William Hayes

Togetherness, accountability drive Rams' new vibe

Togetherness, accountability drive Rams' new vibe

Malcolm Brown enters the Rams locker room after practice, walks to a rack of towels outside the showers and grabs a stack.

On his way to his locker, he stops at those belonging to tight ends, receivers and fellow running backs, placing a towel on each stool.

The second-year pro isn’t required to pick up towels for his teammates. Neither is 12-year veteran offensive lineman Andrew Whitworth.

Whitworth tosses an armful of towels to his linemates. And long-snapper Jake McQuaide grabs enough for the specialists.

“Whoever goes first, you know, you usually grab more than one,” receiver Robert Woods says.

It’s a small gesture — far removed from anything the...

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