Rams beat: Tre Mason struggling in pass protection

ESPN - [Full Article]

Rams RB Tre Mason finished with just 30 yards on 12 carries, an average of 2.5 yards per attempt.

What was more of a red flag were his struggles with helping in pass protection. Mason whiffed on blitz pickup a couple of times, including once against safety Haha Clinton-Dix that led to a sack. Mason actually had a nice pickup against the Saints last week, but that memory was quickly erased with a rough outing against the Packers.

It'll be hard for him to earn much playing time above guys like Zac Stacy and Benny Cunningham until he gets that squared away.

Fantasy Impact: 

An interesting bit of information as many have Mason stealing carries from Stacy this season, but it looks like it won't be on third down right now. Cunningham appears to be behind Stacy at this point as the RB2, but we'll have to see if Mason can correct this and move back up charts.

Filed Under: 2014, Preseason

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