The Los Angeles Rams coach Jeff Fisher praised the performance of his team’s rookies in the second day of what he calls an orientation, including quarterback Jared Goff, the first player chosen in last month’s NFL draft.
“I thought he did a really good job,” Fisher said following the practice at the Residence Inn Oxnard River Ridge. “A little frustrated at times for him because he’s setting the back foot and getting ready to go and we’re running half-speed routes, so the timing stuff doesn’t work out. He’s doing a great job of picking up our offense.”
Goff will be among “about a half dozen or so players” leaving Sunday to return to their universities for finals, Fisher said.
“Most of everybody will be back next weekend,” Fisher said.
Following practice, the 27 participating players lifted weights.
After having Sunday off, the rookies will be introducing themselves to the team’s veterans during meetings Monday, which is “always amusing,” Fisher said, and spend part of the day observing the team’s veterans as they go through the second phase of the team’s off-season workout program, which includes various drills and separate offensive and defensive team practices.
Fisher said he expects the team’s veterans “to show off a little bit” in front of the rookies on Monday.
“It works out good,” Fisher said. “You get more out of the vets, the rookies get to see it.”
In the week beginning Monday, the rookies will attend meetings about financial planning, life skills, decision making, social media and media relations, Fisher said.
—Staff and wire reports