LA Rams woeful season is over for WR Allen Robinson

Mandatory Credit: Chuck Cook-USA TODAY Sports
Mandatory Credit: Chuck Cook-USA TODAY Sports /
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When it rains, it pours. The LA Rams have struggled to keep offensive linemen healthy enough to start for two consecutive games, but that wave of injuries appears to have sought out new positions to lay waster to on the LA Rams roster. Right now, that position is wide receiver.

The LA Rams season, already struggling to find anything positive this season, suffered a serious blow when the Rams’ top offensive weapon, wide receiver Cooper Kupp, was injured and sidelined on November 16th. Now the LA Rams have learned that the team’s second wide receiver, veteran wide receiver Allen Robinson, is now injured and will be out for the rest of the season due to a surprising foot injury.

That has set the Rams’ situation to an even more desperately worse matter.

For the season, Robinson has caught 33 of 52 passes thrown his way (63.5 percent catch rate) for 339 yards and three touchdowns. Career-wise, this has been one of the least productive seasons for Allen Robinson. But much of that can be attributable to a lack of targets, and that has more to do with the LA Rams’ offense than his ability as a receiver. He did move the chains 23 times, and his three touchdowns tie now-Jacksonville Jaguars RB Darrell Henderson Jr. for second place in terms of scoring for the Rams.

Without Robinson now, the LA Rams’ entire complement of receivers consists of players who are still on their rookie contracts. That is a bit of a surprise but truly illustrates just how young this Rams roster is beneath the veneer of the one or two veteran players at each position.

As far as remaining talent, the Rams’ offense is clearly not as dangerous without Kupp or Robinson, but the receiver room remains loaded with talent. While young wide receiver Van Jefferson has himself been injured and missed plenty of time this season, he is quite capable of putting up 100+ receiving yards and a 1000-yard season. His teammate, WR Tutu Atwell, has proven to be able to score from almost anywhere on the football field.

The Rams had invested all their marbles into the play of starting quarterback Matthew Stafford, creating plenty of downside for the team’s readiness for those occasions when Stafford could not suit up.  That was clearly all on display when backup quarterback Bryce Perkins only completed 13 of 23 passes for 100 yards, one touchdown, and two interceptions.

The LA Rams have a chance to get looks at their entire group of young receivers. But in all honesty, this won’t be a solution to the woes that play this offense this season. It could be a key to rebounding in 2023, though.

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