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(Eds: With AP Photos.) By STEVE OVERBEY Associated Press Tavon Austin is waiting for his turn to shine in the St. Louis Rams' offense.
''It's all about patience and I'm sure my time will come,'' the speedy rookie receiver said. ''I'm learning what it takes to be successful and I'm doing the things the coaches tell me.''
Austin, the eighth overall choice, has struggled at times under the weight of some lofty expectations.
He has yet to display the breakaway playmaking ability that St. Louis was looking for when it traded up eight spots in the draft to secure the West Virginia standout.
Austin's pass-catching numbers are adequate. He has 31 receptions, first among rookies, for 207 yards and two touchdowns. But his longest catch is only 25 yards and he's averaging a meager 6.7 yards per catch.
Plus, he is tied for the NFL lead with seven dropped passes.
''This isn't supposed to be easy,'' he said. ...
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Sometimes making the adjustment from college to the NFL seems easy. Other times, its pretty difficult and take a couple years. Rams WR and return man Tavon Austin says that his transition has been harder than he expected:
“This isn’t supposed to be easy,” he said. “Maybe it was a little harder than I thought at first. But all I can do is keep working.”
“It’s all about...
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Former West Virginia and St. Louis Rams rookie wide receiver Tavon Austin had hopes of being the NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year.
Instead, through 8 weeks, Austin leads the Rams with 31 catches, 207 receiving yard, while also averaging just 2.5 yards running the ball and 3.9 yards returning punts.
Austin spoke with the Associated Press, and admitted that...
This week the St. Louis Rams will face Jeff Fisher’s former football team the Tennessee Titans. Jake locker is expected to be back and play against the St. Louis Rams. The Rams lost a very close game to the Seattle Seahawks on Monday night. The Seattle team put up a struggle against the Rams outstanding […]
EARTH CITY, Mo. --Sam Bradford was back in front of reporters and television cameras at Rams Park on Wednesday for the first time since suffering a season-ending knee injury at Carolina.
But the quarterback has been around his teammates plenty in the week and a half since, basically doing whatever possible while also preparing for his upcoming surgery.
"Someone asked like...
St. Louis Rams rookie WR Tavon Austin was a star at West Virginia as an all-purpose threat who could make big plays all over the field, but it hasn’t turned out quite the way he thought. Austin leads the Rams with 31 catches, however, he has just 207 receiving yards with a very low average of 6.7 yards a catch. Austin says that the adjustment from college to the pros has been a...
St. Louis Rams quarterback Sam Bradford will undergo surgery next Tuesday to repair a torn left knee ligament. He expects to be ready for the opener next season.
The surgery will be done by Dr. James Andrews, who also did Bradford's shoulder surgery when he was at Oklahoma.
Bradford said the rest of the knee is intact and that it was a clean tear.
Bradford was injured on a...
The St. Louis Rams have struggled as a franchise since the departure of Kurt Warner, but help was supposed to be on the way when the team drafted quarterback Sam Bradford. To date, that draft selection simply hasn’t panned out in the Rams’ favor, and Bradford has become the poster boy for CBA ensured structuring of rookie contracts.
When Bradford entered the NFL, he signed...
The St. Louis Rams have announced that quarterback Sam Bradford will undergo ACL surgery next Tuesday.
Dr. James Andrews will perform surgery on Sam Bradford's torn ACL next Tuesday.
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The St. Louis Rams had to turn the page quickly and forget about Mondays night 14-9 loss to the Seattle Seahawks, a missed opportunity to steal a victory that instead turned into their second consecutive defeat.
The Rams had a short turnaround to prepare for their Super Bowl XXXIV rematch with coach Jeff Fishers former team, the Tennessee Titans, on Sunday.
Here are three things...
It's back to the Q&A grind this week, as Will of Rams Herd, Bloguin's St. Louis Rams blog, stops by to answer a few questions about this week's big matchup at the Edward Jones Dome against Cortland Finnegan, Jared Cook, William Hayes, some Rams players who did not in fact ever play for the Titans, and, oh yes, Jeff Fisher's mustache.
The last game between...
After being drubbed 35-11 by the San Francisco 49ers on a nationally televised game on Sept. 26, the Rams were 1-3 and looking for answers.
They decided to get back to the basics, to re-emphasize the run game and return to the power football that head coach Jeff Fisher is known for.
“We’re a different team,” said Fisher, whose Rams take on his former NFL team, the Tennessee...
Zac Stacy provided a much needed burst to the St. Louis Rams offense on Monday night against the Seattle Seahawks. Stacy turned in the first 100-yard performance for the Rams of the season as he rushed for 134 yards on 26 carries against a very stingy Seattle defense. It was just the second 100-yard runner allowed by the Seahawks this season, the other coming in week four when Houston...
Last week: 28 (+0)
Kellen Clemens was essentially as you’d expect him against one of the league’s premier defenses, as he completed 15 of 31 for 158 yards and 2 interceptions in leading the Rams to 9 total points. The Rams’ defense kept them competitive against an elite team in a 14-9 loss, which might give Rams fans some hope for the rest of the season, but I question...
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Throughout the St. Louis Rams' facility, there are various visual reminders of the franchise's crowning moment.
It was Super Bowl XXXIV in Atlanta on Jan. 30, 2000, and Tennessee Titans receiver Kevin Dyson is outstretched and reaching one yard short of the goal line to tie the game while being tackled by Rams linebacker Mike Jones as time expires. It...