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 Thursday August 9th about your Los Angeles Rams:
BEST OF L.A.
The NFL Network’s ‘Good Morning Football’ crew debated who the best player in the city of Los Angeles is this week. GMFB’s Nate Burleson believes the best player in L.A. is Rams’ running back Todd Gurley, while his counterpart Peter Schrager tabbed Chargers’ quarterback Philip Rivers as the top player in the city.
There was also plenty of chatter about about Rams’ defensive end Aaron Donald, who has not yet reported to training camp amidst contract negotiations.
KUPP IS THE REAL DEAL
NFL.com’s Gil Brandt names six players who will live up to the hype and “will not be one-year wonders.” Brandt named Rams’ sophomore wideout Cooper Kupp in his list, and believes the Eastern Washington product will be even better in 2018 alongside fellow receiver Brandin Cooks.
Here is what Brandt had to say about Kupp:
Cooper Kupp, WR, Los Angeles Rams: Kupp finished 2017 with 62 catches for 869 yards and five touchdowns, all records for a Rams rookie. He also had five touchdowns and was targeted a team-high 94 times by Jared Goff. The targets will come down, now that Brandin Cooks is in the fold. But adding Cooks should actually make Kupp more dangerous overall. Ever since his days at Eastern Washington, it seems like people have been looking for reasons to say Kupp won't do well -- and he's never stopped proving his doubters wrong. He might not have blazing speed, but he works hard and has great receiving skills, and I think he's firmly established himself as a top-end No. 2 pass catcher.
AQIB TALIB INSTA
Corner Aqib Talib took to social media on Wednesday, fielding questions from fans in his Instagram story.
Former Broncos writer, Nicki Jhabvala shared a screenshot of Talib shouting out his current defensive coordinator and showing his fans from Denver some love.
Talib played four seasons in Denver, two under Phillips.