Matthew Stafford: It’s pretty impressive to watch Robert Woods and Cooper Kupp

NFL: SEP 20 Rams at Eagles
Getty Images

Matthew Stafford is officially a Ram, which means he’ll have to build chemistry with a new group of receivers.

Before Los Angeles announced the addition of DeSean Jackson — whose speed should give the club a deep threat, if healthy — Stafford talked about working with the club’s top two wideouts, Robert Woods and Cooper Kupp. Both players have caught over 90 passes for the last two years, though they each fell just short of reaching 1,000 yards receiving in 2020.

“They just do an outstanding job of getting open,” Stafford said, via Jourdan Rodrigue of TheAthletic.com. “It’s pretty impressive to watch those two guys go. They both do it in their own unique way. They both have an understanding of the game that is pretty impressive — it jumps out on the tape, it jumps out from afar when you’re watching TV. And once they get the ball in their hands, they do a good job of running after the catch, which is huge in this league.”

Stafford also said he’s been in contact with Woods and Kupp since the trade went down. It remains to be seen what kind of offseason program the NFL will have, but the QB will have plenty of time to establish a rapport with his new group of weapons before Week 1.

6 responses to “Matthew Stafford: It’s pretty impressive to watch Robert Woods and Cooper Kupp

  1. If what John Madden once said is true, this is encouraging. He said,”The best way to gain more yards is advance the ball down the field from the line of scrimmage.”

  2. Stafford and some of his receivers used West Bloomfield High School to work on rapport, route running and passing plays. Sure he will do something like that in LA.

  3. So now he’s knocking Golladay & Jones?
    Was a fan but to hear him talk since he left Detroit shows me he’s not a winner. Good QB but doesn’t elevate his teammates. He’s needs a really strong supporting cast to win.

    Encouraging yes but doesn’t guarantee wins.

  4. Mathew Stafford has a different leadership/management style that’s an acquired taste for some fans. He prefers to lead by example and not so much verbally. NFL fans have misconstrued this aspect of his personality his whole career.

  5. Still need more speed. Jackson is good for three or fewer games and Woods and Kupp are possession types.

  6. I thought Stafford was closer to retirement ( with health and family issues) than a shocking trade that even required the Rams to give up two No. 1s in addition to Goff. How long can the Rams GM last as he leads the franchise into oblivion?

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to leave a comment. Not a member? Register now!

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.