Rams coach Sean McVay says Aqib Talib is making great progress
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Rams coach Sean McVay says Aqib Talib is making great progress

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The Los Angeles Rams are missing Aqib Talib in their secondary, and head coach Sean McVay says the star corner is making great progress. Last week, the Rams finally lost their first game of the season. The duo of Drew Brees and Michael Thomas were too much, and the New Orleans Saints were triumphant. Thomas dusted Marcus Peters for a touchdown reception that sealed the deal for New Orleans. Peters hasn’t played well lately, so the team is patiently awaiting the return of the highly touted Talib.

“I had a great, great visit with the doctor today and it’s looking like after Thanksgiving I should be full speed ready to go,” Talib told the Rams’ official website. “I’m moving good. I’m running. I’m bounding. I’m jumping. I’m lifting. You gotta get in 100-percent healthy.”

Aqib Talib may be 32-years-old, but the five-time Pro Bowler and former Super Bowl champ can be very valuable to the Rams. He expects to be back to play against the Detroit Lions in Week 13, but nothing is a lock yet. Sean McVay wants to make sure he’s in tip-top shape before any moves are made.

“Yeah, that’s a vet move right there — Aqib putting a lot of pressure on [head trainer] Reggie Scott and our training staff, so we’ll see. If they’re as good as they say they are, Aqib should be ready to go,” McVay said.

The Rams have one of the most formidable defensive lines in the NFL, but it looks like their secondary has emerged as the chink in their armor. Most teams can’t score like the Saints, but this makes one of the league’s top teams seem a lot more vulnerable.