ST. LOUIS -- Giving more snaps to rookie receiver Stedman Bailey isn't going to turn around the Rams' season. Heck, Brett Favre in his prime would have been challenged to right the St. Louis ship.
But when's it week 10 and you're 3-6, have lost your franchise quarterback for the season and the toughest part of your schedule still is to come, a positive development of any sort is welcomed.
And watching Bailey, a third-round pick, rise to a relevant role on offense certainly qualifies. Bailey had played only four offensive plays all season before getting in for 11 snaps in last week's loss to the Titans. He made the most of the one pass thrown his way, too, turning a short reception into a 12-yard gain by essentially crawling his way to a first down.
An impressive play that made more than the fans take notice. At coach Jeff Fisher's day-after press wrapup on Monday, he basically announced that Bailey's time has arrived.
"We're going to get him more involved," Fisher said.