Rams Family Day Turns Out To Be A Glimpse Into The Future

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By Dennis J. Freeman

 

Well, it’s good to be a Ram. Saturday afternoon at the Los Angeles Coliseum, the Los Angeles Rams held their first Rams Family Day, a moment swung back in time. The free public event turned out to be blast for everyone involved.

 

The team, going through with conducting a public practice, gave football-hungry fans a bit of what they have been missing for the past two decades. First round pick and rookie Jared Goff got around to making some impressive plays on the day, including throwing a short touchdown pass after perfectly executing a bootleg rollout.

 

The day was a glimpse into both the future and the past for the NFL ballclub. Thousands of fans turned up for a chance to see running back Todd Gurley do his thing, Goff worked on improving his stock to try to become the QB starter by Opening Day, and a tough-as-nails defense flexed its collective muscle as a unit.

 

Playing in front of the local fans base here in Southern California was like old time for the Rams. Who can forget Jack Youngblood or Deacon Jones wrecking havoc on opponents at the Coliseum? How about an Eric Dickerson run?

 

Mr. Goggles turned out to be an all-timer behind that massive offensive line and his world-class track speed.

 

Standing on the sidelines and walking through the press box at the Coliseum almost felt surreal with the energy in the air that pro football was back in the saddle again. Oh, you could tell by the many fans wearing Gurley or Goof jerseys as they strode up and down the Coliseum steps. It almost felt like a “Gladiator” re-make with all the hype and buzz surrounding a team practice.

 

The Rams will be playing their home games for the next three seasons at the Coliseum before making their official transfer to the City of Inglewood as their home base.

 

While The Forum and the rest of Inglewood get ready to welcome in their new partner in a couple of years, Los Angeles is already thirsty to have the NFL team entertain and provide excitement and long-awaited revenue into its coffers. In the meantime, fall training camp is going on strong.

 

That’s what the fans saw Saturday, Aug. 6, 2016. There are jobs veteran players are trying to hold unto. Rookies and free agents are out until they’re good enough to make the team’s final roster, which will be trimmed to the league’s mandatory number before the first official Los Angeles Rams home game will be played  (Sept. 18 against NFC rival Seattle Seahawks).

 

Before then, though, expect Rams fans to fill up the Coliseum as the team takes on the Dallas Cowboys this Saturday (Aug. 13) and plays host to the Kansas City Chiefs on Aug. 20. Wow, you talk about some fireworks! The Fourth of July is in the rear view mirror, and Labor Day hasn’t even taken place, but the fireworks are going to be something to watch this season.      

  

Before then, though, expect Rams fans to fill up the Coliseum as the team takes on the Dallas Cowboys this Saturday (Aug. 13) and plays host to the Kansas City Chiefs on Aug. 20. Wow, you talk about some fireworks! The Fourth of July is in the rear view mirror, and Labor Day hasn’t even taken place, but the fireworks are going to be something to watch this season.      

   

   

 

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