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mately comes down to per­son­nel. With Demetrius McCray at quar­ter­back, Collins has a guy who sees the field and can find the gap.

“What you saw as far as the op­tion goes, is part of our of­fen­sive scheme and it will con­tinue to be a part of the scheme as long as it fits the quar­ter­back,” Collins said.

The Rams have been busy pre­par­ing for a des­per­ate team. While both teams dropped its first re­gion game last week, New­ton has won a game. Collins knows Redan will most cer­tainly come into Fri­day’s game ready to play.

“They (the Raiders) make big plays,” Collins said. “We have to con­trol the line of scrim­mage and have to elim­i­nate the long run or the long pass.”

Collins says his team is fo­cused and still be­lieves it can make a move in the re­gion. For the Rams to win Fri­day, he said his team will have to play within them­selves and elim­i­nate big plays.

“We have to win the spe­cial teams bat­tle and we can’t give up big plays,” Collins said. “We feel re­ally good. I have said it be­fore and will say it again, we ex­pect to win.”

Fri­day’s game is not a must­win for the Rams but Collins knows it is im­por­tant to not fall too far be­hind. Af­ter a good week of prac­tice, he said he will keep the same ap­proach and ex­pects the team to re­spond.

“This team is young and I think they are still in search of an iden­tity,” Collins said. “Part of the search deals with the faith to be­lieve that they are just as good as any team in our re­gion and that they are ca­pa­ble of beat­ing any of them.”

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