ST. LOUIS -- While the nifty footwork to keep his feet inbounds was impressive, Tavon Austin's first NFL touchdown reception was more notable for another reason.
When the official raised his arms, Austin simply put down the ball, stood up and made his way back to the sideline. No big deal. No choreographed histrionics, no chest thumping, no leaping into a teammate's arms.
In a refreshing and increasingly unusual display of humbleness, the Rams rookie receiver acted like he had done this touchdown thing before. He was just as nonchalant after he scored a second time in the following quarter. Of course, Austin has had plenty of practice visiting end zones after scoring 40 touchdowns in his four years at West Virginia.
Perhaps if Austin's scores had beaten the Falcons or even given the Rams a lead, he might have shown a little more excitement. But he saw no cause for celebration in merely cutting a 21-point deficit to two or even one touchdown.
Quite the opposite, in fact. Those wh...