Topic II: The LA Rams battered secondary continues to step up
Despite injuries that have all but decimated the LA Rams’ secondary, younger players continue to step up in a huge way to fill in. The problem is, injuries have continued to plague the Rams on an almost weekly basis. So, let’s line up all of the Rams’ injured defensive backs already this season.
DB Troy Hill is on injured reserve. Promising rookie Quentin Lake is on the IR/PUP list. The Rams will be without rookie DB Cobie Durant (hamstring) and DB David Long Jr. (groin) in Week 4 as well. But the team is getting back DB Jordan Fuller and rookie DB Derion Kendrick this week.
DBs returning to the roster
The good thing is that the Rams are starting to get some defensive backs healed up and back on the active roster
Continuity is a vital component to ensuring the best pass defense, and that is something that has come in a very small supply so far for the Rams’ secondary.
There is a great deal of communication that must happen on each play among the players in the secondary. Over time, those players begin to understand one another, and how each player in the group sees the offensive play as it unfolds in front of them. The Rams’ defensive backs have not had that luxury, as it’s a new group of players each week. Still, the defense did not allow a passing touchdown to the Arizona Cardinals.
That’s a feat worth applauding.