LA Rams: Sebastian Joseph Day isn’t screwing around in 2021

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As the LA Rams fans look to the bottom of the roster towards the players who stand uncomfortably on the bubble, there are still stories and reasons to look up. One such player who is making a quiet name for himself on the list of 2021 NFL Players watch list is LA Rams nose tackle Sebastian Joseph Day.

He has steadily grown stronger, more powerful, and more productive each year of the past three NFL seasons. Now entering his fourth season, his contract year, this young man is not likely to be holding anything back in his quest to get to the quarterback and tackle the ball carrier. If the Rams are to have any chance at competing in Super Bowl LVI at SoFi Stadium, Joseph-Day will need to play a large part in getting them there.  So far, it appears that he is happy to take on the responsibility.

In fact, he may be taking it so seriously that he doesn’t realize his own strength any longer.

What did he do? Well in the practice drills today, he apparently has such a power rep that he broke the blocking sled. Yes, seriously.

The entire event is a bit unbelievable. After all, If you had to guess who busted the equipment, the first name to come to mind would likely be Aaron Donald. A’Shawn Robinson might come next. Finally, rookie Bobby Brown III may come to mind.

But Sebastian Joseph Day appears to no longer be as content to be off the radar of so many. Not only is he more powerful this year, but he has trained hard in the offseason to improve his pass rush.  He’s playing for his payday contract, whether or not that happens by the hands of the LA Rams organization. And that’s okay because to get the big payday, he has to prove to the NFL that he is worth it. That means that the LA Rams will benefit from it.

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Many expect the LA Rams defense to regress this year. I’m not convinced that it does. The 2021 version of SJD is far stronger than the 2020 model. I suspect that his teammates have done the same.