THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. — Los Angeles Rams mentor Sean McVay is having no chance when it will come to the prospective of preseason injuries.
For a fourth consecutive year, McVay will not play starters — together with quarterback Matthew Stafford, defensive lineman Aaron Donald and cornerback Jalen Ramsey — in preseason games, and McVay appears to be having his cautious tactic a action more this time, opting to sit many rotational players and backups as effectively.
“We are going to get a possibility to see a lot of our depth guys since there is certainly going to be possibly about 35 gamers that are not enjoying in this game for us,” McVay mentioned just after teaching camp practice at the crew facility on Thursday. “The objective is often to try to keep healthful.”
The Rams open up the preseason program Saturday towards their previous defensive coordinator, Brandon Staley, and the Los Angeles Chargers at SoFi Stadium.
Backup quarterback John Wolford, who underwent an appendectomy last week, is between gamers who will not participate in in the preseason, but McVay did not offer even further clarification concerning which non-starters will also sit out.
“We’re performing via that ideal now,” McVay said. “But John is unquestionably a person of those fellas that — thought he obtained a ton of superior experience very last week and particularly provided the circumstances about just owning that appendectomy, just want to be smart.”
Quarterbacks Devlin Hodges and Bryce Perkins will share snaps against the Chargers.
Coming off a 10-6 time and a divisional playoff reduction to the Environmentally friendly Bay Packers, the Rams return seven starters on offense and 7 on defense.
More than the earlier number of years, McVay has leaned on joint methods to prepare his starters for the regular period and is continuing to do so as they prepare for the 2021 timetable.
The Rams practiced very last weekend towards the Dallas Cowboys in Oxnard, California, and future 7 days the Las Vegas Raiders will vacation to the Rams’ workforce facility for two methods in advance of their preseason matchup on Aug. 21 at SoFi Stadium.
Given that 2018, when McVay first elected to sit most starters in the preseason, the Rams have absent on to accomplish a good deal of accomplishment, which includes a operate that period to the NFC championship and an visual appearance in Super Bowl LIII, in which they missing to the New England Patriots 13-3.
Entering his fifth year as coach, McVay had led the Rams to a 43-21 file and a few playoff appearances.
With the offseason addition of Stafford and the return of a few-time NFL Defensive Participant of the Year Donald and All-Professional Ramsey, the Rams are amongst the preseason favorites to earn a journey to Super Bowl LVI at SoFi Stadium in February.