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Bonsignore: What we observed from Rams’ loss to Chargers

By in Press Enterprise on August 28, 2017

By Vincent Bonsignore

Preseason NFL football game can often be a tricky thing. There’s not real game planning going on. The starting lineup is a mishmash of first stringers and backups that soon gives way exclusively to second, third and fringe players. And sometimes, as was the case Saturday when the Rams hosted the Chargers at the Coliseum, there’s more defensive name value on the sideline than the actual field.

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All of which conspires against trying to get a true handle on what to take seriously and what to discard as mostly meaningless from the Rams 21-19 loss to the Chargers.

But we’ll give it a try anyway.


Rams right tackle Rob Havenstein likely woke up Sunday morning breathing a sigh relief he won’t be seeing Chargers defensive end Joey Bosa anytime soon again. Havenstein has locked horns with the Chargers rising star during two days of joint practices and most of the first quarter Saturday at the Coliseum. Enough is enough, Havenstein must be thinking.

Look, you’re being foolish if you think even the best tackle in the league is going to cleanly handle a beast like Bosa play in and play out. As big, fast, strong and dynamic as Bosa is, it’s only a matter of time before he wins a […]    

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