Robey-Coleman looking to make an impact against former team
Nickell Robey-Coleman became one of the better slot corners in the league while in LA. He was an integral part of the Rams’ defensive effort during their Super Bowl run in 2018.
There was reason to believe that the Rams valued his services long-term. The organization proved otherwise, moving in a different direction altogether and declining his 2020 contract option this past offseason.
Rams losses:— NFL Update (@MySportsUpdate) March 19, 2020
*RB Todd Gurley
*LB Dante Fowler
*DT Michael Brockers
*LB Cory Littleton
*LB Clay Matthews
*CB Nickell Robey-Coleman
*S Eric Weddle
*DC Wade Phillips
Brandin Cooks name has come up in trade talks. And they don’t have a 1st-round pick this year or next year.
The Eagles then signed him for a bargain of a contract days later (1-year, $1.35M) to be their shiny new slot cornerback. NRC is now reunited with Jim Schwartz, who he also played under back in 2015 in Buffalo.
Robey-Coleman made sure to circle this game on the schedule against his former team:
“I’m excited to play against my old team,” Robey-Coleman said Wednesday, via NJ.com. “For the guys over there, there’s big love. There’s a lot of love. I’m just sharing all the information that I can remember from being in L.A. I’m telling Rod right now that if you see this, then this could possibly happen. (Darius) Slay and I are talking and being upbeat about how McVay uses his offense and how the guys work around Jared (Goff) to get open and things like that. So far, so good.”
NRC is most likely to be matched up on Cooper Kupp out of the slot. The former teammates have had “five-star matchups” against one another in practice during their time in LA.
Robey-Coleman hasn’t been quiet about educating his teammates on Sean McVay, Jared Goff, and the Rams offense. Robey-Coleman allowed just one TD on 52 targets last season.
WRs v. Robey-Coleman in 2019:— Victor Williams (@ThePhillyPod) May 21, 2020
• Jarvis Landry: 2 catches (5 targets), 52 yards
• Larry Fitzgerald: 4 catches (8 targets), 39 yards
• Mohamed Sanu: 1 catch (4 targets), 4 yards
• Anthony Miller: 3 catches (9 targets), 32 yards
• Tyler Boyd: 4 catches (7 targets), 51 yards pic.twitter.com/tTkRlmqgjv
After their abysmal showing in Washington, all eyes will be on Doug Pederson and Carson Wentz this Sunday.
The ex-Ram and the league’s #1 defense should be able to alleviate some of that pressure.
Listen & subscribe to The Philly Pod today:
Mandatory Credit: John Cordes/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images