Saturday, September 5, 2009
The Rams' offense beyond Steven Jackson
By Mike Sando ESPN.com
Career Receiving Touchdowns
Posted by ESPN.com's Mike Sando
The Rams' offense goes through Steven Jackson. The Rams' offense is Steven Jackson.
Exhibit A: Samkon Gado is the No. 2 running back for now.
Exhibit B: The Rams' current wide receivers have combined for three six touchdown receptions.
Exhibit C: The Rams' current wide receivers combined to start 13 games last season, 12 by Donnie Avery.
Exhibit D: Quarterback Marc Bulger is coming off two rough seasons and a broken finger.
Avery is an ascending young player. Fellow receiver Laurent Robinson has exceeded expectations after a disappointing start to his career in Atlanta. Tight end Randy McMichael is back from a broken leg. Beyond those counterpoints, it's tough mustering any traction when attempting to paint the Rams' offense as multidimensional.
The Rams will presumably consider all options -- waiver claims, trades, you name it -- in attempting to add offensive firepower.