After strong game, Rams’ Kayvon Webster keeps reminder of one mistake
By Rich Hammond
LOS ANGELES — Rams cornerback Kayvon Webster pulled on his yellow shirt, attached his jewelry and grabbed a beat-up football that he had stashed at the bottom of his locker after Sunday’s game.
“I dropped a pick, man,” Webster said. “Can’t let that happen.”
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So, Webster kept a game ball, to remind himself of the fourth-quarter pass, from New Orleans’ Drew Brees, that bounced off Webster’s hands. As Webster headed outside, ball tucked in the crook of his arm, Rams coach Sean McVay caught Webster’s hangdog look and told him not to be hard on himself.
No one wants to drop an interception, but Webster should listen to McVay. Webster, whose status was in question at the start of the week because of a concussion, played a huge role in the Rams’ victory over the Saints at the Coliseum.
Webster was solid throughout the game, and never better than on a third-and-goal play five minutes into the fourth quarter. The Rams held a 23-10 lead when Brees found receiver Michael Thomas on a short pass. The only thing between Thomas and the end zone was Webster.
Webster didn’t hesitate and tackled Thomas at the Rams’ 3. The Saints settled for a field goal, which kept the game a two-possession affair with 10 minutes remaining.
“Huge play,” McVay said. “Kayvon, he’s a tough player. I thought he did a great job, making a handful of plays, being in on some things. Michael is a great player, very physical in space. To be able to make that was huge and it really ended up being a four-point play for us. So, very happy that we […]