THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. – Rams head coach Sean McVay, linebacker Bobby Wagner and quarterbacks Bryce Perkins and John Wolford met with the media Wednesday to preview Sunday's Week 13 home game against the Seahawks, discussing Perkins and Wolford's statuses, Wagner facing his former team and more.
On Thursday, defensive coordinator Raheem Morris and offensive coordinator Liam Coen spoke with the media about gameplanning without defensive lineman Aaron Donald (ankle) and young offensive players' Week 12 performances.
Here are some of the highlights and key takeaways from those conversations, which you can watch in their entirety below.
"We got both those guys available, so that'd be a good thing for us." – McVay
- Both John Wolford and Bryce Perkins will be available to practice for the Rams this week, while Matthew Stafford remains in concussion concussion protocol and will not play.
- "We'll see how John and Bryce both do throughout the week," McVay said.
"It's just another game since it's the game coming up played in our stadium against a team that's pretty good." – Wagner
- Wagner faces the team he spent his first 10 NFL seasons with this weekend, but is treating it the same as any other game.
- Wagner said he's focused on performing at his best ability against the team he's facing this week.
"(My neck) was just super stiff, had a hard time turning it. But with just a little time, it's gotten a lot better." – Wolford
- Wolford was on the injury report the previous two weeks with a neck injury, which he specified was just stiffness.
- He did not carry an injury designation for last week against the Chiefs after practicing fully on Thursday and Friday, and was not listed on the injury report on Wednesday.
"I know none of us like are selfish in that room. That's why it makes it a great room." – Perkins
- No matter who gets the nod to start on Sunday between Wolford and Perkins, both will be supportive of that person.
- "Everybody is selfless," Perkins said. "We really want people to try to succeed."
"It's their chance to go prove to to the big brother that they can go out there and play and do some of those things." – Morris
- Sunday's game will be a big opportunity for the Rams' young defensive linemen with Donald out due to a high ankle sprain.
- "He's been developing a bunch of guys that try to mimic some of these movements, do some of the things he can do, so you feel good about getting those guys in there," Morris said.
"The greatest challenge is true known entities that are in there, that are household names, that are consistent though, are going to be able to play and compete at a high level snap in and snap out." – Coen
- Already with Cooper Kupp (ankle injury, on Injured Reserve), the Rams wide receivers now will have to adjust to the absence of Allen Robinson II, who was slated to undergo season-ending foot surgery this week.
- While they are without their two most-established players, Coen expressed confidence in the next players up.