ST. LOUIS (AP) — Jeff Fisher has conveyed cool, calm leadership from the start of his first training camp with the St. Louis Rams. That can't hurt a team coming off a 2-14 season.
Quarterback Sam Bradford said after Friday night's practice that Fisher, rebuilding the franchise after a year away from the NFL, has not changed a bit so far. The Rams open Sunday at Indianapolis, also coming off a two-win season.
The Rams were 4-0 in the preseason last year before crashing when the games counted. Fisher wants to win, but also wants to see how his rookies respond to game situations, wants to see veterans execute the playbook and wants to see a clean game.
Fisher said he'll try to get early playing time for as many players as possible, offering a better read if they're facing the Colts' first or second units.
Defensive tackle Michael Brockers, the 14th overall pick of the draft, was fired up about the prospect of finally facing an opponent. Brockers is happy with his camp thus far but knows it's time to produce on the field.