Despite the obvious improvement over last year, the St. Louis Rams' offense was no great shakes this year. Yes, it's getting better and finally has a QB whose primary use is passing the football rather than serving as a tackling dummy. But let's face it, they still struggled, and at time were downright painful to watch.
The most insufferable aspects was the play of the wide receivers. Yes, there were a few who rose above the circumstances to the best of their ability, but by and large, the group suffered from inexperience, lack of speed and poor hands. Among the wort of the bunch: Laurent Robinson, a player many fans had high hopes for after a three-game teaser last year in which flashed potential. According to Football Outsiders' DYAR (defense-adjusted yards above replacement, which translates a player's value into yardage in relation to that of a league-average or replacement player, more here), Robinson was the second worst receiver in the league this year with a -141 DYAR.
More glaring than that number is that Robinson caught 34 passes in 75 targets, an abysmal 45 percent catch rate. A highlight reel full of dropped passes plays on continuous loop in the brains of Rams fans, and probably will until the draft or big free agent news rolls along.
Robinson's a free agent this year, and it's a safe bet that he will not be back.