LA Rams WR Robert Woods having an under-the-radar season

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Woods is vital to the Rams success

As his teammate Cooper Kupp is on the hunt for the NFL Triple Crown, Woods quietly does his thing. He is the team’s Steady-Freddie, the guy the team can count on each week. But not just for yards and touchdowns.

Woods is the epitome of a coach’s player. He will run decoys. He will clear out a zone for his teammate. He is a willing blocker. He is happy to line up anywhere in the offense and do whatever the team needs him to do.

Woods is on track to put up another 90 catches,1000 yards, and eight touchdowns type of season. Even as Kupp is on track to have one of those seasons rarely witnessed in the NFL, Woods is the guy who makes it all happen. And he does so willingly. He is the guy who is wise enough, savvy enough, to know his time will come. It always does and it will continue to do so.

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Plan B

When Cooper Kupp injured his ACL and was lost to the team halfway through the 2018 NFL season, it was Robert Woods who stepped up and enjoyed his career-best year. 86 catches, 1,219 yards, and six touchdowns were enough to help the team to a 13-3 season and propel them to compete in Super Bowl LIII.

When Kupp was unable to go in the 2020 NFL Playoffs, Woods stepped up once more. His 12 of 18 catches for 96 yards and a touchdown helped the LA Rams advance to the Divisional Round of the NFL Playoffs, farther than any other NFC West team, and further than expected.

In this Rams’ offense, he is the starting point of any Plan B option. He is a physical receiver who can step up to help his quarterback when the game needs an offensive hero. He doesn’t do it for the spotlight, nor for the accolades. He does it because one of his teammates needs help. Robert Woods is all about the team.