LA Rams teammates love DL Greg Gaines performance, here’s why…

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While his selfless mindset may not have gotten NFL scouts and analysts all abuzz, the LA Rams, boasting Donald on the defensive line, saw the potential of adding a defensive lineman to the rotation who could take on some of the blockers who routinely double and triple-teamed their star defender on the line of scrimmage. That’s the LA Rams calling card on the defensive line. That is why DL Coach Eric Henderson is so very good at what he does.

The only thing is, a selfless player who consumes blocks does not often ‘stand out,’ in training camp or practice drills. It’s difficult to truly assess the individual contribution of a player who flourishes when lined up with his teammates. It’s that synergy, that cohesive chemistry, that is so very difficult to pick out in individual drills.  And that is why it sometimes takes time for stars to rise from the ranks of reserves and backups to starter and star.

Gaines gets respect from teammates and more

Make no mistake. Greg Gaines is an NFL starter. And furthermore, Greg Gaines is an NFL star. Don’t believe me? Just ask his teammates, starting with All-Pro veteran outside linebacker Von Miller:

Or what about another teammate, defensive lineman A’Shawn Robinson, who gives kudos to Gaines for being a beast on film:

What about the views of NFL Network analyst, Steve Wyche? He has plenty of praise to heap on the young Rams standout defensive lineman.

It’s pretty clear that the Rams have plenty of respect for Gaines. And why not? He is showing up huge on the football field each week. But what about behind Gaines?

The LA Rams have Bobby Brown III, Marquise Copeland, and Michael Hoecht, who are all training to deliver the goods when their number is called. Even though they may not be ready to shine just yet, they will when the Rams defense needs them. For now, this is Greg Gaines’s moment to shine. But don’t tell him that. You see, he doesn’t seek out the spotlight. He just hates to let his teammates down.

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