Ed "Pi Double i" Henderson
The Los Angeles Rams players continue to pile up with individual awards from gameday. Rams defensive back Blake Countess is the second recipient this season to be named Special Team Player of the Week in week three. Kicker Greg Zuerlein won it in week one for his efforts in helping the Rams defeat the Oakland Raiders at the Oakland Coliseum.
The Rams played against the Los Angeles Chargers last Sunday, in the game the Rams special teams came up huge once again. Instead its the kicking field goals by Zuerlein or big returns by JoJo Natson, last game was the punt block team that did the honors.
The Chargers backed up deep in their territory; Rams Corey Littleton did it again by shooting a gap and blocking the punt by Chargers punter Drew Kaser. Countess was there to recover the ball in the end zone for the Rams touchdown, the second of his career from the same action.
Rams special team coach John "Bones" Fassel, has helped the Rams become one of the NFL’s best when it comes to special teams with his deception of plays. Head Coach Sean McVay retained Fassel after former head coach Jeff Fisher was fired, and the special teams have not lost a beat.
Rams will be without returner Natson, who suffered a broken hand against the Chargers, and Rams expect to have Countess as the kickoff returner. Let's see if the magical Rams special teams can continue to play at a high level and bring in another player of the week.