It had been a disappointing performance for Cam Akers and the LA Rams in Thursday nights 31-10 loss to the Buffalo Bills. Carrying out a quiet outing, Sean McVay iterated that Akers must maximize his opportunities when hes on the field.
Regardless of who youre discussing, you would like to see guys do the tiny things the correct way, contend with and minus the ball, McVay said. There have been some instances where there have been some positive things plus some things that he is able to do better, but you want to see just an elevated degree of urgency and accountability snap in and snap from him.
On the initial offensive possession of Thursdays season opener, it had been hook surprise to see Darrell Henderson start the overall game at running back. Henderson would check out play the next series of the overall game before Akers would finally see his first snap of the overall game on the 3rd offensive series.
The third-year running back out of Florida State would only be on the field for 12 of the teams 67 offensive snaps, in comparison to 55 snaps for Henderson. While Henderson concluded the overall game with 18 touches for 73 total yards, Akers posted zero yards on only three touches.
McVay did shoulder a few of the blame for Akers woes in the lopsided loss to the Bills and expressed his confidence in the former second-round pick continue.
The opportunities were minimal. There have been some items that within all of those individual plays that I believe that we could be better collectively, you start with me, then to the players around him, but additionally with Cam. Therefore its more of a reflection of the confidence that I understand what he is able to be and Im confident that hell be that guy that weve all seen at the proper moments as this year continues to advance. And thats our job to greatly help obtain it out of him.
Despite having Henderson likely drawing the beginning again in a few days, search for the Rams to get Akers more involved with Week 2 versus the Atlanta Falcons.