IRVINE, Calif. — After making a number of deep throws and even a no-look go throughout apply Saturday, Los Angeles Rams quarterback Matthew Stafford mentioned he felt like he may make any throw he needed to.
Stafford, who handled an elbow damage final season, acquired an injection in his proper elbow through the offseason and didn’t throw through the Rams’ spring exercises.
On Thursday, coach Sean McVay mentioned Stafford’s damage is “a bit of bit irregular for a quarterback,” however reiterated that the Rams had deliberate a “modified method and a progressive construct” with him throughout coaching camp.
“I simply have a bit of soreness,” Stafford mentioned Saturday. “We’re working via it. I really feel fairly good at the moment. I assumed it seemed fairly good. However simply making an attempt to be sensible with it and making me really feel nearly as good as I can really feel going into Week 1 whereas nonetheless getting as many reps I can, too.”
Stafford declined to enter element about his elbow soreness, saying he’s “simply going via one thing that’s irritating in the mean time.”
“We obtained an awesome plan,” Stafford mentioned. “I am feeling stronger each time I come out right here and throw. I do not know when you guys had been watching. It felt like I may make any throw I needed to at the moment. And simply making an attempt to be sensible after I get these alternatives to ensure I can come out right here, reduce it unfastened [and] flip it unfastened like I did at the moment.”
McVay echoed Stafford’s feedback about the best way he threw the ball Saturday and identified he wasn’t simply making quick and intermediate throws however was “pushing the ball” to “all forms of spots.” McVay additionally mentioned that based mostly on the best way Stafford threw, “I do not assume you’d know that something was occurring.”
“If you happen to guys had been watching, I do not know actually how a lot you possibly can ask about how Matthew’s feeling,” McVay mentioned. “I imply, he threw it everywhere in the yard at the moment. Regarded actually good, felt good.
“We’re very a lot on observe with what we had hoped, and I believe you may actually see the ball was leaping out of his hand. … And so I believe he was making an attempt to point out you guys that most likely not many questions you possibly can ask him both based mostly on how he felt and the best way he was throwing it round at the moment.”
The Rams additionally obtained cornerback Jalen Ramsey again at apply Saturday. Whereas Ramsey didn’t begin coaching camp on the bodily unable to carry out record after having offseason shoulder surgical procedure, he had not been cleared beforehand to participate in apply. On Saturday he took half within the crew’s 7-on-7 discipline work.
McVay mentioned Ramsey “did an awesome job” because the Rams continued his “five-day acclimation interval.”
“I believe he’s feeling good after which we’ll proceed to extend that workload as we go,” the coach mentioned.