Sean McVay: I have to do a better job getting DeSean Jackson involved in the Rams’ offense

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The Rams’ passing game has performed well this season, but wide receiver DeSean Jackson has not been a part of it. Rams coach Sean McVay says that needs to change.

Jackson has just two catches for 21 yards this season, and yesterday he played only three snaps in Indianapolis. McVay said today that Jackson isn’t injured and wasn’t benched, it was just that the Rams didn’t call for the right personnel groupings to get him on the field.

“I’ve got to figure out a better way of getting him involved in the rotation,” McVay said, via Greg Beacham of the Associated Press.

Jackson will turn 35 this season and has struggled to stay healthy in recent years, but the Rams still hope he can become a big-play threat in McVay’s offense.

21 responses to “Sean McVay: I have to do a better job getting DeSean Jackson involved in the Rams’ offense

  1. A home run hitter doesn’t go up there looking to hit a home run every at bat. You wait until you get the right pitch. Sometimes you can win without any home runs.

  2. We have such an abundance of receivers who can stretch the field. It makes sense that teams will now start focusing on how to shut down Cooper Kupp. That will open up opportunities for all of the Rams receivers including Jackson. Stafford connecting with Jackson on deep balls provided some of the most exciting moments during camp.

  3. If you don’t need him right now, keep him fresh for the home stretch.

    35 year old legs are perhaps different than a 44 year old arm?

  4. These days he only seems good for about 3 or 4 games before a trip to the IR. So they might as well pamper him until week 15.

  5. charliecharger says:
    September 20, 2021 at 7:27 pm
    A home run hitter doesn’t go up there looking to hit a home run every at bat. You wait until you get the right pitch. Sometimes you can win without any home runs.
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    Yet out of 30 MLB teams, the two teams that played in the championship had the 5th and 6th most HRs. Tell me when a double or even a triple hit would be better than a HR. A: Never

  6. charliecharger says:

    September 20, 2021 at 7:27 pm

    A home run hitter doesn’t go up there looking to hit a home run every at bat. You wait until you get the right pitch. Sometimes you can win without any home runs

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    No one is saying to throw it to him everytime but that his being on the field and the threat changes a defense and he was only out there for 3 snaps. It would be like benching your homerun champ who hits cleanup but still expecting the other team to pitch to the 3rd batter in the lineup as if the normal cleanup hitter is behind him in the lineup everytime thru the order.

  7. Longtime Rams fan here. McVay said exactly the same thing in late 2018 and all through 2019 when Todd Gurley wasn’t getting any snaps. “It’s just situational, just the personnel groupings, just this or that.” In both cases — Gurley and now Jackson — what McVay was really saying is, the player can’t help us, so I’m not putting him on the field.

  8. Sean McVay :

    “Let me see whether I can create any misdirection by implying that this washed-up husk of a once decent receiver has any gas left in the tank when in point of fact that ship sailed two years ago.”

  9. Translation: McVay heard D Jax mopping on the sidle lines and since he actually likes D Jax he made it an issue when it should never be an issue.

    If I am right… this is not team building Mr McVay

  10. I haven’t followed NFL as much since Covid and its accoutrements. I was genuinely unaware he was still in the league.

  11. Sunday Swami says:
    September 20, 2021 at 9:38 pm
    charliecharger says:

    September 20, 2021 at 7:27 pm

    A home run hitter doesn’t go up there looking to hit a home run every at bat. You wait until you get the right pitch. Sometimes you can win without any home runs

    —————
    No one is saying to throw it to him everytime but that his being on the field and the threat changes a defense and he was only out there for 3 snaps. It would be like benching your homerun champ who hits cleanup but still expecting the other team to pitch to the 3rd batter in the lineup as if the normal cleanup hitter is behind him in the lineup everytime thru the order.
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    I think you’re thinking of a different DeSean Jackson, not the current 35 year old version. Defenses are not recoiling in fear when they see him on the field anymore. They know he is just as likely to pull a hamstring as he is to pull in a pass.

  12. After seeng Goeff in two straight Liions games I see why McVay didnt go father with the Rams. He had the cataliyst of great defensive and offensive players but his weak link was Goeff.
    Goeff mishandles the ball often and seems to react adhoc to the play rather then have the intelligence to know where he needs to go with the ball on any given play. McVey has to be very happy these days.

  13. You just send him deep until he pulls a muscle… Thats the one and only way hes ever been a part of any offense his whole life.

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