Rams Training Camp Dispatch- Aug. 3rd: Defense Edition. Defense Reins Supreme As Offense Sputters

Observations and Notes of Rams Training Camp: Defense Edition

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IRVINE, Calif. — If there were winners and losers at Rams training camp, the Los Angeles Rams defense was the winner, but that could be because the offense was just so sloppy. But the defense made good plays and prevented the offense from scoring up until the last few sessions.

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Cobie Durant had the best day of all the cornerbacks. He swatted away a pass from Matthew Stafford intended for Austin Trammell with an athletic and heads-up play. Without his effort, it would have been the first touchdown of the day. He also deflected a pass away from Puka Nacua with a perfectly timed wave. Durant gave up a catch to Ben Skowronek, but he did everything possible to prevent it.

Tre’vius Hodges-Tomlinson continues to play a very physical brand of football. With his size, it’s needed but will pass interference penalties prevent him from getting on the field?

Tanner Ingle makes at least one impressive play every day. Today was, what would have been, an aggressive run stop on a Stetson Bennett scramble.

Quentin Lake subbed in for Jordan Fuller with the first team in the second half of the day.

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Defensive Line

Other than Aaron Donald, there is plenty of rotation along the front three. The day started off with Marquise Copeland and Bobby Brown. But Earnest Brown, Larrell Murchison, and Jonah Williams all had their share of snaps. The latter, made an explosive run stop when he burst through the offensive line and blew up in the run play in the backfield. Zach VanValkenburg made a similar play later in the day on the 2nd team.

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Edge Rushers

Rookie 3rd Rounder Byron Young played all the 1st team snaps opposite Michael Hoecht. Sophomore, Daniel Hardy, played on the 2nd team.

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Ernest Jones and Christian Rozeboom have been the 1st team go-to duo at Rams training camp. Rozeboom made another athletic pass breakup by using his freakish vertical jump.