Sean McVay deserves a lot of credit for Los Angeles’ offensive awakening, as do Todd Gurley, Jared Goff and the raft of new receivers — but the line is playing a huge role. When the Rams signed Andrew Whitworth, they added an athletic left tackle with unbelievable drive and attitude. He’s a special human, playing as well as any tackle in the league at 35 years old. Fellow signee John Sullivan has joined with Whitworth and holdovers Rodger Saffold, Jamon Brown and Rob Havenstein to help power the NFL’s top scoring offense (and ninth-ranked offense overall).
“I didn’t beat down his door to get him here,” SDSU head coach John Stiegelmeier admits about his former walk-on.
At his own pace, and with his own style, Goedert’s become a favorite son of Britton, S.D., his hometown of only 1,250 residents. Scouting whispers are that he has the requisite physical tools to be the NFL’s next tight end matchup nightmare. Scouts will find their background work on the star of the FCS Jackrabbits to be, fittingly, something of a rabbit hole itself — full of the atypical.
We also should give a shout-out to another talented tight end, O.J. Howard, who had 98 yards and a pair of touchdowns against the Bills. He was so open on one of those scores, I would have either thrown the controller or rage quit. Or both. And here’s a pro-tip for you kids. I learned a long time ago to wear a hat when I’m playing Madden. Because it’s much less damaging to the controller to toss the chapeau.
Oh, and you want another one? How about Tyreek Hill? He was so impressive against the Raiders this week as he hauled in six passes for 125 yards and a touchdown.