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Sam Bradford wasted no time getting started in team drills, completing touchdown passes to Brian Quick, Kenny Britt and Austin Pettis. Most notably, Britt hauled in a difficult ball with second-year defensive back Brandon McGee in his face.
“He loves playing the game,” Fisher said of Britt. “He feels good. He’s making a lot of plays for us.”
Fisher also credits Britt for bringing along Quick, a receiver of a similar ilk. “Kenny may make a mistake as far as an incorrect route here or there, but he does it going full speed,” Fisher stated. “Brian, early on in his career, if he wasn’t sure, he wasn’t quite full speed. I think Brian’s learning just to go. Good things happen when you’re running hard.”
Britt is apparently running with the first team alongside Quick, with Tavon Austin manning the slot. If this continues, he'll be a compelling late-round pick on draft day. He has talent, but hasn't shown it in recent years. Maybe a fresh start with his old coach (FIsher) will do the trick. There is certainly opportunity in the Rams' receiving corps.
Thursday, July 17, 2014, 11:27am
While nothing is set in stone in terms of starters at receiver entering this training camp, Rams WR Chris Givens does seem to have the inside track on holding down a starting job, at least as camp opens. Tavon Austin also figures to have a large role. Givens will almost certainly have every opportunity to nail down the job, especially with Stedman Bailey set to miss the first four games because of a suspension. The Rams haven't had a 1,000-yard receiver since 2007 or even one to reach 700 yards since 2008. Givens doesn't have to reach the 1,000-yard mark for it to be considered a productive season but something close to 800 yards with six touchdowns would go a long way in ensuring his future as a starter.
The Rams receiving corps may be the most unsettled in the league. Austin figures to play starter's snaps in his second season, but Givens, Brian Quick, Bailey and Austin Pettis are all in the mix.
Rams WR Brian Quick had a good day, jumping out early with a good route down the seam for about a 20-yard touchdown from Bradford. He even got his share of work with the first team offense. Quick is entering his third season, and offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer spoke glowingly of the young wideout after practice. "Probably the most improved player I've seen is Brian Quick," Schottenheimer said. "He's doing a great job. Another guy that we're giving an opportunity to, he's competing for playing time and he's made the most of his opportunities. He started today, again just moving guys around in and out of the lineup trying to create competition, and he's stepped up and made a lot of big plays for us."
There is opportunity in the Rams' passing game, but it's not clear who will get starter's snaps. Tavon Austin figures to be the frontrunner, but it's wide open after that.
In the preseason games, the Rams made it a point to be vanilla offensively; when it came to rookie WR Tavon Austin, they went for no flavor at all. Let there be no doubt: The Rams have plans for Austin, big plans, the type of plans that would extend beyond the diminutive wideout.
The camp reports were overwhelmingly positive for Austin, but when it came to the games, he caught eight passes for 66 yards. That was the second most receptions. (Brian Quick led the way with 10 receptions.) We view Austin as an upside WR4/flex type this week. He'll hold more value in PPR formats.
Monday, August 5, 2013, 9:57am
Rams WR Brian Quick has made strides but still has work to do. There are certain routes he excels at, such as the fade pattern in the end zone. But he needs to display more consistency catching the ball and get better at using his size to grab contested or 50-50 balls. Quick looks like the No. 4 but unlike last year in camp, he has gotten plenty of practice reps with the starting offense.
The Rams top-three WRs right now are Chris Givens, Austin Pettis and Tavon Austin.
Saturday, July 13, 2013, 2:23pm
Tavon Austin, Jared Cook, Sam Bradford, Stedman Bailey, Brian Quick, Isaiah Pead, Chris Givens at Rams camp at the University of Oklahoma this weekend.
Good to see the young Rams getting together before training camp to get their timing down.
Sunday, June 16, 2013, 8:05pm
As the spring ended, Austin Pettis and Chris Givens were working as the starting outside wide receivers, with first-round draft pick Austin the starting slot receiver, and Brian Quick the No. 4. Not that Quick has had a disappointing spring; it’s just that Pettis has been that impressive. “(Quick’s) doing a lot better,” Schottenheimer said. “He’s stepped up this year. He’s just much more comfortable.”
We'll see if Pettis is able to hold off the rawer yet more talented Quick when the pads go on in August.
Sunday, June 9, 2013, 6:47pm
Rams beat writer Tony Softli said that WR Brian Quick "put on a show [at OTAs]...catching 17 or 18 passes all over the field."
Friday, May 24, 2013, 10:09am
Rams TE Lance Kendricks not in OTAs. Had right knee scoped after swelling last month. WR Brian Quick sat out today; tight hamstring.
Tuesday, April 30, 2013, 3:57pm
At the moment, Rams WRs Brian Quick and Chris Givens project as the starting outside receivers, with Tavon Austin in the slot. The Rams could pair those three up in two tight end sets with Jared Cook and Lance Kendricks in what would be an empty backfield. Three- and four-receiver sets figure to see more use at the Edward Jones Dome than they have since the days of Mike Martz. Cook alone could line up on the line, in the backfield, in the slot and out wide. As for Austin, the possibilities are just as numerous. When asked Thursday if Austin will line up in the backfield as a ball-carrier, HC Jeff Fisher smiled and said: “Maybe. We’ll see.” Actually, Austin let the cat out of the playbook earlier that night while on a conference call with St. Louis reporters. “They showed me all the positions that I did when I played for Coach (Dana) Holgorsen,” Austin said, referring to the West Virginia head coach. “They’re going to use me in the backfield. Coach Fisher talked to me about special teams, and I’m definitely a slot receiver. So, they definitely have a plan for me.”
Austin figures to have the most fantasy value of any of the Rams WRs.
Patriots reach agreement in principle on five-year deal with former Ram Danny Amendola, per league source.
Well, then. With Wes Welker heading to Denver, the Patriots had a hole in the slot and they filled it with the best slot receiver left on the market. Amendola isn't as durable as Welker but he should be very good in PPR formats if he can stay healthy. If the Patriots let Julian Edelman walk, it would be good for Amendola. Bump Tom Brady back up and move Aaron Hernandez and Rob Gronkowski back to their original positions (though Amendola shouldn't see quite as many targets as Welker would have). As for the Rams, it's wide open at WR. We like Chris Givens (42-698-3 as a rookie) and Brian Quick should be better with a year under his belt. Sam Bradford loses his slot receiver but gains TE Jared Cook.
The lean market also could work in Danny Amendola’s favor. Brian Hartline provided a benchmark of sorts Friday when he re-signed with Miami for a reported $6.1 million a year over five years, saying he gave the Dolphins a home-team discount at that. That’s the kind of deal Amendola seeks, according to those familiar with the negotiations. That’s more than the Rams are willing to invest, given Amendola’s recent injury history. So he appears headed to the market once free agency starts Tuesday. And if the market materializes as expected by Amendola’s agents, he will be headed to a new team sooner rather than later.
Amendola averaged 5.7-61-.27 (#28 WR numbers) but struggled with injuries throughout the season. The Rams have a group of young WRs that they're trying to develop, including Chris Givens and Brian Quick. If the two sides can work out a deal, Amendola should once again be a PPR force in 2013.
Friday, February 22, 2013, 6:24pm
Rams GM Les Snead says WR Brian Quick made big plays during the year, expects more from him in year two. Knew the transition (from a small college) would be an issue.
Snead went on to compare Quick to Vincent Jackson (out of Northern Colorado), who only caught three passes in his rookie season.
The Rams and WR Danny Amendola are far apart in terms of what it will take to re-sign him. And re-signing Brandon Gibson doesn’t appear likely because the Rams need to use their limited salary cap resources on other players. If both Amendola and Gibson leave, the Rams will have only three wideouts under contract that played for them last season: Austin Pettis, Chris Givens and Brian Quick. “Not a concern whatsoever,” HC Jeff Fisher said. “There’s options out there. The free-agent market, there’s options out there, and it’s a great draft for a receiver this year.” When asked if the Rams wanted Amendola back, Fisher replied: “Oh yes, we’ve got a number of unrestricted free agents on our roster that we want back, and Danny would be one of them."
The Rams claimed WR Titus Young off waivers from the Lions. St. Louis is bringing along young receivers in 2012 draft choices Chris Givens and Brian Quick. Adding a volatile young talent to the mix would seem to carry some risks. But the Rams can always release Young if the situation appears headed in the wrong direction. They're in the business of adding talent at receiver by any means necessary. They have a strong head coach, Jeff Fisher, who hasn't been afraid to draw a hard line with players, including when he benched Jenkins and Givens for a big game at San Francisco.
Some teams can't be picky about adding talent at WR, and the Rams are one of those teams.
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