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The St. Louis Rams are hosting the Green Bay Packers on Sunday, and Rams head coach Jeff Fisher is using an interesting plan to get his team prepared for the game.
In order to get his offense acclimated to playing against Pro Bowl linebacker Clay Matthews, he had practice squad linebacker Sammy Brown wear a blond wig during practice.
“I thought it was pretty cool,” defensive end Chris Long told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. “Clay’s are a little bit more flowy. But I almost thought it was Clay Matthews.”
Fisher told the media that he’s used this technique in the past to replicate Steelers safety Troy Polamalu.
“When you’re playing great players like Polamalu and Matthews, you like to know where they are on the field, and that helps,” Fisher told reporters.
We’ve seen teams take extra measures during practice to prepare for upcoming games. Guys like Dez Bryant and even Aaron Rodgers have impersonated Michael Vick during practices because the Eagles QB is so dynamic.
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Rams head coach Jeff Fisher had a member of the scout team wear a blonde wig during practice so the team could practice locating Packers linebacker Clay Matthews.
In an interesting way to help his team prepare for its upcoming match-up with the Green Bay Packers on Sunday, St. Louis Rams head coach Jeff Fisher had one of the members of the squad’s scout team wear a long, blonde wig to mimic the flowing locks of Packers standout linebacker Clay Matthews. That’s scout [...]
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The team's leading receiver injured his shoulder against Arizona on Oct. 4, missed Sunday's loss at Miami and is expected to miss at least another three games.
The rest of the receivers picked up the slack against the Dolphins with 10 players making a catch.
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Green Bay Packers (3-3) at St. Louis Rams (3-3)
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