(KMOV) -- As the Rams were trimming their roster down to the required 75 player limit on Tuesday, the team was also preparing for their final preseason game of the year against the Baltimore Ravens.
Jeff Fisher shared these thoughts after practice about how the team will close out their final home preseason contest on Thursday.
(Fisher on the importance of winning a preseason game)
“Yeah, I mean you set out to win each and every preseason game. Sometimes it doesn’t happen. So, that’s our focus – is on winning the game. In addition to that, we still need to continue to evaluate players and finish up strong, work on a few areas.”
(On his approach to the final preseason game)
“The philosophy has been to build reps throughout camp. That has been the way we’ve done it in the past. We may adjust that ever so slightly this week.”
(On if starting jobs will be decided on Thursday against Baltimore)
“There could be some jobs decided, yes.”
(On evaluating players during practice compared to in games)
“We talked about that. It’s a combination. It’s an accumulation of work. Through that accumulation you want to see improvement. It’s a total package thing as far as making the final decisions.”
(On if he was concerned about potentially losing LB Alec Ogletree in the NFL Draft)
“No. As far as the draft was concerned, we had a plan. We felt good about the way things went. I think if there was a nervous moment, it was waiting on (S) T.J. (McDonald) because we were four or five picks away concerned that someone may trade up in front of us. But, we were pretty confident that Alec would be there when we picked.”
(On if Ogletree was specifically targeted as a selection)
“We were impressed with his athletic ability and his production in college and our meetings and interviews and background check – all that stuff. We felt good about him.”
(On the process of evaluating kick returners)
“I think we’ve got a punt returner. Then we’ve got (WR) Chris Givens, we know what he can do. I like what (RB) Isaiah (Pead) has done on the practice field. He’s getting better at it, and I’m perfectly comfortable with (RB) Benny (Cunningham) doing it. He picked up 15 yards on his own by himself the other night.”