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Practice Recap: Game Planning for Green Bay

Posted Aug 14, 2014

The Rams took the field to work specifically on the run game heading into Saturday's contest against the Green Bay Packers.

The Rams spent significant time focusing on the run game in their final practice prior to Saturday’s matchup against the Green Bay Packers at Rams Park this afternoon.

“We had two really good periods,” Rams head coach Jeff Fisher said. “I thought they worked well together … now we’ll back down and focus a little bit on the Packers.”

GREEN BAY GAMEPLAN

Though Fisher announced Jake Long will not play on Saturday, Sam Bradford is expected to get his fair share of playing time.

“We’re going to play him a quarter, maybe a little bit more,” Fisher said. “It’s an opportunity to work against someone else and to work with our receivers that he’s been working really well with right now.”

Fisher also mentioned cornerbacks Trumaine Johnson and Brandon McGee are expected to play, but Janoris Jenkins’ status is to be determined.

“I feel pretty good,” Jenkins said. “I’m just leaving it up to Coach Fisher’s hands.”

The Rams do plan to review some tape ahead of Saturday’s game, but Fisher wants the team to focus completing install first.

“You want them to be familiar, so we’ll look at last week’s game and maybe something from last year,” Fisher stated. “Other than that, we’re just going to do the same thing we’re doing out here.”

All in all, Fisher hopes to see the team correct simple miscues from last week’s loss against the New Orleans Saints.

“We’ve got to get the penalties down,” Fisher asserted. “We’ve got to tackle better on defense … we’d like to see some young guys step forward and show some improvement. They know what to expect, so go out and compete and execute. We need execution from the bottom half of our roster.”

LEFTOVERS

- Seventh-round pick Demetrius Rhaney was carted off the field halfway through practice, but initial reports are optimistic.

“All indications are right now that Demetrius is going to be okay, which is encouraging,” Fisher said.

- Zac Stacy took the bulk of the first-team carries in practice today, all but solidifying him as the team’s top option at running back.

“He’s our running back,” Fisher said. “He’s playing really well without the ball. That’s the thing he wanted to work on this camp and so far he’s done it.”

- Jenkins smiled from ear-to-ear when asked about the opportunity to play more press coverage under Gregg Williams this season.

“I love it,” Jenkins said. “I get my hands on them fast. I know I’ve got Robert Quinn and Chris Long. I’ve got great d-linemen up front and just compete at the line of scrimmage and there shouldn’t be that much time.”

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