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February 06, 2020 03:28PM
Maybe the light came on for McVay rather than Higbee ...

I think w/teh Everett and Cooks injuries and the OL struggles the Rams were compelled to try something different. That included more Goff rollouts, and greater use of Higbee in both the run and pass game. He responded very nicely, McVay rolled with success, and he kept producing.

So I don't def don't think the "light came on" for Higbee. Given the same opportunity earlier in the earlier he would have responded in the same way. It's not like he was a rookie or even a second-year player. The "opportunity came on" for Higbee. Nor do I think the light came on for McVay, exactly. Circumstances led him to rely more on Higbee, it worked out very nicely indeed, and he went with it.

It's tempting to ask why McVay didn't realize what Higbee was capable of earlier, but I'm not sure that's fair. The offense did QUITE nicely in McVay's previous couple years. Whose touches should have been reduced to make sure Higbee got the ball more often in previous years? Gurley? Woods? Cooks? Kupp? And I still think Everett can be a stud receiver at TE.

The good news - the GREAT news - is that, especially if Cooks comes back strong, is that our Rams have an embarrassment of riches at the receiving positions. Just need an OL that can buy Goff time to get them the ball.

  Tyler Higbee went from overlooked TE to top-75 player in NFL

RamBill439February 05, 2020 05:50AM

  Re: Tyler Higbee went from overlooked TE to top-75 player in NFL

Rams43151February 05, 2020 06:39AM

  Re: Tyler Higbee is an example

Speed_Kills171February 05, 2020 06:42AM

  Re: Tyler Higbee is an example

Rams43136February 05, 2020 06:50AM

  Re: Tyler Higbee is an example

Classicalwit137February 05, 2020 06:58PM

  Not sure about that

Suh-weet!137February 05, 2020 07:13PM

  Re: Not sure about that

Scottish Ram103February 06, 2020 02:34AM

  Higbee's usage

LMU9395February 06, 2020 11:57AM

  Re: Higbee's usage

AlbaNY_Ram76February 06, 2020 12:06PM

  Re: or combination

Speed_Kills67February 06, 2020 12:30PM

  More or less

Suh-weet!79February 06, 2020 03:28PM

  Re: More or less

zn73February 06, 2020 03:59PM

  Agree w/all that (nm)

Suh-weet!55February 06, 2020 04:52PM

  Re: Agree w/all that (nm)

nicecatchellard55February 21, 2020 04:45PM

  Perhaps we’re overlooking the obvious?

Rams4399February 06, 2020 02:01PM

  Re: Perhaps we’re overlooking the obvious?

Ohiorams50February 22, 2020 05:27AM

  he is going to be a NICE weapon next year

ferragamo7999February 06, 2020 07:37AM

  When Kupp dropped the winning pass vs Seattle in 2017........

Florida_Ram141February 06, 2020 05:37PM

  ESPN: Hooper's next deal could reset the tight end market (Higbee's contract looks good)

Rams Junkie77February 21, 2020 04:21PM