Ed "Pi double i" Henderson
In Oakland, California, the Los Angeles Rams rookie wide-receiver Josh Reynolds, continued a habit that he accustomed in Oakland, California last weekend. During his collegiate career at Texas A&M, Reynolds would catch touchdown passes in eight straight games his senior year.
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Reynolds extended that streak on last Saturday by hauling in a 20-yard touchdown reception against the Oakland Raiders that potentially was the one to win the game. The catch was Reynold’s first reception of the pre-season, and wouldn’t you know, it was for a touchdown.
Cooper Kupp, the other phenomenon rookie receiver was reported to have a minor groin pull, and for precautionary measures, the training staff has Kupp inactive for this evening game. However, look for Reynolds to pick up the slack the Kupp will leave loose against the San Diego Chargers tonight. The young Ram receivers will have a great opportunity tonight to display their talent against a talented Charger’s secondary.
Indeed, the receivers tonight playing the first quarter will be Sammy Watkins, Robert Woods, and perhaps Pharoh Cooper, playing the role of Kupp. However, the offensive line should be at its best, as they will face two excellent pass rushers as in Melvin Ingram and Joey Bosa.
The offense has played pretty well considering the fact they only allowed three quarterback hits, and two sack the first of the two pre-season games. If the line can control and contain the Chargers pass rush, expect the Rams quarterbacks to once again be very efficient in the passing game.
Reynolds should be given the opportunity to show Jared Goff and Sean Mannion his skills and ability to run routes, make tough catches, and potentially extending his touchdown streak. We all recall from the draft, Reynolds was very displeased that he slipped so far in the draft as witnessed from the call from the war room by General Manager Les Snead. Reynolds can be heard telling Snead and wide-receiver coach Eric Yarbrough that he was “pissed!” The two asked him to come and play “pissed,” as Reynolds agreed that he could make happen. He showed us all on the beautifully ran fade route in which he beat the Raider’s defensive back Chris Humes.RSS Feed
Playing with the “pissed” chip on his shoulder, Reynolds has used it to motivate his players on the practice field and game. We can be optimistic that Reynolds continues with his touchdown streak and help light up the scoreboard tonight.