Armed with what has widely been considered some of the league’s best defensive personnel, which has included multiple upgrades through the draft and free agency, Williams has wasted no time into implementing his schemes at—or above—a typical game pace.
“We try to turn the practices into harder things, harder simulations than games,” Williams said. “I believe in the organized chaos theory of practices being very, very hard to communicate, fighting through with reps and all that kind of stuff so that when they get to the games, it’s pretty routine. It’s very simple. This has been a learning curve for them and really been a learning curve for me because I’ve got to try to learn each and every one of them - the veterans, too.”
“When I put up the projects on the board when I first got here, there (were) 101 projects and they said there’s no way we could get done with that before training camp,” Williams said. “We’re already done. We’ve already got those things done and we’ve been covering all those things and we’ve learned a bunch from them. It’s a fun time.”
News and Notes
-Rams offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer lauded the progress of a number of receivers, but particularly third-year wideout
“I think it’s going to be an adjustment for him, and it’s going to take a little time,” Schottenheimer said. “You can see how naturally talented he is, how strong he is, but there’s been some growing pains and there will be.”
“Around midseason last year, he really committed to special teams,” Fassel said. “He was not only a contributor, but a high-impact guy for us. I think a lot of people are going to see a lot of improvement out of that guy.”
-Fassel added that the Rams have ‘great candidates’ at the kickoff return position this year, adding that they may look to lighten the load of returning from WR