The Raiders team left the Westlake Village hotel ecstatic for their second scrimmage against the Rams before they play them for a third time this Saturday, for their second game of the preseason.
However, a big fight broke out during special teams drills with Rasul Douglas and Roderic Teamer in the middle of it for the Raiders. Yannick Ngakoue and Maxx Crosby got involved as well, and punches were thrown, which ultimately led Jon Gruden to call the end of practice.
Some Notes from Camp
The Raiders and Rams followed the same format for practice as yesterday. Both teams warmed up separately, ran individual drills before getting together to run competitive drills. After that, the Raiders offense and the Rams defense headed to one field, while the defense and Rams offense took the other field for 11 on 11’s.
Trevon Meohrig made the play of the day on Cooper Kupp. During 11 on 11’s, Matthew Stafford ran a bootleg to the left, with Kupp running a crossing pattern from left to right. Stafford threw the pass across the field, and Moehrig, playing as the deep post safety, read the play perfectly, turned his head for the ball, and knocked the pass incomplete. The Raiders sideline jumped up in excitement as Moehrig forced the incompletion.
Amik Robertson broke up a deep pass to Van Jefferson along the right sideline on another play, and Nate Hobbs continued to make plays. On one play during 11 on 11’s, Stafford threw a pass his way, and because Hobbs was underneath, the pass sailed high and fell incomplete. On another play, Hobbs blitzed from the slot and sacked Stafford (although he didn’t hit him due to scrimmage rules).
Maxx Crosby, Yannick Ngakoue, and Johnathan Hankins all had big days for the defensive line. Crosby and Ngakoue would have had a few sacks. Both guys have won a ton against the Rams tackles over the past few days.
The Raiders offense wasn’t as explosive today. The Rams played coverage over the top, limiting the Raider’s big-play abilities. Due to the Rams playing a prevent style of defense, Bryan Edwards was able to get involved, as he made multiple catches in the middle of the field.
The offensive line for the Raiders also struggled at times today, even without Aaron Donald playing for the Rams. Kolton Miller did a great job, but outside of him, the rest of the line had their fair share of struggles.
Jalen Ramsey vs. Hunter Renfrow was the talk of practice yesterday, as Renfrow got the better of the two. Ramsey ultimately responded on social media, and this was the matchup everyone wanted to see. Unfortunately, we didn’t get much action between the two as Ramsey was playing more on the outside today; yesterday, Ramsey lined up primarily in the slot.
Darren Waller was unstoppable at camp once again. During 7 on 7’s, he beat Jordan Fuller for a 30-yard touchdown. Kenyan Drake also made a few plays out of the backfield, including a wheel route that went for about 25-yards, in man-to-man coverage.
The Raiders had two injuries today, Nicholas Morrow and Richie Incognito. Morrow wasn’t seen after practice but did walk off the field, while Incognito was seen limping around practice. Jon Gruden didn’t give an update during his presser.
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