Well last night didn’t go as well as St. Louis thought it would.
San Francisco was missing Patrick Willis and Nnamdi Asomugha and they still managed to get mopped up by the struggling 49ers. Well, it didn’t look like they struggled much of the last part of the game but anyways.
With a some what surprise move, the Rams have decided to deactivate running back Isaiah Pead and use rookie wide receiving Tavon Austin out of the backfield. It’s pretty much going to be a Percy Harvin like role for Austin who will line up as a back and run routes from the backfield.
This could open up a number of trick plays this team could use to confuse defenses. Let’s just hope it does exactly that or little Austin is going to be in for a long season.
Head coach Jeff Fisher spoke with a Rams reporter who posted the following on Twitter:
“We had intended on using Tavon out of the backfield.” – Fisher on Pead’s inactive designation
— St. Louis Rams (@STLouisRams) September 27, 2013