St. Louis Rams 2013: 10 Things We Learned From OTAs
Posted on 6/18/2013 4:10:48 AM
It’s about time to wrap up the OTA’s. The St. Louis Rams have been working long and hard during this offseason. Here are ten things that we’ve learned.
1. Jared Cook is great
Cook is a monster of a tight end and has been showing off his skill and strength during the OTAs
2. They stick together
The Rams have been defending themselves and their teammates in light of allegations from the San Francisco 49ers. Chris Long and Cortland Finnegan were among the most vocal to defend the team.
3. Sam Bradford is confident
Bradford has praised the offensive line during OTAs and has even seen improvement and development in the o-line.
4. Finding rhythm
Despite a new set of offensive coaches, the Rams are improving and actually getting better.
5. Pettis Surprise
Wide receiver Austin Pettis has really stood out during the OTAs. He is having a very strong offseason. Pettis is actually one of the veteran wide receivers and has been taking on the role of the leader for the new core of young pass catchers.
6. Pead having trouble
Running back Isaiah Pead has been dealing with substance abuse this offseason. It’s looking less and less likely that he’ll be the prime candidate for the starter running back position.
7. Givens has stepped up
Wide receiver Chris Givens has been working on becoming more versatile during the offseason and has also been bulking up.
8. Jared Cook best newcomer
Jared Cook is becoming more comfortable with Sam Bradford and causing a lot of excitement this offseason. He is expected to provide a big boost in the red zone and in short yardage situations. If there is one thing we learned from the 2012 season, the St Louis Rams really need to capitalize in this area.
9. Fisher is taking his time
Fisher has announced that he’s in no rush to sign any rookies. He wants to take his time and find the right fits for the team.
10. Trying to find right fit at safety
The Rams signed free agent Matt Giordano and picked up safety T.J. McDonald. This is all after releasing the safety Quintin Mikell.
The Rams look good as they gear up for training camp. What does the future hold for Isaiah Pead? Who will Sam pick as his new go-to guy now that Danny Amendola is gone? These are questions that didn’t get answered during the OTA’s, but hopefully they’ll be answered soon.
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