Rams have Friday night curfew
Posted: Friday January 28, 2000 08:43 PM
Rams coach Dick Vermeil has tried to keep everything as normal as possible for his team at the Super Bowl, right down to following the same practice routine the Rams went through every day during the regular season. Things started to change a little on Friday, with the players having their first curfew of the week (midnight, no bed check).
In the final days leading up to the game, Vermeil said, he'll be maintaining the same even-keeled approach he's had all week with his team.
"I have played our preparation very low key," Vermeil said. "I haven't pushed them or driven them. I've allowed them to more or less go at their tempo."
Except for what Vermeil characterized as a subpar performance in practice on Wednesday, Vermeil has been pleased with the team's effort and its mindset.
"Our players are very calm, very relaxed," Vermeil said. "Not overenthused. I think they're sort of allowing themselves to build up with a crescendo on Sunday evening."
And so on
It was 19 years ago but Vermeil said he still remembers the pregame speech he gave his Eagles before Super Bowl XV. He said he thanked them for getting to that point, and that no matter the outcome, he'd always feel the same way about them. Vermeil didn't give away what he planned to say during his pregame speech to the Rams on Sunday, but he did say his team knows it will not include any B.S.
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