Rams players, coaches not worrying about possible move to LA

While everyone around the NFL may be concerned about the Rams moving to LA, the players and coaches are trying to ignore the subject. 

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One of the major topics of discussion around the NFL is the potential relocation of the St. Louis Rams to Los Angeles. 

The talk around Rams camp however has nothing to do with Los Angeles. Head coach Jeff Fisher and the players are trying to just concentrate on football and not something that is completely out of their control.

"It’s not a distraction," Fisher said, via ESPN.com. "We can’t let it be a distraction. I’ve been through it once. I learned that from that. It’s been my opinion really from the start when all this stuff started happening that I’m better off probably not knowing the specifics. That way, when someone asks me I can say, ‘I don’t know.’ And when I say it, I’m telling the truth. Our focus is on this next week of OTAs. This fall, we’ll be playing football here. I think that’s the best way to approach it."

The players understand it is an important issue and have to worry about their families, but ultimately just like their head coach, they know it is not something that they can control.

"Basically I continue to tell people that I have no clue," guard Rodger Saffold said. "At the end of the day, I’m down for this team — the name on the front."

Quarterback Nick Foles, who just moved to St, Louis via trade from Philadelphia, says it is the furthest thing from his mind. He just wants to get better and help the team improve no matter what city they are in. 

"Absolutely not," Foles said. "Right now I’m here, and that’s all I’m worrying about. I’m worrying about what I can do today to help my teammates be better, to help me be better so I can help them, and that’s all I worry about. That’s all out of our control. Our control right now is to go recover today and get ready for tomorrow."

(h/t ESPN)