Jared Cook hit a season-high work rate yesterday. Sure, he may have every Rams fan ready to say goodbye, but not Jeff Fisher. He'll be around all season, and if yesterday's any indication he'll be around in big measure to boot.
Surprising that Stedman Bailey hit his second-highest playing time percentage of the season given that he was only targeted once all game.
Making room for Brian Quick to hit a season high, it was season lows for Tavon Austin and Kenny Britt. Make of that what you will.
And Justice Cunningham, recently promoted to replace Lance Kendricks with Rodger Saffold to IR, was no sideline body. I'm still shocked Alex Bayer got more playing time than Justice in 2014.
Mark Barron was given an opportunity yesterday, and my did he make the most out of it.
Quite a stat line for @M_B_24 Mark Barron. Coaches give him 19 tackles, 2 for loss, 2 forced fumbles, 1 pass breakup, 1 QB hit— Casey Pearce (@ccpearce) October 26, 2015
Robert Quinn looked to be held out with some kind of injury, though it appeared precautionary. Obvious season-low for him yesterday. Having Eugene Sims back made it easier to hold Quinn back.
And Roberson and Alexander picked up some spot duty yesterday. It was Mo's first defensive work of the year, while Marcus hadn't been on the defensive side since Week 2.
Just dropping this here as an idea to tag back to next training camp, but the Rams have six core special team contributors. They're all the only Rams STers to play more than 50% of the special snaps (season ST playing time): Davis (84.94%), Hager (69.28%), Bates (66.87%), Lynch (65.06%), Marquez (63.25%) and Harkey (59.64%). Assuming Jeff Fisher is the Rams' head coach in 2016, are all six locks to make the 53-man next year?
What's surprising is that the Rams continue to fare well in specials despite some HEAVY rotation week-to-week. A total of 43 Rams have played at least one snap on special teams this season.