When the LA Rams claimed outside linebacker Jamir Jones off the Pittsburgh Steelers waiver wire, the most optimistic view was that he might be able to play a small rotational role for the defense until starting OLB Justin Hollins could return from injured reserve.
Jones was claimed by the LA Rams on September 29, 2021, and he has already made a positive impact on the team. Curiously enough, his play on special teams, not defense, has already raised an eyebrow and caught the attention of the coaching staff.
In just his first game as an LA Rams player, in just eight snaps on special teams, Jamir Jones managed to block a Seattle Seahawks punt. But this one was the beginning of one of the wackiest plays I’d ever witnessed in football.
After his initial kick was blocked, Seattle Seahawks punter Michael Dickson raced to recover the football, and just as he arrived at the original line of scrimmage, he hoofed the back a second time.
The officials in the broadcast booth questioned the ruling on the football field. But apparently after reviewing the play and the rule book, the play was discovered to be a legal kick. Okay. You learn something new every day.
It may not have panned out the way the Rams would have wanted, but the Rams did block a punt. If you didn’t know who Jamir Jones was before Week 5, you should know who he is soon enough.