LA Rams, like Steeley Dan, going back, Jack, do it again

Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports /

In 2021, the LA Rams suffered repeated injuries at the running back, defensive back, and outside linebacker positions. Then, after the season began, the team suffered additional multiple injuries to the offensive line, tight ends, and to wide receivers.

The LA Rams seem to be stuck on an eight-track tape (it’s a Boomer baby thing). So far this season, the LA Rams have been hammered with injuries to running backs, defensive backs, outside linebackers, and offensive linemen. Even WR Van Jefferson is adding to the growing list of wounded players.

We know that rookie running back Kyren Williams is already battling through his second significant injury, and he has yet to carry the football for the Rams this season. But you can add bigger-bodied RB Trey Ragas to the injured rushers list too.  Like the song lyrics from the 1970s rock group Steely Dan, even though you know it ends up in disaster, you go back, jack, and do it again.

It’s deja vu all over again for the LA Rams on the injury front. Oftentimes it’s the healthiest team that wins it all, and right now, that team is not the Rams. The Rams have lost both OL Logan Bruss and OL Tremayne Anchrum for the season. OT Joseph Noteboom is fighting through an MCL strain. And OL Brian Allen is still out following a knee procedure.

Veteran outside linebacker Daniel Hardy sustained a high ankle sprain and will be out for the early part of the season. What about the injury to veteran Leonard Floyd?

We know that safety Dan Isom was placed on the practice squad IR. Now, it seems that other defensive backs are fighting off injuries as well.

More wounded to worry about

Two Rams defensive backs, Troy Hill and Cobie Durant are now reportedly fighting off injuries.

The LA Rams have played just two games, but already have three players on IR, two practice squad players on IR, one player on the PUP/IR list, one player suspended, and nearly a half dozen or so players working through injuries.  That is a significant portion of the team’s roster that is either out of action or not at full health.

And this is just two weeks into the 2022 NFL season.

The Rams need to get healthy quickly. The team faces two NFC West Division rivals in the next two weeks, traveling to the Arizona Cardinals in Week 3, then to the San Francisco 49ers in Week 4. The Rams could either be in a great position to win the division by the end of October 2022 or have dug themselves a huge hole.

Let’s hope the Rams get healthy, find ways to win, and set themselves up to be in the discussion for another NFL Playoff berth. The Rams had to fight through overwhelming adversity in 2021 to win it all. Well, looks like the Rams are going to go back, Jack, and do it again.

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