Quotes & Notes 8/4: Rams wrap up camp at UC Irvine 

After each media session, Quotes and Notes will bring you what was said, who said it, and what it means for your Los Angeles Rams. Here’s what you should know from Sunday, Aug. 4.

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“I thought the defense was pretty sound all day.”

— HC Sean McVay

  • While head coach Sean McVay said on Saturday that the offense started sluggish and responded well, upon reviewing the film, McVay seemed pleased with the defense’s performance.
  • Going against the Chargers offense was “great work” for the Rams’ defense, McVay said.
  • The defensive backs especially had a strong day, picking off Chargers quarterbacks three times with the opportunity for a few more.
  • McVay reiterated that he did like how the offense improved over the course of practice, executing plays down the stretch.

Check out the photos from the Rams and Chargers second joint practice!

“I think physically, you don’t see any effects of the knee injury.”

— HC Sean McVay

  • Wide receiver Cooper Kupp has been heavily involved in the offense throughout camp, and McVay said on Sunday that the wideout looks healthy.
  • Kupp didn’t participate in the joint portions of Thursday’s practice with the Chargers, but was on the field on Saturday.
  • McVay said that Kupp took a couple hits, but responded just fine each time.
  • The head coach noted it was probably good for Kupp to get that level of physicality once again.
  • McVay has previously said that Kupp isn’t going to play in preseason games — which is no surprise.

“Cory’s been outstanding. Cory’s done a great job.”

— HC Sean McVay

  • McVay had high praise for linebacker Cory Littleton following Sunday’s practice.
  • The head coach noted that Littleton proved last year that he’s a three-down, playmaking linebacker.
  • McVay also complimented Littleton’s versatility.
  • Littleton recorded 13 passes defensed, three interceptions, and 4.0 sacks in 2018.

“He took some steps in the right direction. He showed up on the film, and he’s so conscientious he’s going to get better every day.”

— HC Sean McVay

  • McVay has seen steady progress from safety Taylor Rapp throughout the course of camp.
  • The head coach said Rapp has shown up on film during practice — particularly in the sessions with the Chargers.
  • Rapp has also been working his way into the safety rotation with the first-team defense, though fellow safety Marqui Christian has also been playing well in that dime safety spot.
  • We’ll likely see how Rapp performs in the first preseason game next week in Oakland.

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