The St. Louis Rams training camp on Thursday resulted in tensions rising and three scrums breaking out. It was the first spring OTA open to the media and only the second overall.
New wide receiver Kenny Britt beat cornerback Trumaine Johnson for a touchdown during one play. Britt is notorious for playing with a lot of emotion and he proceeded to trash talk Johnson after making the catch.
“I mean, it started out early when Kenny caught those two deep balls in the one-on-one,” Fisher said. “That kind of got things going. But it was good. Good to see the offense respond.”
After the incident, Fisher stopped practice to talk with the team. Not quite listening, two more scuffles followed. One was when seventh-round defensive end Michael Sam shoved his forearm into the back of running back Isaiah Pead while Pead was trying to pass block against him.
The “non-contact” practice definitely didn’t go as planned. Fisher was asked what he plans to do when such instances occur in the future and he responded saying, “Just let ‘em know that we have some rules we have to abide by,” Fisher said. “Learn to protect each other a little bit better. But it was good. It was very competitive.”
Sam will be able to defend his actions when placed in front of the media on Friday.
When asked about the plans for the remainder of the Rams OTAs, Fisher stated that they “want to go through the OTAs and most of camp with players playing the position they’re gonna play in the opener. You assume Jake comes back, so we’ll just plug somebody else in out there.”
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