As former Missouri Tiger wide receiver Danario Alexander get healthier, he’s proving that he’s becoming valuable to quarterback Sam Bradford and the Rams’ offense.
Just two months ago, Alexander had a fifth surgery on his left knee. Slowly, his numbers have come up in the last two weeks. He didn’t have a high stat game against the Chiefs, but he was on the field for 30 plays. During Sunday’s win against San Francisco, Alexander played in 43 plays and was the Rams’ top receiver with six catches for 99 yards.
His most impressive catch came in the fourth quarter when he pulled in a 46 yard grab from Bradford. What impressed me was how Alexander had enough awareness to get up off the ground after a defender failed to touch him. Alexander backpeddled into the end zone and would have a touchdown, but his heel stepped out of bounds.
A new wrinkle the Rams showed on Sunday was a four receiver set. Steve Spagnuolo said on Monday, he thinks it addes a nice change of pace and gives the defense another look. I was looking at some stats that the St. Louis Post-Dispatch had on Danario. The Rams are 4-3 in games he plays in and 3-0 when he plays a significant role in the offense. His numbers back up the record. Alexander leads the team with a 17.2 yards per catch average.