The interesting news of the day is that Jalen Ramsey began practicing today. He won’t be playing this weekend, but it’s good that he’s out there working.
We don’t want to rush things and get him hurt again, so we’ll see where this goes. Our D has been the weak link this season, so hopefully he lives up to the All-Pro hype, if and when he takes the field.
Next up, we travel to the NFC Champion Eagles. I hear a lot of talk about the Eagle defense, and I know they are formidable, but I don’t know if they are THAT good. I think the Buffalo D is better, and we matched them score-for-score early on, until Mike McDaniel got cute and made no adjustments after the Bills started coming after Tua.
If the Eagles try that same tactic, and if McD learns a lesson and helps Tua, we can reach at least 30 points. Again.
Can our own D stop Jalen Hurts? (By the way, how many Jalens are in this game?) We probably cannot stop him, because we haven’t stopped anyone lately. But if our D bears down and gets a few 3-and-outs, we can capitalize. The Eagles will score. We just have to ensure they don’t score every single drive. If that works out, we can pull off a road upset.
What do you guys think?
In other news…I have a good friend who is a diehard and knowledgeable Rams fan. He called me today to ask my take on Myles Gaskin, who the Rams just signed. I was kinda thinking that Miami would have re-signed Gaskin this week with Brooks and Achane both out, and Jeff Wilson not quite ready. But the Rams snatched him first.
I told my friend that Gaskin was small but fast/shifty. Too small to be a good blocker, but he was loyal and never whined about playing time. We cut him because we didn’t have room, not because his playing was poor. We wish him the best in L.A.