ST. LOUIS -- Key offensive tackle Rodger Saffold suffered a shoulder injury that will cost him at least one more preseason game. Isaiah Pead fumbled his first carry, top draft pick Tavon Austin missed the only pass thrown his way and new tight end Jared Cook didn't touch the ball.
All in all, the Rams did little in their 29-17 loss to the Cleveland Browns on Thursday night to justify the rapidly rising expectations about the coming season.
But, all together now, this was just a preseason game, and the first one at that. Don't jump off the bandwagon yet.
"If expectations are affected based on the production or lack of production in the first preseason game, my recommendation would be just be patient," coach Jeff Fisher said at his day-after postmortem with the media Friday afternoon.
While the lackluster performance doesn't deserve to be over-analyzed, the left shoulder injury suffered by Saffold is a reason for real concern. Saffold is switching from left to right tackle and ne...