For fans watching the Rams on Hard Knocks last night, it may have seemed that HBO was pumping a dry well. Here are 4 takeaways from last night on Hard Knocks. Episode #1 caught the moment where head coach Jeff Fisher cut quarterback Nick Foles within the first 10 minutes of the show.
It's becoming increasingly obvious that Paxton Lynch will be the first rookie quarterback to play this season, which comes as no real surprise. The only real question is how soon is now, as Morrisey might say. Having seen Jared Goff up close a bit, it's pretty clear he is very raw and needs time and isn't ready to push even Case Keenum yet. And Carson Wentz is still wincing in pain whenever he tries to throw a football with anything approximating normal velocity. He'll he on the shelf for what amounts to the entire preseason in all likelihood. With two veteran quarterbacks each making good money in front of him, my time in Philadelphia convinced me more than ever this could be a redshirt year
Los Angeles Rams defensive end William Hayes doesn’t think dinosaurs are real, but he seems pretty sure mermaids are totally real. Someone picked up on that fact and, on Monday, there was a woman at Rams practice wearing a Little Mermaid costume and a funny sign: Of course Hayes had to come over and give her a hug: Hayes’ former teammate Chris Long had a great tweet about the stunt: You can be sure that exchange will spice up the next episode of Hard Knocks.