Most teams use the fourth preseason game as a way to rest and keep starters healthy for the first regular game of the season. Not Rams coach Jeff Fisher. He plays to let the starters play three quarters. His approach is to build up each game of the preseason as the Rams host the Baltimore Ravens.
From an offensive standpoint. Steven Jackson played against the Cowboys but got no carries. He’ll get some more chances against the Ravens, but rookies Isaiah Pead and Daryl Richardson will also see considerable playing time. Fisher will also use rookies wide receiver Brian Quick and Chris Givens with the first unit.
Starting jobs and backups are still up in the air on defense. Mario Haggan and Rocky McIntosh will battle for the strong side linebacker and the Rams are looking at nickel package cornerbacks with Trumaine Johnson, Jerome Murphy and Bradley Fletcher, battling for the third corner position.