Sunday, November 3, 2013
Locker Room Buzz: St. Louis Rams
By Nick Wagoner
ST. LOUIS -- Observed in the locker room after the St. Louis Rams' 28-21 loss to the Tennessee Titans.
Pettis not pleased: Rams receiver Austin Pettis looked like he was about to draw a key penalty on Tennessee on the offense's second-to-last play, a penalty that would have put the Rams in position to tie the game late.
Quarterback Kellen Clemens lofted a pass to the front left corner of the end zone from the Titans' 26 with Pettis in double coverage. It appeared Pettis was grabbed on the play but when he looked for a flag after the play, he found nothing.
"I just asked him what the scenario was and if it was a foul and he didn’t agree," Pettis said. "I felt like he kind of held me a little bit. They did it a decent amount but that’s part of the game. Nothing is going to be easy, especially in a situation like that where we’re trying to tie the game obviously the DB is going to do whatever he can to not let you catch the ball and I’m going to do whatever I can to do that."
Miscast: Rams rookie running back Benny Cunningham halted an early drive with a costly fumble on a run that looked like it might go for a touchdown. Cunningham burst through Tennessee's defense for a gain of 6 yards but lost the ball when he got to the 10. He said there was nothing to the fumble. Cunningham said he has a sprained left thumb and was wearing a cast which didn't allow him to grip the ball as tight as he normally would.
Star power: Ty Burrell, star of ABC's hit comedy "Modern Family," attended Sunday's game as a guest of the team. Burrell is a Rams fan from Oregon, who first became a fan through family connections.
Burrell arrived in town earlier in the weekend and went to the walkthrough Saturday, where he got a chance to meet most of the team. He even did an interview with the team's in-house broadcast team on the video boards during Sunday's game.