Aqib Talib, Michael Crabtree meet again, but this time it’s without incident | Pro Football Talk
The logos on their helmets have changed, but that’s not the only thing that changed when Michael Crabtree and Aqib Talib met on the field for the first time since Round 2 last season.
With an offensive mind like Sean McVay at the helm, the Los Angeles Rams’ playbook is likely pretty deep. The 32-year-old coach likes to get creative with his play calls and it reflects in the Rams’ performance on the field, leading the NFL in scoring last season.
It was quite the turnaround for Goff last season, improving from a 42.9 overall grade as a rookie to 2016 to a 15th-ranked 75.6 grade in 2017. There’s still plenty of room for improvement as Goff’s 98.5 passer rating (including the playoffs) was inflated due to his playmakers and a favorable scheme, but he also improved to rank 12th in big-time throw percentage and 13th at avoiding turnover-worthy plays.
A flight from Pittsburgh to Baltimore takes about an hour, a drive a little more than four.
The Rams are not expecting holdout defensive tackle Aaron Donald to make the trip by Tuesday.
Rams coach Sean McVay said “things remain the same” with reigning NFL Defensive Player of the Year Aaron Donald’s status and that he doesn’t think “anything is going to change with that in the near future.”
Los Angeles Rams coach Sean McVay took his team across the country in an effort to escape the typically mundane NFL training camp practice that’s all too commonplace in August.
He got exactly what he wanted Monday during a two-hour joint session with the Baltimore Ravens.
Since Donald held out into September last season, he has just three years of credit even though the 2018 season will be his fifth in the league. Staying at three years by holding out again this year will prevent him from becoming an unrestricted free agent next offseason and instead make him a restricted one.