It’s going to be one helluva Super Bowl Bash
The hope is that Sebastian Joseph Day will be suiting up for Super Bowl LVI. That’s the latest projection from LA Rams head coach Sean McVay. Hey, I’m here and all for it. Sebastian Joseph Day has been a steadily improving defensive lineman for the LA Rams, and he was on pace to have an outstanding career-high season. Unfortunately, he fell to injury in Week 7 and is only now coming back for the team.
He was on pace for 7.5 quarterback sacks, 95 tackles, and 8 tackles for a loss. In many cases, those numbers would be at or greater than two other seasons starting for this defense.
Not only is he projected to return, but he will be healthy, rested, strong, and incredibly motivated to perform when he does. He did not play in the LA Rams playoffs in 2018, having only had post-season experience a year ago. Now he is in the final season of his rookie contract and has one more moment in the spotlight to show up huge to attract the interest of other teams.
SJD going to draw interest
The 2022 NFL Draft does not appear to be deep at the defensive tackle position, and that could make SJD a very attractive free agent for any number of teams. Of course, the LA Rams would love to have him back next year, but at the right price. With Greg Gaines and A’Shawn Robinson playing so well, and with Bobby Brown, Marquise Copeland, Michael Hoecht, and Earnest Brown IV waiting in the wings, the Rams will have plenty of reinforcements returning for the 2022 NFL season.
In the end, they are all players coached by defensive line coach Eric Henderson. Each player understands that they are a unit, a defensive group of players who must run in a pack, work together, and commit to the hard work to get to the top of the food chain in the NFL. This unit has something to prove to themselves and to the rest of the NFL. And against the Cincinnati Bengals, I think that they can make that statement, loud and long.