Hard not to look back at the games against the Seahawks, Panthers, and Titans and think this team could be a playoff team right now. And think: WITH Bradford. I know Clemmens is doing amazing, but if this team would have hit their stride with Bradford under center, there’s no telling what they would have been capable of.
Who knew that an 8th overall pick was all St. Louis needed to get things rolling.
Tavon Austin seems to be the answer for everything in the last two weeks the Rams have played.
Special teams not producing? Put in Tavon Austin.
Offense not clicking? Put in Tavon Austin.
Defense needs momentum? Put in Tavon Austin and make him your number one target.
Austin’s recent explosiveness led to a 38-8 victory against the Colts and a 24-14 lead against the Bears after the first half. The 8th overall pick has assisted in making backup QB Kellen Clemmens’ transition much easier with the absence of Sam Bradford to a torn ACL. In the two games he’s emerged, RB Zac Stacy has had near or at 100 yards in the first half.
Everyone knew what Austin was capable of doing.
It’s about time the Rams started to utilize him.
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It’s the same old story for the Rams this season. Things begin to turn around (a 38-13 beat-down of the Texans was a sign of that).
And then someone gets injured.
This year the team’s “someone” is QB Sam Bradford. And he’s out for the season, not just a few weeks.
From an unbiased view (the Rams are not my number one team), I came into this season thinking this was it. This was the season Sam Bradford excelled—and he did. He was having one of the best starts in his career.
This was the season the defense would stiffen—and it did. The team had a total of 25 sacks on the season and showed much improvement against the run.
This was the season Bradford’s targets came to use—and they did. TE Jared Cook started off hot, and WR Austin Pettis soon joined him. Along came rookie RB Zac Stacy, and the offense seemed to be clicking.
And then, of course, Bradford goes down, Cook becomes unproductive, and the offensive line and defense against Carolina was practically non-existent.
This isn’t to say the season is over for St. Louis, but things aren’t looking bright. Missed opportunities are plentiful with Kellen Clemens under center. Stacy is still showing spark, but he can’t do it all on his own. And the remainder of the Rams’ schedule isn’t favorable with games at Indianapolis, vs. Chicago, at San Fran, vs. Saints, and at Seattle.
The season that could have—and should have—been for St. Louis isn’t shaping up that way.
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that may work… were like three rows from the end zone, so kyle could defiantly see it if its cool enough. maybe like “this rivalry will be for the long haul” then maybe a bear on one side and a ram on the other?