Nickell Robey-Coleman is just one of the multiple new faces we’ll see line up in the Philadelphia Eagles’ secondary this year. The 28-year-old veteran could very well be poised to serve as the Eagles’ slot cornerback.
In order to learn more about Philly’s new defender, I thought it’d benefit BGN readers to get a Los Angeles Rams perspective on NRC. Here’s my exchange with Joe McAtee (@3k_), formerly of Turf Show Times.
1 – Can you recap NRC’s time with the Rams?
Man, it just feels … unfinished.
He came on board in the 2017 makeover along with a ton of other free agents and the coaching staff switch to Sean McVay. While he maybe didn’t have the star power of guys like LT Andrew Whitworth, WR Robert Woods or WR Sammy Watkins, he had a base of support from his days at USC. With Lamarcus Joyner moving from the slot to safety, NRC settled into DC Wade Phillips’ defense immediately and with aplomb.
Of course, he’s going to be best known for the Nickell no-call in the NFC Championship when the refs failed to flag him for pass interference, but it’s a shame because he was deserving of much more praise throughout his time.
I assumed he would be back for 2020 and the team would reassess thereafter, so it was a bit of a shock that the Rams let him go.