10 Observations from Day 3 of 2019 Rams training camp – therams.com

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10 Observations from Day 3 of 2019 Rams training camp – therams.com

After each training camp practice, senior writer/team insider Myles Simmons will share his top observations from the session. Here are the notes from Monday, July 29.

1) The Rams were in “shells” for Monday afternoon’s practice — meaning shoulder pads with shorts or pants with no leg pads. With that, many of the club’s veteran players like left tackle Andrew Whitworth, defensive tackle Aaron Donald, safety Eric Weddle, cornerback Aqib Talib etc. were given a veterans day off. Head coach Sean McVay said the Rams will have on full pads on Tuesday before Wednesday’s full team day off.

2) Before the special teams portion of practice started, wide receivers JoJo Natson and Austin Proehl were fielding punts from the JUGS machine. Natson was Los Angeles’ primary punt and kick returner at the end of last season, while Proehl was a member of the practice squad.

3) The offense and defense came together for half-field drills early on in practice. During those, wide receiver Cooper Kupp displayed his strong route-running ability — and a strong route concept — with a catch over the middle. Kupp was initially lined up in a stack on the left side with wide receiver Brandin Cooks, made a cut to the inside, and got easy separation to make the catch.

4) Running back Darrell Henderson seems to do something impressive every practice, and on Monday that was making a one-handed grab to pull in a swing pass on a short route to the right side.

2. #Rams feel good about Todd Gurley + RB depth. I’d wager Malcolm Brown & Darrell Henderson combine for 35% (or more) of RB snaps. Henderson is very interesting. Plan is for him to be a Chris Thompson type. Thompson’s 2016 #Redskins film under McVay was a flexible mismatch role.

— Charles Robinson (@CharlesRobinson) July 29, 2019

5) At the end of the half-field drills, quarterback Jared Goff connected with wide receiver Josh Reynolds on a deep route down the middle of the field for what would’ve been a touchdown. Reynolds put a double move on the defensive backs and Goff put the ball just within reach of the wideout, who stretched out to make the grab.

6) Running back Todd Gurley received the first play of the first 11-on-11 period with a handoff up the middle. He showed pretty good burst and explosion on the play. With pads on, defenders were fitting but not really popping too much.

7) Outside linebacker Dante Fowler had a couple of impressive periods on Monday afternoon. During the first 11-on-11, he got into the backfield to stop Natson for what would’ve been a loss on an end around to the defense’s right, showing his speed and strength. Then he burst in off the edge on the defense’s left to get a pop on Henderson. His speed really makes a difference.

Wide Receiver (17) Robert Woods of the Los Angeles Rams practices on day 2 of Training Camp, Sunday, July 28, 2019, in Irvine, CA. (Jeff Lewis/Rams)


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Wide Receiver (17) Robert Woods of the Los Angeles Rams practices on day 2 of Training Camp, Sunday, July 28, 2019, in Irvine, CA. (Jeff Lewis/Rams)

Safety (43) John Johnson III of the Los Angeles Rams practices on day 2 of Training Camp, Sunday, July 28, 2019, in Irvine, CA. (Jeff Lewis/Rams)


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Safety (43) John Johnson III of the Los Angeles Rams practices on day 2 of Training Camp, Sunday, July 28, 2019, in Irvine, CA. (Jeff Lewis/Rams)

Safety (32) Eric Weddle of the Los Angeles Rams practices on day 2 of Training Camp, Sunday, July 28, 2019, in Irvine, CA. (Jeff Lewis/Rams)


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Safety (32) Eric Weddle of the Los Angeles Rams practices on day 2 of Training Camp, Sunday, July 28, 2019, in Irvine, CA. (Jeff Lewis/Rams)

Fan Fest for Vamos Rams on day 2 of Training Camp, Sunday, July 28, 2019, in Irvine, CA. (Jeff Lewis/Rams)


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Fan Fest for Vamos Rams on day 2 of Training Camp, Sunday, July 28, 2019, in Irvine, CA. (Jeff Lewis/Rams)

Wide Receiver (12) Brandin Cooks of the Los Angeles Rams practices on day 2 of Training Camp, Sunday, July 28, 2019, in Irvine, CA. (Jeff Lewis/Rams)


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Wide Receiver (12) Brandin Cooks of the Los Angeles Rams practices on day 2 of Training Camp, Sunday, July 28, 2019, in Irvine, CA. (Jeff Lewis/Rams)

Defensive line (62) Bryant Jones of the Los Angeles Rams practices on day 2 of Training Camp, Sunday, July 28, 2019, in Irvine, CA. (Jeff Lewis/Rams)


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Defensive line (62) Bryant Jones of the Los Angeles Rams practices on day 2 of Training Camp, Sunday, July 28, 2019, in Irvine, CA. (Jeff Lewis/Rams)

Defensive tackle (69) Sebastian Joseph-Day of the Los Angeles Rams practices on day 2 of Training Camp, Sunday, July 28, 2019, in Irvine, CA. (Jeff Lewis/Rams)


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Defensive tackle (69) Sebastian Joseph-Day of the Los Angeles Rams practices on day 2 of Training Camp, Sunday, July 28, 2019, in Irvine, CA. (Jeff Lewis/Rams)

Wide Receiver (18) Cooper Kupp of the Los Angeles Rams practices on day 2 of Training Camp, Sunday, July 28, 2019, in Irvine, CA. (Jeff Lewis/Rams)


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Wide Receiver (18) Cooper Kupp of the Los Angeles Rams practices on day 2 of Training Camp, Sunday, July 28, 2019, in Irvine, CA. (Jeff Lewis/Rams)

Cornerback (23) Nickell Robey-Coleman of the Los Angeles Rams practices on day 2 of Training Camp, Sunday, July 28, 2019, in Irvine, CA. (Jeff Lewis/Rams)


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Cornerback (23) Nickell Robey-Coleman of the Los Angeles Rams practices on day 2 of Training Camp, Sunday, July 28, 2019, in Irvine, CA. (Jeff Lewis/Rams)

Defensive tackle (99) Aaron Donald of the Los Angeles Rams practices on day 2 of Training Camp, Sunday, July 28, 2019, in Irvine, CA. (Jeff Lewis/Rams)


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Defensive tackle (99) Aaron Donald of the Los Angeles Rams practices on day 2 of Training Camp, Sunday, July 28, 2019, in Irvine, CA. (Jeff Lewis/Rams)

Wide Receiver (17) Robert Woods of the Los Angeles Rams catches while being covered by cornerback (23) Nickell Robey-Coleman during practice on day 2 of Training Camp, Sunday, July 28, 2019, in Irvine, CA. (Jeff Lewis/Rams)


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Wide Receiver (17) Robert Woods of the Los Angeles Rams catches while being covered by cornerback (23) Nickell Robey-Coleman during practice on day 2 of Training Camp, Sunday, July 28, 2019, in Irvine, CA. (Jeff Lewis/Rams)

Linebacker (55) Ketner Kupp of the Los Angeles Rams practices on day 2 of Training Camp, Sunday, July 28, 2019, in Irvine, CA. (Jeff Lewis/Rams)


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Linebacker (55) Ketner Kupp of the Los Angeles Rams practices on day 2 of Training Camp, Sunday, July 28, 2019, in Irvine, CA. (Jeff Lewis/Rams)

Cornerback (20) Troy Hill of the Los Angeles Rams practices on day 2 of Training Camp, Sunday, July 28, 2019, in Irvine, CA. (Jeff Lewis/Rams)


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Cornerback (20) Troy Hill of the Los Angeles Rams practices on day 2 of Training Camp, Sunday, July 28, 2019, in Irvine, CA. (Jeff Lewis/Rams)

Fan Fest for Vamos Rams on day 2 of Training Camp, Sunday, July 28, 2019, in Irvine, CA. (Jeff Lewis/Rams)


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Fan Fest for Vamos Rams on day 2 of Training Camp, Sunday, July 28, 2019, in Irvine, CA. (Jeff Lewis/Rams)

The Watts Rams changed the name from the Watts Bears on day 2 of Training Camp, Sunday, July 28, 2019, in Irvine, CA. (Jeff Lewis/Rams)


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The Watts Rams changed the name from the Watts Bears on day 2 of Training Camp, Sunday, July 28, 2019, in Irvine, CA. (Jeff Lewis/Rams)

Linebacker (52) Clay Matthews of the Los Angeles Rams practices on day 2 of Training Camp, Sunday, July 28, 2019, in Irvine, CA. (Jeff Lewis/Rams)


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Linebacker (52) Clay Matthews of the Los Angeles Rams practices on day 2 of Training Camp, Sunday, July 28, 2019, in Irvine, CA. (Jeff Lewis/Rams)

Wide Receiver (88) Michael Thomas of the Los Angeles Rams practices on day 2 of Training Camp, Sunday, July 28, 2019, in Irvine, CA. (Jeff Lewis/Rams)


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Wide Receiver (88) Michael Thomas of the Los Angeles Rams practices on day 2 of Training Camp, Sunday, July 28, 2019, in Irvine, CA. (Jeff Lewis/Rams)

Wide Receiver (18) Cooper Kupp of the Los Angeles Rams practices on day 2 of Training Camp, Sunday, July 28, 2019, in Irvine, CA. (Jeff Lewis/Rams)


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Wide Receiver (18) Cooper Kupp of the Los Angeles Rams practices on day 2 of Training Camp, Sunday, July 28, 2019, in Irvine, CA. (Jeff Lewis/Rams)

Cheerleaders of the Los Angeles Rams pose with Rampage at the Fan Fest for Vamos Rams on day 2 of Training Camp, Sunday, July 28, 2019, in Irvine, CA. (Jeff Lewis/Rams)


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Cheerleaders of the Los Angeles Rams pose with Rampage at the Fan Fest for Vamos Rams on day 2 of Training Camp, Sunday, July 28, 2019, in Irvine, CA. (Jeff Lewis/Rams)

Wide Receiver (18) Cooper Kupp of the Los Angeles Rams practices on day 2 of Training Camp, Sunday, July 28, 2019, in Irvine, CA. (Jeff Lewis/Rams)


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Wide Receiver (18) Cooper Kupp of the Los Angeles Rams practices on day 2 of Training Camp, Sunday, July 28, 2019, in Irvine, CA. (Jeff Lewis/Rams)

Linebacker (96) Landis Durham of the Los Angeles Rams practices on day 2 of Training Camp, Sunday, July 28, 2019, in Irvine, CA. (Jeff Lewis/Rams)


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Linebacker (96) Landis Durham of the Los Angeles Rams practices on day 2 of Training Camp, Sunday, July 28, 2019, in Irvine, CA. (Jeff Lewis/Rams)

(48) Travin Howard, (45) Ogbonnia Okoronkw, and (38) Steven Parker of the Los Angeles Rams practice on day 2 of Training Camp, Sunday, July 28, 2019, in Irvine, CA. (Jeff Lewis/Rams)


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(48) Travin Howard, (45) Ogbonnia Okoronkw, and (38) Steven Parker of the Los Angeles Rams practice on day 2 of Training Camp, Sunday, July 28, 2019, in Irvine, CA. (Jeff Lewis/Rams)

Tight end (84) Romello Brooker of the Los Angeles Rams leaves the locker room to enter the field on day 2 of Training Camp, Sunday, July 28, 2019, in Irvine, CA. (Jeff Lewis/Rams)


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Tight end (84) Romello Brooker of the Los Angeles Rams leaves the locker room to enter the field on day 2 of Training Camp, Sunday, July 28, 2019, in Irvine, CA. (Jeff Lewis/Rams)

Head coach Sean McVay enters the field through the fan tunnel on day 2 of Training Camp, Sunday, July 28, 2019, in Irvine, CA. (Jeff Lewis/Rams)


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Head coach Sean McVay enters the field through the fan tunnel on day 2 of Training Camp, Sunday, July 28, 2019, in Irvine, CA. (Jeff Lewis/Rams)

Wide Receiver (83) Josh Reynolds of the Los Angeles Rams practices on day 2 of Training Camp, Sunday, July 28, 2019, in Irvine, CA. (Jeff Lewis/Rams)


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Wide Receiver (83) Josh Reynolds of the Los Angeles Rams practices on day 2 of Training Camp, Sunday, July 28, 2019, in Irvine, CA. (Jeff Lewis/Rams)

Quarterback (16) Jared Goff of the Los Angeles Rams practices on day 2 of Training Camp, Sunday, July 28, 2019, in Irvine, CA. (Jeff Lewis/Rams)


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Quarterback (16) Jared Goff of the Los Angeles Rams practices on day 2 of Training Camp, Sunday, July 28, 2019, in Irvine, CA. (Jeff Lewis/Rams)

Tackle (77) Andrew Whitworth of the Los Angeles Rams practices on day 2 of Training Camp, Sunday, July 28, 2019, in Irvine, CA. (Jeff Lewis/Rams)


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Tackle (77) Andrew Whitworth of the Los Angeles Rams practices on day 2 of Training Camp, Sunday, July 28, 2019, in Irvine, CA. (Jeff Lewis/Rams)

Fan Fest for Vamos Rams on day 2 of Training Camp, Sunday, July 28, 2019, in Irvine, CA. (Jeff Lewis/Rams)


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Fan Fest for Vamos Rams on day 2 of Training Camp, Sunday, July 28, 2019, in Irvine, CA. (Jeff Lewis/Rams)

Running back (37) Matt Colburn of the Los Angeles Rams practices on day 2 of Training Camp, Sunday, July 28, 2019, in Irvine, CA. (Jeff Lewis/Rams)


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Running back (37) Matt Colburn of the Los Angeles Rams practices on day 2 of Training Camp, Sunday, July 28, 2019, in Irvine, CA. (Jeff Lewis/Rams)

Defensive lineman (90) Michael Brockers of the Los Angeles Rams practices on day 2 of Training Camp, Sunday, July 28, 2019, in Irvine, CA. (Jeff Lewis/Rams)


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Defensive lineman (90) Michael Brockers of the Los Angeles Rams practices on day 2 of Training Camp, Sunday, July 28, 2019, in Irvine, CA. (Jeff Lewis/Rams)

Wide Receiver (83) Josh Reynolds of the Los Angeles Rams practices on day 2 of Training Camp, Sunday, July 28, 2019, in Irvine, CA. (Jeff Lewis/Rams)


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Wide Receiver (83) Josh Reynolds of the Los Angeles Rams practices on day 2 of Training Camp, Sunday, July 28, 2019, in Irvine, CA. (Jeff Lewis/Rams)

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Head coach Sean McVay of the Los Angeles Rams poses with the Watts Rams after they changed their name from the Watts Bears on day 2 of Training Camp, Sunday, July 28, 2019, in Irvine, CA. (Jeff Lewis/Rams)


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Head coach Sean McVay of the Los Angeles Rams poses with the Watts Rams after they changed their name from the Watts Bears on day 2 of Training Camp, Sunday, July 28, 2019, in Irvine, CA. (Jeff Lewis/Rams)

8) Reynolds used his 6-foot-3 frame again in 11-on-11 drills, making a catch from Goff off play action. On an intermediate route over the middle, Reynolds stretched up to make the catch, reeling in what initially looked like it could be an incompletion. That’s an element Reynolds can bring that’s unique in the WRs room.

9) Fowler continued his strong practice with a very athletic interception along the right side of the line of scrimmage in 11-on-11 drills. With the first-team defense going against the second-team offense, Fowler leapt up and picked off a short pass before it could go anywhere.

10) Later in practice, the offense went through a “move the ball” drill with the music turned up loud on the practice field in order to emulate adverse atmospheres on the road. The offense was even going no huddle at times, so the emphasis was clearly on communication.

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