The case for TE Everett
Tight end Gerald Everett suffered from a bruise on his lower back this week and was rested several days to help the mending process along. While Everett is certainly one of the Rams featured receivers, he was not featured in week one. In fact, he was only targetted twice before leaving the game early with a bruised back. He caught one pass for seven yards. That’s really not muc to get excited about. Ho-hum.
Los Angeles Rams
Could you blame the Philadelphia Eagles for overlooking Everett as they try to game plan to stop the more active Rams receivers in this game? After all, the Rams have four very good wide receivers and another tight end who we have yet to get to. All the while, the Rams remain very confident that if they throw the ball his way, he’ll make the catch.
He has big game potential
Gerald Everett may not get a steady diet of ten or more targets per game. But when he does, he can put up some impressive numbers. The Rams targetting him for more than 10 times in three games in 2019. In those games, he averaged 82 yards receiving. He even put up a touchdown in a game at Atlanta.
Now the Rams have an opportunity to go his direction. He wasn’t targeted much in week one. He left the game early. There are questions about his health and how effectively he can play for 60 minutes on the road. Everything says that the LA Rams will look elsewhere. That’s exactly why I believe he may be targetted in this one. The Eagles have cornerbacks, not safeties or linebackers, who can provide pass coverage. At 6-foot-3 and 240-pounds, he is a pretty good target for this one.