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.”