TRANSCRIPT: la Rams HC Sean McVay August 27 press conference

l. a. Rams HC Sean McVay

On if he nevertheless feels that C Austin Blythe will fill in for G Jamon Brown throughout the first two weeks of the commonplace season or if there is still an ongoing competition

“Yeah, I think C Austin Blythe has performed a very good job. at this time, you feel really respectable about him being able to step in at, in fact, anyone of these three indoors spots. as far as that place is worried, we’re figuring those issues out. but, he’s achieved an outstanding job. we now have so a lot self assurance in Austin and we believe like he’s a beginning-caliber player in this league.”

On if Blythe is somebody he would hold out on Thursday night


On DT Dominique Easley and OLB Matt Longacre playing on Thursday

“Yeah, you understand what, I consider with those guys getting the work, where we felt like it turned into respectable that they bought available, type of obtained their toes wet. waiting for them being a huge part of this thing relocating ahead, so those are guys that you just doubtless won’t predict to look on Thursday both. i believed it changed into respectable, peculiarly just sort of on a turf floor – really greater for DT Dominique Easley than OLB Matt Longacre – being in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome and stuff like that. but, it changed into decent for each these avid gamers to get some snaps and now we’ll variety of put in force a software that we think like is going to be sustainable during the course of the season, however we gained’t are expecting to peer them this week.”

On if he has narrowed down the variety of spots the crew is in reality seeking to consider for the roster

“We discuss it the entire time. There’s some particular positions that do have a little bit extra competition when it comes to just who’s going to be in that 53 man roster and then who ends up being guys that we expect being part of that forty six man roster. alas, like we observed, injuries are an inevitable a part of this thing and we’ve all the time obtained to have these contingency plans in location. however, we believe respectable about lots of the spots at the moment. Nothing is ever finalized, however this week will supply us an opportunity to definitely get these ultimate evaluations to hopefully variety of solidify what we’re looking at with our 53 man roster and our forty six man roster on online game day.”

On how at ease he’s with DL Ethan Westbrooks within the absence of DT Aaron Donald

“I suppose in reality good. DL Ethan Westbrooks has completed a brilliant job. I consider you see him show up, in reality all these preseason video games. He’s doing lots of high-quality issues in observe. I think he’s getting more and more at ease with the scheme. defensive line train Billy Johnson and protecting high-quality handle coach Thad Bogardus have accomplished a superb job and also you see him just proceed to make performs – no matter if that’s sacks, whether that’s making performs within the run with some various things that we’re doing selected to some pressures or just a few of our deplorable calls. Been in reality completely satisfied with Ethan. He’s doing a good job.”

On how TE Gerald Everett is improving from his shoulder harm

”He’s coming again first rate. He’s in fact getting obtainable, running around, being capable of run some routes, things like that. It’s been unfortunate as a result of he become doing such a great job before he had that shoulder damage. Director of electricity practising and efficiency Ted Rath has carried out a pleasant job type of keeping him match. We’ll get him up to speed as directly as feasible. basically the aim is to with a bit of luck have him able to go for that Oakland video game.”

On how OLB Ogbonnia Okoronkwo is improving and the chance of him coming off the PUP earlier than the season opener

”I believe at this time, likely no longer. but nothing is finalized with that yet. He’s working complicated with that rehab. i’d say now not anything else that he can control, but I believe just the manner that the foot’s spoke back hasn’t been gold standard. It doesn’t have the rest to do with the way that he’s labored. He’s doing every thing he can to control that. Senior Director, activities drugs and efficiency Reggie and his group of workers, you guys comprehend what a superb job these guys do. We’ll proceed to video display ‘Obo’ Okoronkwo someday at a time.”

On if he has discussed with the group how this is the final week for avid gamers to demonstrate what they’re about

”yes, we’ll talk about that once we get a bit bit nearer to Thursday. no matter if it’s with us or somebody else, you’re so appreciative. regrettably, so a lot of these guys gained’t be with us as we flow forward, but you’ve got so tons respect and appreciation for the work they put in. We as coaches want to do a pretty good job, such as you outlined. whether it’s with us in a tradition squad role, whether it’s competing for one of those final spots, or even if it’s showcasing your capabilities for one of the vital different groups during this league – you are looking to are attempting to do a good job of helping these guys out. Be nice with them, encouraging and that’s kind of really our intention as a coaching workforce.”

On if there’s any one he’s worried about now not being obtainable Week 1 health-intelligent