns that title. I can’t take the elder statesman from D-Jax. I think I was in like eighth grade when he first got in the league,” Kupp joked. “He’s still faster than I am, so I’m not trying to talk crap or anything. He’s still much faster than I am, so he’s still got the wheels. But he’s been in this offense before, some of this terminology, the carryover (from) his time with Sean in Washington. Some of that stuff’s carrying over, so he’s able to pick that stuff up pretty quickly. And Tutu’s coming along just fine.”

    The Rams can go five deep at receiver, which not many teams can do. They have as much depth as anyone in the NFL at the position, which Kupp sees as a good thing.

    “In some ways, it’s a luxury that you’ve got such a deep group of guys,” he said.

    For a team that checked down and threw a lot of short passes last season, expect a much more explosive offense from the Rams in 2021 after the arrivals of Jackson and Atwell....
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  • Rams OTAs: Cooper Kupp’s knee, realities at punter, A’Shawn Robinson’s transformation

    Rams OTAs: WR Cooper Kupp’s knee, tough realities at punter, DL A’Shawn Robinson’s transformation and more
    By Jourdan Rodrigue Jun 3, 2021 6

    Rams receiver Cooper Kupp left the team’s 2020 wild-card win against Seattle in the fourth quarter after suffering a knee injury, which was then described by head coach Sean McVay the following week as bursitis.

    This week, Kupp opened up about the serious injury that actually occurred, which sidelined him for the Rams’ divisional-round loss against Green Bay: A Morel-Lavallee lesion, which known more commonly as an internal de-gloving — or, when skin and tissue separate from the underlying fascia.

    While Kupp did indeed have bursitis, he managed it throughout the season effectively enough so that it never caused him to miss time (he had 92 catches and 974 yards in 2020). But the de-gloving was a far more serious (and, he hopes, singular) incident that required what Kupp described as a pretty intense recovery program.

    “I dealt with bursitis earlier that year, but I was playing through that just fine,” said Kupp, who still tried to play against Green Bay but was ruled as a last-second inactive.

    “I think we had, I don’t know, 12 to 15 needles put in my knee that week just trying to figure out how to either numb the pain or pulling fluid out,” he said. “All the different things, trying to just get back on the field.”

    Kupp underwent a daily treatment process after the season to heal from the injury, and now says his knee “feels great” and that he’s not experiencing any issues. He added that the Rams will have a management program for him (and all players) as the NFL prepares for its inaugural 17-game season.

    As mentioned before, many of the veteran players are trickling in and out of the workouts (because they are voluntary, and most players are also following their own offseason training regimen). But from the highlights offered by the Rams’ social media team, it appears as though Kupp has been involved in most, if not all of the practices — which means that he’s been as active as could be expected under the mandatorily lighter workouts, which is a good sign for his clearance from the de-gloving incident.

    The Rams open access back up to media on Friday, so I’ll have more live observations from that day’s practice. Meanwhile, there were a couple other notable items (and important context) from other players offered this week:

    Andrew Whitworth’s contract, thoughts entering Year 16
    Last season, Rams star left tackle Andrew Whitworth — who will turn 40 this season — was pretty open about returning for the playoffs from a knee injury suffered in Week 9, and how risking further injury by playing might affect his upcoming contract negotiation.

    This spring, Whitworth agreed to a contract restructure that reduced his 2021 cap hit (and therefore his initial salary)...
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  • AvengerRam
    started a topic I do miss St. Louis...

    I do miss St. Louis...

    I've never been to a game in L.A., so this is not an anti-L.A. thing...

    But I, for one, do miss the St. Louis Rams.

    I miss the Bashes.
    I miss Jake's Steaks and the Morgan Street Brewery.
    I miss shopping for Rams' gear at Union Station.
    I miss tailgating with Ram Man.
    I miss BigRedMan (Randy), Ram Gram, CaliGirl and others who are no longer around.
    I miss the ones still around, who I have not seen in years (Dez, laram0, r8rh8rmike, HUbison and many others).
    I miss toasted ravs.
    I miss post-game (after a win) in Laclede's Landing.
    I miss those crisp Fall mornings in St. Louis when you wake up and hit the streets for the pregame festivities, with the Gateway Arch looming in the background.

    For the team, moving back to L.A., with Stanadu (SoFi) and all the benefits of a big market, was a good move. For me, it ended an annual ritual I really looked forward to.

    Oh, well...

    Just feeling a bit sentimental....
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  • Los Angeles Rams Top Offseason Position Battles To Watch​

    LAFB Network
    Los Angeles Rams Top Offseason Position Battles To Watch​

    Special Teams

    The Rams special teams last season was a debacle. So this offseason the squad is going to get a lot of attention. Sean McVay and new coordinator Joe DeCamillis will spend a lot of time this offseason overhauling this group. So much time that they brought in extra legs in Brandon Wright and Corey Bojorquez so they could practice with actual punt return variations rather than practicing with the monotone jugs machine. But it isn’t just the starting return-men that they need to solidify. There will be positional battles at all spots on the special teams. Well, almost all.

    Kicker Matt Gay and punter Johnny Hekker are safe in their jobs. The extra punters on the 90-player roster are there to punt all those extra punts required to determine who will be fielding punts. Having Matt Gay in position is easily the biggest upgrade from last season and will go a long way in correcting what was wrong with the Rams STs last season.

    In terms of the returner search, the Rams have already added several options this offseason. But because of Tutu Atwell’s speed, it is easy to picture him as the front runner for the jobs. Atwell has little but impressive experience in the role in college. He returned four punts for 84 yards at Louisville. He is also very excited to get a chance to earn the job, telling Greg Beacham of the AP, “It’ll actually help me. It would be a great spot for the team. I’m just excited and ready to take over the job and do what I have to do.”

    While Atwell is eager to take the job there will be a few other guys that will want a say in that. Both Nsimba Webster and Raymond Calais returned to the team. Webster saw most of the return duty and Calais fielded seven kickoffs last season. Both will need to show improvement this season if either wants the spot. Desean Jackson may see some action at the position, but his injury history may preclude him.

    Jeremiah Haydel is a player to watch for on special teams. He was a primary kickoff returner for Texas State. While he isn’t particularly speedy, he has a good skill set that makes him a good option as a return specialist. In his senior season, he took both a punt and a kick-off for a touchdown.

    Going with Atwell may make the most sense for the team at the end of the day. Atwell will see time as a receiver as well. Not having a roster spot dedicated to KR/PR would allow the Rams some wiggle room when trying to get down to 53.

    What the Rams special teams woes really points out is that the team lacks depth. First-stringers rarely, if ever, see time on special teams for a few obvious reasons. So generally the STs unit is made up of guys lower on the depth chart. With the losses of several key starters and a lack of cap space, the Rams are moving several players up a notch in the chart. Players like David Long and Nick
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  • RamsFanSam
    started a topic Parking prices

    Parking prices

    While I know I will not be able to attend any games at Sofi this year, I do converse frequently with many who hope to attend at least one game. I'm sure many of us are aware of the elevated prices for seating as compared to what we had in prior years. It seems like that isn't the only thing upsetting many fans.
    A parking map and pricing was recently released, and it seems that many who had hoped to see reasonable prices and tailgating opportunities close to the stadium aren't really happy with what was announced.

    For those of you who will be fortunate enough to see the Rams in person, here's a parking map and prices. Maybe you'll get lucky and win the lottery before you see the game!...
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  • Rams to host games at SoFi Stadium at full capacity in 2021

    In alignment with updated guidance for live events and outdoor performances issued by California's Health and Human Services Secretary Dr. Mark Ghaly last Friday for the state's June 15 reopening, the Rams will operate at full capacity at SoFi Stadium for the 2021 season.

    "Stan Kroenke built SoFi Stadium for Rams fans and all of Los Angeles to enjoy," Rams Chief Operating Officer Kevin Demoff said in a statement. "Thanks to LA County Department of Public Health, the heroic work of the medical community and first responders, and everyone doing their part, we are thrilled to announce we will welcome fans to the Rams House this fall at full capacity."

    Dr. Ghaly on Friday said capacity and physical distancing restrictions, regardless of setting, would be lifted on June 15.

    In addition to full capacity, the California guidelines stated:
    • The state will recommend, but not require, individuals show proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test.
    • Individuals who aren't vaccinated or don't display a negative test may still enter provided they wear a mask.
    • Vaccinated and unvaccinated people are required to wear face coverings when attending crowded outdoor events, such as a Rams game.
    • All concessions are allowed to resume, unrestricted.

    Specific policies pertaining to Rams gamedays at SoFi Stadium will be announced at a later date. The Rams will continue to follow guidelines set by state and local officials....
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  • Matthew Stafford says thumb fine, outlook bright in first offseason with Rams

    Matthew Stafford says thumb fine, outlook bright in first offseason with Los Angeles Rams

    5:40 PM PT Associated Press

    LOS ANGELES -- Matthew Stafford says his offseason thumb surgery isn't an impediment to anything he wants to do during his first offseason workouts with the Los Angeles Rams.

    Learning a new offense and getting to know every player in the Rams' locker room present more than enough challenges for the veteran passer, but he's confident he has enough time to get everything done.

    And after the NFL missed out on most offseason team work last spring due to the coronavirus pandemic, Stafford is grateful he picked this year to switch teams.

    "Selfishly, I'm liking these times," Stafford said Monday in his first public comments since the start of the Rams' offseason program. "It's giving me the chance to be on the field and calling plays and going against our defense a little bit. Just above-the-neck stuff, being able to work the mental aspect of the game. So that part of it has been great for me. ... I feel like everybody is figuring out what works best for them as an organization, and I feel like we've accomplished that."

    After four months of offseason rest and several weeks of getting used to daily sunshine in his new home, Stafford said he is settling in nicely with the Rams.

    Stafford also said he is feeling healthier. He played through a torn ligament in his right thumb for the second half of last season with the Detroit Lions while throwing for 4,084 yards and 26 touchdowns. Stafford also injured his ribs, his left knee and his right ankle, yet still started all 16 games for the ninth time in 10 years.

    He described his thumb surgery as "a little quick fix. I feel way better. I haven't really been limited at all since we've been together."

    The Rams spent last week working on their physical conditioning and doing individual drills. As they begin to incorporate team drills ahead of their minicamp next month, Stafford will get daily opportunities to pick up the details and nuances necessary to ensure the Rams get what they sought when they traded two first-round picks and quarterback Jared Goff to the Lions for the 33-year-old veteran quarterback still searching for his first NFL playoff victory.

    Stafford welcomes every day of these cram sessions during an offseason that he said is "all a brand-new experience."

    "The biggest thing at the quarterback position is just being able to get some of these mental reps," Stafford added. "Being able to get in and out of the huddle, learning the new terminology, and then see our plays develop versus different defenses. I'm just trying to learn as much as I possibly can, not only about our playbook and how we want to operate, but also to know my teammates as well."

    Rams linebacker Leonard F...
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  • 21-22 Season WAY TOO EARLY Win/Loss Projection

    it's just OTA's but how do you feel about our schedule folks? I like that fact it's a little difficult, will keep the team sharp. I'm saying we win the division and run a 13-4 Season. What say you all?
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  • jjigga3000
    started a topic Been A Minute........

    Been A Minute........

    Ram Nation check in, it's been a minute fellas. How is everyone? Go Rams
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