Brian Quick Fantasy News
Beat: Rams have 'big plans' for Tavon Austin
Thursday, September 5, 2013, 2:52pm
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.
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Monday, August 5, 2013, 9:57am
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.
Saturday, July 13, 2013, 2:23pm
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
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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 lock up Danny Amendola on a five-year deal
Wednesday, March 13, 2013, 7:31pm
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.
Rams not expected to re-sign Danny Amendola
Sunday, March 10, 2013, 1:31pm
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
Snead went on to compare Quick to Vincent Jackson (out of Northern Colorado), who only caught three passes in his rookie season.
Rams not close to re-signing Danny Amendola
Sunday, February 17, 2013, 9:53pm
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."
Rams claim Titus Young off waivers
Tuesday, February 5, 2013, 5:55pm
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.
Tuesday, October 30, 2012, 8:45pm
Rams HC Jeff Fisher addressed WR Brian Quick’s status and said he’s “just behind” and “some guys take a little longer.” Fisher was not pleased with Quick not going to challenge for the ball that was intercepted in the red zone. He also added that he believes Quick is going to be “very good.”
Danny Amendola may have a broken collarbone
Friday, October 5, 2012, 9:37am
Rams quarterback Sam Bradford lost his favorite target, wide receiver Danny Amendola, midway through the second quarter, after Amendola landed on his shoulder while diving for a pass. The Rams fear Amendola suffered a broken collarbone and he could face a long-term absence, a team source told CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora. The extent of the injury will be known Monday, the source said.
Update: ESPN is reporting that Amendola may have avoided a broken collarbone and that he may return this season. Stay tuned.
This is obviously a tough loss for the Rams who are already very thin on talent at the WR position. Rookie Chris Givens led the team's WRs in snaps (45), with Brandon Gibson (36), Austin Pettis (19), Amendola (17) and Brian Quick (12) rounding the unit out. Gibson figures to be the most logical pickup of the group, though Givens's snaps were no fluke. He played more than Gibson in Week 4 as well, and has caught a 50+ yard pass in each of the last two games. He caught a 51-yard TD on Thursday night.
Thursday, October 4, 2012, 7:16pm