Detroit Lions rookie receiver Amon-Ra St. Brown joined CBS Sports for an interview this offseason to give updates on how his offseason is going with the team. He chatted about his coaches, the potential of facing off against this brother, Equanimeous, in Green Bay, and his goal for 2021.
But perhaps the most interesting part of the interview was St. Brown talking about his experiences with new Lions quarterback Jared Goff. He’s been impressed by his knowledge of the game, and thankful that Goff has taken him under his wing to help grow his game.
“I love Jared. He’s awesome, awesome dude. Great quarterback who understands the game,” St. Brown said. “He’s taught me some things about certain routes and things Cooper Kupp did with him back with the Rams that he loved.”
Though he and Kupp are much different players in terms of their style, creating that kind of chemistry that Kupp and Goff had in Los Angeles would be huge. The Rams receiver caught 288 balls over four seasons with Goff, including 94 catches for 1,161 yards and 10 touchdowns in 2019.
St. Brown plans to continue building that chemistry during this month off before training camp.
“He’s actually out here in Los Angeles now, so we’ll try to link up and catch some balls,” St. Brown said. “He’s a great quarterback who knows the game. I can’t wait to play with him.”
- Over at DetroitLions.com, Mike O’Hara and Tim Twentyman have teamed up for a 2021 preview series. On Monday, they took a closer look at the Week 4 and 12 matchups against the Chicago Bears.
- Here’s Barry Sanders partnering with Rocket Mortgage trying to help out the local Detroit community:
- Who will be the Lions’ breakout player in 2021? The Athletic’s Nick Baumgardner made his pick for Detroit, as did every NFL team beat reporter for The Athletic in this piece. (subscription required)
- A reminder that Julian Okwara was a ridiculous in college:
Limited in snaps in 2020, let's not forget EDGE Julian Okwara was a BEAST at Notre Dame— PFF DET Lions (@PFF_Lions) July 2, 2021
Highest Pass Rush Win Rate among all EDGE (2018-19):
1. Ronheen Bingham - 32.2%
2. Josh Uche - 26.4%
2. Curtis Weaver - 26.4%
4. Chris Rumph II - 24.6%
5. Julian Okwara - 23.6%#OnePride pic.twitter.com/XNWv6P8tAp
- Another collective NFL piece—this one from ESPN—listing the veteran player most likely to be cut for each team. Eric Woodyard’s choice for the Lions stretches the definition of “veteran.”