‘He’s Been Great!’ Rams Excited for Maher Return.
‘He’s been fantastic!’ The Rams are looking forward to Maher’s return.
This season, the Los Angeles Rams’ kicking dilemma has come full circle. Brett Maher started the first seven games, but a terrible performance against the Pittsburgh Steelers cost him his job, and the organization went with youngster Lucas Havrisik. Havrisik kicked the following nine games, but missed two extra points in the Rams’ win over the New York Giants on Sunday, causing the Rams to return to Maher, who had previously kicked in four postseason games with the Dallas Cowboys.
Coach Sean McVay feels that his postseason experience would benefit the Rams. “He’s been great,” McVay added. “Earlier on, I thought he did a good job. If I’m being honest, I thought there were a lot of situations where you’re saying those are tough spots to put anybody in with the amount of attempts from 50-plus, and you look at just the landscape of the league, even from the guys who have been doing it as well as anyone all-time or over the course of their careers as of late, so I think you have to be mindful of that. He’s had some big-game experience, so I was impressed with how Brett returned.”
Maher is hoping that his troubles, particularly in the postseason, do not follow him. Maher made just one of six extra points in two games with the Cowboys last season, leading to a Divisional Round loss to the San Francisco 49ers. Maher is slated to kick on Sunday against the Niners to warm up his leg before the Wild Card game the following weekend.