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Team insider Myles Simmons shares his top five takeaways from Phase III of Los Angeles’ offseason program.

Team insider Myles Simmons shares his top five takeaways from the Rams offseason program, which concluded this week.

1) McVay remains in total command in Year 2


Head coach Sean McVay has always been effective in leading the Rams — most notably illustrated by the club’s 11-5 record, division title, and McVay winning AP Coach of the Year in just his first season on the job. But even so, it appears McVay is more comfortable in his role as he begins his second season.

McVay has talked of wanting to maximize every moment possible, and that was clear from the efficiency of the team’s OTAs. From having multiple drills ongoing at the same time, to the tempo of each session, Los Angeles squeezed plenty out of the 10 OTAs and minicamp practices.

But more than that, the Rams’ success in 2017 has had an effect on the way newly acquired players view McVay upon entering the building. 

“It’s not like when he came in here we didn’t support him, or we didn’t buy in. It’s just the fact that now, this is his team,” defensive lineman Michael Brockers told therams.com. “A lot of these guys are his guys that he brought here. So he’s in control. He’s always been in control, but he’s the man now. Everybody knows. The rookies know — he’s the guy.”

There’s certainly much expected from the Rams in 2018. But with McVay at the helm and his process focused on daily improvement and daily excellence, Low Angeles has a strong chance to navigate through them successfully.

2) Defensive additions fitting in just fine

With the three headline-grabbing acquisitions of Aqib Talib, Marcus Peters, and Ndamukong Suh, many offseason questions surrounding L.A. focused on how McVay and defensive coordinator Wade Phillips would manage the strong personalities.

Phillips and McVay have addressed such questions throughout the offseason, largely dismissing any concerns. Both men talked of a philosophy of working with players rather than managing them.

But the 70-year-old defensive coordinator probably said his best quote on the subject earlier this week.

“I like personalities because they’re independent enough to do things on their own and they’ve shown they Green Bay Packers Jimmy Graham Jersey ’re independent enough to be great players too,” Phillips said. “You don’t want a player who does everything you say, you want guys that have some initiative. We tell them to do this and do that, but Marcus Peters a couple plays last year … he’s playing man to man and they throw it to another player but he intercepts it.

“That’s what I’m talking about — [you can’t say], ‘No you cover your man,’” Phillips continued. “Well, if you intercept it when they throw it to somebody else, that’s great. Those are the kind of guys they are. You want them to do all the right things and help them to be a better player, but you don’t want them to lose that initiative. That’s what they have and that’s the way I’ve always coached.”

3) Brandin Cooks is, too

When the Rams traded a package that included their first-round pick to the Patriots for wide receiver Brandin Cooks, they knew they were getting a player with speed and dynamic playmaking ability.

That was displayed time and again during Phase III, as Goff hit Cooks with a number of deep passes during OTAs.

McVay noted this week just how much of a weapon Cooks can be in the club’s offensive scheme.

“He can obviously win short, intermediate down the field, you’re not limited in any way that you can use him,” McVay said. “He’s a guy that you can give jet sweeps, reverses to — so he’s a really versatile player. You see why he’s had the production and I thin Men’s Nike Green Bay Packers Ha Ha Clinton Dix Elite Team Color Jersey Cheap k it’s also a credit to him being as conscientious as he is with how quickly he’s picked things up.”

But what McVay failed to mention is how Cooks is a comedian. Recently, quarterback Jared Goff called Cooks a “sponge,” given the wide receiver’s willingness and ability to learn. So when a reporter referenced Goff’s quote to Cooks this week, Cooks kept a straight face and deadpanned this response:

“I would have to say, you know, my favorite show is SpongeBob SquarePants, so for me just watching him h Jimmy Graham Jersey ow he soaks up all that water while he’s over there under the sea,” Cooks said. “I try to emulate that in my game and being a student of the game as well.”

Cooks assured reporters he still watches SpongeBob to this day.

4) Goff is an offensive leader

There have been plenty of articles written and videos produced about Goff emerging as a leader for the offensive unit after his successful 2017. The signal-caller himself has talked about how much being in the same system under McVay and the growth in the relationship between coach and QB has added to his sense of comfort.

And it’s also been easy to notice how Goff has taken command of the group, going over to discuss previous plays with receivers and linemen on the field at practice. That’s in addition to his strong play throughout the offseason program, making accurate passes in the rhythm and timing of the offense.

But wide receiver Cooper Kupp was definitive when discussing Goff and his leadership qualities during OTAs, essentially saying that questions and reports are beating around the bush a bit too much.

“I think it’s time just to stop that and say it how it is — he is a leader of this team,” Kupp told therams.com. “He is our quarterback and he leads this offense. It’s time to put those away and call it for what it is. He is a leader and guys respect him. They want to play for him. He’s grown into that and has commanded it.”

Of course, Kupp is always going to be biased toward his teammate. But those aren’t empty words from the young wideout.

5) There will be competition at linebacker

When training camp rolls around in late July, the Rams won’t have many unsettled position groups on offense or defense. But due to a few injuries, the Rams could have an open spot or two at linebacker.

Cory Littleton and Rameek Wilson took the majority of snaps at inside linebacker during OTAs and minicamp, with Littleton as the unit’s signal-caller. It’s not a position Littleton had done before, but appeared to adjust to it well, according to McVay and Phillips.

Second-year outside linebacker Samson Ebukam also appears to have the inside track on a starting role, receiving compliments from his coaches for a strong offseason program, too.

Inside linebacker Mark Barron and outside linebacker Matt Longacre were limited to work on the side during the offseason program, as both were still rehabbing i Ha Ha Clinton Dix Jersey For Sale njuries. Phillips noted this week Barron could also potentially be the defensive signal-caller once he’s back on the field.

Morgan Fox was making the transition from defensive end to outside linebacker, but will now be out for all of 2018 after suffering a season-ending knee injury during Phase III. Phillips said Fox was working toward a starting role.

Rookie outside linebacker Obo Okoronkwo could challenge for that spot on the outside, as could fellow rookie Justin Lawler. Given all the injuries at OLB — including to Okoronkwo, who missed all of Phase III but should be back for training camp — Lawler received the majority of first-team reps opposite Ebukam.

As the club is currently constructed, this could be a particularly competitive group in August.

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The Rams took a trip down to Inglewood to see the construction progress for their future home on Thursday — the final official team activity until training camp begins in late July.

Head coach Sean McVay decided to cancel Thursday’s minicamp practice, but the Rams still found themselves on a field.

The team’s future home field, that is.

On the final day of the team’s offseason program, the full roster of players in attendance ventured down to Inglewood for the first time to see the Los Angeles Stadium and Entertainment District — the home of the Rams beginning in 2020.

The club saw a short presentation in a conference room detailing exactly what is going on at the site and what the future stadium will look like. And then — donned in green vests and personalized hard hats with white horns — the team piled onto three buses to ride onto the future field.

It is an ongoing construction site, with work happening 24 hours a day. LASED is currently being constructed by 2,000 workers, but that number will increase to 4,000 at the project’s peak production.

On Thursday, the site paused its work in certain sections in order to accommodate the players plus team personnel and media in attendance. Once the buses made their way down a long ramp to sink 100 feet below street level into the bowl, players were able to touch the ground in their future home at about where the north end zone will be on the playing field.

McVay then introduced Rams owner/chairman E. Stanley Kroenke, who addressed the team from a podium.

“We get a lot of credit for putting this together. And we’ve done a lot of work, and we’ve made a big commitment, like Sean said,” Kroenke began. “But the cool thing that you guys need to realize is that, it’s this great league we have — great league, great coaches, great players. If we didn’t have you guys, we could not even get started out here. So I think you guys should feel a lot of pride in this, because you guys are a big part of what made this happen. So I thank you very much.”

As players took in the sheer grandeur of what will be the team’s home in just a couple years, quarterback Jared Goff tossed the first unofficial touchdown pass in stadium history to wide receiver Robert Woods. Punter Johnny Hekker also booted a ball to construction workers a few levels up at the stadium, who had paused their work for the short tour.

Goff had a chance to sit with Kroenke on the bus as the Rams entered the stadium, and noted what a special moment it was for him and the team to see the facility in person for the first time.

“So cool, obviously knowing that this is his project and I was able to ask him some questions about it and truly understand how great of a project it is and how much has gone into it,” Goff said. “And, again, can’t be thankful enough for everythin Men’s Nike Green Bay Packers Ha Ha Clinton Dix Elite Team Color Jersey Cheap g that he’s done. It’s very, very exciting.”

“It’s amazing,” McVay said. “You get in here and you can really get a feel for the magnitude of this project and what a special thing it is. And it certainly is exciting. I think it’s great for our players to be able to see it and it continues to just make you feel so fortunate to work for a great owner like Mr. Stan Kroenke, that’s committed to being an influential part of this project.”

For players like defensive lineman Michael Brockers and offensive lineman Jamon Brown, both of whom were around for the relocation process, seeing the stadium in person offered a chance for some reflection.

“I’m really surprised at how fast they put it all together,” Brockers said. “The amount of time they had to put just what they’ve got together right now is crazy. So to me, we just left two years ago and they’ve already got this ground laid, all this work being done, and it’s really a testament to a lot of the people who work here. They’ve been grinding.”

“We stand right here where we’re at right now — the middle of what will be our home in this stadium. That dream and that vision starts to come to life,  Ha Ha Clinton Dix Jersey For Sale standing right here,” Brown said. “And as you can see, there’s a lot of people in this building, in construction right now trying to make this happen. But it’s a blessing.”

Veteran offensive lineman Rodger Saffold, who similarly experience  HaHa Clinton Dix Jersey relocation, said the tour guides gave so many stats that it was a little difficult to take in just how much is currently happening at LASED.

“It really was hard to keep track or kind of gauge what everything really meant, just [in terms of] how many square yards or square feet everything is, or what it compares to different stadiums or those types of things,” Saffold said. “So it’s truly amazing. What these guys have done is incredible, and what they’re going to have to do in order to finish this is an even bigger challenge.”

After the stadium visit, the Rams loaded back on their buses to visit the L.A. Stadium Premiere Center in Playa Vista for lunch. And between the burgers, chicken sandwiches, and pasta salad, players were able to check out the impressive model of the stadium and surrounding district. And they were able to check out a presentation for suites and club seats.

“I can’t even comprehend the amount of work that’s going into this right now,” outside linebacker Samson Ebukam said. “We were just talking about the different types of clubs that are going to be there. … And it’s going to be awesome.”

As players and coaches head out for a few weeks off until training camp, the stadium visit provided a fitting conclusion to Los Angeles’ offseason program.

“I think it was a great way to cap it off, by seeing what’s to come,” Brockers said. “Seeing that in future years, this is going to be our home. This is going to be where the L.A. Rams play and also the other events — the Super Bowl, the Olympics, all the stuff like that.”

Despite Impressive 2017, Gurley Still Looking to Im Jimmy Graham Packers Jersey prove

RB Todd Gurley is looking to improve the small details of his game in 2018.

As the Rams capped their 2018 offseason program, running back Todd Gurley was understandably excited for the upcoming summer break.

“Definitely been looking forward to this day just to have a little time off,” he said Wednesday.
“We come back and then the real games begin.”

After recording his best season to date in 2017, the Georgia product approached the offseason with a similar level of tenacity — excited to improv Green Bay Packers Jimmy Graham Jersey e bit by bit each day. And while that might sound a bit surprising to most, considering Gur Jimmy Graham Jersey ley was near perfect on field last year, his focus has continued to revolve around perfecting the details.

“Just working all around from alignment, assignment, depth in routes, whatever it is — footwork or making sure  HaHa Clinton Dix Jersey I’m on the same page as my linemen,” he said. “So, just trying to work on all the little small things and stuff.”

Entering OTAs and minicamp under the same offensive scheme and head coach has aided the All-Pro running back. Like many of the players entering Year 2 under Sean McVay, Gurley said the level of comfort in the system has made this offseason a bit easier than the last.

“Obviously we know the plays and we’re still adding stuff and what not, but it’s been a long offseason, Men’s Nike Green Bay Packers Ha Ha Clinton Dix Elite Team Color Jersey Cheap ” Gurley said. “A lot of stuff you kind of forget and then it kinda clicks back and you remember. We changed a lot of stuff, but for the most part we feel pretty confident just knowing that it’s the same offense.”

Despite the increased confidence, Gurley maintains there is always room for improvement. And though making individual objectives for the upcoming season isn’t for him, he does have one goal top of mind.

“The main goal is the team goal — just try to go out there and give my team whatever coach asks me to do,” Gurley explained. “I don’t worry about goals or anything like that. Like I said, just try to come out here and get better everyday. Whatever happens, happens as long as you know you put in the best effort to be in a good position.”

10 Observations from Day 2 of Rams Jimmy Graham Packers Jersey Minicamp

The Rams finished their on-field work of the offseason program with a light session on Wednesday.

Team insider Myles Simmons shares his top 10 observations from the last practice of minicamp.

1) Special teams coordinator John Fassel began the session by practicing kickoff return with the group. Fassel had said in his press conference earlier in the day that the new return rules will necessitate more changes than the new kickoff rules.

2) Defensive coordinator Wade Phillips and defensive lineman Ndamukong Suh stood next to each other and ostensibly had a long conversation along the sideline while special teams got its work done on the field. There was certainly a good amount of knowledge and experience going on in that talk.

3) On the second field, kicker Greg Zuerlein was practicing field goals with the entire operation of long snapper Jake McQuaide and holder Johnny Hekker. There were no goalposts on the field, but it was still a good sign to see him launching the ball off his right leg.

4) As head coach Sean McVay said it would be during his Tuesday press conference, Wednesday’s session was fairly light to cap the offseason program. The offense and defense stayed on separate fields throughout the short session, which meant there was no 7-on-7 or 11-on-11 work.

5) The offense started individual drills with running backs, tight ends, and wide receivers catching a quick pass in the flat from the four quarterbacks. The receiver then had to run past a pair of tackling dummies and stiff arm each of them to get through the drill.

6) The same group also went through a red-zone drill, where each quarterback had to scramble out of the pocket and then th Ha Ha Clinton Dix Jersey For Sale row to a receiver on the run in the end zone. That can be a tough pass for a quarterback to  Green Bay Packers Jimmy Graham Jersey complete in live-game situations.

7) The offensive skill players went through plays in their group drills very quickly —  Men’s Nike Green Bay Packers Ha Ha Clinton Dix Elite Team Color Jersey Cheap averaging about 10 seconds between snaps as McVay barked out formations and plays.

8) On the other field, the defense worked on covering routes with a split squad in order to maximize the individualized attention and reps for the players. One pair of inside linebackers was working with a corner and safety on one field side of the field, with the same thing happening in somewhat of a mirror image on the same field.

9) The defense also worked on a pursuit drill, with different coaches stationed at different places on the field to represent various wide receiver routes. After the coaches mocked the snap, the defensive players had to find the coach with the ball raised above his head, and then run to that spot. There were swing passes, deep passes, and midrange passes for the defense to pursue.

10) Overall, McVay seemed satisfied with the day’s mental work, saying in his press conference he was “pleased with the focus and concentration” from the walk-thru and practice.

Heading into Year 3, Goff Focusing on Command o Jimmy Graham Packers Jersey f Offense

Heading into his third season, QB Jared Goff is ready to take full command of the Rams offense.

It’s a common trend in the NFL to see players make large strides in their second seasons. After the completion of their rookie campaign, many head into Year 2 not only with more experience, but also with a stronger sense of confidence — something that often translates into improvement on field. 

For Jared Goff, that was exactly the case in 2017, as the then second-year quarterback showcased one of the most impressive year-to-year turnarounds in the league.

And heading into his third season, Goff’s confidence has only continued to increase.

“I talk about it all the time how comfortable I am,” Goff said this week. “As time goes on, you get more comfortable and I think anytime you have a year under the same system and you’re able to come back into the same system with the same guys, you feel good. I feel comfortable, feel confident.” 

That poise has been o Ha Ha Clinton Dix Jersey For Sale n full display throughout the club’s offseason program. At each OTA and throughout the start of minicamp, Goff has been noticeably sharper in his drills and timing with various receivers has significantly improved from this time last year. 

But confidence isn’t the only noticeable difference in Goff. 

He also appears to be taking more ownership of the offense, making a point  Green Bay Packers Jimmy Graham Jersey to speak with his playmakers on HaHa Clinton Dix Jersey  the sidelines and go over ways to fix even the smallest of mistakes.

“It goes back to just understanding things further and starting to dive deeper into some of the stuff we do — truly understanding what we’re trying to get done with each play and becoming more in control of everything,” he explained. 

As head coach Sean McVay puts it, the goal for Goff this season is about consistency. After an impressive 2017, can Goff co Men’s Nike Green Bay Packers Ha Ha Clinton Dix Elite Team Color Jersey Cheap ntinue to operate at a high level in 2018? 

“We talk about it all the time, that’s the truest measure of performance,” McVay said. “It certainly is the truth where we want him to be an extension of our coaching staff. “I think that’s what you expect to see, that’s what we’ve seen throughout the offseason program and now we expect to see him wrap up the minicamp the right way and start off that way in training camp.”

Rams Pare Seattle Mariners Custom Jersey Down Practices for Minicamp

HC Sean McVay said that the Rams will focus on individual work on Tuesday and Wednesday before taking a visit down to the team’s future home in LASED on Thursday.

The Rams have gotten through the beginning of the end of their offseason program, running through the first day of minicamp.

As head coach Sean McVay said last week, the mandatory minicamp is a time for the club to somewhat emulate a training camp day — going through meetings, a walk-thru, and practice all in one day.

But McVay noted there is a twist to that. Given the time of year — the Rams still have months before the Week 1 matchup against the Raiders — and all there’s yet to do, the head coach decided to pare down practice for the next two days.

“Really, I think with the amount of things we feel we’ve accomplished throughout the offseason program and knowing still how much work needs to be done with training camp and then leading into that first game, we really felt like looking at it we’ll get a chance to get two good walk-thrums,” McVay said. “We’ve really emphasized the individual work where you kind of limit the risk of injury knowing that it is football and there’s going to be some things that you can’t avoid. But we wanna try to be smart about wrapping up this offseason program the right way.”

The emphasis on individual work was readily apparent on Tuesday afternoon, with the first-team offense and defense only working against one another during 7-on-7 drill Seattle Mariners Custom Jersey s. In fact, the first-team offense and first-team defense did not do any 11-on-11 work on Tuesday — whether against the scout team or fellow starters.

McVay also noted that aside from defensiv Custom Mariners Jersey e tackle Aaron Donald, the whole team was in attendance for the first day of minicamp.

“It was a great turnout,” McVay said. “We’ll get a lot of good work done.”

But there’s also been a change of plans for Los Angeles third day of minicamp on Thursday. Instead of a practice in the morning, McVay said the club will go down to the Rams’ future home of the Los Angeles Stadium and Entertainment District in Inglewood.

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“We all know how committed Mr. Kroenke is to this project, what an excellent job he’s done being invested and kind of being able to help put a product like that in this great city. We’re excited about that and we want to be able to have our players down there and get a chance to see that. So, we’ll use that last day of the minicamp to go to Hollywood Park and the Playa Vista [stadium preview] center.”

The visit will mark a fitting end for what has been a productive offseason program. The players will then have a few weeks off before the team reconvenes in Irvine for training camp.

Waldr Seattle Mariners Custom Jersey on Likes Depth and Competition at Tight End

After the first day of Rams minicamp, tight ends coach Shane Waldron said he was looking forward to getting the tight ends more involved in the offense.

Rams head coach Sean McVay has long been known for getting the most out of the tight end position. While an offensive coordinator for Washington under head coach Jay Gruden, McVay helped develop Jordan Reed into one of the better young TEs in the league. 

And as he took over the L.A. offense heading into the 2017 season, much of the same was expected of the Rams tight ends — specifically Tyler Higbee, Gerald Everett, and Temarrick Hemingway.

The group, however, was slow to get involved in the offense, catching a combined 49 passes and just three touchdowns throughout the regular season.

But as the club gears up for Year 2 under McVay, tight ends coach and pass game coordinator Shane Waldron expressed confidence in his room and their ability to produce on field. 

“I think similar to a lot of young guys on the team, [in] Year 2 in this system, these guys have really taken that next step of ownership of our offensive system as a whole,” Waldron said Tuesday.

And that experience is particularly important for the tight end position with players who often find themselves taking on a wide variety of roles at the professional level.

“I think those guys are asked to do a lot of different nuances within the system and so in our system it’s about finding what that best fit is,” Waldron explained. “You really use the guys — the first-year players — in whatever they fit in to help the team. That’s kind of the way we approached it last year.”

Heading into the 2018 season, the  Houston Astros Custom Jersey Rams tight ends room is filled with youth. The oldest player in the group, Henry Krieger-Coble, is just 26-years old. And Higbee, who has the most experience, is entering just his third NFL season.

Despite their ages, Waldron believes there is a good mix of competition within the position group. And throughout OTAs, he has seen strides from each of the Rams three main tight ends.

“I think with Higbee going into his third year, he’s got a really good grasp, has had a good offseason and worked hard like he always does,” Waldron said. “He’s really bought in and is doing everything the right way all the time — provides a good option as a tight end in all three phases of the game, whether the run game, the pass game, and in the pass protection.”

Everett has also shown tremendous growth. While he was used mainly as a receiving tight end last season, the South Alabama product hopes to take on a larger role in Year 2. Based on his strong offseason, Waldron said Everett is in the position to do just  Women’s Houston Astros Majestic Home White Custom Baseball Jersey that. 

“I think he’s got some dynamic ball skills and as he grows in this league he’ll push all the other guys more and more. I hope to see, like every Year 2 player, a great jump when it comes to training camp with him,” Waldron said.

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And then there’s Hemingway, who suffered a season-ending leg injury during the preseason that kept him off the field for the entirety of 2017. As he returns this season, Hemingway has been easing into the offense once again, looking to get back to 100 percent in all aspects.

“I can’t say enough about a guy that had a pretty catastrophic injury last year and came in at the beginning of this OTA time, kinda getting his feet wet again and then the next thing you know these last couple of days he has really hit his stride,” Waldron said. “[He’s] catching the ball well and we know he is a big physical presence on the line of scrimmage.”

Like Waldron, McVay also expressed a similar confidence in the team’s top three tight ends.And as both coaches look toward training camp and the regular season, they believe the room’s depth and competition will serve them well.

“I think in terms of how we utilize our personnel whether your in some of those three-receiver sets, two tight ends, three tight end sets, that’s all going to be predicated on the o Custom Mariners Jersey pponent and what we feel is the best way to attack a defense that week,” McVay said. “But you’d like to be able to have that flexibility and we think with those guys and the other players in that group, we’ll have that this year.”  

 

Kell Seattle Mariners Custom Jersey y Excited About Personal Growth Throughout Offseason

Rams rookie John Kelly reflects on his journey thus far and what he has learned throughout the offseason.

Rookie running back John Kelly will be the first to tell you he has a big personality.

Whether on the field or off, Kelly can often be found joking around with his new teammates and running backs coach Skip Peete — always with a big smile on his face.

And in the six weeks since he was drafted by the Rams, that bright personality has served him well, helping to build a solid foundation throughout OTAs.

“I’ve been able to learn at a nice tempo, so I’m pretty excited,” Kelly said. “Just being able to come up here and bond with some of my teammates, build a good relationship with the coaches and everybody in the building. It’s been a good ride so far.”

But Kelly, l Houston Astros Custom Jersey ike many other first-year players, has also experienced his share of challenges. In just a few months, the Tennessee product has undergone several big life changes — moving to the West Coast and beginning a full-time career among them.

While the most difficult aspect for Kelly has admittedly been learning the offensive system at such a quick pace, the process has been made easier by the veterans in his room.

“Todd Gurley, Malcolm Brown, and Justin Davis have all been pretty helpful,” Kelly explained. “If we make a mistake out here, they are making sure to help us on the corrections as soon as possible. We’ve got a pretty good running backs room, so I’m excited to see what the year got for us.”

The group has also helped Kelly with one of the lesser acknowledged aspects of being an NFL rookie — acting as a professional.

“I think I’m the youngest guy in our class [and] this is grown-man business, so I’ve got to mature for sure,” Kelly said. “We’ve got a bigger target on us than it was at first when we were in college. We’re more under the microscope being professional athletes, so I’m definitely trying to make sure I stay along with that phase as well.”

And after his first month with the organization, Kelly feels as if he has been placed into the perfect environment. Not only does he believe the roster features “a nice blend of personalities,” but a head coach in Sean McVay who is very connected with the team as a whole.  

“With coach McVay being a younger guy, he can relate to us a lot more and w Seattle Mariners Custom Jersey e have a nice group of older guys who’ve been in this league for a long time as well,” Kelly said.

“I feel like we got a culture that’s like no other,” he continued. “As far as me being here and me taking visits to other places, I feel like coach McVay did a good job of developing a great culture here. We’re all caring and loving on each other everyday, but we’re also competing everyday at practice.”

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The Rams will wrap up Phase III of their offseason workouts with a mandatory minicamp on Tuesday.

Los Angeles will begin its mandatory minicamp on Tuesday afternoon, wrapping up Phase III of the club’s 2018 offseason program. The three-day event will run through Thursday. Unlike the 10 OTAs of the last three weeks, this is the only portion of the spring that is not voluntary.

But similar to the previous practices, head coach Sean McVay said the staff will look to continue building on the progress made over the last couple of mo Custom Mariners Jersey nths.

By focusing on the installation process early on, McVay is hopeful that the minicamp will provide a good opportunity to wrap up the learning phase — instead allowing players to work on perfecting the system.

“You try and progressively build throughout the offseason with the OTAs, so you really kind of get the finality of your installs,” he said recently. “[Minicamp] will offer us a couple days to really do a good job with our walk-thrus in the morning, practice in the afternoon, and it will somewhat mimic and emulate a training-camp day.”

This week will signal the conclusion to McVay’s second offseason with franchise — marking the final team workouts until Rams training camp begins in late July.

As such, McVay’s expectations surround fostering a competitive environment, while maintaining players’ health as a top priority.

“We also want to be smart, get guys out of here healthy knowing that we have a long offseason still ahead,” Custom Astros Jersey  McVay said. “The goal is to get to training camp healthy and ready to go.”

“But in terms of the walk-thrus and then being able to get some situational work, some competitive move-the-ball stuff,” he continued, “that’s  Houston Astros Custom Jersey kind of what we’ll hope to get out of the minicamp having had most of our installs in — kinda forcing guys to think on their feet, as opposed to just the scripted practices.” 

Full coverage of the Rams three-day minicamp will be available on therams.com.