Will LA Rams rookie RB Cam Akers recharge the offense?

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Will LA Rams rookie RB Cam Akers recharge the offense?

After the LA Rams struggled to run the ball in week four against the New York Giants, there are a lot of questions and few answers running around in the minds of Rams supporters. The Rams seemed to be stuck in limbo against the Giants where their choice for running backs was concerned. The Giants were playing extremely physical upfront.

While the Rams would have loved for the big play ability of Darrell Henderson to take a large role in the game, head coach Sean McVay opted to use Malcolm Brown‘s physicality more in the week four contest.  While we will discuss the who’s, how’s, and why’s at length in a future article, the decision emphasized the reason the Rams opted to draft rookie running back Cam Akers in the first place. In an old-fashioned NFL slugfest, the Rams will look for a physical running back. And Cam Akers fits the description nicely.

Akers status upgraded, and just in time

But Akers was out, nursing a rib injury. For the majority of the week leading up to the Rams fourth game of the season, Akers’s status was day-by-day.  Unfortunately, he was inactive to face the Giants, as he may have been an ideal option for the Rams running lethargy.   But good things come in time, and it appears that rookie RB Cam Akers is ready to resume running for the Rams once more.

Akers is back when the Rams need him.

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As was the case for Jordan Fuller’s return to the defense, Akers does not fix everything for the offense. But his availability comes at an opportune time for the Rams offense, as the team needs a third option for the running game.