“Donald has gotten into a nine-step drop faster than some of our quarterbacks,” linebacker
Rams head coach Jeff Fisher was excited by big plays on both sides of the ball, but anticipates some changes when the team adds pads on Monday.
“We’re practicing ones against ones right now and the twos against the twos,” head coach Jeff Fisher said. “Once the pads go on, we’ll start changing it up a bit.”
NEWS AND NOTES
- Fisher was delighted by the cooler-than-expected temperature, but hopes to practice in heat prior to the team’s Week Two tilt in Tampa.
“From an acclimation standpoint, it’s ideal what we’ve been through the past couple of days,” Fisher said.
“He’s changed his body,” Fisher stated. “He has much, much more strength, quickness inside and his feet are underneath him.”
“He’s learned that Quinn is a really good rusher,” Fisher said. “I think he knew that before he got here, but it’s different in person. He’s moving back and forth. He’s getting some guard work and some tackle work.”
- Laurinaitis claims this year’s roster is the team’s best since his arrival in 2009, but still has plenty to prove.
“We have a great squad in our locker room,” Laurinaitis said. “Right now on paper, it’s the most talented roster we’ve had, but that’s all it is right now: paper.”
- Like Robert Quinn, Laurinaitis expressed excitement around his figurine giveaway on December 21 against the New York Giants.
“It’s not as cool as Robert’s, I’m assuming,” Laurinaitis joked. “I can’t do the Bernie. A lot of things would tear on my action figure if I tired to do the Bernie.”
That’s it for today, but join us at Rams Park for another open practice tomorrow at 5:30 p.m.