7:30 PM ET
Sarah BarshopESPN Employees Author
- Coated the Packers for ESPN Milwaukee
- Marquette College graduate
IRVINE, Calif. — After making a number of deep throws and even a no-look cross throughout follow Saturday, Los Angeles Rams quarterback Matthew Stafford mentioned he felt like he may make any throw he wished to.
Stafford, who handled an elbow harm final season, obtained an injection in his proper elbow in the course of the offseason and didn’t throw in the course of the Rams’ spring exercises.
On Thursday, coach Sean McVay mentioned Stafford’s harm is “somewhat bit irregular for a quarterback,” however reiterated that the Rams had deliberate a “modified strategy and a progressive construct” with him throughout coaching camp.
“I simply have somewhat soreness,” Stafford mentioned Saturday. “We’re working by it. I really feel fairly good at the moment. I assumed it regarded fairly good. However simply making an attempt to be good with it and making me really feel pretty much as good as I can really feel going into Week 1 whereas nonetheless getting as many reps I can, too.”
Stafford declined to enter element about his elbow soreness, saying he is “simply going by one thing that’s irritating in the meanwhile.”
“We received an ideal plan,” Stafford mentioned. “I am feeling stronger each time I come out right here and throw. I do not know if you happen to guys had been watching. It felt like I may make any throw I wished to at the moment. And simply making an attempt to be good after I get these alternatives to verify I can come out right here, minimize it unfastened [and] flip it unfastened like I did at the moment.”
McVay echoed Stafford’s feedback about the best way he threw the ball Saturday and identified he wasn’t simply making brief and intermediate throws however was “pushing the ball” to “all forms of spots.” McVay additionally mentioned that primarily based on the best way Stafford threw, “I do not assume you’d know that something was occurring.”
“For those who guys had been watching, I do not know actually how a lot you may ask about how Matthew’s feeling,” McVay mentioned. “I imply, he threw it all around the yard at the moment. Appeared actually good, felt good.
“We’re very a lot on monitor with what we had hoped, and I feel you might actually see the ball was leaping out of his hand. … And so I feel he was making an attempt to indicate you guys that most likely not many questions you may ask him both primarily based on how he felt and the best way he was throwing it round at the moment.”
The Rams additionally received cornerback Jalen Ramsey again at follow Saturday. Whereas Ramsey didn’t begin coaching camp on the bodily unable to carry out record after having offseason shoulder surgical procedure, he had not been cleared beforehand to participate in follow. On Saturday he took half within the crew’s 7-on-7 area work.
McVay mentioned Ramsey “did an ideal job” because the Rams continued his “five-day acclimation interval.”
“I feel he is feeling good after which we’ll proceed to extend that workload as we go,” the coach mentioned.