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I just think he was undervalued

June 12, 2019 07:19AM
David Deacon
Robert Woods had plenty of question marks about him when the Rams signed him to what was though of as a big deal. .

To be honest? And this is just my view. I don't think Woods had a single legit question mark at the time they signed him. I just think that he had modest production in a Buffalo offense that was 31st and 32nd in passing attempts the last 2 years he was there. Buffalo also tended to feature S.Watkins, who was there before Woods and on top of it Watkins was a first rounder they had traded up for (giving up a 1st round pick in the process). I think that all just led him to being less "name brand." But when Watkins missed a few games in a row, Woods came through and his production went right up.

The flip side of outperforming your contract is that you are underpaid for what you are.

And I don't think Woods changed when he came to the Rams. I think he got an opportunity, and took good advantage of it. And yes there were some people saying in 2017, before the season, that he was capable of that.

Here are some telling numbers from Buffalo, 2016. Watkins was out for games 3-9. (Their bye week was week 10.) Woods played games 1-13. In the 6 games with Watkins playing, Woods averaged 3.3 targets per game. In the games Woods played with Watkins out, RW averaged 8 targets per game. So he more than doubled his targets when Watkins was out. With Watkins playing too, Woods averaged 25 yards a game. Without Watkins, he averaged 66 yards a game. I think that at the time, that already indicated he could reach a 70 catches/1000 yards standard with the Rams...which he did in 2018 (86/1219). (He missed games hurt in 2017....with the same numbers extrapolated, if he had played all 16 games in 2017 he would have gotten 81/1136).


Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 06/12/2019 07:21AM by zn.

  Robert Woods has out-produced contract/PFT

RamBill368June 11, 2019 03:54AM

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Rams43125June 11, 2019 05:05AM

  Re: yet another reminder

Speed_Kills153June 11, 2019 05:56AM

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zn153June 11, 2019 06:17AM

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CraigMatson99June 11, 2019 09:11AM

  Quite a 180

PHDram107June 11, 2019 09:26AM

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CraigMatson91June 11, 2019 09:54AM

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Classicalwit73June 11, 2019 10:58AM

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zn79June 11, 2019 11:43AM

  another "meh on Woods" guy here......

21Dog64June 11, 2019 11:15PM

  Re: another "meh on Woods" guy here......

LMU9352June 12, 2019 02:49AM

  Re: yet another reminder

Scottish Ram68June 11, 2019 10:32AM

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AlbaNY_Ram29June 12, 2019 09:16AM

  Out performing your contract that is the goal.

David Deacon51June 12, 2019 03:09AM

  I just think he was undervalued

zn60June 12, 2019 07:19AM

  Shiny Objects

ramBRO48June 12, 2019 08:20AM

  or, in 2013....

LMU9328June 13, 2019 03:14AM

  Re: I just think he was undervalued

David Deacon32June 12, 2019 09:06AM

  Re: Robert Woods has out-produced contract/PFT

george_allen36June 12, 2019 05:02PM

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Rams4332June 13, 2019 06:51AM