LA Rams TE Tyler Higbee proves 2019 finish was no fluke

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LA Rams tight end Tyler Higbee proved that December 2019 was not a fluke

LA Rams tight end Tyler Higbee performed at an incredible pace in December 2019. His 522 yards receiving in that month was the best offensive production of any NFL receiver. Of course, the LA Rams needed to run two tight ends to help the offensive line block, and his teammate Gerald Everett was nursing an injury at the time. So he lined up with TE Johnny Mundt and became a primary target in the offense.

The Rams offensive line is healthy once more this year. And the players are blocking rather well early in the season. So the question has been, will the Rams pass the ball to Tyler Higbee this year?  So far, that seems to be yes.  After all, the Rams have thrown his way nine times in two games, and he’s caught eight of them.

TD Ty strikes gold in Philly

The cherry on top of that sundae had to be his latest three-touchdown performance in Philadelphia, a team that boasts two solid tight ends in Zach Ertz and Dallas Goedert. It was the second game, a game when the Rams felt confident in testing the Eagles slot cornerback Nickell Robey-Coleman.  You may recognize the name. He is the former Rams that told the Eagles everything he knew about the Rams.

Turns out he didn’t know that much at all. Or perhaps simply not as much as he thought he did.

The Rams offense getting better

The LA Rams seemed to have an even greater command at offense in their second outing. Quarterback Jared Goff began a perfect 13 of 13 passes to start the game before his first incompletion happened near the closing minutes of the first half. He ended the game 20 for 27 with 267 passing yards and three touchdowns.  Those touchdowns were all thrown to Higbee.

There are 14 games left to play. Higbee is currently at just 94 yards receiving, which is only good for the 62nd-ranked receiver in the NFL. But his three touchdowns place him as the second-ranked scoring receiver in the NFL this year. For comparison purposes, teammate WR Cooper Kupp is the 32nd ranked receiver in the NFL after two games, and WR Robert Woods is the 34th ranked receiver in the NFL.

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Oh, about Nickell Robey Coleman spilling his guts? He never denied a pass targeting him.  So spill away.  Those who can’t act, critique movies. Those who can’t defend, spill their guts.