Ed "Pi Double i" Henderson
The Los Angeles Rams have found a gem in rookie wide receiver Cooper Kupp, after drafting him in the third round of the 2017 NFL Draft. Kupp's performance last Saturday night against the Oakland Raiders is just what the damsels ordered, a nice hot "Kupp of Tea D."
For the second consecutive week, Kupp has scored a touchdown, but this time its done in a more traditional fashion. Kupp split through two Raider defenders, and quarterback Jared Goff would find a wide open Kupp for a 23-yard touchdown pass. The Rams scored on their opening drive to take an early lead against the Raiders .(video below)
The Rams took the opening kickoff down the field with a balanced attack of run and pass to set up the 23-yard strike from Goff to Kupp. One play before the scoring strike, on a second and two, the Rams catches the Raiders guessing on a run and Goff delivers a pass to rookie tight-end Gerald Everett for a 24 gain. Kupp's touchdown capped off eight plays for an 85-yard scoring drive, but what was even more important the Rams offense managed to control the clock on a 4:46 scoring drive.
Cooper Kupp's Touchdown
Kupp congratulated after scoring a touchdown by new Rams wide receiver Sammy Watkins (left), and quarterback Jared Goff (center). Last weekend against the Cowboys, Kupp managed to score a touchdown in an unconventional way, but it came after Rams receiver Robert Woods, took a hard hit and then fumbled the ball into the end zone (right). Kupp ended the game with two receptions for 35 yards last week.
Kupp was the leading receiver of the game with the number of receptions and yardage. He finished the night with six receptions for seventy yards and one touchdown. Amazingly, he was targeted seven times and nearly had a perfect night.RSS Feed
If Kupp continues to play at this level, he'll become the receiver that defenses will game plan around his play. He's everything that's advertised before the NFL Draft and after graduating from Eastern Washington University.
The Rams will be back home next week hosting the San Diego Chargers, a team whom they are much familiar with the Rams from their inter squads scrimmages. Intend on the Rams having a packed house against the Chargers at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, It may be just pre-season, but the Rams are doing something they haven't done since weeks two and three last season, win a game, win back to back games, and will try for number three.
Oh! It may become deafening from the Rams fans with chants of, "GO BACK HOME!" "WE RUN L.A.!" "PAY YOUR RENT!" Last but not least but one the fan favorites:
"WHOSE HOUSE- OUR HOUSE!" "WHOSE HOUSE- RAMS HOUSE!"
Rams General Manager Les Snead and Head Coach Sean McVay can now have a sigh of relief, as it displayed that they perfectly dialed in selecting in the draft. Have to admit, I was a bit afraid of the draft selections, but it has paid off thus far.