Tuesday, October 29, 2013
Locker Room Buzz: St. Louis Rams
By Nick Wagoner
ST. LOUIS -- Observed in the locker room after the St. Louis Rams' 14-9 loss to the Seattle Seahawks.
Missing Stacy: Many wondered where running back Zac Stacy was for Monday night's final sequence as the Rams nearly pulled off a 97-yard drive to win the game. According to coach Jeff Fisher, Stacy sprained his ankle on the previous drive and the decision was to go with Daryl Richardson. Stacy actually went back on the field for the game's final play but then was split out wide rather than used as a possible run decoy.
Final call: Without Stacy at full speed on fourth-and-goal at Seattle's 1, the Rams decided to go with a play call that Fisher said was intended to give quarterback Kellen Clemens multiple options to get the ball out quickly. The Rams presented no threat of the run, going with an empty backfield on the play, and Clemens threw incomplete for receiver Brian Quick, who was well covered by Seattle cornerback Brandon Browner.
Interception information: Fisher said he didn't blame Clemens for his pair of interceptions. He said receiver Austin Pettis slipped on the second one and Quick was confused and stopped his route on the first one.
Proud papa: Hall of Fame defensive lineman Howie Long was in the house to see his son Chris take on the Seahawks on Monday night. The elder Long spent a few moments with Fisher after the game. He also witnessed his son posting his second consecutive three-sack game against Seattle.