Los Angeles Rams losing Jamon Brown for two games beyond frustrating
By Dan Parzych
Looks like the Los Angeles Rams will be without Jamon Brown for the first two games of the 2018 season after the guard violated the league’s substance abuse policy.
In a few weeks, the Los Angeles Rams will begin their quest to live up to the hype of being a serious Super Bowl contender, as training camp is finally set to get underway.
At the moment, one of the main topics of discussion surrounding the Rams has been whether Aaron Donald will have a new contract by then to avoid another holdout for a second year in a row, but unfortunately it looks like Jamon Brown has entered the conversation, and not in a good way.
This week, Los Angeles received the news they didn’t want to hear in regards to Brown after the guard found out that he would be suspended for the first two games of the 2018 season for violating the league’s substance abuse policy.
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After starting all 16 games for the Rams last season, adjusting to playing without Brown for those first two games against the Oakland Raiders and Arizona Cardinals won’t be easy, but at least with Sean McVay calling the shots, the team will hopefully end up being just fine.
Still, anytime a strong contender like Los Angeles loses a key player like Brown over an issue like this, it’s tough to deal with since every game in 2018 will be extremely important for the NFC West champions.
On a positive note, at least Brown was willing to live up to his mistakes by apologizing to his teammates and fans on social media, showing what kind of a player he truly is.
When looking at all of the hype and excitement surrounding this team, the last thing Brown wanted to do was let his teammates down by hurting their chances of potentially earning a trip to the Super Bowl. And even though Brown’s suspension is only two games, the Rams can’t afford to drop the ball this early on.
While the Raiders (Week 1) are expected to turn things now that Jon Gruden is on board as head coach, the Cardinals are considered a team that could end up surprising a lot of football fans if Sam Bradford manages to stay healthy.
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So with Brown missing these two important games, here’s to hoping McVay has an easier time making the necessary adjustments to fill in for the guard in the mean time, or the pressure is going to be on come October.