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Rams need to give Lance McCutcheon a chance now more than ever

November 23, 2022 03:49PM
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Rams need to give Lance McCutcheon a chance now more than ever
Especially given his chemistry with LA’s new QB1

By Evan Craig Nov 23, 2022, 4:30pm CST
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Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
If there was an MVP award given to preseason superstars, it would’ve been given to Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Lance McCutcheon.

The undrafted pass catcher out of Montana State made the NFL pay, Mossing defenders in his wake by snagging 15 passes for 259 yards, an average of 17.2 yards per catch.


He appeared to be a diamond in the rough discovered by Les Snead. So what has Mr. Preseason MVP done in the regular season since his debut?

Absolutely nothing. Zip. Zilch. Nada.

McCutcheon has only been active in four games, mainly relegated to special teams duty. He has played a grand total of 14 offensive snaps. That is simply offensive, especially considering his lack of usage when Cooper Kupp left Week 10’s game against the Cardinals.


His snap count didn’t exactly get any higher in last Sunday’s loss in New Orleans.


McVay’s management of the wide receivers since Kupp went on IR has been curious and quite agonizing. I understand wanting to break the young guys in a little at a time. The problem is that it’s WEEK 12! This should’ve been happening all throughout the season, not when crap hits the fan.


Even then, a player like Tutu Atwell deserves more snaps given his explosive speed deep downfield. Why hasn’t he been granted a larger role in this offense? Again, I have zero clue how to answer that. Most of what Sean McVay has done with the offense this season has defied all logic.

For whatever reason, Lance McCutcheon hasn’t seen the field as much as fans would like. Rams faithful wants to see whether his preseason success will translate to the field once the games turn meaningful. I will say with Matthew Stafford out, now is the perfect time to see what the rookie has in store.

It was announced today that backup quarterback Bryce Perkins was expected to get first-team reps due to Stafford again being in concussion protocol. Perkins was QB1 for a good chunk of the preseason and frequently connected with McCutcheon on deep throws. Based on that chemistry alone, should’ve that be enough reason to see whether it translates?

I hope that McVay didn’t forget about the undrafted rookie. Yes it was only preseason but with nothing to lose at this point, shouldn’t the kid get the chance he’s been longing for? In a forgettable campaign, who wouldn’t want to see him go all McClutcheon on opposing defenses? LA needs something to be thankful for in such a painful year after all.
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  Rams need to give Lance McCutcheon a chance now more than ever

BerendsenRam325November 23, 2022 03:49PM

  Re: Rams need to give Lance McCutcheon a chance now more than ever

Ramstien103November 24, 2022 04:51AM

  Wide open last week when i saw him

joram101November 24, 2022 03:03PM

  Re: Wide open last week when i saw him

BerendsenRam62November 25, 2022 08:00AM

  We need energy ...

alyoshamucci67November 25, 2022 08:34AM

  beginning to think he is not good

ferragamo7988November 25, 2022 01:42PM

  Re: beginning to think he is not good

alyoshamucci84November 25, 2022 02:04PM

  You might be right alyo but

Ramsdude57November 25, 2022 02:58PM

  Re: You might be right alyo but

alyoshamucci60November 25, 2022 06:03PM

  Re: You might be right alyo but

LMU9341November 26, 2022 04:03AM

  Re: You might be right alyo but

BerendsenRam54November 26, 2022 08:22AM

  Re: You might be right alyo but

Ramstien33November 26, 2022 03:36AM

  Understood Ramstien

Ramsdude31November 26, 2022 04:31AM

  he was an UDFA...

LMU9329November 26, 2022 04:01AM

  It might not be "typical" but

Ramsdude24November 26, 2022 04:37AM

  Re: beginning to think he is not good

David Deacon36November 26, 2022 03:58AM

  Re: beginning to think he is not good

BerendsenRam28November 26, 2022 10:36AM