Los Angeles Rams shouldn’t be concerned over celebration by Marcus Peters

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Los Angeles Rams cornerback Marcus Peters was fined $13,369 for his touchdown celebration from Monday’s game against the Oakland Raiders.

During the offseason, the Los Angeles Rams pulled off one of the biggest surprises by acquiring Marcus Peters from the Kansas City Chiefs, making it seem pretty clear that Trumaine Johnson would no longer be part of the picture.

While some football fans criticized the decision due to Peters being a distraction at times in the locker room, the Rams knew Peters was one of a kind talent, and having him join Wade Phillips‘ defense had the potential to take the unit to a new level.

To top it off, Los Angeles pulled off another surprise move not long after acquiring Peters by doing the same with Aqib Talib from the Denver Broncos, giving the defense a new dynamic duo to work with at cornerback.

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All of a sudden, the Rams’ defense seemed to have even more potential than when the beginning of the offseason got underway. And after seeing Peters end up with a key interception during his regular-season debut with Los Angeles that was returned for a touchdown, it makes the deal from the offseason seem even more worth it.

With that being said, there have been mixed reactions to the celebration Peters did during his trip into the end zone, and which he did an impression of his cousin Marshawn Lynch, which let’s just say consisted of a move that some would describe as inappropriate.

As a result of the celebration, Peters received a $13,369 fine from the league this week, but if there are any concerns over this incident when it comes to the Rams cornerback, well that’s just ridiculous.

There were some concerns surrounding Peters from his first couple of seasons in the league, but the new Los Angeles cornerback was simply just having fun when it came to this celebration, especially since it was related to his cousin.

So if there are any fans worried about what happened with Peters looking like a sign of immaturity, maybe a better approach would be to view this as a sign over just how much fun this team is having in general.

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Once again, it’s become clear that Sean McVay has changed the culture for the Rams in the best way possible, and if his players, including Peters, are proving to be having fun on a weekly basis, it’s only going to increase their chances of winning the Super Bowl.