Sep 15, 2013; Atlanta, GA, USA; St. Louis Rams wide receiver Tavon Austin (11) scores a touchdown in the second half against the Atlanta Falcons at the Georgia Dome. The Falcons won 31-24. Mandatory Credit: Daniel Shirey-USA TODAY Sports

Could Tavon Austin’s struggles be due to St. Louis Rams’ poor quarterback play?


 

Who takes the blame when a team struggles and fails to make plays? Does it fall back on the head coach? The rest of the coaching staff or just the entire team all together?

Or how about when a fresh key member of the offense isn’t having the season everybody expect him too? Well that happens to fall on the shoulders of the starting quarterback, who happens to be Sam Bradford.

According to USA Today, one NFL executive believes that wide receiver Tavon Austin’s struggles are due to Sam Bradford’s inefficient play. Bradford isn’t the greatest quarterback and could very well be on his way out of St. Louis, but the season is still young.

So far this season Austin has seen four snaps from the backfield for 10 rushing yards, his longest being seven. On the receiving end of the field, he has 24 receptions for only a 159 yards and two touchdowns. It’s hard to believe it’s Bradford’s fault as he’s played exceptionally well this season.

Right now he has 1,432 passing yards, 13 touchdowns and three interceptions with a quarterback rating of 90.7, but his completion percentage is slightly under 60 percent.

Bradford averages 58.4 completion percentage in his four year career.

Sam isn’t a Tom Brady, Drew Brees, Aaron Rodgers or Peyton Manning, so why doesn’t everybody calm down and let things piece themselves together? Austin will be the receiver that people expect him to be.

Tags: Sam Bradford St. Louis Rams Tavon Austin

  • http://www.cnsqonline.com cesarnoel

    Clearly Tavon Austin is still a rookie and clearly needs some time to develop (as with all rookie receivers in this league). As long as Austin continues to improve he’ll be a force to be recon with as his football career progress. Clearly these detractors are blaming Sam Bradford because they are all used Kurt Warner’s passing prowess.