Cam Akers wants to make sure he's always practicing ball security.
Despite having a worse record, the Los Angeles Rams come into Week 7 as the betting favorites over the 5-1 Bears – and it’s not just by a couple of points, either. Being at home and coming off a disappointing loss to the 49ers, the Rams opened the week as 5.5-point favorites over the Bears. That’s not terribly surprising since the Rams have looked like legitimate contenders for most of the season so far, while the Bears won their first three games by four points each against bad teams.
There’s the part about not being allowed to play football his sophomore year of high school – he transferred from Bartram Trail after Creekside opened in 2008 -- because former head coach Greg Stanton only wanted kids who invested time in summer workouts. Williams, then 5-foot-7, was regarded as more of a speedy point guard than a football player. Or maybe it’s the hurdle of spending one year (2012) at Division III Marietta Oh.