ST. LOUIS, Mo. (FootballStL) -- Shaun Hill was just an observer at Rams practice on Wednesday. He could only watch as the other quarterbacks got the reps. Hill sustained a thigh injury late in the second quarter of the Vikings game.
“Shaun did not practice today,” said head coach Jeff Fisher. “He’ll be day-to-day. (QB) Austin (Davis) took the majority of the reps. We got (QB) Case (Keenum) some reps, first time. He’s starting to feel a little more comfortable in the system. Keep in mind this is still just his fourth day on the practice field with us, so he’s working hard to get up.”
Fisher is notoriously tight-lipped when discussing injuries, but it does appear that Davis is being prepped to make his first NFL start on Sunday in Tampa. Davis made his regular season debut last Sunday against Minnesota after never having practiced with the Rams first stringers.
“I haven’t been in the huddle with those guys,” said Davis. “That’s part of being a back-up in the NFL. You just have to be prepared. Today was great, to be in the huddle and able to communicate with them.”
Davis completed 16 of his 23 passes against the Vikings. He was sacked four times and gave up an interception return for a touchdown. That’s not exactly the performance he was hoping for, but he was understandably a little anxious making his debut in that situation.
“Heck yes,” he said. “Little bit of nerves. Little bit of excitement. I think that’ll be the biggest difference for me (this Sunday). Once you get out there, it’s just football that you’ve been playing your whole life. Doesn’t matter what level it is. Just relax and play.”
Shaun Hill hasn’t been ruled out for this week. Fisher would rather keep the Buccaneers guessing about that. But Hill would need to make a speedy recovery from a guy who didn’t run on Wednesday, to one who could lead an offense on Sunday.