St. Louis Rams quarterback Shaun Hill throws the football against the Minnesota Vikings in the first quarter at the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis on September 7, 2014. UPI/Bill Greenblatt By BILL GREENBLATT
ST. LOUIS, MO - SEPTEMBER 7: Shaun Hill #14 of the St. Louis Rams passes against the Minnesota Vikings in the first quarter at the Edward Jones Dome on September 7, 2014 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Michael B. Thomas/Getty Images) By Michael Thomas
(FootballStL) -- Jeff Fisher presented a clear picture of the St. Louis Rams' quarterback situation, reiterating that Shaun Hill was their number one QB on the depth chart and gives the Rams the best chance to win. And Fisher certainly didn't sugar coat the offenses' play as a whole either.
"A lot of things came to light," he said Monday, "We did not have a good day offensively. We had 11 drives and in each of those 11 drives we had an issue. So we've got to get significantly better."
Hill checked out at the start of the second half after suffering a strained quad bringing in Austin Davis in his first real NFL game.
Fisher said Hill's injury is what lead to the interception right before the end of the first half that resulted in a touchdown for the Vikings.
"He lacked the lower body strength," Fisher added, "Shaun was effective. If he would have stayed in the game, I think we really would have had a chance."
Of Davis' play Fisher said, "There were several instances where he needs to throw it away instead of taking a sack. Coming in off the bench is a difficult thing to do."
Fisher did update the injury statuses of Roger Saffold and Chris Long, saying Saffold checked out okay and that Long would undergo further tests on his ankle.
There was one emphasis of praise that Fisher doled out, acknowledging the superb play by punter Johnny Hekker. However, that's not obviously one point a coach wants to brag about.
"Guys are looking forward to the next challenge and correcting [their mistakes]," Fisher said.