Dallas Cowboys vs. St. Louis Rams preview (a.k.a. Can the Rams build on last week’s win?)

Dallas Cowboys at St. Louis Rams Edward Jones Dome Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014 | 12 p.m. CT ________________________________________ Key Matchup This is pretty obvious: The Rams need to stop no. 29, Demarco Murray. No need to rehash everything Ted Bryant excellently laid out in his column earlier this week, but I’ll boil his column down to two main points: 1. The Rams’ run defense...
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Mailbag: What is the most important question heading into Week 3?

What is the Biggest Question Going into Week Three? – Tyler As the Rams rest up from their recent win, several questions arise as week three draws closer. Questions like: Will Tavon Austin actually be ready to go this week as he claims he will? After his last performance, and Shaun Hill still recovering, will Austin Davis get the nod to start? Is Stedman Bailey going to play against...
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Rams Injury Update: Tavon Austin

The St. Louis Rams' second year wide receiver, Tavon Austin, suffered an MCL strain during Week 2 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The injury could keep him "out for roughly two weeks," reports Ian Rapoport of NFL.com.#457684083 / gettyimages.comOn Monday, the Rams posted a tweet saying that "coach Jeff Fisher announced that Tavon Austin has a mild knee sprain...
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2014 Fantasy Football: Week 3 Injury Report

Source: John Grieshop/Getty Images North America Quarterbacks Carson Palmer – ARZ Injury – Shoulder Palmer is currently dealing with a nerve issue in his shoulder that forced him to miss Sunday’s game. He is officially listed as questionable, but with injuries like this one it is very hard to gauge how his nerves will respond to his rehabbing. He is very iffy for Week 3. Drew...
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Tavon Austin has a sprained MCL; will be out roughly two weeks

Rams wide receiver Tavon Austin will be out for around two weeks with a sprained MCL. Source: #Rams WR Tavon Austin has a sprained MCL and is out roughly 2 weeks. Just doesn’t stop today. — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 15, 2014 Austin suffered the injury thanks to a nasty hit that was delivered when Austin was in an awkward position. He was knocked out of the game just...
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Rams WR Tavon Austin Out Close To 2 Weeks With Sprained MCL

  Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network reports that Rams second-year WR Tavon Austin is out roughly two weeks with a sprained MCL. Austin suffered what appeared to be a serious knee injury as his leg was bent backwards as he went to the ground during Sunday’s win over the Buccaneers. Since the Rams used the No. 8 overall pick on him last year, he has yet to show signs of being the...
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Grade Day: Much better performance in Week 2 from the St. Louis Rams

After a disappointing loss to the Vikings last week, where every facet of the Rams game needed to improve, the Rams desperately needed to leave Tampa Bay with a win to remain relevant in the ever-competitive NFC West. As I said last week, the first thing the Rams needed to do in order to earn a W against the Bucs, was to show up in the trenches. Show up they did. The Rams didn...
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Rams turn to Tavon in backfield

During training camp, coach Jeff Fisher said the Rams wanted to expand Tavon Austin’s role in the offense. And in the season opener against Minnesota, part of those plans were unveiled. Austin, the No. 8 overall draft pick in 2013, lined up on several plays in the backfield as a running back. “We’re just trying to get the ball in his hands,” Fisher said. “ ‘Cause he...
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Hard to shake pessimistic thoughts after St. Louis Rams Week 1 debacle

The hangover is as real as it is justified. If you’re still feeling sluggish after the Rams’ bumbling 34-6 season-opening loss to the Vikings, we’re right there with you. The Rams were very thoroughly exposed by a Minnesota team that looked like a much more favorable matchup on paper. They were outcoached and outclassed in just about every aspect in a game that was very much...
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Grade Day: Poor marks for the St. Louis Rams Week 1 matchup

The Rams were humbly embarrassed and yanked back to reality against the Vikings, who seemed to completely dominate in every facet of the game. This is a very troubling showing for a team that showed a lot of promise and was hoping to make the leap this year to a playoff-caliber team. If this is how the Rams are going to look this year, it is going to be a very long season. As you...
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St. Louis Rams embarrass themselves in home opener with lopsided loss

Remember earlier this week when we called today’s opening game a virtual “must-win” for the Rams? The team apparently didn’t get the memo. Instead, the Rams laid a dinosaur-sized egg against the Minnesota Vikings by the score of 34-6. That’s right – the same Vikings team that went 0-7-1 on the road with a point differential of -93 last season marched into the Edward Jones...
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Michael Sam not expected to make Rams’ roster?

The St. Louis Rams have been one of the hottest topics in the NFL over the last week or so, mainly because of Michael Sam’s roster spot being in jeopardy. There are quite a few analysts out there that believe he has done enough to prove his worth, but there are others that don’t believe he will make the roster simply because of how much talent is already on their defensive line...
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Even with Bradford out, this could be a breakout year for Tavon Austin

Speed might be the most valuable asset at the wide receiver position, and few in the NFL can run faster than St. Louis' Tavon Austin. In the most promising game of his rookie season, he made the Indianapolis defense look like it was standing still on touchdown catches of 57 and 81 yards in a 38-8 rout of the AFC South champions. Those two plays were preceded by a 98-yard punt...
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St Louis Rams’ Roster: The projected 53-man team

Quarterbacks (2) Shaun Hill Austin Davis The Rams kept just two at the position last season, and Garrett Gilbert has not shown that he is NFL ready at this time. Austin Davis should not unpack his bags just yet because if a more experienced player at the position becomes available, the Rams could make a move here. Running Backs (5) Zac Stacy Benny Cunningham Tre Mason Chase Reynolds...
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Jeff Fisher calls ESPN’s report on Michael Sam showering habits ‘unethical’

St. Louis Rans coach Jeff Fisher told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that it was “unethical” of ESPN’s Josina Anderson to report on defensive end Michael Sam’s “showering habits.” “I’m extremely disappointed in her piece,” Fisher told the Post-Dispatch on Wednesday, not long before the team boarded buses for Lambert Airport and the trip to Miami for Thursday’s...
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2014 Fantasy Football: The Receiver to Own in St. Louis

Source: Joe Robbins/Getty Images North America There are a ton of questions surrounding the St. Louis Rams receiving corps. With a bunch of unproven receivers, who is the guy to own? Most will say Tavon Austin. Despite a disappointing rookie campaign, he is currently being drafted as the No. 43 WR (ADP 112.29). In this case, most people would be wrong. The next Rams WR being drafted...
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Rams could look into acquiring Mallett, Barkley

The St. Louis Rams are still in shock of losing starting quarterback Sam Bradford to a re-torn ACL, and certainly have to be considering the possibility of making a move for another quarterback. There are not too many options out on the market at this point in time, but two names that have been brought up as potential targets are Ryan Mallett and Matt Barkley. From Rich Tandler of...
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Report: ‘Real concern’ Sam Bradford may have torn ACL

When Sam Bradford went down with a knee injury in the first quarter of the St. Louis Rams preseason game against the Cleveland Browns on Saturday, fans familiar with Bradford’s past injuries, and Rams fans everywhere couldn’t help but think the worst. Bradford had injured his left knee, the same knee he had surgery on last year to repair a torn ACL. But after the game, optimism...
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Jeff Fisher ‘very optimistic’ about Sam Bradford

The St. Louis Rams are hoping that Sam Bradford can come back from last seasons ACL tear and become the franchise quarterback that they drafted him to be, but there was a scare in Saturday night’s preseason game against the Cleveland Browns. Bradford was hit as he passed the ball and his surgically repaired knee seemed to buckle on him. He stayed on the ground for a short period...
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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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August 16, 2014  |  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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August 13, 2014  |  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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August 13, 2014  |  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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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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August 04, 2014  |  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
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