"NFL Total Access" kicked off its 32 teams in 32 days series Monday with the Indianapolis Colts. So we decided to score some brownie points by writing an accompanying post each night. We'll focus on one goal that each team needs to accomplish before Week 1.
The St. Louis Rams' new brass, general manager Les Snead and coach Jeff Fisher, looked at their wide receiver personnel and knew they needed some help. That's why they drafted Brian Quick and Chris Givens with their second- and fourth-round picks this offseason. Both players have impressed in offseason workouts and figure to get playing time as rookies.
The team also has Danny Amendola and former New York Giants receiver Steve Smith to play the slot. That's four wideouts and we haven't mentioned Brandon Gibson, who was a starter for much of last year. We also haven't mentioned Greg Salas and Austin Pettis, who were both taken in the middle rounds of last year's draft. (Salas showed promise before a season-ending injury).
We have yet to mention Danario Alexander, a former Missouri product that has flashed potential and inspired way too many feature stories in his short career.
There is a saying that when you have two quarterbacks, you really don't have any. We'd argue that when you have eight wide receivers that you can barely tell apart, you don't really have any.
The Rams need players from this group to emerge. They need to do a better job than the previous regime of making a plan at receiver and sticking with it.
Not having a plan is how you end up with eight wide receivers all fighting for a few spots.