ST. LOUIS -- Les Snead said it best.
The St. Louis Rams general manager, shortly after he saw his second pick in the 2013 NFL Draft get beat for a touchdownin his first NFL preseason game, issued a warning to linebacker Alec Ogletree.
"They're not scared of you," Snead said to a booth of TV broadcasters in Cleveland, but really to Ogletree. "You're not in Georgia anymore. They're going to throw it at you."
They will continue to throw (and run) it at him come Sunday. And for the first time, it will count when they win.
Everyone says Ogletree is ready to be a first-year starter in the NFL. If a Rams defense that has already sustained a serious blow at the linebacker position is to succeed, Snead's warning must be heeded. Ogletree must deliver, immediately.
"Alec has improved each week," Rams coach Jeff Fisher says. "We saw steady improvement from preseason Game 1 all the way through the fourth one. We saw the highlights in Week 3, the things he is capable of doing."
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