July 27, 2012; St. Louis, MO, USA; St. Louis Rams cornerback Janoris Jenkins (21) looks on during training camp at ContinuityX Training Center. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Curry-US PRESSWIRE
We continue learning about the opponent, the St. Louis Rams, with Ryan Van Bibber of Turf Show Times. I asked Ryan to tell us something we may not know about both the Rams offense and defense.
Things we don't know about the Rams, on offense:
There's some hidden talent at wide receiver. Rookie Chris Givens has already shown a knack for getting behind defenses; the Rams just need to get him the ball when he does. Austin Pettis was a bust his first year, but has had a very strong camp.
And on defense:
Last year, they were forced to play cornerbacks signed off the street. This year, it might be the team's deepest position. Rookie Janoris Jenkins looks really good. He can stay with receivers in man coverage and shows a knack for zone. With Jenkins and Cortland Finnegan the top two, the Rams have some quality depth behind them with Bradley Fletcher, Trumaine Johnson and Jerome Murphy.
The Rams at cornerback are sorta like the Chiefs at right tackle. Arguably the team's biggest weakness last year is now among their biggest strengths. I remember the ridiculousness of the Rams cornerback situation last year, it wasn't even funny. Now they have a promising rookie in Janoris Jenkins and an established veteran in Cortland Finnegan, a very solid duo.