The Los Angeles Rams’ head coach Sean McVay blamed running back Cam Akers’ lack of involvement and bad offensive rhythm in the game against the Buffalo Bills on Thursday, which ended with the Bills winning of 31-10. Check out the top football odds for betting on the NFL.
Akers was anticipated to play a significant role in the offense, but it was Darrell Henderson Jr. who appeared to be the Rams’ primary back. Besides Akers, Allen Robbinson also showed a lack of performance during the game despite signing a $46,5 million contract this offseason.
Robinson got two targets but only one reception for 12 yards. He played the entirety of the game and ran 47 routes, but Matthew Stafford never looked his way.
After the game, McVay was questioned for Akers’ lacking presence during the match.
“We just really didn’t get in much of a rhythm tonight, so it was tough to get anything,” McVay said.
McVay added that he wanted to get more players involved. However, according to him, the game with the Bills was challenging for the Rams. McVay said that his poor decision-making skill caused the team to suffer.
“It was a tough night for us and it was a poor night in terms of the overall decision-making for my standpoint, and that’s something I’m looking forward to correcting,” he said.
According to Joey Mistretta of Clutch Points, McVay’s justification leaves a lot of questions unanswered as to why he doesn’t regularly play with Akers.
Mistretta asserted that Sean McVay and the Rams currently rely more on Henderson Jr. than Akers. Furthermore, Mistretta said McVay’s attitude may indicate a hidden deeper problem.
“Cam Akers still has talent,” Mistretta said. “But the Rams are prepared to trust Henderson Jr moving forward. Los Angeles will look to rebound next week.”
Mistretta is of the opinion that Henderson Jr. has established himself as a strong flex option in fantasy football. On his 13 rushes, he only managed to gain 47 yards. However, he also performed five catches and became LA’s go-to running back.
After Thursday’s game, Mistretta said that the “outlook” is grim for Akers’ fantasy football owners and he views Akers as “a risky flex option.”
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