The Facts: The Los Angeles Rams offense slipped the last couple of seasons under Sean McVay, particularly the passing game in 2020. To reverse that trend, the Rams imported two key veterans: quarterback Matthew Stafford and wideout DeSean Jackson. On Thursday, Woods said he's looking forward to what the quarterback with the big arm can bring to McVay's offense. "Excited for what he brings to our offense, just seeing what he did in Detroit," Woods said. "Many, many passing yards every single season. Just got to get these wins and these playoff wins with him. Really, his addition to our offense...adding DeSean Jackson. Our offense is looking loaded once again."
Diehards Line:The Rams offense has the weapons to do damage. Woods and Cooper Kupp represent do-it-all wideouts who can win both before and after the catch. Second-year receiver Van Jefferson should see more reps in 2021. Tight end Tyler Higbee offers upside with an expanded role. And running back Cam Akers proved he could shoulder the load. Don't discount Jackson's addition and what the speedy veteran can bring to the offense if he stays healthy. Part of the Rams struggles last season came in part due to the lack of a field-stretching option. L.A. had traded Brandin Cooks last offseason and never unearthed a viable replacement. Jackson can be that dangerous deep threat that opens up everything underneath in McVay's offense. Woods spoke glowingly of his new teammate and what Jackson brings to the Rams. "I think that's what we're most excited for him to bring to our offense is his speed," Woods said. "His downfield ability just opening things up. And what we have in our offense with our screen games, getting the ball in his hands quick, it's really dangerous for our offense to have so many weapons to go along with me and Cooper." On paper, the Rams offense looks explosive.