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LA Rams transcripts, 8/19: McVay on Kiser, Obo, & Hendo

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Kiser’s hurt. What’s the plan?

LARams head coach Sean McVay - conference call - August 19, 2019

(On if he has an update on LB Micah Kiser)

“He’s getting an MRI today and we are waiting on those results. We’ll have the final results of exactly what he did, the significance of the injury to his pec a little bit later today.”

(On what he’s anticipating with Kiser’s injury)

“I think it’s hard to say. I would say that we’re just kind of...

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Rams 53-man roster projection midway through preseason

With two preseason games in the books, we’ve officially reached the halfway point of exhibition season. There are still two more games remaining, but don’t expect to see any of the Rams’ top starters playing in those. Instead, Sean McVay and his staff will use that time to evaluate depth players are they try to determine their 53-man roster. Things can (and will) change between now and final cuts, but here’s our best shot at projecting the Rams’ final squad. QB: 2 RB: 4 WR: 6 TE: 3...

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Rams offense was 'not even close' to good enough in 2nd half vs. Dallas

Saturday’s preseason game against the Dallas Cowboys got off to a much better start offensively for the Los Angeles Rams than their first matchup with the Raiders. There were fewer drops, Darrell Henderson looked more comfortable and Blake Bortles led them to a touchdown. In the second half, however, things went awry. The Rams were shut out in the final 30 minutes by Dallas and struggled to do much of anything offensively. They had three first downs and 71 total yards in the second half,...

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4 free agent linebackers Rams could sign to replace Micah Kiser

Scott Taetsch-USA TODAY Sports The Los Angeles Rams shared some disappointing news Sunday, announcing that Micah Kiser will undergo surgery on his injured pectoral and be out indefinitely. The team didn’t give a specific timeline, but Kiser will be sidelined for a while. Sean McVay mentioned Bryce Hager as someone who will step up in Kiser’s absence, but that hardly instills confidence. He’s started a total of one game in four seasons and only got 53 snaps last year. If the Rams...

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PFF ranks QB’s in 2019

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That seems..... fair.

Prior to the 2019 NFL season starting, the team over at Pro Football Focus have taken a stab at ranking every starting quarterback in the league with Los Angeles Rams’ QB Jared Goff landing at #13 on the list:

13. Los Angeles Rams QB Jared Goff

There’s no doubt that Sean McVay and excellent play-calling have aided Goff’s development, but he deserves credit for improving his game every year in the league. Goff has led the league in...

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Farewell “Coach Cam”

Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Sean McVay doesn’t want you to think he’s a lunatic, so say farewell to “Coach Cam” segments in September and beyond

By now you’ve probably seen Los Angeles Rams’ head coach Sean McVay break down plays in great detail. Heck, you may have seen him effortlessly recall some from several years prior. It’s always impressive and it seemingly never gets old.

In the third quarter of Saturday night’s preseason Week 2 matchup against the Dallas Cowboys,...

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Random Ramsdom, 8/19

Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Start your week off right with the best links of the day.

PFF ReFocused: Los Angeles Rams versus Dallas Cowboys | PFF

The team over at PFF has graded the contest in week two, name-dropping RB Darrell Henderson and ILB Dakota Allen as bright spots for the team

Rams rookie safety Taylor Rapp wants to “show Asians can play” | ESPN

Taylor Rapp clearly takes his heritage and the potential to open paths for other kids of his heritage very seriously. A motivated...

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Rams LB Micah Kiser needs surgery on pectoral, out indefinitely

The Los Angeles Rams suffered their first major injury blow of the year on Saturday night. Linebacker Micah Kiser left the game early with a pectoral injury, limiting him to just nine snaps against the Cowboys. The team announced on Sunday that Kiser will undergo surgery on Tuesday and is sidelined indefinitely. Kiser was projected to be the Rams’ starting linebacker next to Cory Littleton, stepping in for Mark Barron. The second-year player out of Virginia looked the part in the...

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John Kelly making a case for Rams' 53-man roster

John Kelly has quickly become a fascinating and exciting player for the Rams. The former Tennessee Volunteer has an intriguing skill set at running back, displaying the ability to break a defender’s ankles and find space to work with. His story still has a long way to go, but he will continue to develop into what could amount to a starting running back in the NFL. Just this preseason, he’s flashed fancy footwork and exhibited a burst of speed. Kelly’s future is bright, but he first...

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Holding penalties have spiked during the preseason

Pass interference penalties will be something to watch this NFL season, but another point of emphasis around the league seems to be holding. Through two weeks of the preseason, holding penalty calls have spiked compared to the first two weeks of games in last year’s preseason. According to a graphic from FOX, there has been an average of 8.9 holding calls per game the first two weeks of the preseason. By comparison, the average through two preseason games last year was 3.9. Just how high...

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Rams LB Kiser to have surgery for pectoral injury

Rams linebacker Micah Kiser has a pectoral injury that will require surgery. It is uncertain when he will return.

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Inside linebacker options

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With the injury to Micah Kiser, could the Rams look out-of-house for a replacement?

With the recent pectoral injury to current starting inside linebacker Micah Kiser, the Los Angeles Rams could look in free agency for a replacement option. Luckily for the Rams, there are some suitable options, both in-house and in free agency.

Let’s take a look at the players available:

Roster Veteran

ILB Bryce Hager

Hager has been with the Rams for four years now, mainly...

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Watch: Rams CB Marcus Peters delivers traffic report in Hawaii

Marcus Peters is a jack of all trades. He’s great on the field, charismatic in press conferences and hilarious in front of a TV camera. Not to mention, he always knows how to give back to the community and provide joy to those in need. While in Hawaii for the Rams’ preseason game against the Cowboys, Peters once again visited a local news station. This came after he tried his hand at a weather forecast earlier this offseason, which resulted in one of the funniest Rams videos you’ll...

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Rams report card: Grading L.A.'s key rookies vs. Cowboys

The preseason has been largely about the Los Angeles Rams’ rookies with several first-year players already making an impact – particularly on the defensive side of the ball. Taylor Rapp has predictably been a standout for the Rams, but a few lesser-known rookies have also caught the attention of Sean McVay. In the Rams’ 14-10 loss to the Cowboys on Saturday night, rookies were all over the field. Here’s how we graded some of the more notable first-year players. OLB Natrez Patrick: A...

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Rams-Cowboys: Winners & losers

Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports The LA Rams were so low key for their trip to Hawaii for their second preseason game that they actually looked pretty good in the loss. Although the big stars for the Los Angeles Rams didn’t make the trip to Honolulu, Hawaii, there was some intrigue for the players fighting to crack the 53-man roster. And yes, the Rams lost to the Dallas Cowboys, 10-14, but it’s preseason. So, who stood out and who made their case for the practice squad? Winners RB John Kelly...

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Sean McVay liked what he saw from Okoronkwo, Patrick vs. Cowboys

There’s no doubt about who the Los Angeles Rams’ top three pass rushers are this season: Dante Fowler Jr., Clay Matthews and Samson Ebukam. They’re going to get the most playing time of any outside linebackers, but injuries do occur. It’s important to have a deep pass-rush rotation, especially with Matthews having the ability to play inside linebacker. The Rams have been waiting for role players to step up since last season, and on Saturday night, two may have emerged as formidable...

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Micah Kiser might have suffered serious injury

Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Uh oh, the inside linebacker position could be in flux here shortly.

Even with the Los Angeles Rams benching every starter on the team outside of one player, they may have suffered a potentially significant loss as inside linebacker Micah Kiser was injured in the week two contest of the preseason versus the Dallas Cowboys:

Micah Kiser suffered a pec injury according to #Rams coach Sean McVay. He’ll have more info in next day or so.

— Vincent Bonsignore...

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Transcript: McVay recaps Rams-Cowboys

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Here’s what McVay had to say following the Rams’ 14-10 loss to the Cowboys on Saturday — still plenty of positives and (unfortunately) a noteworthy injury

Rams Head Coach Sean McVay

(Opening Remarks)

“I really think starting out, what a great atmosphere and environment it was. The fans were awesome from the start to finish. Being here in general over the last couple of days has been a great experience for our organization and they certainly...

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Rams-Cowboys: Good, bad, and ugly

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The Rams had a solid-yet-unspectacular outing in Hawaii versus the Dallas Cowboys. Let’s take a look at some guys who impressed, and others who didn’t.

Like week one of the preseason, week two has come and gone just as quick after a fun contest and weekend in Hawaii. The Los Angeles Rams and Dallas Cowboys battled their way to a 14-10 game that seen the Cowboys finish victorious. Just as they did in week one, the Rams chose to bench all starters —...

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Watch highlights from Rams vs. Cowboys in preseason Week 2

The end result was not what the Los Angeles Rams were hoping for, but their loss to the Dallas Cowboys came with several highlight-reel plays throughout the game. The same could not be said about their loss to the Raiders a week ago, so at least progress is being made. The Rams fell 14-10 at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, a game in which Los Angeles’ starters did not play. Several backups had standout performances in Hawaii, though, including an interception by Dont’e Deayon, a huge hit by...

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