EARTH CITY, Mo. -- The St. Louis Rams have one more week of organized team activities before calling it an offseason. But there are no shortage of questions that still need to be answered between now and the regular season.
We'll let the Rams sort out their questions. But in this space, we devote our time to answering your queries.
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Nick Foles has not been afraid to throw the deep ball in his career and I doubt that's going to change in St. Louis. In fact, I expect that to be a big part of what the Rams do offensively, particularly as a spin-off into play-action from the run game. I don't know if that means much for Brian Quick, but it could be good for receiver Kenny Britt. Britt was open deep several of times in 2014 and was targeted 20 yards or more down the field 25 times, but only had 10 catches to show for it. That number should improve if Foles can be accurate with the deep ball the way he has been in the past, particularly in 2013.
Stedman Bailey. Also, Quick and Britt's size gives them a leg up as blockers in an offense that figures to center on the run game. Bailey will still get his chances and his versatility to play outside the numbers and in the slot should earn him plenty of snaps moving forward.
Bryce Hager practice a grand total of four times, none of which were in pads in real, live action. So to say it's unfair to judge him yet would be considered an understatement. I'm not going to say right now whether he can or can't become a starter, but let's see him go through a camp and preseason and see if he can make the roster before we start projecting him into any expanded role beyond that.
Louis Trinca-Pasat. Remember, the Rams aren't even in pads yet, so judging any of these players, especially linemen, is a fool's errand at this point. With that said, as I've written and said consistently, Trinca-Pasat is in a really good spot to make the roster. He got the biggest signing bonus of the Rams' undrafted rookies and they have a clear need for a fourth defensive tackle without much in the way of competition there. Unless they decide to make Ethan Westbrooks a full time defensive tackle or prefer to go with William Hayes and Eugene Sims providing the depth inside, Trinca-Pasat is a good bet to make the 53.