Each weekday, theRams.com will be taking a look around the internet for the top Rams headlines of the day. Here’s a look at what’s out there for Monday, June 3 about your Los Angeles Rams.
In the name of the ongoing NBA Finals, NFL.com’s Bucky Brooks drew some NBA comparisons in his latest ranking of the league’s top receiving corps. For the Rams, Brooks says there is no “lead receiver” on any given night.
No. 4 Los Angeles Rams (Starting five: Brandin Cooks, Robert Woods, Cooper Kupp, Tyler Higbee, Gerald Everett.) “Cooks, Woods and Kupp share duties as the lead receiver on the team based on weekly matchups and McVay's creativity. The Rams' clever play-action system creates opportunities down the field with that trio attacking voids at the intermediate level. Higbee and Everett fly a bit under the radar, but they have the capacity to win their one-on-one matchups against linebackers and safeties. NBA comparison: Utah Jazz.”
For Brooks’ full list and more on the Rams, click here.
THE FRANCHISE QB
Ali Bhanpuri of NFL.com tabbed former Ram Kurt Warner as the team’s top signal caller of all time last week. Bhanpuri credits Warner’s quick work and the accolades that followed while running the offense in St. Louis.
“Warner made just 50 starts for the Rams, but boy, was he efficient, piling up two MVPs, two first-team All-Pros, three Pro Bowls and the franchise's first and only Super Bowl title in that span. Warner certainly benefited from playing in an offense with two Hall of Famers (Orlando Pace, Marshall Faulk) and two game-changing receivers (Torry Holt, Isaac Bruce). But No. 13 was the conductor of the "Show", and under his direction, the Rams produced two of the best offensive seasons of all time.”
For more on the Rams’ quarterback history and the complete NFC West franchise QB list, click here.
Check out photos of week two of the Los Angeles Rams during OTAs.
BORTLES ENJOYING L.A.
The Rams got their backup for quarterback Jared Goff earlier this offseason, adding quarterback Blake Bortles. Last week, Bortles seemed pleased with his time in L.A. so far, catching up with Gary Klein of the L.A. Times.
“Seeing how he coaches, how all the other coaches coach and how the guys are receptive and take it, I’ve never seen anything like it,” Bortles told Klein last week.
Bortles started 73-of-75 games played over the past six seasons in Jacksonville. He threw 13 touchdowns and 11 interceptions, while competing 60 percent of his passes in 2018.
For more on how Bortles is fitting in with the Rams, click here.