This week the St. Louis Rams will play the Washington Redskins (2-1). The Rams look like they are on a downward spiral after the loss to the Ravens last week. The Rams haven't looked great thus far. They have to get their first win before looking further down the road to the playoffs. The Redskins won't be the easiest team to break the ice for a win, but you have to start somewhere.
The Rams wide receivers haven't exactly shocked the world. In fact, they have been called out as being horrible. Hell, even Rams head coach Steve Spagnuolo has said the WR's aren't getting separation. This week, the Rams wide receivers will have to stand up to the task of looking like they belong in the NFL.
There has been only one game where the Rams wide receivers looked good and that was against the New York Giants. There hasn't been as many drop passes since the Philadelphia Eagles game, but the Rams WR's have to do a better job of getting open. Torry Holt and Issac Bruce aren't walking through that door, so it's time for the wide receiver group to start showing up come game time.
They won't be playing against the Eagles' secondary, but the Redskins secondary is no bunch of slouches. Their secondary consists of DeAngelo Hall, Josh Wilson, LaRon Landry, and the former Ram O.J Atogwe. This secondary is pretty good, and you know O.J will be ready to play this game.
The Rams will be hoping that one of their wide receivers can show that they can get open and help Sam out. Can Mike Sims-Walker get it together this week? He had a good game against the Giants, but against the Eagles and Ravens he wasn't a factor. Danario Alexander had a great game against the Giants. The same can't be said for the game against the Ravens, but he was targeted 8 times.
Maybe the rookies can start impressing? Austin Pettis made a couple of catches, for a grand total of 8 yards. Greg Salas could help this team. He shouldn't return punts, but if he can prove he's over the bobbles, he will be a good addition. Brandon Gibson isn't a number one; he's a number two. With that being said, he needs to show more on the field. The game was over against the Ravens, but that dropped ball against the Ravens could have been a great confidence builder.
Also, has anyone seen the Rams tight ends? After all the talk and hype about using the 2-TE system, the absence of the tight ends is troubling. Lance Kendricks flashed his ability in the preseason, and it would be nice if he showed some of his talent this week.