Secret Superstar: William Hayes, DE, St. Louis Rams
June 21, 2012INDIANA SPORTS PAGE
A new era in St Louis. How quickly can Jeff Fisher rebuild this Rams roster and have them competing again in the NFC West?
The former Tennessee Titans head coach has been quick to surround himself with familiar faces that he hopes will make an immediate impact for one of the worst teams in the entire league. The signing of Cortland Finnegan was the most obvious import of a known quantity during the offseason, but an under-the-radar addition of a player coming off of a down season could yield major dividends for the Rams.
Fisher has long been an advocate of heavy substitution for his defensive linemen, often playing with a full eight-man rotation. Consequently, there are plenty of snaps to share and, in the shape of William Hayes, Fisher has a familiar face well used to the opportunities that this rotation gives him. Hayes struggled under Mike Munchak and Jerry Gray, but reunited with Jeff Fisher his historic displays in a familiar defense makes Hayes the epitome of a Secret Superstar.