Matthew Stafford impressed with Allen Robinson’s ‘productive progress’ in Rams offense

Allen Robinson is coming off his worst NFL season, struggling by way of damage in an inefficient offense in Chicago. Becoming a member of the Tremendous Bowl champion Los Angeles Rams this offseason, the wideout is now slated to play a vital function alongside Cooper Kupp.

Robinson’s bodily capability to win on the catch-point is obvious, however Matthew Stafford was equally impressed by the receiver’s psychological acuity throughout offseason exercises.

“I have been very, very impressed together with his capability to know our offense, his function in our offense,” the Rams quarterback mentioned earlier this month, by way of the group’s official web site. “His understanding, even when he may miss one thing or mess one thing up, the reason being so sound on why he did one thing — he heard this and thought that, and I am like, ‘That is an incredible thought.’ It is actually productive progress for him in our offense.”

With Stafford not throwing throughout the spring classes whereas rehabbing a lingering elbow situation, the quarterback hasn’t in a position to construct any on-field chemistry with Robinson but, however getting psychological reps at this stage of their careers stays helpful.

In his remaining yr in Chicago, Robinson had his fewest receptions, receiving yards and receiving touchdowns in a season through which he performed a number of video games in his profession (38 rec, 410 rec yds, 1 rec TD in 2021). The earlier two seasons, he was probably the greatest receivers within the recreation, averaging 6.3 catches per tilt, 74.9 yards per recreation and netting 13 receiving TDs.

The Rams are betting the 28-year-old will return to kind.

“I feel his route tree is extraordinarily expanded from most likely years in the past, or perhaps what we have had our different receivers do,” first-year Rams offensive coordinator Liam Coen mentioned. “I imply, he can run a variety of routes that Cooper can, you recognize — a few of these choice routes and selection routes and issues that we requested Cooper to do — as a result of he simply has an unbelievable capability to play beneath, himself.”

The Rams used 11 personnel (1 RB, 1 TE) on 83.4 p.c of performs in 2021, the very best charge within the NFL. L.A. is relying on Robinson and No. 3 receiver Van Jefferson to play important roles because the offense evolves in Stafford’s second season.