Rams News Daily Summary: August 27th

Rams fail to find end zone in loss to Broncos

Rams Defense shows up for first time in preseason

Rams and Broncos are not rushing rookie quarterbacks into action

Rams get a scare when Case Keenum is hit hard in loss to Broncos

Jared Goff rides highs and lows in Rams’ first preseason loss

Five Takeaways: Rams Preseason at Denver

Aaron Donald sounds pretty excited about the return of Robert Quinn

Fisher has ‘a pretty good idea’ who will start at QB for the Rams in Week 1

Rams sign receiver Tavon Austin to four-year contract extension

Rams LB Alec Ogletree makes no apologies for blowing a gasket in his new role

Inside the Rams: OC Register Podcast Preview of Denver Game –Audio

Rams vs Denver Broncos: What to Watch For –Video

Preseason Week 3: Rams vs. Broncos highlights
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Jeff Fisher Postgame Press Conference – 8/27
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Postgame Interview with Tavon Austin
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Postgame Interview with Robert Quinn
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Jared Goff Postgame Press Conference – 8/27
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Terrence Magee breaks free for 73-yard run
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Rams fail to find end zone in loss to Broncos

By RICH HAMMOND / STAFF WRITER

DENVER – Jared Goff’s awkward samba toward the Rams’ starting quarterback job, a dance that might not end soon, had a couple deft steps Saturday, along with some two-left-feet stumbles.

The Rams’ 17-9 preseason loss to Denver, at Sports Authority Field, seemingly didn’t add much clarity to the team’s quarterback derby, and with time running short, that’s good news for starter Case Keenum.

Asked after the game if he felt the need to make any changes to the quarterback depth chart, Coach Jeff Fisher said, “No. We said it’s going to be a process and take time for Jared. He’s going to benefit from the fact that we’re taking time. He will get a chance to play again next week.”

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Rams Defense shows up for first time in preseason

By Vincent Bonsignore

DENVER >> It wasn’t like there was all-out panic going on, but it would be disingenuous to suggest there wasn’t some concern about the Rams’ defensive performance the first two weeks of the preseason.

Anger might be a better adjective — at least within the walls of the Rams training camp facility in Irvine.

And especially as it relates to the first-string defense.

A unit known for punching first, asking names later got out-muscled to start games against the Dallas Cowboys and Kansas City Chiefs.

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Rams and Broncos are not rushing rookie quarterbacks into action

By Sam Farmer

Broncos in February: Eat our dust.

Broncos now: Pardon our dust.

While it’s an exaggeration to say Denver’s NFL team has gone from Super Bowl to Superfund site, the Broncos unquestionably are a franchise under construction. They will be the first team in 15 years to switch starting quarterbacks in the immediate aftermath of winning a Lombardi Trophy.

The Rams know the feeling — not the Super Bowl afterglow but the under-construction part. Los Angeles and Denver, who met in an exhibition game Saturday night, have two of the NFL’s most uncertain quarterback situations. Both teams have first-round rookies at the position who are teeming with talent but so far are adjusting to the step up to the NFL.

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Rams get a scare when Case Keenum is hit hard in loss to Broncos

 

By Gary Klein

The Rams held their collective breath as quarterback Case Keenum dashed toward the far sideline at Sports Authority Field.

It was early in the second quarter of Saturday night’s exhibition against the Denver Broncos, and Keenum was hit late — and hard — by cornerback Aqib Talib as he ran out of bounds.

In what qualified as the final full dress rehearsal for the regular season, the Rams could not afford to lose Keenum.

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Jared Goff rides highs and lows in Rams’ first preseason loss

By Alden Gonzalez

DENVER — Star running back Todd Gurley sat against the Denver Broncos on Saturday and his Los Angeles Rams lost their first preseason game, a 17-9 defeat to the reigning Super Bowl champions at Sports Authority Field At Mile High.

The Rams’ first-team defense played well, but the entire offense was limited to only three field goals after going 7-for-7 in red-zone situations through the first two games.

Case Keenum was again efficient and Jared Goff again had his ups and downs on a night that featured at least a handful of drops by the Rams’ receivers. Leading 6-0, the Rams’ second-string defense surrendered a quick touchdown drive against quarterback Trevor Siemian, who ended it with a 1-yard pass to Virgil Green with four minutes left before halftime. The Broncos then added a 50-yard field goal by Brandon McManus and a seven-yard touchdown run by Ronnie Hillman, who gave his team an eight-point lead with 6:57 left in the third quarter.

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Five Takeaways: Rams Preseason at Denver

By Myles Simmons

DENVER — The Rams could not recapture their second-half magic in the mile-high city, falling to the Broncos, 17-9.

But as is the case with all exhibition matchups, the final score rarely tells the whole story. With that in mind, here are five takeaways from Preseason Week 3.

1) Ones on defense accomplishing goals

The Rams’ first-team defense looked strong against the Broncos, forcing a pair of three-and-outs to start the game. Middle linebacker Alec Ogletree had said during the week a fast start would be the focus, and the club was able to do just that with Ogletree, defensive tackle Michael Brockers, defensive end Robert Quinn, and defensive tackle Aaron Donald registering tackles for loss in the first two series.

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Aaron Donald sounds pretty excited about the return of Robert Quinn

By: Jeff Smith
While Los Angeles Rams defensive end Robert Quinn was unable to play after early in Week 10 of the 2015 season, his presence was definitely missed by teammates. Specifically, Pro Bowl defensive tackle Aaron Donald has no problem admitting that he’s excited to get Quinn back on the field in 2016.

Via ESPN’s Alden Gonzalez:

“That man’s fast,” Donald said of Quinn. “When you got a guy who’s that fast, who can come off the edge, who can bend like he can bend, you just have to show that guy respect.”

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