Rams won’t hold back against Cam Newton on Sunday
It’s not like they need any extra motivation, given that Newton is the NFL’s reigning MVP. The Rams are a physical defense, and they’ll continue to be physical this Sunday.
From the LA Times’ Gary Klein:
“The whole point of the game is for 11 people to hit 11 people,” tackle Dominique Easley said.
“I don’t think they should be playing the game if you’re worried about being safe,” he said.
Defensive end William Hayes added his take on Newton’s comments to the league and his worries about safety:
“He probably needs to slide a little bit faster.”
“We’re not going to out there to play dirty,” he said. “We just play physical and fast.
“We’re not going to target him because he’s complaining about getting hit.”
Coach Fisher comes in hot
Rams head coach Jeff Fisher also chimed in:
“There are hits – illegal hits – that are missed in every game on a quarterback,” Fisher said. “We’ve got, probably, a half dozen or so on Case (Keenum) – and I have my own theory on that. They’re doing the best they can to officiate the game.