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Jeff Fisher: 'Our division is very, very talented'

Here's what St. Louis Rams coach Jeff Fisher had to say today on a conference call:

(On if they have addressed the loss of Sam Bradford and moved on as much as they can…)

(On what has he seen from Kellen Clemens from this point that gives you hope as you move forward…) “He has a real good understanding of what we’re doing. He’s been in the system for a long time, he was in the system at New York with Brian Schottenheimer, and he has a real good command of the offense. He’s been great in the building, on the practice field with the young guys, he expects a lot from the younger players, and he’ll get it from them.”

(On the Seahawks’ defense…) “They’re very, very talented in every area. Up front, linebackers are playing good, you can’t say enough about the secondary play, and it’s very impressive to watch.”

(On it not being an ideal situation for Kellen to make his first start against the Seahawks’ secondary…) “A few weeks ago we played Houston and they were the number one rated defense, last week we played the number three ranked defense, and now we’re playing the number two ranked defense. So we have another challenge on our hands.”

(On if he’s putting in anything more because of the Monday Night game or do the players already know what is at stake…) “They know that. I’m not sure how many players I have on the roster that haven’t played in a Monday Night game, probably most of them, but we’ve had some experience with a Thursday Night game. We’ll talk about it as the week goes on.”

(On if there are certain areas on the team where he’s looking for more improvement as they move forward to the second half of the season…) “I wouldn’t highlight specific areas, I’m just looking for overall improvement, and we’re seeing that. We’ve seen that over the last couple of weeks. That’s kind of where we are right now is just improving, and when you lose your starting quarterback everybody has to step up and do a little bit more, and that’s where are focus is.”

(On the success that the Rams had last year in the division and if he has seen that carry over at all to this season…) “Well we’re 1-1. Ask me again at the end of the year. Our division is very, very talented. We’ve watched a lot of Seahawks football against a lot of teams this season and they’re very impressive, and for them to play the 49ers the way they did, it’s going to be a tough stretch for us.”