Los Angeles Rams head coach Sean McVay expects Odell Beckham Jr. and Von Miller to have bigger roles when the Rams take on the Green Bay Packers this Sunday. "A lot more, hopefully," McVay said on Friday when asked if he expected to get more out of the veteran duo in their second appearance since joining the Rams, who are 7-3 and coming off a bye.
Beckham caught two passes for 18 yards in his Rams debut versus the San Francisco 49ers. "Odell [is] just getting more familiar," McVay said. "I mean for him to be able to even play in the game against the Niners is an incredible credit to him."
McVay is focused on developing the chemistry between Beckham and quarterback Matthew Stafford. "It helps because he's getting up to speed mentally," McVay said. "You don't take for granted how important those physical reps and the rapport that he and Matthew are continuing to develop is and so because we'll do a little bit more reps today, we'll end up getting about the same amount that we would in a normal week, so it will be a good thing, but he's done great."
Beckham wants to return to his best
"I've definitely felt like I haven't been in that flow that I would've normally stayed in with a regular schedule," Beckham said. "So just trying to get back into that and find my way back to where I know I can be."
Meanwhile, quarterback Stafford is impressed with what Beckham has learnt so far in his short time with the Rams. "Nine times out of 10, he breaks the huddle with a whole bunch of confidence, knowing what he's about to do, which is awesome for me as a quarterback to be able to just kind of do my job," Stafford said.
Also, McVay provided a positive update on Miller's troublesome ankle. "Von did a good job, played a lot of snaps," McVay said. "I think he'll be that much more healthy, that much more fresh coming off the bye and giving his ankle another handful of days to continue to make progress and steps in the right direction without having any setbacks over these last couple of weeks."
Miller is also giving his best to adjust as quickly as possible. "I'm feeling pretty good, feel a little bit more comfortable with the playbook, ankle is a whole lot healthier," Miller said. "So the bye week was great."