If Thursday’s OTA was in any way indicative of how a typical 2014 practice will look, Rams Park will be an entertaining place come training camp.
Thursday’s workout featured a spirited competitive streak between the receivers and defensive backs during 7-on-7 drills.
The edgy, competitive nature of Thursday’s practice has already demonstrated a contrast from years previous, an element that brought a smile to Head Coach Jeff Fisher.
“It was good, it was very competitive,” Fisher said of Thursday’s practice. “It started out early. Kenny (Britt) caught those two deep balls in the 1-on-1s. That kind of got things going, but it was good. It was good to see the offense respond.”
No one in the organization is more familiar with Britt’s ability than Fisher, who coached the receiver during the 2009-10 seasons. The showing he put forth Thursday looked familiar to the Rams Head Coach.
“He looks the part and he can make the plays,” Fisher said. "I was really happy to see him come on. He kept himself in really good shape during the free agency period. He came in, has done a great job inside. He’s had no setbacks, feels great physically. He could potentially return to where he was a very productive receiver.”
While Britt may have gotten the better of the defensive backs throughout Thursday’s two-hour session, it appears the secondary is embracing the challenge from the veteran receiver.
“There’s a lot of competition in the room,” rookie CB
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We’re going to have him participate in about half of the OTAs,” Fisher said. “He’ll probably get five of them in. Tomorrow he’s going to throw two 7-on-7 periods. He threw a 7-on-7 period with the 1s on Tuesday.”