Jared Goff can bounce again shortly
The Rams went three and out on their first collection, and you may sense the Coliseum crowd’s “Oh no, not this once more” dread.
However the Cowboys muffed a punt, giving Rams quarterback Jared Goff one other alternative.
He responded with a few good performs.
Probably the most spectacular was a play-motion pretend to his proper, a roll to his left after which a move to rookie receiver Cooper Kupp for an enormous achieve.
The play arrange a cross to receiver Robert Woods on slant route towards the top zone. Goff accomplished the cross, Woods fumbled and Kupp recovered for the Rams’ lone landing.
The suitable aspect of the offensive line stays a problem
Rob Havenstein, a two-yr starter at proper deal with, spent the complete offseason working at guard.
Jamon Brown, who performed guard the final two seasons, spent the offseason working at deal with.
Lower than every week earlier than Saturday’s recreation, coaches switched them once more.
So it’s in all probability no marvel they seemed out of sync towards the Cowboys.
Coach Sean McVay stated after that recreation that Havenstein would stay at deal with… for now.
Todd Gurley will get extra work this preseason
The third-yr operating again already equaled his whole 2016 preseason workload, carrying the ball 4 occasions.
He additionally caught a ten-yard move from Goff.
Gurley, coming off a disappointing season, didn’t come near breaking off a long term. However as he has achieved all through coaching camp, together with throughout practices with the Chargers, he confirmed a willingness to vary path.
It seems to be like McVay will present Gurley loads of alternatives to seek out his rhythm earlier than the Sept. 10 opener towards the Indianapolis Colts.
The Rams fumble an excessive amount of
It’s just one recreation and it was the primary time gamers have been subjected to reside tackling.
However the Rams fumbled 5 occasions.
Operating again Justin Davis fumbled twice in the identical collection, dropping one. The miscues put a damper on an in any other case productive night time for the previous USC operating again, who rushed for a recreation-greatest 70 yards in 9 carries, together with a 32-yard run.
Lamarcus Joyner appears snug at security
The Rams protection is troublesome to guage as a result of so many starters didn’t play.
However Joyner seems to enjoy his new position at free security after enjoying as a slot cornerback in his first three NFL seasons.
Joyner made a number of performs towards the Cowboys.
Mike Jordan likes the brand new celebration guidelines
Second-yr cornerback Mike Jordan appeared to intercept a cross within the waning minutes to clinch the victory.
Jordan obtained up from the turf, ran the width of the sector to a piece of seats in entrance of the Coliseum tunnel and celebrated with teammates.
A couple of moments later, officers overturned the interception, ruling that the ball had hit the bottom.
However it was a heck of a dry run.
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