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2014 NFL Season Preview: St. Louis Rams Edition

Editor’s note: Over the course of the summer, Next Impulse Sports will be releasing NFL team previews every Tuesday and Thursday. Check back on Thursday for the Arizona Cardinals Edition and access all NFL team previews here. Today: The St. Louis Rams Last Year: 7-9 (4th place in NFC West) I have a couple of issues with the St. Louis Rams. It’s not that they’re incredibly...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Les Snead has masterfully re-tooled the roster; now it’s time for the Rams to perform

St. Louis general manager Les Snead has been a vital part to the team that is going to take the field in 2014. Snead has done an impressive job in improving this team since he arrived in 2012. First year on the scene, the team saw an improvement of 5.5 games in the standings. Snead may be best known for trading away the Rams number two overall pick in the 2012 draft. The Rams had...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Isaiah Pead done for season with torn ACL

The St. Louis Rams were hoping to have three running backs that were capable of starting this season with Zac Stacy, Tre Mason and Isaiah Pead, but they lost one of them Saturday. According to a report from the St. Louis Rams and head coach Jeff Fisher, Pead has torn his ACL and will be out for the entire 2014 season. Jeff Fisher: “I can confirm now that Isaiah [Pead] will be lost...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

St. Louis Rams legend Torry Holt is worried about Tavon Austin

St. Louis Rams preseason color analyst Torry Holt said Thursday that Tavon Austin has been “very quiet” throughout training camp. The 23-year-old Austin, who St. Louis selected eighth overall out of West Virginia in 2013, recorded a 7 on his Wonderlic test and claimed the team’s playbook “looked like Spanish.” Subsequently, Austin only caught 40 balls for 418 yards and...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Torry Holt bothered by Tavon Austin’s ‘very quiet’ camp

Suffice it to say, Tavon Austin has yet to live up to expectations. Austin -- the No. 8 overall pick in 2013 -- is coming off a disappointing rookie campaign that was marred by drops and ineffective route running. He blamed his struggles on not knowing the Rams' playbook, which, in his words, looked and sounded like Spanish. Seemingly out of excuses, Austin continues to...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Rams veteran wide out Torry Holt warns fantasy owners about Tavon Austin

Just a few weeks ago Tavon Austin admitted publicly that he did not know the playbook for the Rams.  Well there is a bigger issue now. While everyone was hoping Austin would turn it around in his sophomore season he has been really quiet.  Former Rams wide out Torry Holt who always goes to Rams […] The post Rams veteran wide out Torry Holt warns fantasy owners about Tavon Austin...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

The St. Louis Rams apparently plan on fielding a 10-man offense

I think most of us can agree that the Rams need all the help they can get on offense. The team has poured tons of resources into the unit over the past few years, whether it be through free agency (Jared Cook, Jake Long) or the draft (Tavon Austin, Zac Stacy, Greg Robinson). However, the Rams apparently think they’ve improved so dramatically from last season that they only need...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Austin, Bailey ready for second season with Rams

ST. LOUIS -- Wide receiver Tavon Austin expects to make more of an impact in his second season with the St. Louis Rams. Former West Virginia teammate Stedman Bailey will be part of the plan, too, after serving a four-game suspension at the start of the season. The Rams released the depth chart for Friday's preseason opener against visiting New Orleans on Monday and the 5-foot...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Tavon Austin ‘didn’t really know what was going on’ as a St. Louis Ram

Tavon Austin said Wednesday that the St. Louis Rams’ playbook “looked like Spanish” last year. Austin, who St. Louis selected eighth overall out of West Virginia, caught 40 balls for 418 yards and four touchdowns as a rookie. A two-time First-Team All-American, Austin also rushed nine times for 151 yards and a score. “I didn’t really know what was going on,” said Austin...
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July 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Tavon Austin Admits To Not Knowing "What Was Going On" As A Rookie

Rams receiver Tavon Austin says he had trouble grasping the team's playbook last season, according to the Associated Press. "I didn't really know what was going on," Austin said. "Everything looked like Spanish and sounded like Spanish to me."Fantasy Spin:Austin was drafted eighth overall but played limited snaps and had 40 catches for 418 yards and four...
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July 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Jeff Fisher: Michael Sam ‘absolutely not’ a distraction for Rams

St. Louis Rams coach Jeff Fisher told ESPN Radio on Wednesday that openly gay rookie linebacker Michael Sam has “absolutely not” been a distraction. Fisher was asked on “Mike and Mike” to respond to Tony Dungy’s comments that the media coverage surrounding Sam would have caused him to pass on drafting him if he were still an NFL coach. “Let’s define distraction...
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July 23, 2014  |  Discuss

St. Louis Rams training camp preview: wide receivers

Today’s camp preview remains with the offense, as we run down the candidates competing for the limited spots among the team’s receiving corps. The unit was generally “meh” as a whole last season outside of a few big plays from then-rookie Tavon Austin, but it has been brought back in full to compete with the likes of free agent acquisition Kenny Britt and a bevy of undrafted...
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July 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Rams Rumors: St. Louis looking to expand Tavon Austin’s role

St. Louis Rams Head Coach Jeff Fisher and Offensive Coordinator Brian Schottenheimer are expecting good things out of second-year wide receiver Tavon Austin. As Jim Thomas from the St. Louis News Dispatch reports, the plan going forward is to get Austin involved in as many aspects of the offense as possible:#457684083 / gettyimages.com“Moving him around to a lot of different...
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June 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Rams looking to expand Tavon Austin’s role

Rams players scattered in all directions following Thursday’s conclusion of the spring practice period known as organized team activities. The full squad doesn’t convene again until reporting day on July 24. But that doesn’t mean the players will be lying on the beach for the next 4 ½ weeks, or heading to Vegas. All have been given instructions on what is expected of them...
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June 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Should we expect more from Tavon Austin this season?

In the 72nd minute of USA soccer’s 2-2 draw with Portugal last night, midfielder Alejandro Bedoya was subbed off and replaced by youngster DeAndre Yedlin on the wing. The US had leveled the score at 1-1 just 10 minutes prior, but the speed and athleticism being flashed by the Portuguese attack demanded some reinforcements be brought in. Enter Yedlin, the 20-year-old left back by...
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June 23, 2014  |  Discuss

How the Seattle Seahawks stifled Tavon Austin in 2013

With the eighth overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft, the St. Louis Rams selected the blazing-fast wide receiver and special teams threat Tavon Austin out of West Virginia. Although the Rams would likely have performed better in 2013 than their actual 7-9 record if they didn’t play in the brutally tough NFC West, the fact remains that Austin, individually, underwhelmed. Austin finished...
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June 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Weekly Rewind: All St. Louis Rams 2014 draftees now signed; healthy o-line is key

Here’s a recap of what you may have missed this past week. cover32 Rams Local Content - Tavon Austin says the game is slowing down for him now (READ) - The Rams signed all 11 of their drafted rookies at once. (READ) - A healthy offensive line is a huge key to the St. Louis Rams’ success. (READ) - Money for Edward Jones Dome maintenance is about to run dry. (READ) - An early...
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June 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Tavon Austin says the game is slowing down for him now

Tavon Austin had a decent rookie season but certainly left something to be desired. Even though Austin had quite a few touchdowns in which he showed off his blazing speed, he also looked a bit lost at times and sometimes overthought his routes and the game itself. After dominating football at every level growing up, the game had finally caught up to Austin as he turned pro. As he...
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June 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Rams' Tavon Austin Looking To Reach Potential In 2014/2015 Season

Used as an all purpose weapon at West Virginia, Tavon Austin was undoubtedly the most explosive player in the country. Coming into the draft, many teams questioned his size, but this didn't stop Austin from being a top ten selection in the 2013 NFL Draft. Drafted by the St. Louis Rams, it seemed to be common knowledge that Austin would be utilized effectively, and a lock for...
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June 12, 2014  |  Discuss

The speedy Tavon Austin was a slow St. Louis Ram in 2013

St. Louis Rams playmaker Tavon Austin said Wednesday that his rookie year was a “pretty big adjustment.” The 23-year-old Austin, who St. Louis selected eighth overall out of West Virginia, caught 40 balls for 418 yards and four touchdowns in 2013. A two-time First-Team All-American, Austin also carried the pigskin nine times for 151 yards and a score. Austin, who can complete...
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June 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Long trolls Austin on Twitter, gives away free tickets to Rams fans

Chris Long's Twitter account is one of the best in the business. And all that knowledge the Rams' defensive end dishes out in 140 characters or less comes free of charge. You are welcome, America. Tavon Austin, however, believes that everything in life comes with a price. On Wednesday evening he tweeted out, "Remember nothing is free in life!!!" Notice three exclamation...
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June 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Tavon Austin: NFL Was A Big Adjustment For Me

Tavon Austin dominated at West Virginia, but had moments as a Rams rookie wide receiver where he was unsure of himself and things going on around him. Austin averaged 18 yards per catch over his final four games of the year, after averaging five or less yards per reception in four of his first eight starts.  The now second year vet told Around The League that the NFL game was...
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June 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Tavon Austin: NFL Was A Big Adjustment For Me

Tavon Austin dominated at West Virginia, but had moments as a Rams rookie wide receiver where he was unsure of himself and things going on around him. Austin averaged 18 yards per catch over his final four games of the year, after averaging five or less yards per reception in four of his first eight starts.  The now second year vet told Around The League that the NFL game was hard...
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June 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Patience, Rams fans: 'I'm going to bounce back,' Austin says

ST. LOUIS -- Tavon Austin doesn't hide his disappointment with a rookie season that ended prematurely. The No. 8 overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft had finally found his footing late last season and was beginning to establish himself as the playmaker the Rams needed when the speedy wide receiver suffered an ankle sprain that caused him to miss the final three games. "I was...
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June 10, 2014  |  Discuss

St. Louis Rams receiving corps a subject of focus in OTAs

As it stands, the Rams are carrying 11 wide receivers on their roster as the team embarks on the second week of organized team activities. With minimal additions to a unit that underachived in 2013, how will the corps shakeout as the offseason program begins? In each of the last two seasons, head coach Jeff Fisher has gone with a corps of six players at the position. Last season...
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June 09, 2014  |  Discuss
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