Percolating on the LA Rams’ RB options: “The Usual Suspects”

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With this week’s news of LA Rams‘ RB Cam Akers’ Achilles heel injury and the distinct possibility he will miss the remainder of the season, of course, speculation quickly ensued (just throw a rock in any direction) about finding a  suitable replacement.

Then comes a list of all the available free-agent RBs, who I now equate with being in the police lineup scene from the classic “The Usual Suspects” movie. Line ’em all up against that wall with the tape measure markings which show how tall they are. Then look at ’em all from behind a double mirror.

Now, take your time, and just tell us who’s the running back you saw on the evening in question, Ma’am.

Seems as if such a lineup shapes up with veterans Adrian Peterson and Todd Gurley standing front and center, surrounded by Duke Johnson, Deion Lewis, LeSean McCoy, and Le’Veon Bell.

(Just read where the Rams’ new WR DeSean Jackson has already tried to reach out and recruit McCoy into coming to LA, too.  DJax wanting to bring back a few Philly bandmates, I suppose.) Also, let’s clarify something because accuracy bothers me. LeSean McCoy was born in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, not Pittsburgh as some other “news” outlets have erroneously reported. Pittsburgh, like Philadelphia, is located at the far end of the state and is three hours’ drive-time away from Harrisburg. Harrisburg is located in the south-central part of the state and is just one hour north of Baltimore, MD.

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Okay, fact-checking aside now. Here is the video interview of McCoy sharing that he has been contacted about that LA Rams ‘presumed” opening. He admittedly would love to play on this team.

For now, however, the Rams say they are standing pat, waiting to see some training camp film and pre-season game performances out of the RBs they already got on their roster.