Dec 8, 2013; Phoenix, AZ, USA; St. Louis Rams wide receiver Tavon Austin (11) runs the ball during the third quarter against the Arizona Cardinals at University of Phoenix Stadium. The Cardinals defeated the rams 30-10. Mandatory Credit: Casey Sapio-USA TODAY Sports

Fisher expects more from Tavon Austin this season


Last year wasn’t exactly a wasted year for St. Louis Rams rookie wide receiver Tavon Austin, but it wasn’t exactly the season everyone had in mind either.

Multiple times last year, game announcers and analysts wondered why the Rams weren’t featuring Austin on a more regular basis after the receiver would make a huge play or an electrifying run.

Head coach Jeff Fisher seems to have heard the grumblings and is preparing to use the talented pass-catcher more next season and he expects Austin’s production to increase.

“I think another year in the program, in the offense, OTAs, training camp, you’ll see more production. I think we’ll do a better job of using him now that we know what he’s capable of doing. Kind of looking forward to see him improve from Year One to Year Two.”

Austin had 40 catches for 418 yards and four touchdown last season. It seems kind of strange that Fisher only now seems to know what he has with the former first round pick. Everyone else knew last season.

 

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  • ricdram

    Actually Jeff DID know what Tavon was capable of. It was the OC who was incapable (for the most part) of getting Tavon the ball in open space. Additionally Tavon would have had more TD’s on punt returns if it hadn’t been for those stupid ST penalties.Tavons prod. will be at least 2X what it was last yr. in 2014.