Greg Zuerlein is out for 3-6 weeks & other roster moves
Before the home opener against the Arizona Cardinals, K Greg Zuerlein injured his groin in warmups and Coach McVay and Coach Bones had to get creative during game — so many two-point conversions! And they even used P Johnny Hekker to kick a 20-yard field goal.
Recap from Sean McVay availability:— Rich Hammond (@Rich_Hammond) September 19, 2018
-- Mark Barron not likely to play this week
-- Greg Zuerlein recovery could be anywhere from 3-6 weeks
-- Rams will look at add QB Brandon Allen to practice squad
-- WR KhaDarel Hodge will have a special-teams role
This Mark Barron injury seems like it’s dragging along slowly, probably because it deals with the achilles, which is a part of the ankle not to be trifled with.
The Rams also cut Brandon Allen, then placed him back on the practice squad while tiny other roster moves were happening: OL Jamon Brown is back on the roster after serving his two-game suspension (while his replacement, Austin Blythe, maybe, possibly stole his job).
#LARams Head Coach Sean McVay has to make a decision between Austin Blythe and Jamon Brown at right guard on Sunday.— TurfShowTimes (@TurfShowTimes) September 19, 2018
And it’s a much more difficult decision than most fans are acknowledging. https://t.co/YvqDjTLpzJ
And our favorite preseason player, WR KhaDarel Hodge is now on the 53-man roster to serve as a backup to special teams specialist WR JoJo Natson.
The Rams are #1 in most power rankings
The new power rankings are in after the week 2 games and the Rams are looking like the team to beat. How is that going to affect the team on the field? Vinny Bonsignore, as always, has something to say about it.
The Rams told @VinnyBonsignore that they're tuning out all the talk that they're the best team in the NFL: https://t.co/ayHwxJUz7i— The Athletic (@TheAthleticLA) September 19, 2018
Guess they'll have to ignore this week's Power Rankings by @bylindsayhjones of @TheAthleticNFL then:https://t.co/SbquZNAZzp pic.twitter.com/p2J3YVRSk3
With only 3 TD passes, Jared Goff’s hype is under-the-radar
Even though the Los Angeles Rams are 2-0 and won both games rather emphatically, the national NFL media is naturally drawn to more flashy accomplishments, such QB Patrick Mahomes II dropping 6 touchdown passes, or even Harvard journeyman QB Ryan Fitzpatrick throwing 4 TDs for the second week in a row. So, what does that mean for young Jared?
Well, you have to search a little harder for proof that our young QB is doing alright. So, that’s what you have me for:
Jared Goff with two little hitches unloads a 64-yard moonshot from pitch to catch. pic.twitter.com/WY1IaeFRsC— Matt Waldman (@MattWaldman) September 17, 2018
So, what I think J.B. is saying is that we make sure Goff throws for 300+ every game. I’m in!
The battle for LA strikes again
With the Chargers taking the 405 to the 105 to the 110, the national media might not care, but it’s going to be a game that means a lot for both teams. The Chargers have a lot of weapons and TST is already ramping up our coverage of the matchup.
And RB Todd Gurley II wants our fandom to grow, so let’s not disappoint.
Marcus Peters is 6-0 against the Chargers and has 4 INTs for 128 yards— Cameron DaSilva (@camdasilva) September 19, 2018
6 things to know for Sunday https://t.co/g3JTcogeDE
Those are the current storylines going into our week 3 home game with the Los Angeles Chargers. Keep checking back with Turf Show Times for more stories as they happen!