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Rams Coach Sean McVay Talks Super Bowl Prep in First and Only In-Person Interviews

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (FNN SPORTS) – The L.A. Rams trained for an hour and 40 minutes at California Lutheran University’s William Rolland Stadium. As is the case during the course of the season, the Rams went through the non-padded regimen tabbed “Fast Friday,” which began with a walk-though and ended with fast reps on both practice fields.

“Here’s what I’d say: The players, the stillness, the calmness that they have, the confidence in their preparation, I feel really good,” McVay told the press Friday. “I’m excited to be able to go watch these guys compete to the best of their ability. As coaches, we’ll try to be poised, make good decisions and that’s all we’re going to do. And we’re going to enjoy the moment.

“We just kind of tightened up, went over any little last-minute reminders and a couple of little situational things,” McVay said. “Our guys did a good job with that.”

McVay shared that tackle Joe Noteboom and tight end Tyler Higbee would be placed on injured reserve with chest and knee injuries respectively. The move was expected for Higbee, who hasn’t practiced since being injured in the NFC title game. Noteboom practiced on a limited basis on Wednesday and Thursday, but was a non-participant on Friday.

McVay said both Darrell Henderson, Jr. and defensive lineman Sebastian Joseph-Day will be activated from IR.

In the narrow window of time left before kickoff Sunday, McVay advised his players: “Do your last little preparation, but trust your preparation. Trust your process. Trust yourself and your teammates. Understand that we have a little time until kickoff. It’s great to be a little excited about it, but just be in the moment.”

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