For the most part, Jalen Ramsey looked solid in his debut with the Los Angeles Rams last weekend to help defeat the Atlanta Falcons.
Despite Jalen Ramsey previously missing the last couple of games with the Jacksonville Jaguars before his trade to the Los Angeles Rams due to an injury, the star cornerback was able to suit up for Week 7 against the Atlanta Falcons.
For obvious reasons, the Rams were beyond thrilled to have Ramsey in the mix for their meeting with the Falcons to help keep Julio Jones in check, despite the fact that it was a quick turnaround after only coming on board a few days before.
When it comes to a player like Jones, Los Angeles knew the Falcons wideout would most likely find a way to get the football in his hands, and in a way, it was a relief to see him only catch six passes for 93 yards since this could have been much worse.
All things considered, Ramsey deserves plenty of credit for keeping Jones in check as much as he did since the new Rams cornerback was already at a disadvantage of having to play catch up on defense leading up to Sunday’s contest.
And while it seems easy to understand why Ramsey wouldn’t be completely satisfied for his performance, he shouldn’t be beating himself up too much about it.
No matter how great certain players happen to be, it’s never an easy task to join a team, and make an immediate impact right away since it can take time to adjust to playing in a new system, but from an overall perspective, Ramsey looked pretty solid.
If anything, Ramsey should be thrilled over how the next two weeks look for Los Angeles, and how this appears to be the perfect opportunity for him to become more comfortable with his new defense.
Not only do the Rams have one of the most favorable matchups for Week 8 in London against the winless Cincinnati Bengals, but as a result of the upcoming trip, the team will be on the bye the following week.
In other words, by the time Week 10 rolls around, Ramsey should feel a lot more comfortable on defense for Los Angeles to help put the Rams in better position to finish the final two months on one of the strongest notes possible.
As mentioned before, from a competitive standpoint, it’s easy to understand Ramsey feeling somewhat frustrated over his Week 7 performance, but once the next few weeks fly by, this shouldn’t be an issue at all for the Rams defender.