The St. Louis Rams have what is becoming a yearly rite between DB Darian Stewart and DB Craig Dahl. According to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, both Dahl and Stewart are swapping days on the starting team. And though the arrangement is competitive, the duo is keeping on good terms and working to push each other:
"He's a good player, and I know I'm a good player," Stewart said. "We know we're both capable of being starters at this level. So it's all competition — at the same time we're just making each other better."
Dahl, 27, started 5 games at strong safety for the Rams in 2011, collecting 42 tackles and 1 interception. The four-year veteran spent the majority of 2010 as the starting strong safety for the Rams.
Stewart, 26, is in his second NFL season, and is coming off a 2011 season where he started 11 games with 60 tackles, 3.0 sacks and 1 interception.