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Random Ramsdom 9/13: A special teams injury crisis!

With Pharoh Cooper and backup return specialist Mike Thomas both going down with injuries, the LA Rams are going to turn to their preseason fan favorite. And Jay Rock news!

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Pharoh Cooper to miss significant after ankle surgery | OC Register

This is the story of the week for the LA Rams. WR Pharoh Cooper is a big part of the special teams and provided some depth at wide receiver.

Rams re-sign JoJo Natson, move Pharoh Cooper to the I.R. | Rams official site

WR JoJo Natson looked great in the preseason games, so it’s no surprise that he was signed immediately after the reports surfaced of the Cooper injury. And it looks like WR Mike Thomas will miss significant time as well — so this signing makes sense.

Greg Zuerlein named NFL special teams player of the week | LA Times

Even though he missed his first field goal attempt of the game on Monday night, Greg the leg was still able to snag the special teams player of the week award after four consecutive field goals that gave the Rams a comfy lead. His successful 55-yard attempt was probably what put him over the top. I mean, that’s just a guess.

Injury report for Rams-Cardinals week 2 matchup | Turf Show Times

In case you missed this report that went up last night, here’s the gist: RB Todd Gurley is a non-participant in a cancelled practice. The NFL is wild.

Aqib Talib says Rams defense had to ‘freestyle’ against Raiders | Rams Wire

CB Aqib Talib had some interesting things to say about his first regular season game as an LA Ram.

Five takeaways on the Rams victory over the Raiders | Rams official site

How did the Los Angeles Rams turn their fortunes around in the second half of the Monday Night Football matchup with the Oakland Raiders? Rams insider Myles Simmons has some thoughts.

LA native Jay Rock will perform at Rams home opener on Sunday | Rams official site

If you aren’t familiar with Jay Rock, you should check him out. Originally from Watts, CA, Rock is a frequent collaborator with Kendrick Lamar and was featured on the Black Panther soundtrack, which is pretty great. He’ll be performing before the game on Sunday.

Are the Rams the next target of the copycat NFL? |

Coach McVay has done a brilliant job coming up with offense schemes that are constantly keeping defenses on their toes. Even with an offseason to prepare against the Rams, McVay and company were still able to run their play-action with precision and other teams are officially on notice.

Sean McVay does his spooky brain thing again | Deadspin

Call it a parlor trick or a reason why he’s already a top coach in the NFL, but damn, Coach Sean McVay knows his football plays, even plays from games that he’s not directly connected to!