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Practice Recap: Big Plays Aplenty

Posted Jul 26, 2014

There was no shortage of big plays from Stedman Bailey and Aaron Donald on the second day of training camp.

The Rams returned to the practice field for team’s second open practice in as many days at Rams Park in front of a crowd of 1,437 fans.

Following yesterday’s install, the Rams picked up the tempo with notable performances from Stedman Bailey and Aaron Donald.

“Donald has gotten into a nine-step drop faster than some of our quarterbacks,” linebacker James Laurinaitis noted.

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.

- With Scott Wells limited in practice, Barrett Jones had the opportunity to work with the first-team offense today.

“He’s changed his body,” Fisher stated. “He has much, much more strength, quickness inside and his feet are underneath him.”

- Unfortunately for second overall pick Greg Robinson, he’s often been assigned the difficult task of stopping Robert Quinn in practice.

“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.

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