ST. LOUIS - Not Sam Bradford. Not Steven Jackson. Not James Lauranitis or Chris Long.
Asked what he saw after reviewing the game film of their disappointing 20-19 preseason loss to the Dallas Cowboys Saturday, new Rams coach Jeff Fisher singled out the positive play of just one player: rookie running back Daryl Richardson.
Expected just to compete for one of the final roster spots, the seventh round pick has taken his opportunity and run with it. Literally. He's been impressive enough that he's likely to split time with rookie Isiaah Pead as the No. 2 running back behind Jackson.
"He missed the first start of camp with the hamstring, but he worked hard at it and got it back and when he stepped back on the field, he knew what he was doing," Fisher said. "He's not making mistakes. He feels good. He's explosive and you just kind of wait for that one that goes to the house."
Pead figured to be the odds on favorite to back up for Jackson when the Rams took him in the second round out...