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Sean McVay — Los Angeles Rams had no time to waste with whirlwind ‘Thursday Night Football’ prep

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. — Los Angeles Rams coach Sean McVay summed up a brief week of match preparation succinctly on Wednesday morning as he squeezed in a 6:45 a.m. PT Zoom session with reporters.

“This is a crazy-ass turnaround,” McVay explained.

Coming off a 37-twenty division decline to the Arizona Cardinals (four-) at SoFi Stadium last Sunday, the Rams (3-one) vacation Wednesday to Seattle for a division matchup versus the Seahawks (2-2) at Lumen Area on Thursday Night time Football.

“This is usually for us, on a Wednesday, you’re just obtaining the gamers in and setting up the to start with component of your match system. We are obtaining all set to vacation right here in a number of hours,” McVay explained. “That is what I mean by crazy-ass turnaround.”

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The Rams have had four gamers shown as restricted participants on their official damage report this week, including functioning back Darrell Henderson (ribs), safety Taylor Rapp (ankle), limited conclusion Tyler Higbee (ankle) and limited conclusion Johnny Mundt (shoulder), but all are predicted to be readily available versus the Seahawks.

“All hands on deck,” McVay explained.

The Rams did not follow this week, but they held stroll-throughs in preparation for the Seahawks, who are coming off a 28-21 victory about the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday in Santa Clara, California.

Irrespective of struggling their to start with decline of the time only 3 days ago, McVay explained his gamers felt excellent as preparation progressed.

“They have had a excellent look in their eye,” explained McVay, who is fifteen-five coming off a decline and twelve-6 in primary-time video games.

McVay emphasized that whilst match preparation on a brief week phone calls for match-system cramming, that that brief week is most tough for gamers, who bear the brunt bodily.

“The turnaround, the crazy turnaround is for these guys,” McVay explained about his gamers. “You just look at how actual physical this match is and how immediately they change about, which is where it is pretty, pretty essential from a psychological, but as a lot for the actual physical — just seeing their bodies turnover and creating confident that we are hitting on all cylinders as a lot as probable.”

Following Sunday’s decline to the Cardinals, cornerback Jalen Ramsey expressed his continued disdain for soccer on Thursday evenings.

“I in no way like the speedy turnaround coming off a get, decline, whatever. Not a admirer of Thursday night soccer,” Ramsey explained. “But it is what it is, it really is excellent for Tv, it really is excellent for ratings, it really is excellent for the league, so it is what it is. We’ve got to kind of say ‘F this game’ and we got a match in 3 days, four days, a little something like that, and it really is an essential match, an additional division match, so we got to kind of put our focus there true speedy.”