The case for WR Kupp
This week, I’ve heard two different non-Rams podcasts discuss the LA Rams wide receivers, and in both cases, they used words like ‘good, not great’, ‘decent, but not Top-10’, one even said ‘I would take any of the Cowboys top three receivers before I would even consider one from the LA Rams’. Yes, the subjective bias is that deep. There is a part of me that wants to rage. But there is another part, a wiser part, that sits back and chuckles. If that is what they think, let them.
After all, the LA Rams were only one of three NFL teams to boast two 1000 yard receivers. This is Cooper Kupp’s fourth NFL season, and if you remove half of 2018 where he sat out half the year to an ACL injury, he has been incredibly impressive. Now in his fourth NFL season, the Rams are confident that Kupp will once again catch a lot of passes for a lot of yards. Kupp was the 12th-best wide receiver in 2019. This year, he’s hoping to do better.
Bigger and better things in 2020
Kupp started out in 2019 with just 46 yards receiving. In his second game, he hauled in 120 yards receiving and started a four-game streak where he caught 100+ yards. It began with a 27-9 victory over the revenge-minded New Orleans Saints. This week, while not motivated by revenge but rather Eagles’ desperation for a win, the Rams could execute a similar offensive game-plan to feature the always dangerous Kupp.
The Rams have a lot of weapons to use this week and any one of which could unleash 100 yards or more of receiving yards. If I am stumped and have been covering the Rams all year, imagine how confusing this all must seem to the Eagles as they prepare to face the Rams on Sunday. With the game now less than 24 hours away, we’ll know soon enough. In the meantime, let us know who might finish this one with over 100 yards receiving.