The Los Angeles Rams’ 2022 campaign used to be a fairly unremarkable event. Yes, discussions about Sean McVay’s upcoming extension took place. The future of Odell Beckham Jr. is still uncertain. But for the most part, everything appeared to be going smoothly for the team—at least until the past few days.
When it was revealed that veteran quarterback Matthew Stafford had an elbow injury, news of it quickly spread. According to the Rams’ quarterback, the wound is healing as expected. Recent information, though, seemed to indicate that Stafford’s injury isn’t improving. Rams supporters are only made more alarmed by McVay’s assessment of Stafford’s injury, which he described as an “abnormal injury” for a quarterback. (via ESPN’s Sarah Barshop)
Stafford’s elbow injury was compared by McVay to one that MLB pitchers frequently experience. Although they both “throw” as part of their game, quarterbacks and pitchers are not even close to being the same. There is definitely cause for concern if the Rams quarterback is suffering from the same injury as a pitcher who routinely throws a fastball at 90 mph.
McVay did state that Stafford has looked good in the few drills he has been able to take part in despite that strange injury. The Rams coach said that Matthew Stafford should be able to make those same passes in a “smarter” manner.
“That’s a really gооd thing,” said McVay, “even in rоutes оn air, in the kinds оf thrоws where yоu’re really seeing all parts оf the field being activated.” “Cоnsequently, I’ve seen imprоvement. He used tо make thоse kinds оf thrоws, but what we’re really lооking fоr is the ability tо just dо it smartly.