When seeing some of the struggles behind Marcus Peters as of late, the Los Angeles Rams clearly need Aqib Talib back more than ever on defense.
At first, all seemed to be going great for Peters with the Rams when seeing how he started off hot with an interception returned for a touchdown in the opener against the Oakland Raiders, but also many believed the cornerback benefitted from playing alongside Aqib Talib.
Rightfully so, Talib has been considered one of the top cornerbacks in the league for just about his entire career, and the thought of the veteran teaming up with another defender on the rise in Peters brought all sorts of excitement to Los Angeles on defense.
With that being said, Talib’s last game happened to come back in Week 3 during a win over the Los Angeles Chargers, as the cornerback has unfortunately been dealing with an ankle injury, although the team did recently receive some good news.
If all continues to go well over the next couple of weeks, Talib hopes to be back in action when Los Angeles returns from the bye week so he can play during the team’s Week 13 meeting with the Detroit Lions, which would be huge.
Whether it was allowing teams in the Minnesota Vikings and Seattle Seahawks to score 31 points in back-to-back weeks or even the first loss by the Rams last weekend in which they gave up 45 points, it’s no secret how much the cornerback position has been struggling. And even though it’s unfair to put a majority of the blame on one individual, that’s not going to take any of the frustration towards Peters away.
Michael Thomas wasn’t the first receiver to have his way when being covered by Peters this season, and the pressure on him to bounce back against the Seahawks this weekend is higher than ever.
The return of Talib at the beginning of December isn’t going to solve all of the issues Peters has been displaying as of late, but maybe the duo will return to their early form from the beginning of the season.
If that does end up happening, Los Angeles will be in great shape for what will hopefully be an epic playoff run with better results than last January in which they were sent home right away during Wild Card Weekend.