- Jan 14, 2013
I don't think it does.
I don’t agree about what your saying up top. Player evaluation still baffles me. I guess will see during the season how it plays out.Michael Hoecht is on that list and I hope he is able to return. This kid is legit and IMO can provide quality depth behind AD. He's got strength and similar speed and quickness as AD. If AD can mentor this kid he has all the tools to become a true beast. Hoecht can also play outside and IMO would provide security should the Rams lose Ebukam as a FA. Moving Hoecht outside will allow the Rams to move Lewis into that SAM OLB role. This is the kind of positional versatility that the Rams have in their roster. It will serve them well during the COVID season and into the future. I was surprised that Hoecht wasn't drafted.
I'm not surprised Brewer opted out and think it's a wise decision on his part. Just gives him another year to train and IMO he has a future in the NFL I only hope he can stay with the Rams.
That IS great news! IF, Lewis can stay COVID FREE & HEALTHY I really think he will get a lot of playing time this season and prove to be a Huge Asset to the Rams Defense!!!Doesn't look like Lewis will miss much time!!!! Great news!!!!
The Rams' decision to bring back Michael Brockers is turning out to be fortuitous move with A'Shawn Robinson placed on the non-football injury list.www.latimes.com
Lewis, a third-round draft pick who starred at Alabama, began training camp on the Reserve/COVID-19 list. McVay said Lewis has been allowed into the Rams’ facility and, if he remains asymptomatic for three days, will be allowed to participate in “everything football related.”
Lewis is expected to compete for playing time opposite edge rusher Leonard Floyd. Fourth-year pro Samson Ebukam, who has started 21 games, is the most experienced player in a group that also includes Obo Okoronkwo and Natrez Patrick.
Lewis is one of nine rookies who have yet to be evaluated in a full-speed setting. Running back Cam Akers, wide receiver Van Jefferson, tight end Brycen Hopkins, offensive lineman Tremayne Anchrum, linebacker Clay Johnston, defensive backs Terrell Burgess and Jordan Fuller, and kicker Sam Sloman are others.
The Rams have another week of acclimation phase activity before they begin ramping up for practices, which begin Aug. 18.
With the preseason canceled, they are preparing for the Sept. 13 opener against the visiting Dallas Cowboys on “Sunday Night Football.”
“We’re certainly excited about when that time will come to be able to practice and do some of these things in a full-speed setting,” McVay said.
Looking forward to seeing him in action. I know he is a rookie but, I expect him to make some plays this year. I don't think he missed much. He just has to go slow enough to get his muscles stretched out and not tweak anything. It's going to be really interesting to see how the OLBer rotation works out.
Glad to see, figured it would only be a couple weeks. Everyone was freaking out like he got injured again or something.