Austin Davis Can’t Develop If Rams Offensive Line Continues to Leave Him Exposed

October 7, 2014   ·     ·   Jump to comments

A funny thing happens when you look at the passing leaders for Week 5.
Atop the list is Peyton Manning, mostly because he’s Peyton Manning. Manning passed for 479 yards as his Denver Broncos beat the Arizona Cardinals and finished with a passer rating of 110.2. Around him on that weekly quarterback statistical roll call are many familiar names: Tony Romo, Drew Brees, Matt Ryan and Andrew Luck.
But directly below is a name that doesn’t belong: Austin Davis.
The St. Louis Rams quarterback passed for 375 yards during a loss to the Philadelphia Eagles. He also threw three touchdowns without an interception.
Which leads to a question that may not get answered anytime soon: How much better would Davis be if he received something that even remotely resembles consistent protection and wasn’t frantically escaping bodily harm on most of his dropbacks?
Davis has now been the Rams quarterback for three-and-a-half games this seas...

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