Preseason Game 4 Preview: Rams v Ravens

The Rams host the Baltimore Ravens and former Ram Marc Bulger looks to get the bulk of the work at quarterback against the Rams.

TV

The game is not on live in St. Louis or nationally, so the hardcore fans will have to search the internet for an internet stream from Baltimore.

  • In St. Louis, the game will be on tape delay at 10:30pm Central on Fox channel 2.
  • Nationally, the game is on tape delay on NFL Network at 9am Central on Friday morning.

What to Watch For

  • Sam Bradford – Bradford has what amounts to a coming out party last week against the Patriots.  He was throwing darts and completed his first six passes leading the Rams to touchdowns.  The Rams were headline video on NFL.com due to Bradford’s performance.  It would be unwise to think that Bradford could continue on his ascendant path, but another good game should all but sew up the starting job for himself in Week 1.
  • Play Calling – The playbook was opened in preseason week 3 and prayers were answered.  Pat Shurmur, you sly dog you!  Shurmur had us all faked out with the checkdowns and short routes in the first two preseason games and then suddenly the Rams offense was throwing the ball all over the field and doing it successfully.  The Rams may shut it down again and keep the offense vanilla for the 4th preseason game, but the glimmer of a dynamic Rams offense was too good to forget quickly.
  • Wide Receivers – The Rams will now be without their top WR Donnie Avery for the entire year.  They decided not to trade for Vincent Jackson from San Diego.  Danny Amendola has already stepped up for the Rams.  Who else will step up amongst the rest of the wide receivers corps.
  • Dennis Morris – Morris was acquired in a bizarre transaction this week.  This game may be Morris’s only opportunity to show the Rams coaches what he can do in a game situation.  Was Morris simply a small return for Hall Davis who was going to be cut or a player the Rams had their eye on for a specific roster spot.

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