Punt the thing
Of course, very little needs to be done to improve the Rams punting game. That is thanks to the LA Rams All-Pro punter Johnny Hekker, who is a sniper with those long booming punts. And he has earned the All-Pro designation four years running. So can Hekker improve his game under Bonamego’s tutelage?
Perhaps. After all, there are gross punting yards, and then there are net yards which factor in punt returns. So if there is an area to improve, it would be getting more coffin kicks to go out of bounds inside the 20-yard line. A minor matter, but it could reap huge benefits for the team in the end.
So the only thing left the young talented players hoping to make the LA Rams 2020 roster via the special teams’ route. And the list of the 22 players signed to the team vying for the limited roster spots is very impressive. Take your time and read through the small speedsters who can run the ball back for nearly a 30-yard average, the big bodies who will fight at the line of scrimmage for a position, or the fast big thumpers who can get down the field quickly and deliver a bone-shaking tackle in coverage.
Bonamego has a fine eye for talent, and it truly showed in the players selected by the team this year. Better still, he made his point when it came to player signings after the NFL Draft. Look for some rapid repairs to the LA Rams special teams play, folks. And that could be just enough to get the Rams back into the NFL playoffs in 2020.