Sunday, August 7, 2011

St. Louis Rams Scrimmage

It was fun to watch some football today as the St. Louis Rams held a scrimmage in front of an estimated crowd of 6,200 in Harlen C. Hunter Stadium at Lindenwood University. It was scorching hot before the players even put their pads on. It was great to see an excited fan base to check out the new players and welcome the 2011 NFL season. The 80 minute scrimmage was the same format as last year as the first team offense started against the second team defense. The Rams offense was badly outplayed by the defense until the Rams started their red-zone drill. Sam Bradford was 4 of 5 for 47 yards and four touchdowns during the drill as Billy Bajema and Danny Amendola shined. Overall Bradford was 13 of 20 passes for 140 yards and four touchdowns and one interception.

Danny Amendola had 8 catches for 70 yards and a TD and definitely stole the show. In addition to the catches he ran 50+ yards a few times after the whistle to show his hustle and determination. I thought other stars were Mike Sims-Walker and Billy Bajema who saw a lot of action. Harvey Dahl took a couple swings at George Selvie about half way through the scrimmage confirming his bad boy attitude. I think Steven Jackson is going to love running behind Dahl. Jackson had one carry for three yards in very limited action. It was great to see the Rams free agents Mike Sims-Walker, Harvey Dahl, Cadillac Williams, Jerious Norwood, Al Harris, Brady Poppinga, Zac Diles and Justin Bannan get plenty of action.

The St. Louis Rams will now prepare to play their first preseason game against the Indianapolis Colts next Saturday night at the Edward Jones Dome.

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