Two of Rams’ key additions star early at Denver

AP

The Rams shook up their pass catching corps in the offseason, signing tight end Jared Cook away from Tennessee and trading up to draft receiver Tavon Austin No. 8 overall.

The efforts of both players staked the Rams to an early lead at Denver on Saturday night.

Austin made his impact on special teams, returning a punt 81 yards to the Broncos’ three-yard-line. He fielded the punt on the right side of the field, then broke left to daylight.

On the next play, the Rams spread the field. Cook lined up in the slot, drawing linebacker Danny Trevathan in coverage. Cook won off the line, and quarterback Sam Bradford lofted a pass that the tight end leaped and caught for the Rams’ first touchdown.

The Broncos would tie the game on the next series. However, if the Rams have indeed have improved their ability to trade punches with strong offensive clubs like Denver, this could be an interesting season in St. Louis.

5 responses to “Two of Rams’ key additions star early at Denver

  1. Great key additions to the Rams. Broncos seem dominate everywhere but scoring, I know they don’t have Welker, Bailey, Wolfe, and Bradley playing but others need to step up….

  2. The Rams are looking better, but c’mon, the Broncos put up twice as many yards as the Rams, and held the ball 9 minutes longer. That will win about 95% of the time in the regular season. But I don’t see how the Bronco’s can start Hillman. Two fumbles in two games. Somebody else has got to start. Hope Montee Ball can pass protect.

  3. Remembering that this is preseason and only preseason, I watched this game and as a Rams’ fan came away significantly more satisfied than with the first two games. Tackling much improved, though defense was still very vanilla, and the 1st team offense execution was much better. The Rams didn’t turn the ball over which with the two Broncos’ turnovers was a major reason for the 20-10 half time score. Penalties were still bad and that really needs to improve so potential drive killing penalties are very far and few between during the regular season. Broncos’ 1st team offense behind Peyton definitely came to play and they were awesome.

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