For the first time in over 20 years, the Los Angeles Rams were back in the LA Coliseum. It may not have been a game, but with approximately 30,000 in attendance, it was a good turnout for training camp.
One big takeaway from Saturday’s practice was how impressive the defense was. Both sides had some good moments, but the defense certainly made some good plays.
What is also interesting is that Mo Alexander took all the first team reps. When drafted, Gregg Williams compared Alexander to Sean Taylor. With McLeod gone, the Rams need safety help, and if Alexander can step into that void and succeed becoming half the player that Taylor was, the team will be in good shape.
A final take away from Saturday’s practice is how much the defensive line is dominating the offensive line. Eugene Sims and Robert Quinn have been having their way with Greg Robinson which doesn’t bode well for the former second overall pick.
The same can be said for the rest of the offensive line. The Rams do have a good defensive line, but this is still concerning. With the offensive line one more year in their development, fans were hoping they would take the next step. It’s only practice, but it’s still something to be worried about.
Training camp will continue on Monday before the team finally takes the field on Thursday against the Dallas Cowboys.