Friday, July 15, 2016

Los Angeles Rams Weekly!

In less than one months time, you can catch all the action from the Los Angeles Rams’ training camp on HBO’s 11th season of Hard Knocks. The series kicks off on August 9th at 10pm ET, and will feature full hour-long episodes every Tuesday until September 6.

HBO released it’s latest teaser for this year’s Hard Knocks, called "I Am Football."  Have a look....

Todd Gurley on Jared Goff: Couldn't ask for better QB. Los Angeles Rams running back Todd Gurley likes what he sees in the team's No. 1 overall pick.

Gurley made an appearance on Friday's edition of NFL Total Access and spoke highly of Jared Goff.

"Great kid. Couldn't ask for a better QB. We are just excited to have him (here)," Gurley said. "He's definitely learning. He's getting better. Just excited to play the upcoming season with him."

Last season Gurley was one of the few bright spots for the team on offense. As a rookie he rushed for 1,106 yards and 10 touchdowns on his way to winning NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year. Gurley's production last year was even more impressive because he did it despite an abysmal Rams passing attack that ranked last in the league in total yards (2,805).

Goff is penciled in as the Day 1 starter and it's hard to fathom the rookie getting much resistance from the other QBs on the roster.

The spotlight will be on the rookie passer early. Los Angeles yearns for showtime from its sports. But Goff's rookie growing pains should be soothed by the fact that he has a good running back and stout defense.

Goff, Gurley and the Rams open training camp on July 29 in Irvine, Calif.

Todd Gurley's fantasy football advice: Draft me No. 1. As we press closer to the start of fantasy football drafts, Los Angeles Rams running back Todd Gurley has some advice regarding where you should select him.

"Oh, No. 1 overall, for sure," Gurley said on NFL Network's NFL Total Access on Friday. "I mean you maybe could choose AB. You maybe could choose Antonio Brown over me, but that's about it. No body else.... Maybe Cam (Newton), that's it. Cam and AB."

NFL Media's Lindsay Rhodes astutely (and jokingly) pointed out that if she gave Gurley more time, he might add eight more players to the list.

While he likely won't be drafted No. 1 overall in most fantasy leagues, Gurley certainty warrants a first-round selection.

Despite missing three games, Gurley finished third in the NFL in rushing last season with 1,106 yards, added 10 touchdowns, earned five 100-yard rushing games and 4.83 yards per carry.

Playing with a passing game that might hardly scare a Pop Warner team, however, took its toll. Defenses stacked the box against Gurley, daring the Rams to throw the ball. With extra defenders geared to stop him, Gurley earned 2.5 yards per carry fewer in his last eight starts.

First four games as starter: 22.0 carries per game; 141.5 rush YPG; 6.4 yards per carry
Last eight games: 16.9 carries per game; 66.4 rush YPG; 3.9 yards per carry

With rookie Jared Goff likely under the helm in 2016, the Rams hope an improved passing attack will loosen up some of those stacked boxes. With a rookie signal-caller and middling receiver talent, however, the offense will still flow through Gurley.

If Le'Veon Bell doesn't return fully healthy and Adrian Peterson's age begins to show, Gurley has an excellent shot to be the top running back in the NFL in just his second season

The last of the Rams’ three home games to played overseas in the next three seasons will be in China in 2018 against the 49ers per a report.

Back in March, it was reported that the Rams would sacrifice a 2018 home game to play the NFL’s first game in China.

Today, Sports Business Daily’s Don Muret is reporting based off his sources that the game will likely be the Rams’ 2018 home opener and will be against the San Francisco 49ers:
The 49ers will play the Rams in a regular-season game in China in '18, according to sources. It will most likely serve as the Rams' home opener, although no date has been determined, sources said.
The China game will the third regular season home game played abroad in as many years for the Rams.


The Los Angeles Rams will host their 2016 Training Camp at the University of California, Irvine, returning football to Orange County for the first time in over two decades. Rams Training Camp will feature 16 practices at UCI that are open to the public as well as one scrimmage at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on Saturday, August 6 at 3 p.m.

“We look forward to training at UCI in preparation for the 2016 season,” Rams Head Coach Jeff Fisher said. “Their facilities are top-notch and we’re excited to welcome our fans to their campus and also to the Coliseum as we gear up for the start of the season.”

Rookies will report to UCI on July 26 and the remainder of the team will report to camp on July 29.

All open practices are free to the public and the Rams’ first public practice will kick off on Saturday, July 30 starting at 3:30 p.m. Gates open 90 minutes prior to the start of practice and select players will sign autographs after all open practices.

This year’s training camp will also feature the filming of the 11th season of Hard Knocks. The sports-based reality show, presented by the Los Angeles Rams, HBO Sports®, and NFL Films, will launch its five-episode 11th season on Tuesday, Aug. 9 (10 p.m. – 11 p.m. ET/PT) exclusively on HBO.
UC Irvine
Crawford Field
903 W Peltason Drive
Irvine, CA 92617

Time: Select Los Angeles Rams players will sign immediately following practice
Autographs: Autographs are for children 14 years and under

Printable PDF Calendar
Camp Schedule Autographs
Saturday, July 30
Sunday, July 31
Tuesday, August 2
Wednesday, August 3
Friday, August 5
*Saturday, August 6
Monday, August 8
Tuesday, August 9
Thursday, August 11
Monday, August 15
Tuesday, August 16
Wednesday, August 17
Thursday, August 18
Monday, August 22
Tuesday, August 23
Wednesday, August 24
Thursday, August 25
Practice 3:30 p.m.
Practice 3:30 p.m.
Practice 3:30 p.m.
Practice 3:30 p.m.
Practice 3:30 p.m.
*at Coliseum 3 p.m.
Practice 3:30 p.m.
Practice 3:30 p.m.
Practice 10 a.m.
Practice 4:30 p.m.
Practice 3:30 p.m.
Practice 3:30 p.m.
Practice 5:30 p.m.
Practice 4:30 p.m.
Practice 3:30 p.m.
Practice 3:30 p.m.
Practice 4:30 p.m.
Defensive Line
Offensive Line
Defensive Backs
QBs and TEs
RBs and WRs
LBs and TEs
Defensive Line
Offensive Line
Defensive Backs
QBs and TEs
RBs and WRs
LBs and STs
Defensive Line
Defensive Backs
QBs and TEs
Through UCI Hospitality and Dining, we're offering a variety of concession items including beer and wine.

Full menu with prices: Printable PDF Concessions Menu

Concessions Preview:
Soda - $3
Candy/Ice Cream - $3
Hot Dog/Nachos - $4
Beer/Wine - $5
Location: Public Parking will be at the Mesa Parking Structure (next ot the Bren Events Center) on the UC Irvine campus

For a map of where to park for Rams Training Camp, use this printable PDF Map

Pre-Paid Parking:
 We encourage fans to buy advanced parking online here to reduce entry time at training camp (Available July 20)


General Permit: $10/day
General Permit for Oversized Vehicles: $20/day
Full Training Camp Pass: $140
Full Training Camp Pass for Oversized Vehicles: $280
As you enter campus, our dedicated traffic directors and event attendants will guide you to available parking. Parking permits will also be available to purchase at this time.
Information on disabled parking and mobility assistance can be found online here.

In conjunction with UC Irvine, we're also offering Motor Assistance and Bike Assistance. Learn more by clicking here
We welcome our Rams fans from all over country. Whether you are flying into LAX or taking the 405, we've got your directions to Rams Training Camp.

View all directions by clicking here
Parking Directions: Printable PDF Map
Message from Irvine:
UCI is proud to host the Los Angeles Rams Training Camp, where fans can attend football practice, cheer on the Rams players and mingle with other fans. To make your experience at UCI more convenient and enjoyable, UCI Transportation has designed this site to help you find the best route to UCI, better navigate campus roadways, and even purchase parking in advance.

Because UCI is in full operation during the summer months, we also want to encourage fans attending Rams Training Camp to consider carpooling to reduce vehicle traffic and support the UC commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. And, once you arrive at UCI, our helpful Transportation staff will be on-site to facilitate traffic flow and provide direction to the best available parking.

Printable PDF Infromation Guide

Printable PDF Guide en Espanol
Rams fans do not need to make advance arrangements for disabled parking or mobility assistance. Vehicles with handicapped placards or license plates will be automatically directed to the designated reserved parking areas.

With the help of UCI Transportation, the university is providing special assistance to those individuals with accessibility needs. Once you've parked your vehicle, please notify a UCI Transportation staff member if you need assistance to Crawford Sports Complex. The UCI cart drivers will shuttle you to and from the Bren Events Center turnout. This service is limited to the disabled/mobility impaired individual and one family member.

View this map for the service cart drop-off points
UC Irvine VIP Service is provided on the main campus at no charge to all UCI affiliates and includes a Motorist Assist and Bike Assist.

All VIP Services are available between 7am-11pm by calling (949) 824-VIPS
After parking in the Mesa Parking Structure, Rams fans will follow this training camp facility map of UC Irvine's athletic complex to navigate to Rams Training Camp.

Fans will follow the path past the tennis courts and Bren Events Center to the football fields, bleachers and fan experience zone.
Full list of fan experience zone attractions coming soon

A satirical look at more than 75 years of Football's Rams history, combined with discussions of American Exceptionalism and almost 50 years of personal experience in the life of a Rams Fan. The history parallels and intertwines life to form a humorous, yet serious look at American History, World History, an American Football team, and Political Science.