The case for RB Henderson
If you think that the LA Rams have all but forgotten running back Darrell Henderson, you are not alone. In the first game, Henderson carried the ball three times for six yards. No more, no less. No pass was thrown his way. Not much to get excited about. No reason to circle Henderson in the video room and call out to the defense to keep an eye on this guy.
This is exactly why I think the LA Rams may run a greater portion of the offense through him. Henderson has been a player with potential. Always so much potential. In 14 NFL games, he has carried the ball just 42 times. That is just three times per game. Either the Rams are not impressed, or the Rams are waiting for the right occasion to unleash the Henderson playbook. This weekend would be one of those ‘right occasions’.
Keep ’em guessing
The Rams know each week that the next opponent, in fact, the rest of the NFL, is keeping an eye on the Rams offense. No, the Rams are not the only offense in the NFL. But the team has been one of the innovators since head coach Sean McVay has arrived. The Rams continue to move the ball each year. How do they do that? Keep ’em guessing.
The Rams have a lot of weapons on offense, and several are making NFL headlines this week by getting extended by the team. Like any good magic act, the Rams have everyone in Philadelphia looking at Woods and Kupp. Darrell Henderson finally becomes the offensive weapon in the passing game that many have hoped for. He’s too fast for linebackers, and putting him on a passing route simply overwhelms the Eagles secondary. If the Rams call his number, he’ll deliver with a huge day.