In Week 4, the LA Rams had two defensive players show up in the game highlight reel. But it was not for the type of play that you may have expected from Rams outside linebacker Justin Hollins and newly signed outside linebacker Takk McKinley. You see, neither Justin Hollins nor Takk McKinley recorded a quarterback sack in the game.
Takk McKinley played just seven defensive snaps, while Hollins played 33. In the game, Hollins recorded just three tackles. McKinley did not record a single tackle.
In fact, what it was all about was a fracas that began on the sidelines between the two players that required them to be pulled apart by their teammates. It was just one more disappointment in an evening that seemed to be filled with disappointments.
So what was the cause of the argument? Well, clearly emotions and frustrations were running very high among LA Rams players, and that becomes some very dry tinder that ignites as soon as a spark happens. And, in this instance, sparks were flying between the two players.
Ultimately, nothing has occured as a result of the dispute, but it’s pretty clear that the event was not a good look for the team in front of the nation on Monday Night Football.
Nothing should come of it, as long as the Rams start getting production out of both players. At the moment, the Rams have just one quarterback sack and 14 tackles from Hollins and await production out of McKinley.
Despite the lack of quarterback sacks this year, the Rams’ defense is doing about as well as expected. Unfortunately, the same cannot be said for the Rams’ offense, which is flirting with performing among the worst-ranked offenses in the NFL right now.