The Rams expect to practice Thursday at their Thousand Oaks, Calif., facility but are making contingency plans if wildfires in the Los Angeles area severely affect air quality as they prepare for a crucial NFC game Sunday against the Eagles at the L.A. Coliseum, the Los Angeles Times reported.
McVay said that if fires spread and affect air quality at USC, too, then the Rams would look for another practice facility. Still, he said he wasn’t concerned that a break in routine, if necessary, would affect preparation for the NFC-leading Eagles, pointing out that his players successfully handled a trip to London to play the Jaguars.
“They just kind of adjust and adapt, and I think we’ve become a more mature team as the season has progressed,” he said.
The Rams (9-3) face the Eagles (10-2) at 4:30 p.m. ET Sunday with homefield advantage through the NFC playoffs possibly at stake.
Time.com noted that, “The former San Francisco 49ers quarterback was unable to find an NFL suitor this year after launching a national protest against racism and police brutality by kneeling during the national anthem. Yet the protest grew this year, as hundreds of NFL players kneeled during the anthem in the wake of criticism from President Trump.”
The magazine chose an ecelectic group of finalists for the honor, awarded annually by Time since 1927. There are controversial politicians (President Donald Trump and North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un), Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins, special counsel and former FBI director Robert Mueller, and an entire social trend (The #MeToo movement).