It's not all bad news on Monday for the St. Louis Rams. The team could see some familiar faces in uniform very soon with defensive tackles Michael Brockers and Matt Conrath on the road to recovery. In fact, Brockers could return in time for Week 4 against Seattle.
The Rams official web site shared that news following Sunday's loss to the Bears.
That means that DTs Michael Brockers and Matt Conrath could be back in the mix next week. Brockers, in particular, seems to be on track. He actually went through a pre-game warmup workout with strength coach Rock Gullickson. It looks good for the prized rookie's return sooner than later.
Brockers' return to the defense line would be a huge boost for the unit, a unit that has struggled to generate much pressure against opposing offensive linemen.
Through the first two games of the season, the Rams had just two sacks. They now have four. Pressure stats differ from charting service to charting service. The Rams had six total hits on the quarterback in Week 3 to go with those two sacks. According to Pro Football Focus, they had just four hits and 15 hurries through two games. Chris Long accounted for 10 hurries and two hits. Robert Quinn had two sacks, thanks to Long pushing things his direction.
Brockers' return helps things, giving the middle of the line more heft, and hopefully drawing in an extra blocker to handle him. The hope is that Kendall Langford can generate some pressure with his partner back in the mix. The run defense should benefit as well.