Thursday, June 14, 2012

Mini Camps

As we are enter into summer the final OTA's/ mini camps are upon us. Fisher and company still have some holes to fill especially in the LB corp, but most positions seem to be set and have more depth. 

No one can predict injuries or how some of the camp battles will turn out but a few areas intrigue me.

 CB: Can rookie Janoris Jenkins start game one over Jermome Murphy and Bradley Fletcher? Obviously the two veterans are coming off injuries but all comments thus far have been very positive on Jenkins who is running with the first team.

 RB: Well another year provides SJ39 with two new backups. Out goes the grizzled vets enter the two rookies. Isiah Pead, MVP of the Senior Bowl, seems to not only be able to provide a change of pace back to Jackson but also is an accomplished returner. Pead and Richardson both have impressive speed so I hope the show in preseason they can provide depth and a breather for SJ39. 

K/P: Not a glamorous topic but the Rams will have rookies and both positions so I hope they can make the transition easily.

 LB: The biggest issue in my opinion. MLB, and one OLB seems set with Laurinitis, and Dunbar. Depth is a concern im not familiar enough with OLB Mario Haggans to figure out if he can solve the SOLB issue for the Rams. OLB Rocky McIntosh had a tryout yesterday with the Rams so I am glad they are still searching for players to help that position.