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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5 hours ago  |  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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15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Rams' Austin finally realizes he can't simply outrun defenders

ST. LOUIS -- This time last year, diminutive Tavon Austin could brag about never missing a practice, let alone a game. After a rookie season that featured a handful of brilliant highs mixed with stretches of low productivity and three weeks of downtime at the end with a high ankle sprain, the St. Louis Rams wide receiver came clean. Especially early on, the playbook had him bamboozled...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Top 5 St. Louis Rams fantasy sleepers

The Rams have become a team who, in recent years, have had a list of fantasy-caliber players that has read, from top to bottom: Steven Jackson And that’s it. With leagues beginning to reconvene from a months-long drought of (sometimes) friendly trash talk, one of the things that I love and hate the most in this world is now right around the corner. Now, the Rams do have a trio...
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6 days ago  |  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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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Who’s the most likely St. Louis Ram to suffer a sophomore slump?

It’s not a fun topic to discuss, but with the Rams heading into training camp expecting starting-caliber production from many of their soon-to-be second-year players, the effect of one or more of them hitting a sophomore slump stands to hit this team pretty hard. It’s never pretty, but sophomore slumps are fairly common and sometimes even necessary in a player’s growth process...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

St. Louis Rams Fantasy Football Outlook

The St. Louis Rams provide little help in fantasy football, but a healthy Sam Bradford for 16 games could change that.  The addition of Greg Robinson should help keep Bradford upright, while drafting Tre Mason and signing Kenny Britt could open up the field for Zac Stacy, Tavon Austin and Jared Cook.  If you value Strength of Schedule, well the Rams are just stuck in an NFC...
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21 days ago  |  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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27 days ago  |  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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29 days ago  |  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...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
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

5 guys who could contribute along with Tavon Austin in the Rams’ return game

It took nearly two-thirds of the season, but the St. Louis Rams finally figured out how to make the most of wide receiver Tavon Austin’s skill set. The diminutive speedster broke out in the team’s Week 10 win over the Indianapolis Colts by accounting for three touchdowns – the first on a 98-yard punt return, the latter two on 57-yard and 81-yard catches respectively. Unfortunately...
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May 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Michael Sam: ‘Overwhelmed, excited, proud to be a Ram’

The St. Louis Rams made history Saturday afternoon when they selected defensive end Michael Sam with the 249th overall pick. Sam became the first openly gay player to be drafted in league history and seeks to be the first openly gay athlete ever to play in the NFL. “I am overwhelmed, I’m excited, and I’m proud to be a Ram,” Sam said. “I knew I was going to get picked somewhere...
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May 11, 2014  |  Discuss

What did the Rams get with Aaron Donald?

The St. Louis Rams drafted defensive tackle Aaron Donald out of Pittsburgh with the 13th overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft. Many NFL Draft analysts have said that Donald could end up being one of the best picks of the draft, and he will have a big impact for the future of the Rams’ defensive line. He combines extreme strength to go along with an explosion off the line, and will...
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May 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Instant Twitter reactions to the St. Louis Rams’ third round draft pick, Tre Mason

For the second season in a row, Les Snead paired up a couple of former teammates with his first few selections. Last year, the Rams selected West Virginia wide receiver Stedman Bailey in the third round to pair with Bailey’s first-round college teammate, Tavon Austin. This year, Snead picked Auburn running back Tre Mason in the third round, who is used to running behind the Rams’...
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May 09, 2014  |  Discuss

NFL Draft Grades: St. Louis Rams take Greg Robinson

The St. Louis Rams selected Auburn offensive tackle Greg Robinson with the second overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft. This was an expected pick, as the Rams have definitely struggled with pass blocking over the last couple of seasons. Jeff Fisher was comfortable with sticking to Sam Bradford as his starting quarterback, but they knew that they needed to keep him protected, upright...
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May 09, 2014  |  Discuss
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