After Sunday’s season-opening 46-9 victory over the
"That was probably not a good idea," Kupp said, chuckling.
It wasn't a flawless performance for the third-round pick from Eastern Washington, but Kupp's production — four catches for 76 yards, including the 18-yard score — made for an impressive debut.
"It was a lot of fun," Kupp said after the game. "Any time your team can put together a win like this collectively — offense, defense, special teams — everyone just played lights out."
Said Rams coach Sean McVay: "Kupp, he's a great player; made some big-time catches for us."
Kupp dropped two passes — one on a wide-open route over the middle — and he was quick to mention the miscues after the game. The mistakes did not spoil his first pro game, though.
"You've got to learn from it and move on," he said.
Rookie tight end
"That was a big-time turning point," McVay said.
Said Everett: "We needed definitely a spark."
Kupp and Everett were among eight Rams who caught passes. Receiver Sammy Watkins caught five for 58 yards, Gurley five for 56 and
The Rams held Quinn and linebacker
"A little game-rusty not having played a game," Quinn said, "but after few snaps you get back into game mode and stop thinking as much. So that's kind of what happened and just went on to be the regular me."
Kayvon Webster did not play during the preseason so that he could be physically sound for the opener.
Webster started Sunday's game but suffered a shoulder injury in the second quarter as he attempted to break up a pass. He left the field and did not return, but afterward tweeted "Feeling great!".
Before Webster's injury, backup Dominique Hatfield, who played on special teams, was evaluated for a concussion.
The injuries deplete a secondary that is already somewhat thin. Troy Hill, who started four games last season, is serving a two-game suspension for violating the NFL's substance-abuse policy.
Star defensive lineman Aaron Donald ended his holdout and reported to the Rams on Saturday, but did not attend the game. McVay said Donald told him he did not want to be a distraction and that he would reconvene with the team on Monday.
"So that's why you appreciate Aaron, because he's all about the right things," McVay said.
The Rams are not expected to rush him onto the field.
Said Quinn: "Everyone knows the type of player Aaron is, and you know to eventually get him back and let his presence be felt, I think it's just only going to help us. But as of now, the guys that are here, we want to continue to work, get better day and hopefully continue to dominate one week at a time like we did" against the Colts.