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Wake Up Sprinting: Accepting the Challenge

Posted Aug 14, 2014

Myles Simmons brings you the latest on the #IceBucketChallenge, the health of the offensive line, an update on Madden 15 and a note about tonight's radio debut.

Good morning, Rams fans. It’s Thursday, August 14 and your favorite team has an open practice at 3:30 p.m. this afternoon at Rams Park. There are only a few more opportunities to come to this year’s Rams Camp, so don’t miss out. Here’s what you need to know for the day before the day before.
 
FISHER ACCEPTS THE CHALLENGE
 
After yesterday’s closed special team’s practice, head coach Jeff Fisher took the field to participate in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll and Texans GM Rick Smith. The results were tremendous.
 
As of August 11, the Ice Bucket Challenge has raised $2.3 million for the National ALS Association, according to the organization.
 
RETURNING PROTECTION
 
Quarterback Sam Bradford said on Tuesday that he’s looking forward to two of his starting lineman getting some game action, whenever it happens.
 
“Obviously I don’t know what Coach’s plan is for those guys, but having those guys back out here on the practice field makes a huge difference,” Bradford said. “I think they’re playing really well. If we can get them for the game, that’d be even bigger. I really like that group that’s in front of me right now.”
 
MADDEN IS COMING
 
Madden 15 doesn’t come out for another two weeks, but developers are already working on technology that will be used primarily in next year’s game and beyond. Last week, two Madden developers came to Rams Park to take photographs for the game’s new facial recognition technology. Check back in later today for a full writeup on all thing Madden, including the Rams player ratings.
 
BACK ON THE RADIO
 
Hope you’ve had a chance to check out the premiers of our radio shows, “Rams Playmakers” and “What the Hekk” on 101 ESPN this week. But even if you haven’t, we’ve got more great Rams content tonight at 6:00 p.m. with “Rams Playbook.” Join Anthony Stalter and me as we break down the Xs and Os from last week’s game, and what you can expect from this week’s contest against Green Bay. Check us out on the air at 101.1 FM, or online at 101sports.com.