Rams pleased with contributions from younger players

Rams pleased with contributions from younger players

Credit: AP

St. Louis Rams defensive back Josh Gordy (38) tackles New Orleans Saints running back Darren Sproles (43) during the first quarter of an NFL football game on Sunday, Oct. 30, 2011, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

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by FootballStL

FootballStL

Posted on October 31, 2011 at 4:03 PM

(FootballStL) -- The St. Louis Rams beat the New Orleans Saints 31-21 on Sunday for the team’s first win of the season in large part to the play from the younger players.

Cornerback Josh Gordy had his first career interception late in the second quarter that would eventually result in a touchdown before the half.

“I think he is getting a feel for the speed of the game and there was as much speed out there in New Orleans Saints uniforms as we’re going to see with any football team,” Spagnuolo said.

Safety Darian Stewart also intercepted Saints quarterback Drew Brees for a 27 yards and a touchdown in the fourth quarter.

“I always thought he was a very explosive guy,” Spagnuolo said.  “He’s built, I think, perfect for safety in the league. He’s got really good instincts, plays with his eyes.”

Rookie defensive end Robert Quinn also blocked a punt late in the fourth quarter to set up a touchdown and had one of the Rams’ six sacks on Sunday.

“It’s a confidence builder,” Spagnuolo said.  “He came through, which was big.”
The Rams will travel to play the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday.

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